User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


32° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

McGovern Understands Sen. Thune's Choice

February 22, 2011, 6:00 PM by Nicole Winters

McGovern Understands Sen. Thune's Choice
George McGovern is the closest any South Dakotan has gotten to being called the President of the United States.

A U.S. senator at the time, McGovern won the democratic nomination in the 1972 election, but ultimately lost to President Nixon.

As a former senator who once had the U.S. presidency within reach, former U.S. Senator George McGovern knows all too well how hard it is to make a decision to run for the highest office.

"I would never criticize any other senator who tries it," McGovern said.

That includes Senator John Thune. But, while he wouldn't criticize Thune had he decided differently, McGovern says he believes the Senator made the right call.

"He's only been in the senate a short time. This country is faced with a maze of complicated national and international problems. I think he'll be better suited down the road," McGovern said.

McGovern believes Thune could benefit from more time in Congress, saying he'll be a wiser person in terms of the problems facing the country. He says Thune will continue to learn, grow and become more well known. Though McGovern believes these are things Thune already knows.

"He has not jumped into this matter carelessly. He's been careful. I think that's the proper thing for him to do," McGovern said.

McGovern wishes Thune well in the Senate, saying he knows he'll do well there. But, he stops short of saying whether he thinks Thune should run for president in the future, because, again, he knows how big of a decision that is.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

You may also like

Dominic Fischer Found Dead During Search

12/17/2014 12:07 PM

Searchers discovered the body of Dominic Fischer in a field on Wednesday.

Full Story
Alexis Vanbochove Has Passed Away

12/17/2014 10:47 AM

According to her family, 4-year-old Alexis Vanbochove passed away early Wednesday morning.

Full Story
Grain Bin Collapses In Britton

12/14/2014 5:55 PM

A grain bin in Britton, SD collapsed this afternoon. No one was injured.

Full Story
Rapid City Police Search For Three Men Following Violent Home Invasion

12/17/2014 8:20 PM

Rapid City Police are searching for three suspects after a violent home invasion Wednesday afternoon.

Full Story
Man Missing After Vehicle Slides Into Ditch

12/16/2014 9:50 PM

Dominic Fischer was one of three people in a vehicle that slid into a ditch due to bad road and weather conditions, several miles north east of M...

Full Story


Events