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Sun Oct 21, 2012, 11:43 AM

Sen. Kerry's statement on George McGovern's passing


"George McGovern was a voice of clarity and conviction at a time when America needed it most. He spoke to many of us who opposed the war but loved our country, because he was the genuine article, a soft-spoken, decent and gentle man who lived a remarkable life with humility, a decorated bomber pilot who never bragged about his own heroism, even as he ran into the buzzsaw of the negative and destructive politics that marked the Watergate era. He never stopped caring about things like peace, hunger, poverty, and fairness, whether they were in political fashion or not, and history will record, to paraphrase the old saying, that George McGovern may not have been President, but George McGovern was right."


Insight , wisdom and graciousness.
(And, but for a few details, also not a bad description of Sen. Kerry himself)

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MBS Oct 2012 OP
wisteria Oct 2012 #1
YvonneCa Oct 2012 #2
karynnj Oct 2012 #3
karynnj Oct 2012 #4

Response to MBS (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 12:26 PM

1. Very nice and well put. n/t

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Sun Oct 21, 2012, 02:16 PM

2. Nice statement. It does describe...

...Senator Kerry as well.

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Response to MBS (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 03:42 PM

3. Wonderful statement

George McGovern was the first person I voted for for President - and until 2004, the vote that I was most emotionally attached to and happiest to have cast.

As others noted, there are so many things that were the same as JK. One difference that made the loss even harder was that, in spite of the uneven playing field, 2004 was so very close.

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