Abstract

The meteoric political decline of George Romney is unparalleled in political history and in the history of presidential campaigning. In the space of one year, the man evolved from the overwhelming presidential favorite of Republicans, Democrats, and Independents alike to a presidential drop out, criticized severely and even mocked by press and public alike.

There are many opinions as to why this phenomenon occurred. The press has opinions, the public has opinions, and the people closest to George Romney have opinions.

A step by step analysis of Romney's campaign casts light on these opinions and completely discredits some while validating and emphasizing others.

Romney's campaign had finance problems, it had personnel problems, and, most of all, it had a candidate who never fully committed himself to the campaign, who never truly and deeply wanted the Presidency of the United States.

Degree

MA

College and Department

Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Political Science

Rights

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Date Submitted

1969

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etdm221

Keywords

George W. Romney, 1907-1995, Presidential candidates, United States, Biography, Presidents, Election, 1968

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