George McGovern

What is the greatest gift you have ever received? For Thomas Awiapo, it was the gift that saved his life. Thomas was orphaned
Hillary was seen as a tribune of the establishment and could not convince voters she would be a change agent.
The president might see zeroed-out funding for foreign food aid as "putting America first," but members of Congress clearly disagree.
Trump knows that white blue-collar voters will overlook his economic portfolio if they think he understands their values and needs rather than trying to imitate them.
The question of what a wealthy, older and egotistical man chooses to do after losing an election, potentially in a very humiliating manner is not, on its own, a particularly interesting one.
McGovern proved too liberal for the vox populi, losing 49-states. Since that time period, the progressives have occasionally
This is a moment which will go down in the annals of American political history along with other instances of tension and disunity at a party's convention.
The most common response is that Bernie as yet has not been tested by the Republican's slime machine. This meme is repeated so often (especially by Hillary surrogates) that it has taken on the status of conventional wisdom. It must be true or why would everyone be saying it?
f you suffer from a particular kind of American Exceptionalism -- the fear Americans will make an exceptionally poor choice in November, here's some help. You're not alone in worrying.
In many respects, the political parties today take the will of the voter under advisement, but party officials are not legally
While there are similarities between the two campaigns - namely the underdog factor, an incendiary issue and the involvement of young voters - the McCarthy campaign of 1968 still claims a much more profound impact on electoral politics not only in its less-than-one-year existence but for generations that followed.
The party establishment is aghast. An insurrectionist candidate is close to securing the party's nomination. Fears arise on the part of the party establishment that this candidate will get clobbered in the General Election
Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz is taking heat for dirty tricks allegedly orchestrated by his campaign. The tactics used by the Cruz campaign are reminiscent of those used in previous political campaigns, sometimes without even the knowledge of the candidate.
It is becoming more difficult to take Bernie Sanders seriously as the potential Democratic nominee for president. When he decided to run as a Democrat many were generally supportive even knowing he was an Independent and a socialist and had previously dumped on the Party.
Many of the same media outlets and overall corporate forces that denounced Eugene McCarthy in 1968, George McGovern in 1972 and Jesse Jackson in 1988 are gunning for Bernie Sanders in 2016. We shouldn't be surprised.
Sanders' mass appeal, big crowds and enthusiasm in spite of a virtual media blackout shows that America has grown up a lot since 1972. Thanks to the Internet, we are able to communicate past media manipulation and organize.
A Brooklynite turned "back-to-the-land" Vermont socialist who honeymooned in the Soviet Union and has far less executive experience than Sarah Palin vs. a fact-free braying bully boy billionaire real estate and gambling mogul bizarrely backed by evangelicals would be crazy enough. Toss in another New Yorker, a billionaire "daddy knows best" ex-mayor and media mogul who is no class traitor and we get the full banana republic experience.