Interview with Tom Turnipseed
QUESTION 3
INTERVIEWER:

You were telling me that, you know, as this campaign started, or even before hand, Wallace was spreading out and talking to a lot of people up North, getting really large crowds. How was he reacting to these crowds, and what would he tell you about it?

TOM TURNIPSEED:

Well, he liked the crowds. In fact, Governor Wallace would show crowds in the Northern cities, we would always book him into some large auditorium or coliseum, and we'd get a big turnout, particularly after the riots occurred in, in early in '68, and, uh, he liked the crowds a lot. The crowds were kind of frightening in a lot of ways, though. They, uh, like I say, it was in a context of a lot of civil unrest, and, and the crowds were really racially inspired. They were, they were racist. And, uh, but anyway they turned out, in just droves and all, and I think it, it kind of had, uh, the political establishment of the country very concerned at the time, because of the turnout.