Michael Walsh suggests that this campaign year feels a lot like 1968.  "As you look around at the wreckage that has followed in our footsteps since 1968, you'd do well to research how we got here in the first place."  I recently picked up Theodore H. White's The Making of the President 1968, primarily to read up on the maneuverings the last time a major political party nominated a candidate who had not won a primary because he didn't run in any primaries. But two passages, tangential to that reading, stood out.  First, at page 335 is a description of the Yippie protesters (far fewer in number than the bunch that recently prevented Donald Trump from holding an event at the University of Illinois at Chicago.)
They are a sad people, and when one examines the seasonal clusters where they come to roost, in Cambridge or San Francisco or New York, tears come to the eyes at their diseases (mainly venereal), their health (decayed from malnutrition and drugs) and the disturbances, rarely dangerous, of their minds.
Bear in mind that Mr White was very much of the Eastern Establishment, a Bostonian from the days when The Pennsylvania Railroad handed off the Washington to Boston trains to The New Haven Railroad.  Today, you have the slightly faster Acela Express, but you must go to Pajamas Media to see the Angry Children described as they are.

But let me quote from page 379.
... something is happening.  We are going to win in November all over America . . .  We are going to win first because across this country a big team has been assembled, all working together, not just for a party, but for a victory that will be bigger than a party, a victory that will bring to our ranks Democrats, Independents . . . and a team . . .  that can unite itself will unite America and that is what we are going to do with your help.

. . .  a new voice is being heard across America.  It is different from the old voices, the voices of hatred, the voices of dissension, the voices of riot and revolution.  What is happening is that the Forgotten Americans, those who did not indulge in violence, those who did not break the law, people who pay their taxes and go to work, people who send their children to school, who go to their churches, people who are not haters, people who love this country are angry about what has happened to America, the Forgotten Americans, I call them  . . .  they cover all spectrums, they are laborers and they are managers, and they are white people and they are black people  . . .  who cry out  . . .  "that is enough, let's get some new leadership."
That's Richard Nixon, of course, but I can envision Donald Trump using much of that, and if he ever speaks of the country being pushed around by a "fourth-rate power," well, it's in there.

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