McCarthy

Title

McCarthy

Subject

Electoral Politics

Description

Eugene McCarthy, a Minnesota Senator, ran for the Democratic Party presidential nomination in 1968 as an anti-war candidate. His campaign inspired a number of young people who opposed the war and who had become disaffected with government. Some even cut their long hair, mustaches and sideburns to go "Clean for Gene" while campaigning. McCarthy’s surprising success in early primaries played a role in Lyndon Johnson’s decision to drop out of the race in March and Robert F. Kennedy’s decision to jump into the race. Ultimately, McCarthy lost the Democratic nomination that year to Hubert Humphrey.

Creator

McCarthy campaign

Source

Roz Payne

Publisher

Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Date

ca. 1967 or 1968

Format

Button

Type

Physical Object

Coverage

ca. 1968

Collection

Citation

McCarthy campaign, “McCarthy,” Roz Payne Sixties Archive, accessed October 28, 2020, https://rozsixties.unl.edu/items/show/154.

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