Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72 ~ Hunter S. Thompson

A quote from Thompson’s classic impressionistic/gonzo cover of the 72 campaign in which George McGovern, unfortunately, lost in a landslide to everyone’s favorite person to hate, Richard Nixon

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When you vote for President today you’re talking about giving a man dictatorial power for four years. I think it might be better to have the real business of the presidency conducted by a City Manager-type, a Prime Minister, somebody who’s directly answerable to Congress, rather than a person who moves all his friends into the White House and does whatever he wants for four years. The whole framework of the presidency is getting out of hand. It’s come to the point where you almost can’t run unless you can cause people to salivate and whip on each other with big sticks. You almost have to be a rock star to get the kind of fever you need to survive in American politics.  Hunter S. Thompson

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