Top Ten Historical Blunders of the Democratic Party

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10) 1972 frontrunner Ed Muskie, reeling from accusations that he disparaged Canucky Canadians, apparently cries in front of the Manchester Union Leader in New Hampshire while responding to a reprinted article that claims his wife has a penchant for cocktails and dirty jokes. His campaign soon implodes and George McGovern swipes the nomination, only to be steamrollered by Nixon.

There are many ways to lose an election -- as Democrats are all too well aware. From overly emotional moments on the campaign trail to underestimating the importance of a few hanging chads, here are the top ten historical Democratic blunders in presidential politics. -- Joe Horton

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