Once again, listening to Clinton, who says that she alone can deliver the white worker vote, the part of the vote, she maintains, that really counts, it’s then-and-now time:
“He’d be a fine President,” they say, But of course he can’t possibly win.”
Well, [...] their reasoning appears to be rooted in the hazy idea that the people who could make McGovern President – that huge & confused coalition of students, freaks, blacks, anti-war activists & dazed dropouts – won’t even bother to register, much less drag themselves to the polls on Election Day.
Maybe so…but it’s hard to recall many candidates, in recent history, who failed to move what is now called “The McGovern Vote” to the polls if they actually represented it.
from Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail ’72