TUPPER: Popular image of McGovern is only a caricature
The popular image of George McGovern is that of a hopeless liberal, too radical to win even his home state in the 1972 presidential election.
That image, while lasting, is only a caricature. His was a life of puzzling contradictions that made him, like most legendary politicians, nearly impossible to define.
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