In 1968, the country was having a nervous breakdown breakdown, soaked in violence. The hope of the RFK candidacy for President was blown away by bullets. Another Dallas. Could RFK have gotten us out of Vietnam sooner? Maybe not, but he would have tried. The candidate who appealed to the poor, dispossessed, and those tired of the war was gone and Richard Nixon would win the Presidency.
Later generations can't conceive of the hope and excitement of that campaign in the midst of hate and chaos and a sens that the country was falling apart, or the awful, numbing horror of "Not again!"
What might have been?
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