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April 04, 1972 - Image 6

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Pdge Six

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

-Tuesday, April -1, 1972

Pcige Six THE MICHIGAN DAILY ruesday1 Apra 4, 1972

Bage ing thev
Mayor John Lindsay walks
- j into a room full of sweaty tech-
nical college students. He is so
alarmingly handsome that, at
first, it is difficult to believe
that he is really running for
President. A m o n g the candi-
-~dates, only Lindsay can qualify
S* for a" Ms. magazine "sex object"
award.
In an old age home, he eats
some crackers with a group 01
-e<Senior Citizens and then, as he
leaves, five nurse's aides run up
- >} to him and shake his hand. As a
result of this skin contact, all of
them began to scream, swoon,
and yell, causing the Mayor to
pull away and retreat down the
stairs.

- Senator George McGovern is
the students' candidate. He is
balding, but still youthful look-
ing, and he has a nice, honest
smile. This is not what you'd
call charisma, but it's pretty
close. He was a teacher for a
while and I suppose, his style
could be called "professor seek-
ing practical work." He is a
meticulous dresser and thinker
and gives you the feeling that
the panic button wouldn't be
pushed if he were President
After shaking hands with hun-
dreds of middle Americans in an
enormous shopping center, Sen-
ator McGovern goes into a quiet
hotel for lunch and rest. As he
walks to the dining room, a few

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soaking wet little boys climb
out of a heated swimming pool
and wave at him through the
glass door, and then, an entire
wedding party swarms up to
him.
In-laws whip out Instama tics
and take pictures. Then Mc-
Govern is dragged up two flights
of stairs to a seven tiered wed-
ding cake, where he is told to
pose with the bride and groom.
No one is given a piece of the
cake, but the senator is asked to
give the couple some words of
wisdom. He tells them to vote
for him. Everyone laughs.
Senator Hubert Horatio Hum-
phrey looks a, little old to be
running for President in this
media conscious age. He seems
a little better in person than on
T.V., but it is difficult to see
him up close. He has so many
uptight .Secret S e r v i c e m e n
around him at all times, that
they form. a sort of wall be-
tween him and the rest of hu-
manity.
When the senator gives a
speech, his age seems to disap-
pear. He has a way of moving
around the podium with his
whole body thrashing out every
word, which makes his style ex-
plosive. He gives a very long
and trite speech to a group of
plumbers and he has them trans-
fixed. He is all style. It's simply
amazing to watch the fantastic
energy of the man who by all
normal standards should have
given up a long time ago.
Senator Edmund Muskie is
-very nervous. He comes into
this campaign way ahead of the
game, and he is quickly losing
ground. His staff workers are
rude and rushed. His schedule is
so grueling it seems almost like.
a torture test. He looks stiff and
tired and walks like a plaster
man. He is colder than the other
candidates and he seems to suf-
fer from the same over-protec-
tion wall of Secret Service that
plagues Humphrey. He doesn't
seem to fight them very much,
though.

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A young politico

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Lindsay: Strikingly handsome

Humphrey: An explosive style

Photographs and Text
by Sara Krulwich

"Scoop's my man!"

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Lindsay snacks with admirers

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