Morre democrata que enfrentou Nixon

AFP21 de outubro de 2012

O democrata que enfrentou Richard Nixon na campanha presidencial americana em 1972, George McGovern, morreu neste domingo. O ex-senador de 90 anos estava internado em um hospital de Sioux Falls, na Dakota do Sul. McGovern foi embaixador dos Estados Unidos na Organização das Nações Unidas para a Alimentação e Agricultura em Roma, entre 1998 e 2001.-------------------------------MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, JULY 10, 1972, SOURCE: CBS*NO RESALE for non-editorial purposes*- 54 sec of VAR shots of George McGovern at 1972 Democratic National Convention preparing to accept presidential nomination- SOUNDBITE 1 George McGovern, former US senator and 1972 Democratic presidential candidate (English, 8 sec + 5 sec applause):"So, tonight, I accept your nomination with a full and grateful heart."FILE, NOVEMBER 7, 1972, SOURCE: CBS*NO RESALE for non-editorial purposes*- SOUNDBITE 2 George McGovern, former US senator and 1972 Democratic presidential candidate (English, 8 sec):"We're not going to shed any tears tonight about the great joy that this campaign has brought to us."UNDATED FILE, SOURCE: CBS*NO RESALE for non-editorial purposes*- President Richard Nixon speakingUNDATED FILE, SOURCE: CBS*NO RESALE for non-editorial purposes*- Still photo of then-President Bill Clinton with McGovernFILE, 2000, SOURCE: CBS*NO RESALE for non-editorial purposes*- McGovern speaking as part of his campaign against world hungerFILE, 2010, SOURCE: CBS*NO RESALE for non-editorial purposes*- Shot sequence showing McGovern preparing for and making first skydiving jump in his life, to celebrate his 88th birthday and to raise awareness for his anti-world hunger campaign