George McGovern's Views

George McGovern talked about the current state of American politics and the Democratic Party. In doing so, he announced he would not seek… read more

George McGovern talked about the current state of American politics and the

Democratic Party. In doing so, he announced he would not seek the

1992 Democratic presidential nomination, due to personal and

political reasons. He stated he could best advance his political

agenda without the distraction of personal ambition.

Mr. McGovern called for a new agenda of issues to be addressed during

the 1992 presidential elections besides the ACLU, Willie Horton, and

the pledge of allegiance. He said U.S. economic policies should be

reexamined in the face of reduced defense spending and the gaping

federal deficit, to provide funds for social programs as well as

productive foreign policies such as reconstruction of the economy of

the Soviet Union. He said George Bush was preoccupied with foreign

affairs, and criticized President Bush for representing fiscal

irresponsibility and the wealthy of the U.S.

He also responded to questions submitted by audience members. close

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130 Views
Program ID:
18096-1
Category:
National Press Club
Format:
National Press Club Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 23, 1991 | 5:49pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
May 27, 1991 | 7:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • May 23, 1991 | 5:49pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 23, 1991 | 11:33pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 24, 1991 | 7:57am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 26, 1991 | 7:23pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 27, 1991 | 7:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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