By Ken Feltman
A few people have asked me what I thought of George McGovern, who died today. I did not know McGovern when he was an active candidate. I met him years later.
McGovern was a gentleman, always engaging, always interested and interesting. He was fun to be with. Whether alone with him or in a group, I always came away realizing that I had learned something.
McGovern had a curiosity that devoured ideas. He soaked up current events. He changed American politics and, I believe, made the presidencies of Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton possible.
George McGovern was the nice guy who changed America, even in losing in 1972.