THE CAMPAIGN: The Hard-Luck Crusade

ONCE, George McGovern had hoped that his stand on Viet Nam, above anything else, would carry him to victory in November. But wildly improbable as it seemed earlier, Richard Nixon gradually made the issue his own and emerged in the popular mind as the peace candidate. It was, after all, the President who had been wheeling and dealing with the Communist bosses in Peking and Moscow and had kept Henry Kissinger in constant motion on the road to work a settlement. Then, last week, whatever momentum McGovern may have been gathering came to...

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