Dark horse alternative-machine young-vote liberals.
John F. Kennedy *- Beat Johnson, Humphrey. Johnson made VP. Kennedy wins general.
Eugene McCarthy. Robert Kennedy.
Kennedy assassinated. VP Humphrey received nomination. Lost.
George McGovern (1972).
Pulls upset win over Muskie & establishment. Loses momentum after convention with VP debacle, “amnesty, abortion, and acid.” Loses to Nixon in general.
Jimmy Carter *
Beats open field using new nominating rules. Beats Ford in general.
Gary Hart. Loses to former VP Mondale. “Where’s the beef?” Hart worked for McGovern in ’72. Mondale loses to Reagan.
Gary Hart. Frontrunner, till stupid sex scandal. Jessie Jackson runs strong second place. Governor Dukakis of Mass. wins primary. Loses to Bush in General on Willie Horton, proto-swift-boating, and riding around in a tank.
Bill Clinton * (1992). Howard Dean (2004). Barack Obama * (2008).