The Eagleton Affair
Joshua Glasser discussed the ill-fated 1972 Democractic presidential campaign of Senator George McGovern. McGovern’s campaign… read more
Joshua Glasser discussed the ill-fated 1972 Democractic presidential campaign of Senator George McGovern. McGovern’s campaign pulled off a difficult presidential nomination in 1972 for the Democratic ticket. However, his vice presidential running mate, Thomas Eagleton, was discovered to have mental illness and a history of alcoholism. The campaign had a difficult time overcoming the bad public image they gained from the media and Richard Nixon went on to win the presidential race in a landslide. Viewer questions were taken via telephone and electronic devices. Joshua Glasser, a researcher for Bloomberg Television, participated by video link from New York City. close
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