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From McGovern to Obama
American.com, by Michael Barone

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Posted By:eagleblurst, 10/22/2012 3:40:45 PM

If you look at the map of the states where McGovern ran ahead of his national average, you see something very much like the map of the states carried by Obama. Others who knew George McGovern much more closely than I have written warm remembrances of the former South Dakota senator and 1972 Democratic presidential nominee; see, for example, Bob Dole’s article in the Washington Post. But I feel some personal closeness to him, not just as a not entirely unrepentant McGovern voter and supporter in 1972, but also as a one-time neighbor — in Diamond Lake, Illinois, in 1947.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: miceal, 10/22/2012 3:57:59 PM     (No. 8953225)

I don't like to speak ill of the dead, but I always thought George McGovern was a liberal piece of crap who was not worthy to shine my shoes. Just sayin'....

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Reply 2 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 10/22/2012 4:12:22 PM     (No. 8953254)

While I respect Barone's analysis this is a stretch. At one point the Dems lost 5 of 6 presidential elections, and McGovern's views contributed to that. Obama's win was a fluke and will not be repeated.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: vinegrower, 10/22/2012 4:16:23 PM     (No. 8953265)

The first election I was old enough to vote in was 1972. I never liked Nixon, as a child I thought he was scary. By this time I was a senior in college in Calif so of course I registered as a Democrat like all good converts to this socialist movement. But I give my immature brain some credit. When the Dems nominated McGovern I was really stuned. I just assumed they would still nominate a real candidate, You know an adult. So I did not vote for pres in my first election. I never admitted that until 2000 when the dems made a big deal in the recount that there were many ballots that had the vote for pres blank. At the time they said no one does that. So I was the first to say oh yes they do because I did it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: thelmalou, 10/22/2012 4:45:43 PM     (No. 8953324)

Mr. Barone is always good for some keen insights.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 10/22/2012 5:25:23 PM     (No. 8953387)

Yes...McGovern. How I'm looking forward to the re-emergence of the Silent Majority next month!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Italiano, 10/22/2012 5:41:20 PM     (No. 8953409)

McGovern was apparently a good man. Now he has achieved the status of Good Democrat.

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