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Blue Wally Donating Member (974 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-05 11:16 AM
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25. Vas you dere in 1972??
The whole country had turned against the Vietnam war. There was a general consensus that we should be out of there. Nixon was bailing out as fast as he thought he could. By election day in 1972, there were only 15,000 troops there 9down from 500,000 plus in 1969. The fringe anti-war types in the Democratic party took it over and pretty much froze everyone else out during the lpead up to the nomination and didn't want any advice from the "old Democrats" on how to run the campaign. We took two states.

Fortunately, the old Democrats in the house, senate, and governorships ran "away from" McGovern and saved their seats. Yes, we should have meetings, but we should also assure that a very vocal minority doesn't take over. Iraq a mistake?? Yes! What do we do now?? Well, Bush and events have sort of circumscribed our options. What about domestic affairs?? Well, the Bush deficit has again circumscribed our options.
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