Politics, Entertainment, News, Gossip, Sports, Opinion, Perspectives. Make a comment. Visit our Forum. We want to hear what you think?

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Former U S Senator Eugene McCarthy of Minnesota

Eugene McCarthy, a former United Stated Senator from Minnesota, died at the age of 89 on Saturday, December 10th. McCarthy made an unsuccessful run for the White House during the Viet Nam war in 1968. He was never one to mince words. At the time he said he was running for president "because the people who are running the war don't know what they're doing." Eugene McCarthy is one of the reasons President Lyndon B. Johnson chose not to run for a second term.

When McCarthy was asked his opinion of the current president he called George W. Bush "an amateur and a bully."

When you think of the protest movement of the '60s, and the political consequences of them, the names of Lyndon Johnson, Hubert Humphrey, Eugene McCarthy , Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. come to mind. Now, all five are gone. Some people believe Gene lasted the longest because he retired from politics and went into writing poetry.

Rest in peace, Senator.


Post a Comment

<< Home