By George, McGovern was right
Last updated 11/24/2021 at 11:17am
Sen. George McGovern of South Dakota was never a darling of conservatives; however, in his later years he shocked fellow Democrats by his outspoken backing for streamlining government regulations and eliminating frivolous lawsuits — positions championed mostly by Republicans.
McGovern, a decorated World War II B-24 pilot who flew 35 combat missions over North Africa and Europe, was an unabashed self-professed liberal. He won the Democrat presidential nomination in 1972 but lost the election in a landslide to Richard Nixon.
In the late 1980s, McGovern departed from his traditional Democrat...