I’ll admit, during the presidential campaign of 1972, I worked harder to unseat Richard Nixon than to elect George McGovern. I supported McGovern’s opposition to the Vietnam War but I worried about his seeming lack of concern with labor and with working-class issues more generally—and with his inept political campaign.
We lost that year—but we were vindicated when, in 1974, Nixon was forced to resign and when, in 1975, the United States was forced to leave Vietnam.
Here’s a link to the obituary in the Los Angeles Times.
And here’s the Democracy Now! broadcast of Steve Vittoria’s award-winning documentary, “One Bright Shining Moment: The Forgotten Summer of George McGovern,” narrated by Amy Goodman.