July 30, 2004

Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72

The first few chapters of this book have quite a few similarities to the situation of this year's election: a war that was lied about, Democratic senators running for nomination who did not vote against the war (who would blame them, according to HST the two senators who voted against Tonkin lost their senate seats), Republicans with a confidence that seems unfounded appealing to a Silent Majority, and an elusive Youth Vote of the After Shock of the baby boom.

I am optimistic that Kerry seems a bit more substantial than McGovern and he is willing to tout his military service.

Posted by pede0252 at July 30, 2004 9:59 AM