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Ralph Nader > Opinions/Editorials > Statement of Ralph Nader on George McGovern

George McGovern never stopped learning and giving to the world. After fighting in World War II he learned to wage peace. From seeing poverty he championed nutrition and and food programs for the impoverished hungry.

He was regularly ahead of the times in correctly challenging momentous injustices. For this a majority of voters land-slided Watergate-afflicted Richard Nixon to a second term in 1972. From this defeat, McGovern emerged with grace and pressed for more initiatives for the public good, unperturbed by a lack of public gratitude.

He had his own unflagging moral compass. What a loss to the country and the oppressed people of the world!