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Ball of Confusion: The 1968 Election


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Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 - 3:00 AM    Has there ever been a year like 1968? Assassinations, racial unrest, nationwide riots, and an endless war in Vietnam put the nation on edge and produced a historic three-way presidential election where all the candidates were deeply flawed. Backed into a corner by rising casualties in Vietnam and with no easy exit strategy, President Johnson stunned the nation in March 1968 when he announced he would not seek a second full term in the White House. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy were cut down by assassins' bullets, race riots and anti-war protests erupted in hundreds of cities across the country and the world, and massive demonstrations and an unforgiving police response at the Democratic National Convention nearly tore the party apart. G
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