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Jackie Wilson Said

(4,176 posts)
Tue May 17, 2016, 04:43 PM May 2016

1968, all over again, guaranteed. Some here need to educate themselves.

In the end, the Democratic Party nominated Humphrey. Even though 80 percent of the primary voters had been for anti-war candidates, the delegates had defeated the peace plank by 1,567¾ to 1,041¼.[10] The loss was perceived to be the result of President Johnson and Chicago Mayor Richard Daley influencing behind the scenes.[10] Humphrey, who had not entered any of 13 state primary elections, won the Democratic nomination, and went on to lose the election to the Republican Richard Nixon.[11]

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1968_Democratic_National_Convention

Guess what happened next...





REGARDLESS of which side feels or IS cheated in the convention, if the result is a repeat of this, and that sick motherfucker Drumpf takes the WH...you will ALL be VERY sorry.
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1968, all over again, guaranteed. Some here need to educate themselves. (Original Post) Jackie Wilson Said May 2016 OP
Hillary isn't Humprey... dubyadiprecession May 2016 #1
So, Viet Nam is going to be the major campaign issue? SCantiGOP May 2016 #2
That wasnt the point, the point is if the BoB people turn the convention into a nightmare Jackie Wilson Said May 2016 #3
Almost... nadinbrzezinski May 2016 #4
Trump will destroy the country and the world MFM008 May 2016 #5
You omitted 3 very relevant facts ProgressiveEconomist May 2016 #6
Irrelevant, not the point. Jesus. please someone tell me they get the fucking POINT Jackie Wilson Said May 2016 #8
The point is that sore losers started riots ProgressiveEconomist May 2016 #9
That is the point, but you are leaving out the DNC doesnt have to appoint Barney Frank Jackie Wilson Said May 2016 #11
I remember 1968 VERY WELL Waiting For Everyman May 2016 #7
The irony was Humphrey WAS anti war but because he was the sitting VP, he felt he could not come out Kip Humphrey May 2016 #10
Exactly. Waiting For Everyman May 2016 #12
This is very correct. Also, he lost the room of adult Democrats in which I was a child back then Bluenorthwest May 2016 #13

dubyadiprecession

(5,927 posts)
1. Hillary isn't Humprey...
Tue May 17, 2016, 04:48 PM
May 2016

She is actually ahead in the popular vote, delegate count and i almost forgot... the superdelegate count.

Bernie is more like Humprey. Sorry.

Jackie Wilson Said

(4,176 posts)
3. That wasnt the point, the point is if the BoB people turn the convention into a nightmare
Tue May 17, 2016, 04:51 PM
May 2016

support overall for the Dem party will be diminished.

BTW, they will get help causing a mess from Pro Hillary folks like Barney Frank, he is a bad choice to lead this given his recent statements on BErnie

ProgressiveEconomist

(5,818 posts)
6. You omitted 3 very relevant facts
Tue May 17, 2016, 04:56 PM
May 2016

Humphrey won on the first ballot.

His strategy was to rely on "favorite son" candidates in big-state primaries. Those stand-ins all announced Humphrey as their choice on the very first ballot.

Eugene McCarthy never united behind the nominee, and his followers drew 6,000 federal troops and 18,000 National Guard reservists to try to keep the peace at their "protests" in Grant Park.

ProgressiveEconomist

(5,818 posts)
9. The point is that sore losers started riots
Tue May 17, 2016, 05:10 PM
May 2016

that turned off Main Street in the GE, just as some Bernie Bros are threatening to do again this year

Jackie Wilson Said

(4,176 posts)
11. That is the point, but you are leaving out the DNC doesnt have to appoint Barney Frank
Tue May 17, 2016, 05:17 PM
May 2016

(who I like) to chair the convention when he has been the most vocal critic of Bernie.

Do they?

Cant they show some level of cooperation?

Waiting For Everyman

(9,385 posts)
7. I remember 1968 VERY WELL
Tue May 17, 2016, 04:57 PM
May 2016

and maybe the point should be that the repression at the convention wasn't a very good idea. If Humphrey had not tried to squelch the protesters, and had gone anti-war as they wanted, he most likely would have won because Nixon masqueraded as the "peace candidate" of all things, and that's how he won.

That's if anybody gives a damn about not making the same mistake, which I very much doubt. Those who don't learn from the past... (you know the rest).

Kip Humphrey

(4,753 posts)
10. The irony was Humphrey WAS anti war but because he was the sitting VP, he felt he could not come out
Tue May 17, 2016, 05:11 PM
May 2016

opposing LBJ. Humphrey was too loyal for our own good!

 

Bluenorthwest

(45,319 posts)
13. This is very correct. Also, he lost the room of adult Democrats in which I was a child back then
Tue May 17, 2016, 05:42 PM
May 2016

when the protesters and reporters were being beaten by the cops. I mean most of them showed up and voted for Hubert but they all knew that night Nixon was going to win. They were furious with the Party and with the Mayor of Chicago.

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