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Democratic candidate from 1972 -George McGovern - is dead


Catalpa

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[h=2]George McGovern, the former senator for South Dakota, who has died aged 90, stood as the Democratic candidate in America’s 1972 presidential campaign – a race that ended in a crushing landslide victory for Richard Nixon and ensured that McGovern’s name became a byword for disaster.[/h]
A decent man - who saw war 1st hand & opposed US involvement in Vietnam and Iraq - has died

Can't help feeling his life was a sad one though...

George McGovern - Telegraph

RIP George
 


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He was vindicated soon after given Watergate.
But that is the way politics go.
Gore and Kerry are another two in the same category!
 
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A decent man - who saw war 1st hand & opposed US involvement in Vietnam and Iraq - has died

Can't help feeling his life was a sad one though...

George McGovern - Telegraph

RIP George
He was, unusually in US politics, a man of principle and integrity. In all probability, had he won, he would have suffered the same sort of villification as that other eminently decent American, Jimmy Carter had to face eight years later.
 

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He may as well have died in 1972
 

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He was vindicated soon after given Watergate.
But that is the way politics go.
Gore and Kerry are another two in the same category!
not sure about Gore but in outlook and principles he was very like Kerry

R.I.P.
 

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McGovern's stand against the Vietnam War was right and just.
America should have stood back given money and arms and training to the South Vietnamese and provided advisers but never committed its own combat troops.
 
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He did have much sadness in his life. His daughter died some years ago, from hypothermia in a parking lot, a terrible way to go. She had a life long struggle with alcohol despite strong support from her parents.

RIP
 

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He went into a hospice last week. Steve Ambrose (Band of Brothers, Rise to Globalism etc. ) wrote a book about US bomber crews. McGovern featured heavily, it starts with him flattening an Italian farmer's barn when he jettisoned his bombs).
 

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Time for supporters of the party who ramped up the Vietnam War into an all out bloodbath to reclaim that they were really against the war all along....

It is all a bit FF like.
 

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The man is a by-word for disaster in the USA. Nixon took him far too seriously and had he not, there would have been no Watergate and American history would have changed forever.
 

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Time for supporters of the party who ramped up the Vietnam War into an all out bloodbath to reclaim that they were really against the war all along....

It is all a bit FF like.

Why would the Democrats do that??
 

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The man is a by-word for disaster in the USA. Nixon took him far too seriously and had he not, there would have been no Watergate and American history would have changed forever.

The irony here is that the team that beat McGovern (Nixon and Agnew) both resigned within a few years of McGoverns landslide defeat.
 

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The man is a by-word for disaster in the USA. Nixon took him far too seriously and had he not, there would have been no Watergate and American history would have changed forever.
Only you could so twist facts as to blame McGovern for Watergate. Your delusion knows no limits!
 

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The man is a by-word for disaster in the USA. Nixon took him far too seriously and had he not, there would have been no Watergate and American history would have changed forever.
Bad George McGovern, making nice Richard Nixon break the law like that...
 

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I think he stayed on in the Senate until 1980 when he became one of about a dozen liberal Democrats who were successfully targetted and taken out by the Christian Coalition. The others included Sens Birch Bayh of Indiana, Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin, John Culver of Iowa, Frank Church of Idaho and Alan Cranston of California.
 

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I think he stayed on in the Senate until 1980 when he became one of about a dozen liberal Democrats who were successfully targetted and taken out by the Christian Coalition. The others included Sens Birch Bayh of Indiana, Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin, John Culver of Iowa, Frank Church of Idaho and Alan Cranston of California.
Gaylord Nelson

That couldn't possibly be his real name could it?:shock:
 

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