George McGovern, the man Nixon trounced in 1972, has died at the age of 90.
McGovern was the first presidential candidate I ever voted for. Yes, he was a liberal, but of the more old-fashioned kind, without nastiness and with a fair amount of collegiality between the parties.
McGovern may have gotten his clock cleaned in 1972, but voters in Massachusetts—the only state that had gone for McGovern—got to display bumper stickers saying “Don’t Blame Me; I’m from Massachusetts” after the Watergate scandal.
And remember this?
RIP, George McGovern.