The 1972 Iowa Caucuses. The kickoff to the 1972 Presidential election and the first under the election revisions. A report via NBC News on January 25, 1972.
January 3, 2012

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Shirley Chisholm - 1972 was going to be an interesting year.


As everyone is gearing up for Iowa Caucuses this year, I ran across this report from the 1972 Iowa Caucuses, the first one to be held in January and the one which has become the standard for electing a President for the last 40 years.

An interesting one then. It's changed a lot since. But then, so have politics in general. Had they known . . .

Here's a report via NBC News, originally broadcast on January 25, 1972 - when the original caucus was held on the 24th.

Horse races past.

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