Voting for George McGovern was my first presidential vote. Maybe I am even a little smug to say: "Don't Blame Me, I Voted for McGovern" (wish I had a bumper sticker saying that). But I feel justified. Nixon's legacy still haunts us as Dick Cheney and Rumsfeld started their careers of war profiteering after McGovern was unjustly slandered by a mostly conservative Press for being too "liberal" and "leftest."
I recently read a piece in a conservative/libertarian journal that even praised McGovern for his true conservatism of American ideals and patriotism and for once even a probable Nixon-voter had a thoughtful reappraisal of McGovern's true blue steadfastness, which to me seemed to be a wistful testimonial to the possibilities of a better America than our polarized nation of today. If only more Americans had seen the light in '72?
Oct 14 2007 - 1:40am