(CNN) - Former Democratic presidential nominee George McGovern, 89, was admitted to a Florida hospital on Tuesday, CNN has confirmed.
The liberal icon is being evaluated for "brief transient spells where he passes out and becomes verbally unresponsive," his family said in a statement.
One of the "good guys" who was crucified during the 1972 Presidential campaign for his anti-Vietnam views. Republicans torched this gentle man for being "UnAmerican." He lost decisively to one of the most paranoid Presidents in our nation's history. And McGovern was a WWII fighter pilot. Just the beginning of what would be a Republican Party whose views were and still are today, out of touch with reality. My prayers go out to Senator McGovern and his family. A true Patriot who served his country with dignity and honor
An honorable Gentleman who served his country in war and peace.
All the best to him.
I was moved when he prayed with Jesse Jackson and renounced his rascist past
Prayers and good thoughts for such a wonderful man.
Stay well Mr McGovern....I hope the medical system will continue to see you through!!! God Bless You!!!
Get well soon george!
Get well soon.
My wife saw george m at a concert in l972 at a barbara streisand concert barbara lit up a joint we would not vote for him but we wish him to get well soon
I could not vote for a hippy flower love child but get well som
I hope the ole george will be fine. He is a good man.
I voted for McGovern. I wish him well. Hoping Pres Obama has a similar campaign ths year though.