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The Long Voyage of George McGovern

d2lv2 Wrote: Oct 26, 2012 7:24 AM
As a Viet Nam Vet, i was not enamored with McGovern's position on Viet Nam. It was people like that would not let us do what we were trained to do and the loss of 58,000 lives were for nothing. We could not bomb the dams so where do you think the North put their AA sites. We could have had that country knee deep in water in a matter of hours and they would have to capitulate. LBJ and George McGovern kept this from happening.

He had to have run the worst, most disorganized and demoralizing, indeed chaotic presidential campaign in recent history. It was a perfect, agonizing reflection of the jumbled times. A kind of microcosm of the Sixties as things fell apart in that mood-altering era -- before they congealed into the leisure-suited Seventies, when the utter mediocre could be delivered in flashy packaging. Think of that photograph of Richard Nixon posing awkwardly, as he did everything else, with Elvis Presley. That about sums up that strange time.


If poor George McGovern didn't head the worst presidential campaign of...