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Obit: George McGovern. RIP (1922-2012)

Janie 21 Oct 12 - 01:03 PM
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Subject: Obit: George McGovern. RIP
From: Janie
Date: 21 Oct 12 - 01:03 PM

Surprised no one has posted this yet. A politician with some principles, and some one I have always admired. An Unabashed Liberal


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Subject: RE: Obit: George McGovern. RIP
From: Janie
Date: 21 Oct 12 - 01:26 PM

The first vote I ever cast was for McGovern in 1972.


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Subject: RE: Obit: George McGovern. RIP
From: Ebbie
Date: 21 Oct 12 - 01:30 PM

"I'm sick and tired of old men sending young men to die in war." (paraphrase)

George McGovern was a deciding factor in my switch from Republican to Non-Partisan. I've never understood how he became an almost forgotten statesman. RIP, Mr. McGovern.


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Subject: RE: Obit: George McGovern. RIP
From: Michael S
Date: 21 Oct 12 - 01:52 PM

I posted this to my Facebook page this morning:

RIP George McGovern, dead at 90. My first vote for president - scholar, statesman, anti-hunger and peace activist, war hero. He went skydiving on his 88th b'day. Caricatured in shameful fashion since he was trounced by Richard Nixon. There's a full obit of this complex man in the NY Times, but here's a picture of a lesser known McGovern.


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Subject: RE: Obit: George McGovern. RIP
From: Janie
Date: 21 Oct 12 - 01:55 PM

Not really forgotten, Ebbie, and always engaged and working for the common good.

His Presidential Medal of Freedom was well earned.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/21/politics/mcgovern-bio/index.html?hpt=hp_t2


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Subject: RE: Obit: George McGovern. RIP
From: GUEST,Martin
Date: 21 Oct 12 - 01:58 PM

Mr. McGovern was years before his time. I always believe our purpose in life to enrich the lives of others, stand firm on your principles and contribute to the cause of freedom and liberty. He did all this and more. America lost a great man today, celebrate the fact you were fortunate enough to have lived in his time.

God be kind to his soul.


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Subject: RE: Obit: George McGovern. RIP
From: Janie
Date: 21 Oct 12 - 02:02 PM

Thanks for that link, Michael.


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Subject: RE: Obit: George McGovern. RIP
From: Greg F.
Date: 21 Oct 12 - 02:40 PM

A man of morals, intergrity, and intelligence. He has been, and will be, sorely missed.

(I can also recommend his book "The Great Coalfield War" which never got the readership it deserved.)


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Subject: RE: Obit: George McGovern. RIP
From: gnu
Date: 21 Oct 12 - 02:45 PM

Yeah... Nixon worked out just great. I was 12 and I could not fathom why it happened... until some years later.

RIP


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Subject: RE: Obit: George McGovern. RIP
From: Elmore
Date: 21 Oct 12 - 09:25 PM

One of a,few politicians who deserved our respect, a man of character and fortitude.


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Subject: RE: Obit: George McGovern. RIP
From: MarkS
Date: 21 Oct 12 - 09:27 PM

Also got my vote in 1972 for all the good it did.


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Subject: RE: Obit: George McGovern. RIP
From: Bill D
Date: 21 Oct 12 - 09:37 PM

He meant a lot to a lot of people... He got MY vote, and his legacy of "It IS possible to be an honest, caring politician" will live on.


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Subject: RE: Obit: George McGovern. RIP
From: Bobert
Date: 21 Oct 12 - 09:38 PM

Godspeed, sir...

Your deserve the peace that you fought for during you dance on the planet...

Good fight... Sorry, that folks like you are outnumbered by the Neanderthals...

B~


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Subject: RE: Obit: George McGovern. RIP
From: kendall
Date: 22 Oct 12 - 11:37 AM

The best man doesn't always win.


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Subject: RE: Obit: George McGovern. RIP
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 22 Oct 12 - 07:54 PM

Like Janie, McGovern was the first presidential candidate I voted for. I was under 21 in '68; the voting age was lowered to 18 in '70. So at 21 I voted alongside 18-, 19-, and 20-year olds who were all voting in their first presidential election. And in spite of the age change for voters, he still lost by a landslide!


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Subject: RE: Obit: George McGovern. RIP (1922-2012)
From: saulgoldie
Date: 23 Oct 12 - 04:36 PM

As one of the very newly enfranchised young voters, I ran as a McGovern delegate (along with Mom--one of a few "family acts" that year). At a rally in Columbia, MD, Bill and Taffy Danoff (still married, and well before "Afternoon Delight") sang "Country Roads" as part of the program.

One of the last great Dems, he was actually from "the Democratic wing of the Democratic party." RIP, indeed!

Saul


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Subject: RE: Obit: George McGovern. RIP (1922-2012)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 24 Oct 12 - 03:08 PM

Of all the people who have run for President in my lifetime, George McGovern was the finest. May he find peace and good will in the next life.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Obit: George McGovern. RIP (1922-2012)
From: Greg F.
Date: 24 Oct 12 - 06:36 PM

The best man doesn't always win.

In my experience of 65+ years, the best man almost never wins. That's the U.S. boobocracy for ya.

Per Mark Twain,(January, 1904) the U.S has been consistently:

"a nation which has usually not been willing to have a chief magistrate of gold when it could get one of tin."


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Subject: RE: Obit: George McGovern. RIP (1922-2012)
From: Janie
Date: 24 Oct 12 - 07:49 PM

Well said, Joe. He is known and remembered in the eye of the general public for his presidential runs. But he lived a life that was not just principled, it was effective. That would have been the case had none of us in the general public ever heard of him.


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