A Change is gonna come?

In light of current discussions in this year’s primaries, especially as far as they concern Obama’s (the ‘Change’ candidate) problems to really sway blue collar voters, the following passage from Thompson’s campaign notes from 1972 struck me as oddly interesting:

“I’ve always thought that the blue-collar vote had to be a source of his strength. […] It always seemed to me that McGovern – not as the anti-war candidate but as the ‘change’ candidate – would appeal more to Middle America than to any other group. They’re the ones with the most to gain from change and they’re the ones who get screwed by the way we do business in this country.”

from Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail ’72

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