McGovern with liberal Minnesota Senators Walter F. Mondale and Hubert H. Humphrey, both of whom served as Vice President of the United States. While both turned down McGovern’s offers as running mates, Mondale went on to serve under Jimmy Carter and lost a forty-nine state landslide of his own against Ronald Reagan in 1984. Humphrey and McGovern remained friends despite their bitter primary battle, and were in talks to run a ticket together in 1976 before Humphrey’s terminal cancer prevented him from re-entering presidential politics.
Scenes from the 1972 Democratic National Convention in Florida
At the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Florida on July 10–13, 1972, South Dakota Senator George McGovern and Missouri Senator Thomas Eagleton accepted the party’s nominations for President and Vice President. (Eagleton later withdrew after it was revealed he’d been treated for depression.)
Pictured at the top, from left to right, are: Eagleton, former Vice President Hubert Humphrey (who McGovern beat to secure the nomination), McGovern and Edmund Muskie (who’d also sought the nomination).
A couple of young George McGovern supporters outside campaign headquarters in South Dakota in 1972.
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George McGovern in the middle of a love sandwich with John Kennedy & Lyndon Johnson in 1960.
This flyer encouraged college students to support the anti-war movement by working to elect George McGovern for President in 1972.
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