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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Dem's 1972 Presidential Candidate George McGovern Coming to NSU Law Center; 1000% Certain!

Two former presidential candidates will speak and answer questions about politics next week at Nova Southeastern University. They are resident and Nova lecturere John Anderson, and my 1972 hero, George McGovern. I was one of his delegates. We did well. Nixon beat us in 49 states and with 99% of the vote. But to give you a refresher on Senator McGovern, he opposed a foreign war. He also had as much luck with his vice presidential nominees as President Obama has had with his cabinet posts. After about 7 tries, McGovern chose as his VP the janitor at Stranahan High. But it was too late. The election was over by then.
Anyway, come to my law office, and our Presidential Poster Conference Room, hosted by Alvin Entin, and you get to see some of the original McGovern/Eagleton buttons. Alternatively, go see the man himself. He is coming to town. The candidates - George McGovern, the Democratic nominee in 1972, and John Anderson, who ran as a third-party candidate in 1980 - will appear March 26 at the Shepard Broad Law Center. The event is open to the non-NSU public.

After the discussion, McGovern will hold a signing of his recently released book Abraham Lincoln. McGovern is a former congressman and senator. A decorated World War II combat veteran, McGovern was noted for his opposition to the Vietnam War.

Anderson is a former United States congressman from Illinois. In 1987, Anderson joined the faculty at the Shepard Broad Law Center as a distinguished visiting professor and currently teaches Constitutional Decision Making and the Law of the Electoral Process. He is chairman of the Center for Voting and Democracy and writes extensively about reforming the electoral process.

The free event will be held at the Law Center on NSU's main campus at 3305 College Ave. in Davie starting at 6 p.m. RSVPs can be made by calling 954-262-6100. Seating will be first-come first-served, so people are advised to show up early. If there's an overflow crowd, they'll be able to watch a video feed from a different room.

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