DEMOCRATS: The Long Journey to Disaster

ON the last day of his quest, George McGovern hurtled across the country in a fishhook pattern: New York City, Philadelphia, Wichita, Kans., Long Beach, Calif., and then eastward again to Sioux Falls, S. Dak. He covered 4,399 miles in that final exhausting spasm, as if to demonstrate his fealty to the crusade through its crushing climax. He still posed the question in terms of morality and righteousness; Richard Nixon was guilty of the "big lie" in general and of "deliberate conniving deception" concerning the...

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