Kerry's First Defeat: 1972

Thanks to Poliblogger for this link. There is something chilling in reading this article top to bottom, perhaps more so because 1972 is the beginning of my political awakening. My parents were naturally Democrats, and I grew up in the very Democrat, blue-collar neighborhood of Southwest St. Louis where Scullin Steel once cast a sulfur cloud shadow over the old frame houses built in the declining days of the Jazz Age.

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