Quote Originally Posted by Louise View Post
I grew up in Berkeley California in the 60's. My father was a civil rights attorney and left wing political activist. Most of me extended family is ultra liberal. Some are very high up in the Dem party as major fundraisers, etc.

I was walking the precincts for McGovern...lol

But once I married and had children and began being a responsible adult, I became more and more conservative.
I got McGovern's autograph the spring after his defeat.

He was giving the Memorial Day speech in the town he grew up in and I was there visiting relatives.

Until a few years ago a late uncle and aunt of mine lived next door to the Church, now a museum that his father preached at.

When he was running for president the highway leading to that small town boasted signs "Visit the historic home of George McGovern" or something like that.