Monday, October 22, 2012
far away, in south dakota
As I look over today's news, I am saddened to read of the death of George McGovern, former senator from South Dakota and 1972 Democratic presidential candidate. He was a man I had great admiration for and is the first political candidate that I ever actively campaigned for (stuffing envelopes, making phone calls). Even though he lost to Nixon in a landslide, McGovern stood by his liberal principles and against the Vietnam War and world hunger. He inspired a lot of people, and maybe that's even more important than being a President.