Showing posts with label McGovern. Show all posts
Showing posts with label McGovern. Show all posts

Thursday, May 8, 2008

List The Losers

Quick, quick: Name the number of losing Democrat presidential candidates since 1968 and give me their names.
You'd be quite astounded at the number of Democrat losers in the past 40 years.
It's almost staggering and includes the presidential elections of 1968, 1972, 1980, 1984, 2000 and 2004. That's six big losers and quite a few of them are still hangin around and causing trouble - or at least trying to.
Think about it: In 40 years the Dems lost six big presidential elections and managed to win only three. Not a very good record.
During the same period the GOP had only three losers: Ford, George H. W. Bush and Dole.
Back to the Dems: We've already mentioned George McGovern (1972). But how many of the other losers can you name? Here's a helpful tip: Start in 2004 and work your way back.

With Friends Like These...

That famously loyal friend and fearless leader George McGovern has decided that his endorsement of Hillary Clinton is no longer valid. The losing 1972 Democrat presidential candidate says he urged Hillary to drop out of the Democratic presidential race and has endorsed her rival, Barack Obama.
After watching the returns from the North Carolina and Indiana primaries the other night, McGovern said it's virtually impossible for Clinton to win the nomination. So, he's simply walking away from her. McGovern said he had a call in to former President Clinton to tell him of the decision, adding that he remains close friends with the Clintons.
"I will hold them in affection and admiration all of my days," he said of the Clintons.
Oh yeah, sure. You remember McGovern: He's the guy who said he was 1000% behind his own running mate, Tom Eagleton before he dropped Eagleton and replaced him with Kennedy brother-in-law Sargent Shriver. Some friend!