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Democratic senator and onetime nominee for the presidency George McGovern has passed away.
He died this morning at the age of ninety in his home state of South Dakota a family spokesman says he was surrounded by family -- lifelong friends.
Right -- takes a look at the life and legacy of George McGovern.
I love the United States but.
I love it -- not so I wanna see some changes made.
The American people want to believe in their government.
Want to believe in their country and I'd like to be one of those that provides the kind of leadership that would help restore that kind of state.
George McGovern will long be remembered as an order for peace.
And the 1972 democratic nominee for president who lost in a disastrous landslide to Richard Nixon.
But he's 22 year career Washington was marked by massive improvements for rural Americans in farming.
And an increased awareness of the devastation of world com.
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Hailing from the plains state of South Dakota McGovern was a quiet kid who found his voice -- the high school debate team.
-- award winning speeches would serve him well when he was sworn in as United States represented -- in 1957.
After a failed bid for the US senate in 1960.
McGovern became a special assistant to president John F.
He focused intensely on Kennedy's high priority food for peace program.
Which would operate in more than a dozen countries by the time McGovern left to run again for the senate in 1962.
He won this time and as a senator McGovern would become known for his growing contempt for the Vietnam War.
The first time you guys vote against Vietnam nice.
Was then nine years old and he's now nineteen has never faced with the draft it never occurred to me when I started.
Speaking out against that war that would someday catch my own son then years later.
McGovern voted in favor of the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin resolution which essentially authorize military action in Vietnam.
And would regret it bitterly.
As the years dragged -- he would become more and more adamant that the solution for Vietnam was political and not military.
In fact by Monty is simply too -- McGovern accepted the democratic nomination for president at 3 AM.
Is platform revolved around an appeal of withdrawal from Vietnam.
-- -- -- Come home so they affirmation.
That we haven't really.
Come home -- they can -- -- I knew that we had 75 or eighty million people out there watching the convention during a horse play time.
I was probably lucky if I had two million people watching it 2:30 in the morning.
We did very well out in Guam as I recall we were -- prime time out there that was about the only place where it was well.
Time help me after Nixon.
Brutally defeated him in the general election McGovern lost his senate reelection bid and left congress in 1980 want.
A failed run for the democratic nomination in 84.
Saw him return to private life for good but he remained politically relevant.
As he moved in and out of different think tanks and served as an ambassador to the UN food program.
McGovern said politics was an active -- While he joked his political timing was off he strove to deepen mutual relationship with the country's -- Until the day -- done in Washington Bret Baier Fox News.
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