George McGovern is nearing the end

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    Oct 18, 2012 10:04 AM GMT

    After a defeat for re-election to the US Senate in 1980 in the Reagan landslide, McGovern dedicated the rest of his life to alleviating world hunger. He had a brief run in the Democratic primaries for President in 1984 too.

    http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/10/17/14515260-family-former-sen-george-mcgovern-no-longer-responsive?lite
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    Oct 18, 2012 1:57 PM GMT
    A good and decent man and in fact the only democrat that I ever voted for for POTUS.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_mcgovern

    "He volunteered for the U.S. Army Air Forces upon the country's entry into World War II and as a B-24 Liberator pilot flew 35 missions over German-occupied Europe. Among the medals awarded him was a Distinguished Flying Cross for making a hazardous emergency landing of his damaged plane and saving his crew"
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    Oct 18, 2012 3:40 PM GMT
    Aristoshark saidA genuinely great man. I cut my teeth in politics working for him in his 1972 campaign as a 15-year old poll watcher. No one knew i was underage, I already looked 20 by then.

    Imagine what the United States would be like today if he'd won.


    Other than the war, I still think Nixon was more liberal or 'progressive' than McGovern.