Daily Archives: October 21, 2012

McGovern

The campaign of George McGovern against Richard Nixon is the first political contest I remember.  I was 11 that year.

George McGovern, a good and honest man, and a Liberal who knew how to compromise in order to gain more common good, died today.  May he rest in peace.

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Now, does anyone else think that 50-year-olds in 1972 looked older then than 51-year-olds do today?  I don’t know, and I hope I’m correct, but I think that I look younger now than he did at the same age…..  McGovern does have really good teeth; I’ll give him that.

McGovern in 1972, age 50.
Me in September, age 51.