George McGovern Quotes About Democrats, War, Disaster

George McGovern Quotes About Democrats, War, Disaster

George McGovern Quotes

George McGovern Quotes:

I am 1,000 percent for Tom Eagleton and I have no intention of dropping him from the ticket.

George McGovern

I thought the Vietnam war was an utter, unmitigated disaster, so it was very hard for me to say anything good about it.

George McGovern

My father was a clergyman and always said: ‘Hate the sin but love the sinner.’

George McGovern

The Establishment center… has led us into the stupidest and cruelest war in all history. That war is a moral and political disaster – a terrible cancer eating away at the soul of our nation.

George McGovern

I seek the presidency because I believe deeply in the American promise and can no longer accept the diminishing of that promise.

George McGovern

Empathy is born out of the old biblical injunction ‘Love the neighbor as thyself.’

George McGovern

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When I was in the war, I was lucky that I was in a plane and never saw the carnage close-up.

George McGovern
George McGovern
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I hope someday we will be able to proclaim that we have banished hunger in the United States, and that we’ve been able to bring nutrition and health to the whole world.

George McGovern

I am fed up with a system which busts the pot smoker and lets the big dope racketeer go free.

George McGovern

One of the sharp parallels is that neither Vietnam nor Iraq was the slightest threat to America’s national security.

George McGovern

It is not patriotic to commit young Americans to war unless our national security clearly requires it.

George McGovern

There is a strong tendency in the United States to rally round the flag and their troops, no matter how mistaken the war.

George McGovern

I think it was my study of history that convinced me that the Democratic Party was more on the side of the average American.

George McGovern

I flew a full string of 35 combat missions over some of the most heavily defended targets in Europe. We were hitting Hitler’s oil refineries, his tank factories, his aircraft factories, his railway yards. Those were our prime targets.

George McGovern

I wish I had known more firsthand about the concerns and problems of American businesspeople while I was a U.S. senator and later a presidential nominee. That knowledge would have made me a better legislator and a more worthy aspirant to the White House.

George McGovern

Democrats believe that the federal government is not our enemy, it’s our partner.

George McGovern

I suppose politicians have always wanted to get re-elected, but there’s a kind of a feeling now that if you just discredit your opposition, it makes it easier for you to win. I don’t think that’s necessarily true.

George McGovern

Politics is an act of faith; you have to show some kind of confidence in the intellectual and moral capacity of the public.

George McGovern

When I was small, my most serious handicap was a painful bashfulness in the presence of strangers.

George McGovern

You don’t run for the presidency out of nostalgia.

George McGovern

You know, sometimes, when they say you’re ahead of your time, it’s just a polite way of saying you have a real bad sense of timing.

George McGovern

I was the guy who was constantly speaking out against the Vietnam War. I have no regrets about that.

George McGovern

No man should advocate a course in private that he’s ashamed to admit in public.

George McGovern

If you’re Iran’s minister of defense, I think you’d try to develop at least one nuclear weapon to save yourself from what happened to Iraq.

George McGovern

I hope I live long enough to see every hungry school child in the world being fed under the so-called McGovern-Dole program.

George McGovern

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I never even had the time to read novels.

George McGovern

I met my wife in South Dakota.

George McGovern

I always thought of myself as a good old South Dakota boy who grew up here on the prairie.

George McGovern

My dad was a Methodist minister.

George McGovern

I make one pledge above all others – to seek and speak the truth with all the resources of mind and spirit I command.

George McGovern

I’ve enjoyed myself 90 percent of the time.

George McGovern

I am a liberal and always have been – just not the wild-eyed character the Republicans made me out to be.

George McGovern

I was tired. I hadn’t slept eight hours in two, three years. I lived on four, five hours of sleep. You can do it during a campaign because thousands are screaming for you. You’re getting adrenaline shots each day. Then the campaign ends, and there are no more shots.

George McGovern

My heart does sometimes bleed for those who are hurting in my own country and abroad.

George McGovern

It’s nice not to have to worry about constituents.

George McGovern

The whole campaign was a tragic case of mistaken identity.

George McGovern

I’m constantly meeting people who said that they cast their first vote for me, or that they cut their eye teeth on the 1972 campaign, or that they didn’t vote for me but admire my positions.

George McGovern

I firmly believed throughout 1971 that the major hurdle to winning the presidency was winning the Democratic nomination. I believed that any reasonable Democrat would defeat President Nixon. I now think that no one could have defeated him in 1972.

George McGovern

I have to have a passion in my life.

George McGovern

When you start one of these programs, school lunch programs, in a country that heretofore had nothing of that kind, immediately school enrollment jumps dramatically. Girls and boys get to the classroom with the promise of a good meal once a day.

George McGovern

I’m what a normal, healthy, ideal American should be like.

George McGovern

As an American, I want our forces to prevail.

George McGovern

I would not plan to base my campaign primarily on opposition to the war in the Persian Gulf.

George McGovern

At least I have precluded the possibility of peaking too early.

George McGovern

From secrecy and deception in high places, come home, America. From military spending so wasteful that it weakens our nation, come home, America.

George McGovern

Now, I simply do what I want.

George McGovern

I always thought of myself as a moderate liberal, a fighter for peace and justice. I never thought of myself as being all that far out.

George McGovern

I did frequently refer to my war record in World War II, but not in any flamboyant way.

George McGovern

The truth is that I oppose the Iraq war, just as I opposed the Vietnam War, because these two conflicts have weakened the U.S. and diminished our standing in the world and our national security.

George McGovern

Every once in a while, I run into somebody who tells me that she met her husband in my campaign or a husband who says, I met my wife. I have to tell you, I caused a few divorces too.

George McGovern

Well, we ought to be stirred, even to tears, by society’s ills.

George McGovern

I have a very deep concern about President Obama putting in another 21,000 troops into Afghanistan with the promise of more to come.

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Who is George McGovern?

George Stanley McGovern was an American historian and politician.

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