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Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72 Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 3, February & March Summary

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Chapter 3, February & March Summary and Analysis

Thompson acknowledges that his own biases show during this portion of the work. He reminds or informs readers that the Democratic Nomination campaign was harder than ordinary people might think, particularly when the murders are included. That's just one salient point where it is easier to not get worked up over it when you're not the one sticking your neck out there like the politicians are. In another important scene from this part of the book, Hunter describes a scene where Gene McCarthy goes to a factory at dawn and tries to shake hands with the factory workers who are leaving. "'Shake hands with Senator McCarthy" they call this one. Thompson writes that it was a grim scene, as most of the workers just ignored the strange man with the weird behavior. Here and there, someone would be impressed, shake hands...

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