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Kennedy Had a Chance to Hold Nixon Accountable. Why Didn’t

Senator George McGovern and his staff were desperate as the
Democrats slogged into the final weeks of his 1972 campaign against
President Richard Nixon. The Democratic Party was broke, dispirited and
divided. Nixon had stoked the economy and forecast “peace with honor” in
Vietnam. Only the trifling cloud called Watergate shadowed the president’s
expected victory.