George McGovern: Philosopher and politician

I met McGovern at a rally at a suburban Detroit mall in 1972, covering his appearance for the Michigan Daily as a staff photographer. He was a gentle man who virulently opposed the Vietnam War; unfortunately he was ahead of his time and lost 49 states to Richard Nixon. The Watergate scandal unfolded shortly after Nixon assumed office in '73.

George S. McGovern campaigns in 1972.

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