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Bernie Sanders Is George McGovern


Let me begin with a confession. When I started to report out and write this article, I had a simple thesis: Bernie Sanders is not George McGovern. The catastrophic loser of the 1972 presidential election, McGovern has become a convenient bogeyman for any moderate or conservative arguing that leftism is a fatal disease in a general election. McGovern won just one state, Massachusetts, while the incumbent, Richard Nixon, commanded 96 percent of the Electoral College vote. It was then the largest Republican landslide in U.S. history.Pablo Martinez Monsivais / APSurely, though, I thought, the McGovern analogy was just glibness masquerading …read more

Source:: The Atlantic

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