POLITICS: Front and Center for George McGovern

SUDDENLY, in what once had seemed a cut-and-dried contest for the Democratic presidential nomination, all bets were off. On the morrow of the Massachusetts and Pennsylvania primaries last week, it was a new race. In Pennsylvania, Hubert Humphrey won the first state primary of his career. George McGovern swept to a lopsided victory in Massachusetts and finished close behind George Wallace in Pennsylvania, where Edmund Muskie ended up an embarrassing fourth—and quite literally out of the money. As the candidates went into Ohio and Indiana this week, the committed delegate count...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!