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McGovern Talks Politics In Sioux Falls

May 22, 2012, 10:15 PM by Kelly Bartnick

McGovern Talks Politics In Sioux Falls
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Former U.S. Senator George McGovern is home talking about what it means to be a Democrat. That is the subject of McGovern’s latest book.

“[I wrote it] because I got tired of listening to all the bombastic stuff that was thrown at Democrats and Republicans,” McGovern said. “My goal was to never say anything that I don't think is the truth and that isn't right. Now that doesn't mean I'm right, but saying what I think is right.”

McGovern’s supporters believed in him, and still want to hear his message. They lined up in Sioux Falls Tuesday night for a word with the former Senator and for his signature in McGovern’s new book, "What It Means To Be A Democrat."

“He is a man of the world, as opposed to what legislators are now, very narrow-minded,” Evelyn Griesse said following a brief question and answer session.

Getting an audience with McGovern also means a chance to hear from him about anything. From his views on Watergate, opposition to Vietnam, Iraq, all the way to a job-assessment of America's current head-Democrat, nothing was off the table. McGovern says he would like President Obama to be more outspoken.

“I think he's leaned over a little too far maybe in being conservative abut his views, cautious about his views,” McGovern said.

That's an astute observation from a man who sought the job himself and who now writes about the political game he once was a major player in.

“He's such a wonderful writer and a wonderful person. South Dakota should be very proud that he is our native son,” Carrie Kappen said.

McGovern has now written 12 books. His latest addresses all major political issues including domestic and foreign policy.

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