George McGovern

George McGovern

George McGovern (July 19, 1922 – October 21, 2012) was an American historian, author, U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator, and the Democratic Party presidential nominee in the 1972 presidential election. He became most known for his outspoken opposition to U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War.

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Thursday, March 03, 2005
Gonzo but Not Forgotten
As the candidate who lost 49 states to Richard Nixon in the 1972 presidential election, I have always been pleased that among the precious few who thought I would have made the better president was Hunter S. Thompson, who went to his untimely grave saying that I was "the best of a lousy lot."...
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