Long Shot

George says he can still do it

He has no campaign manager, no full-time fund raisers, no party encouragement, no state organizations, and a wife who says she will not stump for him. He lost the 1972 general election by the largest plurality in history. In 1980, South Dakota voters ousted him from the Senate after 18 years of service. But George McGovern, 61, the outspoken prairie populist and critic of the Viet Nam War, is running for President—again. Said he after announcing his candidacy at a press conference last week: "I think I've got a real shot at the nomination."

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