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

posted on October 22, 2012

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.” 

Read at The Boston Globe