McGovern really wanted Ted Kennedy but took Eagleton in the end. He was his running mate for eighteen days. Thomas Eagleton never disclosed that he had deep states of depression and went under shock therapy. When McGovern asked his doctor if he was stable, the answer was NO under extreme pressure. He was dumped from the ticket in 1972. He was replaced by Sgt Shriver. Eagleton survived it by winning his Senate seat in 1974 and again in 1980 before retiring in 1986. He died in 2007.