Senator George McGovern of South Dakota told a victory speech audience in California on Tuesday (June 6) that he was not so much impressed at having won four primaries that day, as being presented with a new grand-daughter at the same time.
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MCGOVERN ADDRESSING VICTORY RALLY AFTER WINNING FOUR PRIMARIES.
MCGOVERN: "I like that some of you are most impressed that we have apparently won four presidential primary elections in one day, but what has most impressed Eleanor and me is that our daughter Ann chose today to present us with a new grandson. (APPLAUSE). I think all of us can sense a tremendous new stirring across this country -- a commitment to change -- healing, reconciling change -- a new politics to redeem what is finest in America. (APPLAUSE)
And to get on with those challenges we must end the war in Vietnam immediately....(APPLAUSE)...and I believe that as president I could end the killing and return all of our troops and prisoners within ninety days time." (APPLAUSE)
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Background: Senator George McGovern of South Dakota told a victory speech audience in California on Tuesday (June 6) that he was not so much impressed at having won four primaries that day, as being presented with a new grand-daughter at the same time.
Speaking in Los Angeles shortly after winning the California, New Mexico, South Dakota and New Jersey primary elections for the Democratic Party's presidential candidate to fight President Nixon in November, McGovern also said he could end the war in South Vietnam in ninety days if he was elected president. This production shows the major points in his victory address.