Sunday, October 21, 2012

George McGovern

George McGovern 1922-2012

“Some cynics feel that decency in a politician is a handicap. But I think a sense of decency ... not prudishness nor sanctimonious self-righteousness but old-fashioned concern and love for others ... will be essential in the next presidents. That’s the kind of president I want to be.”  McGovern 1971

If you can remember 1972, if the names Robert Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Hubert Humphrey, and Richard Daley crease your political soul than you have a place in your memory and in your heart for George McGovern. He lost the '72 election to Nixon in a massive landslide but the Children's Crusade or the Armies of the Night rose up and fought to stop a war that would continue to poison the country to this day.

Thank you George and rest in peace.

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