THE CAMPAIGN: The Democrats Try to Get Organized

IT was possibly the worst head start of any campaign in American history. The Democrats held their convention a month early to give their nominee a chance to make some extra mileage, and ended up losing ground. From the selection of Tom Eagleton to Pierre Salinger's talks with the North Vietnamese in Paris, George McGovern stumbled steadily backward. He could hardly get started attacking Nixon, so busy was he fending off attacks on himself. But the approach of Labor Day jolted his sluggish campaign into action. As his campaign chairman Larry O'Brien...

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