i think this was supposed to be the charles lindbergh — norman thomas ticket?

Unlike the bilious Ed Muskie, who dismissed George Wallace’s Florida primary victory as a triumph of racism, McGovern credited Wallace’s appeal to “a sense of powerlessness in the face of big government, big corporations, and big labor unions.”  He asked Wallace for his endorsement, though as he recalls with a smile, “He said, “Sena-tah, if I endorsed you I’d lose about half of my following and you’d lose half of yours.'”  Well, maybe, Guv-nah — but just think of the coalscent possibilities of the remaining halves.

Bill Kauffman, Ain’t My America, 2008, pgs 139-140

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