Not this conservative…
Sorry Cal, but I think your feelings, while admirable, are clouding your judgment.
Senator McGovern, who died Sunday, had all manner of evil said about him because of his opposition to the Vietnam War. He was called unpatriotic, disloyal, an appeaser and an enabler of communism. Those were the printable slanders.
Many conservatives at the time believed in the "domino theory," that if South Vietnam fell to the communists, all Asia would follow. That proved untrue. McGovern was eventually vindicated in many minds about America's involvement in Vietnam.
I will remember him for something other than his politics. George McGovern was a friend. [...]
It is very difficult for me, if not impossible, to reconcile the man Cal Thomas warmly describes as "friend," with the same man who is a "friend" of the mass murderer and destroyer of Cuba. Senator McGovern did embrace communists and communist regimes, as warmly as Cal Thomas embraced him.