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One of the most important democratic candidates in US history died today.  

George McGovern died this morning, at age 90

That's all the info available so far.   I will update later.

George McGovern might have lost in 1972, but he had won in many other ways.    He provided an example of someone with integrity, compassion and  uncompromisable principles.   He was a great democrat.

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  •  How sad. May be Rest in Peace. And, our (2+ / 0-)
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    sympathies to his family and loved ones.

    Even before I was old enough to vote, as a teenager I volunteered to work on his presidential campaign (it may have been primaries, I can't actually remember the details.)

    But, we also see the passing of an era when many noble Democrats we courageous enough to be unabashedly liberal.

    The means is the ends in the process of becoming. - Mahatma Gandhi

    by HoundDog on Sun Oct 21, 2012 at 04:41:32 AM PDT

  •  Sympathies to the family ! (0+ / 0-)

    A true patriot !

    We the People have to make a difference and the Change.....Just do it ! Be part of helping us build a veteran community online. United Veterans of America

    by Vetwife on Sun Oct 21, 2012 at 05:02:37 AM PDT

    •  For many years... (1+ / 0-)
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      After I turned 18 in 1976, I wished I had been four years older...so I could have voted for George McGovern over Richard Nixon in 1972. My mother did--we lived in a place so conservative that she even waited ten years later to tell me that, and I've been a progressive since Eighth Grade--and I told her I was proud of her for voting her conscience.

      He stood up against social injustice, and in particular, against a war in which our government lied to us repeatedly, and which we no longer had any business fighting. Sound familiar? I will always admire Sen. McGovern for speaking truth to power, and for having the steadfast confidence to know that, even if he didn't win the election, the Truth would prevail.

      "Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it."--George Santayana

      by GainesT1958 on Sun Oct 21, 2012 at 05:33:48 AM PDT

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