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George McGovern, liberal standard-bearer against Nixon in '72, dies

Publié par Clifford Armion le 22/10/2012

Richard E. Meyer

George S. McGovern, an icon of American liberalism who campaigned for the White House with moral fervor against President Richard M. Nixon and the Vietnam War but lost in a thundering landslide, has died. He was 90.
McGovern died Sunday morning while under hospice care in Sioux Falls, S.D., said family spokesman Steve Hildebrand. He had been hospitalized for various illnesses and injuries since suffering a serious fall last December.
A three-term U.S. senator from South Dakota, McGovern won the Democratic presidential nomination in 1972. His hard-fought campaign against Nixon and the war in Southeast Asia attracted millions of angry, anti-Establishment voters, including women and minorities, long-haired students and buttoned-down idealists.
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"George McGovern, liberal standard-bearer against Nixon in '72, dies", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), octobre 2012. Consulté le 23/04/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/george-mcgovern-liberal-standard-bearer-against-nixon-in-72-dies