You know, sometimes, when they say you’re ahead of your time, it’s just a polite way of saying you have a real bad sense of timing.George McGovern (July 19, 1922 – October 21, 2012)
How much does this year’s presidential campaign differ from the one McGovern ran against incumbent Richard Nixon, 40 years ago? Any eerie similarities, in whatever nuanced way, that you may have noticed?
Or, are you just sick to death of The Campaign altogether!!—and are just counting the days until all these mind-numbing ads and exasperatingly catty debates (a ping-pong paddling of oneupsmanship) is over!
Well… If you’re only just now getting fired-up over the campaign (with the most recent debate wrapping up this week) or, if, like me, you’re feeling reverent (and maybe a bit wistful) from the recent passing of one-0f-a-kind idealistic/outspoken candidate George McGovern, then might I direct you towards Barnes & Noble‘s helpful book list:
Many of the titles found on said^list^ can, of course, be found / checked-out / or placed-on-hold with your Ferndale Library card, if you call or stop-in today.
Further reading: (from HuffPo): “McGovern’s Patriotism — And How the 2012 Campaign Dishonors It”