Today we mourn Senator George McGovern. And we ask ourselves this question:
Can you imagine if McGovern had become president? Can you imagine a world without Watergate, without yellow ribbons, without Madison Avenue-induced patriotism? Can you imagine a world that wasn’t hungry?
But he did not. And the reelected Richard Nixon became the most influential philosopher in Washington. Years later, we got the Iran-Contra affair, and then the myth of Iraq’s WMD, waterboarding, and as of now Obama’s kill list.
Isn’t it right, Richard?