THE CAMPAIGN: McGovern's First Crisis: The Eagleton Affair

I assume that everyone here is impressed with my control of this convention in that my choice for Vice President was challenged by only 39 other nominees. But I think we learned from watching the Republicans four years ago as they selected their vice-presidential nominee that it pays to take a little more time.

WITH those wry words, George McGovern began his acceptance speech in Miami Beach three weeks ago. The hour was horrendously late because of all those unruly, facetious vice-presidential nominations from the convention floor, but McGovern was saying to...

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