The Vietnam War changed the country’s character in numerous ways Photo source: Wikimedia CommonsJimmy Carter and Mayor Richard J. Daley at the Illinois State Democratic Convention. ■ Rusty Strait / Senior Reporter The 1968 Republican National Convention in early August preceded the Democratic fiasco in Chicago by three weeks. However, in some ways it was an omen of things to come. Out of California came Ronald Reagan who, with Nelson Rockefeller of New York, plotted to block Nixon’s nomination. Of course they were unsuccessful; Reagan would have his day down the road. A group of Black civil rights activists plotted to usurp the convention. Thousands of fliers were passed out in
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