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RIP George McGovern

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Steak Snabler, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Long-time Senator and 1972 Democratic presidential nominee dead at 90:

  2. Zeke12

    Zeke12 Guest

    A fundamentally kind and decent man who devoted his life to feeding the poor and helping others.

  3. britwrit

    britwrit Well-Known Member

    Sad. Weird to think that he lived a pretty full life - served in World War 2, rose in politics - and then spent almost the second half of it being the man who lost quite decisively in 1972.
  4. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    RIP. He took a hard ass whippin politically but was still very much respected.
  5. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member


    We talked about this on another thread, so I thought this was interesting:

    David Grann ‏@DavidGrann

    George McGovern's obit written by reporter whose own obit already appeared @nytimes http://nyti.ms/RMMLgd http://nyti.ms/Rbvi3m via@jswatz
  6. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member

    Saw him spar with William Buckley at a mid-1990s, university-sponsored, quasi-debate.

    RIP to a man with the courage to follow his convictions.
  7. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    A good and decent man who fought for our nation and followed what he believed to be true. What I'm struck by most is that he had to bury two of his adult children. Can't imagine that.
  8. dog eat dog world

    dog eat dog world New Member

    He took a whipping from the stick of Tricky Dick. A hickory stick, people.
  9. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    When he was running, my dad always called him "McGroover."
  10. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    If the NCAA was involved, that presidential election would have been vacated after the Watergate scandal broke.

    Zeke12 summed up McGovern. I generally dislike politicians, but I've read enough on McGovern to think he was a good man.
  11. McGovern had a child out of wedlock and the Nixon people knew this but never used it in 1972. Hunter Thompson knew it too but never mentioned it in his Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail. It was a different time then when even a guy nicknamed "Tricky Dick" wouldn't use a piece of info like that.

    McGovern was a thoroughly decent man. May he rest in peace.
  12. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    When your VP has elctro shock therapy, and this in the era of Cuckoo's Nest, they didn't even need that tidbit to pull a huge win.
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