I woke up this morning to new that one of my political heroes, the former senator and presidential candidate, George McGovern had passed away. A true liberal, in every way, McGovern fought for the issues I cared about and never apologized for his beliefs.
He started his public service career as a pilot in World War II. He served with bravery and distinction, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross. He started his political career in the 1950s in the House of Representatives, before moving to the Senate. He ran for president in 1972, but was beaten handily by Richard Nixon. I think many of us would like to believe things in this country would have been so much better had McGovern won.
George McGovern was a true public servant who should be thanked and honored for his years of service. He will be missed.