Could Rick Santorum be the Republican George McGovern?

A blogger thinks so:

… Exactly 40 years after Senator George McGovern, the “true liberal” in the Democratic race, wrested the Party’s nomination from “Establishment” candidate Ed Muskie, the ghost of McGovern looms large and threatening on Mitt Romney’s path to the nomination. As does the specter of Ed Muskie from neighboring Vermont who, like Romney, stumbled in New Hampshire after some dirty tricks by the Manchester Union-Leader. Muskie in 1972, like Romney in 2012, won New Hampshire as expected, but not decisively — and therein lies the rub.

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2 thoughts on “Could Rick Santorum be the Republican George McGovern?

  1. no- how could you propose such a ridiculous idea- maybe you should see what Rick stands for and then compare it to McGovern- the two are in no way near anything alike- better try for another ridiculous headline like Newt president of new moon colony, or Mitt head of religous cult??

  2. Ron, chill out. No one is saying that Santorum shares McGovern’s values. The author is making a baseball observation: Santorum brings the same weaknesses to the general election that McGovern did, and the current primary is playing out with similarities to the 1972 show.

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