Rubin, Jon: Moscone's character


Jon Rubin


Jon Rubin: A lot of us, as I said, came out of the McGovern campaign which was anti-war so again there was a shared – this was a 60’s thing – philosophy and a shared cultural orientation and a shared political orientation, and kind of a connection that not everybody who was not of our generation exactly understood. And I don’t know if people actually understand it today. Those of us who grew up in the 60’s, not better but there was a connection that people shared. There was the notion at a certain point if you had long hair, you were against the war, etc., etc. You’re sort of pushing against the mainstream, and that there’s a tacit agreement among people who are involved in that that there’s a commitment to each other; some kind of commitment to help each other and to be, in some way, righteous about things that George very much embodied and conducted, and allowed us to feel. So it was like we were doing exactly what we wanted to do exactly where we wanted to do it for somebody that we loved and admired who appreciated what we were doing, and who could join us and laugh with us and who we’d sincerely and thoroughly and completely believed as we did and would do what he said he was gonna do when he got elected.


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The Moscone oral history interviews are part of the George Moscone Collection, MSS 328.

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