Conventions '72: The New Democratic Delegates

A TENSE, weary Edmund Muskie was making calls to his Iowa delegates. Though his presidential campaign was a shambles, Muskie was beseeching the delegates to stand fast at the state convention. One of them, David Zimansky, agreed, but he warned the Senator: "Of course, I'm going to be pretty tired at the convention. My high school senior prom is the night before."

Something like a revolution is going on within the Democratic Party. Four years ago, the dispirited armies of Eugene McCarthy were lapsing into more private pursuits, persuaded that there could be no...

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