Top 10 Dumb Mistakes in U.S. Presidential Elections

1Being complacent (Thomas Dewey)

2Temporarily suspending the campaign (Ross Perot)

3The Alien & Sedition Acts (John Adams)

4 Choosing Sarah Palin for Vice-President (John McCain)

5Not reaching out to the center (Barry Goldwater)

6The split with Theodore Roosevelt (William Taft)

7Not talking to the voters' interests (Jimmy Carter)

8Avoiding Bill Clinton's endorsement (Al Gore)

9Having many corruption scandals (Hilary Clinton)

10Bad televised debate performance (Richard Nixon)

11Lacking "the vision thing" (George H.W. Bush)

12Being pro-Vietnam (Hubert Humphrey)

13Saying questionable things (Donald Trump)