I'll freely admit that I voted for him in 1972, but I was staring straight at the draft at that time and wasn't thinking straight. Upon his passing, I might take this chance to recommend "The Wild Blue" by Stephen Ambrose, which is an excellent account of the men who flew B-24's in WWII. George McGovern was a B-24 pilot, and the book focuses on his unit. We may now mock his politics, but the man was a patriot and a hero. R.I.P.