The World: How to Run for President in 1972

ED MUSKIE practices putting with Goofy and braces the wind in a swamp buggy. Scoop Jackson Indian-wrestles a brewery worker. Hubert Humphrey bobs and waves from a merry-go-round. George McGovern presses the flesh in a beauty parlor. John Lindsay savors the pure air of the scuba diver. On a loftier plane, the once and future candidate, Richard Nixon, meets the folks in China—and that momentous event, too, has its political significance. The great quadrennial callithump of politics, American style, is under way.

The President faces two challengers, Pete McCloskey on the left and John...

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