George Wallace was a racist southern redneck of the 60's who kept talking about segregation. He was probably the spokes-man of the time period for the Segregationists. However, he did have some standards, as he disliked lynching and in Alabama, he went against an even more extreme guy. In 1968 he ran for president and stole votes from Richard Nixon, but unfortunately not enough to deny him the election.
Wallace ran for the Democratic Nomination in 1972 as the last stand of the Dixiecrats, but failed due to being shot by Arthur Bremer. After somewhat recovering from being shot, but still being in a wheelchair, Wallace ran for the Democratic nomination 1976, but lost badly. He denounced his racist views in his old age before he ran for Alabama governor again, but by then he was mostly irrelevant.
George Wallace QuotesEdit
"I was out-niggered by John Patterson. And I’ll tell you here and now, I will never be out-niggered again. "- Wallace after being defeated by an even more racist candidate in 1958
"I say segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever."- Wallace
Ronald Reagan - The Republican version of George Wallace in the late sixties/early seventies. Later slightly moderated his positions to win the presidency