The Nation: George McGovern Makes His Case

The Democratic presidential candidate met with TIME editors last week for a wide-ranging interview on his prospects and problems, presenting the most favorable case for himself as he prepares to take it to the voters. Excerpts:

FENCE MENDING. We'll have some difficulty there. We've already had a little, but I think that most of the original constituency that got us the nomination have enough pragmatism to know that if I'm going to be elected President we have to reach out beyond the groups that got us the nomination. That doesn't mean that I have to betray my principles, but it does mean...

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