The campaign: Just a year in office as governor, Brown announced he would run for president in the California primary with a "new philosophy committed to human beings." He ended up entering several late primaries. The Times reported he emerged as a "genuine, bona fide media star. A celebrity. The California pop politician."
The campaign: From the beginning, there were doubts Brown stood much of a chance. By then, he was well known — but not necessarily for the sort of headlines presidential candidates like. Some wondered whether his new-age rhetoric and tabloid-fodder relationship with singer
The end: Brown's challenge to Jimmy Carter's renomination sputtered, with Edward Kennedy emerging as the president's main rival.
The campaign: Brown was still an underdog, but he competed seriously against