George McGovern

George McGovern, R.I.P.

The former Democratic senator from South Dakota and 1972 Democratic nominee has died


tried to make it so nixon wouldn't get kicked around anymore

George McGovern, the 1972 Democratic nominee, died today at age 90. Jesse Walker wrote an appreciation of McGovern earlier this week and Nick Gillespie reviewed the former Democratic nominee's libertarian hero status.

Here is George McGovern's 1972 acceptance speech, delivered at three in the morning after defeating 30-some candidates, promising not to "concede a single state to Richard Nixon" (in November he lost all but Massachusetts):

More on that Democratic convention and this last one