October 22nd, 2012 / 7:23 pm


  1. Brooks Sterritt

      nice simul-post

  2. A D Jameson

      Yeah! I was a second faster than you, though:)

  3. A D Jameson

      I wonder if his name will come up tonight in the debate… (I predict not.)

  4. Brooks Sterritt

      like 3-4 minutes faster :) (according to twitter) because apparently i just sit there hitting preview compulsively though nothing changes

  5. Grant Maierhofer

      One of the major 20th century political eye-openers for the democratic party and Americans in general: the stuffiness of the American public essentially destroying McGovern’s political career (he really was a great guy, with largely important political ideas) and choosing the insidious Nixon over a man whose running mate admitted to having serious (though now acceptable and then certainly manageable) emotional problems was a major fucking let down and set a template for the garbage heap that is US politics today. I think I first really heard about McGovern through Hunter Thompson’s writing, and the fondness with which he describes the man leads to a terrible heartbreak when you realize what happened. I dunno, it’s tough to make any devout statements regarding Eagleton and his mental state, but Nixon… Kudos to McGovern for doing the best he could with what he had after that.

  6. A D Jameson

      One of my friends, his parents campaigned for McGovern. They never stopped talking about him.