Monday, October 22, 2012

Are Voters Today As Manipulated Demoralized And Confused As They Were In 1972?

Chesar Chevez Meets With McGovern During Hunger Strike in May 1972


George MCGovern Died Sunday at the age of 90. 

In 1972 I was 25 years old working as an organizer for a labor union. I appeared on local TV during the presidential campaign in a town hall meeting in Seattle with McGovern and worked on his campaign in Washington State. In many ways McGovern defined what a politician with integrity  acted like and in retrospect history has shown that on almost all the issues he championed he was 100% right on.

Of course all but one state (MA) voted for "I'm not a crook" Nixon, in the 72 election and Nixon eventually was forced to resign in disgrace over Watergate.  
I guess all this proves Americans were as easily manipulated, demoralized and confused then as they apparently are today.

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