The New Hampshire primary is coming up and this week’s My Vintage Video is a look back at a controversial moment during the 1972 primary.
The Manchester Union-Leader attacked Democratic candidate Edmund Muskie’s wife Jane in print.
Muskie defended his wife with an emotional plea outside the newspaper’s offices.
It was snowing and Muskie claimed snowflakes melted on his face.
The press, however, reported that Muskie had tears streaming down his face.
The reports shattered Muskie’s image and he soon withdrew his presidential run.
Here’s a very short video of that moment as shown on cable TV.