Joshua Glasser http://news.stlpublicradio.org en McGovern Death Resurfaces Presidential Run With Missouri’s Eagleton http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mcgovern-death-resurfaces-presidential-run-missouri-s-eagleton <p>The recent death of Senator George McGovern revived memories of his unsuccessful 1972 Presidential bid.&nbsp; There are several reasons he lost and one of them was the fallout of the brief vice presidential candidacy of U.S. Senator Tom Eagleton of Missouri.&nbsp;</p><p>Eagleton was dropped from the ticket after eighteen days because of controversy concerning his medical history.</p><p>Host Don Marsh talks with author Joshua Glasser whose new book, The Eighteen-Day Running Mate: McGovern, Eagleton, and a Campaign in Crisis, documents the controversy and its causes during that time.</p> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 20:24:35 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 5769 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org McGovern Death Resurfaces Presidential Run With Missouri’s Eagleton