There’s a reason why Hunter S. Thompson thought fairly well of George McGovern (well, for a politician anyway…) – his idealism didn’t stand in the way of his reason. (Maybe. It’s been a while since I read Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72. I kinda forget the details, except the part where Thompson talked football with Nixon). Now once-Democratic Presidnetial candidate George McGovern, a longtime Clinton supporter, has pulled his endorsement and is now backing Barack Obama.
Senator McGovern had been a high profile Hillary Clinton supporter but today he insisted that she had virtually no chance of winning. The 1972 Democratic presidential nominee said he was endorsing Senator Barack Obama after studying the returns from the North Carolina and Indiana primaries.
â€œI will hold them in affection and admiration all of my days,â€ he said of the Clintons, close friends from his early political career.
â€œShe has run a valiant campaign. Hillary, of course, will make the decision as to if and when she ends her campaign. But I hope that she reaches that decision soon so that we can concentrate on a unified party capable of winning the White House next November.”