RIP George McGovern, You Were the Better Man

How liberal am I?

I’m so liberal that I’m proud to have voted for George McGovern in 1972, when he lost that election to Richard Nixon in the worst drubbing in US history (McGovern won only Massachusetts and the District of Columbia).

I’m so liberal that I think we should still dig up Richard Nixon and put him in jail where he belongs.

It’s a tad premature, but RIP George McGovern … you’re a great American.

History has left no doubt who was the better man:

Family: Former Sen. George McGovern ‘no longer responsive’

By Isolde Raftery, NBC News

The family of ex-U.S. Sen. George McGovern says the 90-year-old is “no longer responsive” in hospice care.

His daughter Ann McGovern told The Associated Press that her father is “nearing the end” and appears restful and peaceful. She says it’s a blessing that she and other family members are able to be with him.

McGovern was the Democratic presidential candidate who lost to President Richard Nixon in 1972 in a historic landslide, winning only 37.5 percent of the popular vote and carrying only Massachusetts and the District of Columbia in one of the worst defeats in U.S. history.

Despite the devastating loss, McGovern’s legacy as one of the most liberal candidates of the last half century looms large among politicians of the Baby Boom generation.

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