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Mon Feb 10, 2020, 10:52 AM

 

Tomorrow may be my Gene McCarthy vote, 52 years later. n/t

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 10:53 AM

1. I was Clean for Gene in Appleton, Wisconsin.

 

Some of the folks I talked to thought I was talking about a different McCarthy. I didn't let on...
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Response to Raven (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 10:56 AM

2. you're voting for that dude in 'Pretty in Pink?'

 

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Response to wyldwolf (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 11:32 AM

6. LOL! Is Andrew McCarthy running?

 

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Response to highplainsdem (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 11:48 AM

11. nah! Greymattermom said some folks thought she was talking about a different McCarthy

 

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 11:27 AM

3. I don't know who Gene McCarthy is...will look him up as I have no idea what this post means.

 

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 11:29 AM

4. McCarthy ran for president in 1968, and some of his supporters didn't bother to vote for Humphrey

 

against Nixon after Humphrey won the nomination.
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Response to highplainsdem (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 11:33 AM

7. And some of us didn't. After RFK died, I went to work in the Humphrey

 

headquarters in Washington DC.
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Response to Raven (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 11:40 AM

9. I worked with the state party chairman here that fall, my first year of college. I'd seen RFK

 

speak months earlier, had been able to shake his hand, and it felt like the bottom fell out of the world when he was assassinated.

But it was important to win, so I backed Humphrey.

I never understood the people who didn't vote because they didn't get their preferred candidate.
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Response to highplainsdem (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 11:47 AM

10. I see...well that sucked as we would have been spared Nixon. Much of the crap that Democrats

 

have endured stems from not voting for the Democratic nominee and in mid terms...the GOP are smaller in number but always vote. I hope history does not repeat this year...thank you for the information .
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Response to highplainsdem (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 11:49 AM

13. . . . and some who voted for the left McCarthy thought they were voting for

 

the far right, manic 'tailgunner Joe' McCarthy. Enough to discourage LBJ from running.

Despite the boom times and tremendous, historical Great Society [Medicare, voting rights, civil rights for minorities and women, etc.], programs that benefit all of us tremendously today - nasty nixon got into the WH . . . and fomented the disastrous 70's, of bad inflation and 14% mortgages and 20% t-bills.

[nixon gutted the gold standard-stable dollar to set off the inflation in trying to goose the economy for his re-election. trump way well try to do still more to try and manipulate the stock market, etc. to boost his re-election].

. . . 'and so it goes' - Vonnegut
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Response to highplainsdem (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 11:49 AM

14. ...and some still deny that happened...

 

... when discussions of 'sitting out elections' come up.
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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 11:31 AM

5. Worth looking up. If you think this year's democratic primary serson is

 

complicated, read the history of 1968.
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Response to Raven (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 11:48 AM

12. And we lost...God help us if we lose this year...I will read more and thanks for the reply.

 

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 11:34 AM

8. True to you.

 

McCarthy was a great man.
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