Why does everybody assume McGovern would be McCarthy's running mate? The two didn't even get on that well.
I randomly chose a hippie politician. I couldn't think of anyone else in the three seconds I took to think of running-mates.
My apologies. Pet peeve of mine.
However, I grant that the question of whom McCarthy would select as a running mate is problematic, because the premise of a McCarthy nomination itself is improbable.
Vermont Governor Philip Hoff, a firm supporter of McCarthy, is unacceptable, as is Texas Senator Ralph Yarborough, who was disliked by Johnson. Labor Secretary Willard Wirtz is probably the most acceptable to the convention, but not to Johnson.