July 13, 1969 : Wallace criticizes Nixon’s handling of the war

Introduction

Former Alabama Governor George Wallace criticizes President Richard Nixon for his handling of the war and says he favors an all-out military victory if the Paris talks fail to produce peace soon. Wallace had run unsuccessfully against Nixon as a third party candidate in the 1968 presidential election. In 1972, Wallace ran for the Democratic Party presidential nomination, but was seriously wounded by a would-be assassin. He won several state primaries, but subsequently withdrew from the race. He was not through politically, however, and was twice more elected the governor of Alabama. In 1976, he made another run for the Democratic Party nomination before withdrawing and endorsing Governor Jimmy Carter of Georgia. Wallace retired from politics in 1987.

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July 13, 1969 : Wallace criticizes Nixon’s handling of the war

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  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    July 13, 1969 : Wallace criticizes Nixon’s handling of the war

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  • Access Date

    November 21, 2017

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