George McGovern, accompanied by Edward M. Kennedy, brought the United States Democratic presidential campaign to?
George McGovern, accompanied by Edward M. Kennedy, brought the United States Democratic presidential campaign to Chicago, Illinois on Tuesday (12 September). The rally was a display of Party unity with Chicago Mayor Daley. It drew 100,000 supporters, in an attempt to win votes in the important State of Illinois.
Senator Kennedy, addressing the crowd standing in pouring rain, invoked the memory of his dead brother John, who had waged a successful campaign in Illinois in 1960 to defeat Richard Nixon for the presidency.
At the rally, Senator McGovern repeated his pledge to bring home every U.S. soldier and prisoner from Vietnam within 90 days of his inauguration.
A transcript of Senator Kennedy's and Senator McGovern's comments follows: