George McGovern, Democratic idealist, dies at 90
Sen. George McGovern had been hospitalized for various illnesses and injuries since taking a serious fall last December. The three-term senator from South Dakota won the Democratic presidential nomination in 1972.
George McGovern was an icon of American liberalism who campaigned for the White House with moral fervor against President Nixon and the Vietnam War but lost in one of the biggest defeats in U.S. history.
Sen. McGovern, who died early Sunday in Sioux Falls, S.D., at age 90, led a campaign against Nixon and the war in Southeast Asia that attracted millions of angry, anti-Establishment voters, including women and minorities, students and idealists.
George McGovern, Democratic idealist, dies at 90 | Nation & World | The Seattle Times
4 more years!
I was gonna post that earlier today but figured most here barely knew about him. Perhaps not.
Wonder what this world would look like if he hadn't gotten his ass handed to him in the '72 election.
I liked him.
by some accounts, one of the better politicians of the latter 20th century. unfortunately, good guys dont finish first in politics.
His memoir of being a bomber pilot (Liberators) is excellent reading. Now, compare the two stages of his life and I'm sure that you'd agree that the former definitely informed the latter. For instance, his anti-war stance came as no surprise at all to me.
"Take this, brother; may it serve you well."
...my first vote ever was for McGovern: I felt like such a communist...
...majestically enthroned amid the vulgar herd...