John F. Kennedy Liberal Democrat

John F. Kennedy Liberal Democrat
Source: U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy in 1960

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Mike Gardner: Video: NBC's The Today Show: George Wallace on the Eve of the 1972 Florida Primary

If George Wallace couldn't win in Florida in 1972, he wasn't going to win anywhere outside of Alabama. Because Florida looked like Alabama, Mississippi and South Carolina culturally and politically in 1972. Not to pick on those three states, but only Florida has progressed somewhat economically and culturally to the point where you don't have to be with the Religious Right in order to do well in the state politically. So if Governor Wallace doesn't win Florida, he might of well just ended his presidential campaign then and there.

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