George S. McGovern, 1972 Presidential Candidate, Dies at 90

At The Boston Globe, Mark Feeney describes former Democratic presidential nominee George McGovern, who died Sunday, as a champion of liberal Democratic causes, remembered especially for his opposition to America’s involvement in Vietnam. Yet Feeney writes, “the son of a Methodist minister … McGovern’s leftism is easily exaggerated.” After all, Feeney notes, “[t]he most popular Democrat of the past 40 years, President Bill Clinton, helped run the McGovern presidential campaign in Texas.” 

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