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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Mike Gardner: Video: CBS Evening News: Ohio 1972 Presidential Democratic Primary

This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger

The Democratic Party didn't have a traditional frontrunner for president in 1972. They were out of the White House and even though Hubert Humphrey who was their nominee for president in 1968 was still running for president the Democratic Party was very divided between the progressive establishment that then in 1972 Senator Humphrey came from, the New Left in the party that I least call the McGovernites led by Senator George McGovern and the George Wallace Dixiecrats.

The New Left