Ordinarily, a candidate takes the week off during the opposition's political convention. No point trying to compete for headlines when it's the other fellow's show. Last week George McGovern broke this taboo, as he has so many others. Too far behind to give up any opportunities, he spent the week trying to appease some of the political household gods he has offended.

Lyndon Johnson came first. The former President had endorsed him perfunctorily the week before, so McGovern flew down to the Pedernales to see if he could stretch the Johnson support a...

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