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Fri Nov 18, 2016, 12:03 PM

Prescient: Getting That 1969 Vibe in November 2016

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18-23 yo college students in 1969 we're a minority of baby boomers, like 20% ballparking. So it was easy to Swift boat John Kerry in 2004. The baby boomers true representatives are the Freedom Caucas and their mascot DJT. I found this whole article including a sobering 1972 electoral map is worth the read so I linked for your consideration.

"Is the Left risking a repeat of 1972 as their proxies flood the streets in quixotic protest? To be sure… the judgement of the Left is falling on President-elect Trump. But where will the judgement of the nation fall? Are young protestors making the very same mistake their grandparents made in the late 60s and early 70s?"

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Response to phallon (Original post)

Fri Nov 18, 2016, 12:59 PM

1. 1972 VP candidate was revealed to have had shock treatments for mental illness

George McGovern, the Bernie of his time, chose Thomas Eagleton as his VP candidate. 1972 America was not going along when he was revealed to have had several hospitalizations for depression. He quit the ticket in August and was replaced by Kennedy brother-in-law Sargent Shriver. The whole election was in disarray. The Democrat ticket was not a viable alternative to anything.

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Fri Nov 18, 2016, 01:02 PM

2. The irony was McGovern was a heroic WWII bomber pilot, more missions than HW Bush.

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Response to phallon (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 18, 2016, 01:27 PM

3. It was suggested he run on that

But he refused

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