Republicans Facing Problem Of ’72 Democrats

To The Readers’ Forum:

In 1972, Richard M. Nixon was running for re-election to a second term. His Democratic Party opponent was a U.S. Senator, George McGovern.

Although he cornered his party’s nomination for President, he wasn’t well liked by the majority of the Democrats. His actions and deeds alienated most Democrats against him.

By the time the elections were held, most Democrats would not vote for him. Some did not vote at all while others in protest voted for Nixon. This resulted in Nixon receiving the highest plurality vote by any president in history.

Could the “Republicans” this coming election face the same problem the Democrats faced in 1972?

Angelo S. Bonta

Jamestown