1972 Democrat Presidential candidate George McGovern is in hospice – from NRO:
I see that George McGovern has been moved to a hospice, presumably because the 90-year-old former B-24 pilot, winner of the Distinguished Flying Cross, senator, and presidential candidate is coming to the end of his life…
McGovern is, of course, the pinko’s pinko. He was so far to the left of the American mainstream that Nixon – of all people – buried him under one of the largest landslides in American history in 1972. I remember my dad with his “Democrats for Nixon” sign…and that must have been hard to swallow, but McGovern was just too far out there for any rational Democrat to vote for.
My, how times have changed – and in 2008 we gave 53% of our votes to someone even more left than McGovern! We also gave our votes to someone who couldn’t hold a candle to the courage and honor of George McGovern. Leftist he is, but also an American patriot…no chance that Mrs. McGovern only became proud of the United States when her husband was nominated for President.
My prayers for George McGovern as he passes from this life to the life of the world to come – if patriotism, bravery, gentleness and generosity count for anything, then I am confident of where George McGovern is heading. This does not mean, of course, that I’m not looking forward to a repeat of 1972 on November 6th, even if the margin isn’t quite as wide.