McCarthy, Eugene J. [1916 - 2005]. volume one / number one - McCarthy for President / Million for McCarthy. Los Angeles, Calif.: Students at McCarthy for President national headquarters, 1968.
Folded tabloid-format publication dated 6 May 1968 promoting the Million for McCarthy campaign, in which he was seeking to distribute one million campaign buttons each to be given out in exchange for a contribution of at least two dollars. Articles discussed the new populism, the need for volunteers in upcoming primaries, the crusading canvassers: how the McCarthy campaign deploys its student army, gene or bobby: who to choose, McCarthy tops 'choice 68', the new civil rights. The editorial page has headlines: the democrats' best candidate and in the nation: is bobby inevitable? The rear cover offers an ad Student Power promoting the Million for McCarthy campaign. 11-1/2" x 16". Toned, small closed tears and creases. Very Good condition.
Eugene McCarthy was a Senator, and was running for the Democratic Parry nomination to be President of the United States. At the time he was opposed by Bobby Kennedy who would be assassinated just one month later. After the Second World War more Americans were going to college, and most shared McCarthy's opposition to war. This was an early effort at channeling those students as a political force. An uncommon item, we were unable to locate another, either in the trade or held in an institution (per OCLC, 8/2020).