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George McGovern and Eugene McCarthy were dominant candidates in the Democratic primary campaign of 1968. McCarthy was recruited to run in the primary in an effort to remove incumbent President Lyndon B. Johnson from office due to his position on the Vietnam war. McGovern didn’t join the primary until two weeks before the Democratic National Convention, and primarily joined to accomplish the goals Robert Kennedy had set before his assassination. While neither politician won the Democratic candidacy, both continued to work in the senate against the Vietnam war.
McGovern and McCarthy’s politics were alike in their pursuit to end the Vietnam war. McGovern was a keynote speaker at several peace demonstrations against the war, but he changed his focused to using legislation to end the war. The McGovern–Hatfield Amendment was not ratified, however, the public recognized McGovern’s intentions and largely agreed with his moral stance on the war. McCarthy, however, had a less amenable reputation in his stance against the Vietnam war and was not equally involved in senate proceedings.
Eugene McCarthy (2020, June 14). In Wikipedia. Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugene_McCarthy#Politics_after_the_Senate
Eugene McCarthy 1968 presidential campaign (2020, June 14). In Wikipedia. Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugene_McCarthy_1968_presidential_campaign
George McGovern (2020, May 13). In Wikipedia. Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_McGovern