George McGovern dies

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Thomas Veil, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Kind of surprised nobody else has posted this, but here goes:

    And despite all these good qualities and aspirations, I can remember the right even then painting him as dangerous to the country, a Communist in sheep's clothing.

    He lost by a tremendous margin to Richard Nixon...and of course we all know how that ended up.

    RIP, Senator McGovern. We could use men like you by the bucketload in Congress these days, not just the White House.
     
  2. Jackintosh macrumors 6502a

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    Yes indeed, rest in peace Senator McGovern. A man of high integrity and honor living in an era of rabid anti-communism and war-mongering that turned out to have no basis or benefit.
     
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    This sounds sooooo familiar...

    But agreed. RIP, Senator.. Both you and Russell Means have done well.

    BL.
     
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    A man of decency, idealism, honour and integrity. Sorry to hear he has died, and sorry, too, that the life of idealistic public service and a generous social and political vision he represented was so derided at the time. Thanks for posting this, OP.

    Indeed, how sadly true.
     
  5. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    I remember my first political inklings back in the 6th grade.

    My school photo showed me sporting a "Nixon's the One" button on my shirt.

    That may have been the last time I supported a conservative candidate.
     
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    :(
    All I ever knew about him was he was anti Nixon, and that was good enough for me.
     
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    RIP George. You were the first person I voted for.
     
  8. Thomas Veil thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I've never forgotten a popular slogan regarding Nixon's re-election campaign:

    "Nixon was the one in '68. He'll be an even bigger one in '72."
     
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    I was only 10 in 1972, so I don't remember the campaign and George McGovern is mostly just a name to me. I do remember Watergate though but my political awareness didn't really start until Gerald Ford and his pardon of Nixon.
     

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