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Sex For President 1972: It Seemed Like A Good Idea At the Time


1972 – Richard Nixon vs. George McGovern

This is an installment in the series Sex For President, which considers the 2012 U.S. presidential race between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in the historical context of previous U.S. presidential elections. To read more about the premise of Sex For President, read the first installment at https://americanparser.wordpress.com/2012/05/23/sex-for-president/

 

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George McGovern

Richard M. Nixon

 

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Richard Nixon was pushing 60 here, 9 years older than his opponent, George McGovern. But Nixon must have been coloring his hair by now, and McGovern looked like a beleaguered police captain in a Dirty Harry movie. This was all before George Clooney made gray sexy. Nixon won by a landslide, and here’s the breakdown:

1972 Electoral College Results: Who’da Thunk?

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Richard M. Nixon

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