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    Default Democratic candidate from 1972 -George McGovern - is dead

    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.

    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!
    Its only a chat, we ain't the world council.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catalpa View Post

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by jpc View Post
    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.
    Coveney's ambition is the be Ireland's next EU Commissar and Ireland will pay a price as he builds his CV to position himself sufficiently loyal to the nEU empire.

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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.
    Thank you for the six thousand likes.

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