In the 1972 presidential elections, Democratic nominee George McGovern — running on the ridiculous platform of ending the Vietnam War and establishing minimum incomes for the poor — performed the amazing feat of losing 49 out of 50 states to incumbent Richard Nixon, with only the flaming liberal state of Massachusetts and the tiny berg of Washington D.C. choo-choo-choosing him as the country's next president.
Even his homestate of South Dakota gave him the electoral finger.
McGovern thusly goes down in history as one of the greatest exemplars of the Democratic Party.
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