How many more did he get re-elected because he made anticommunists look like flaming nutcases?
I agree. I was young at the time (born 1945) but I recall some of the nutjobs who were feeling their oats at that time. Anything not straight from the JBS handbook was "pinko."
I don't know if McCarthy was sincere or politically expedient but his effect was counterproductive, IMO.
posted on 07/18/2003 3:51:23 AM PDT
What year are you speaking of?
posted on 07/18/2003 3:53:56 AM PDT
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