George McGovern Meets The Ultimate Landslide: dies in S.D. at age 90
No, I’m not piling on. He actually had a sense of humor.
George McGovern once joked that he had wanted to run for president in the worst way – and that he had done so.
More via The Washington Times. RIP wrong as you were politically.
George S. McGovern, a former Democratic senator and presidential candidate, died Sunday morning at a hospice in Sioux Falls, S.D. He was 90.
Remembered as a liberal icon and a voice of morality and conscience in an era when many Americans were losing trust in government, Mr. McGovern served as a South Dakota congressman from 1957 to 1961 and senator from 1963 to 1981. He lost his 1972 presidential bid against Richard Nixon in one of the biggest landslides in American history, shortly before the ignominious Watergate scandal took down the Nixon administration.