George McGovern, 1922-2012

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.

About Radnor Reports

Ken Feltman is past-president of the International Association of Political Consultants and the American League of Lobbyists. He is retired chairman of Radnor Inc., an international political consulting and government relations firm in Washington, D.C. Know as a coalition builder, he has participated in election campaigns and legislative efforts in the United States and several other countries.
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