George McGovern hospitalized in Florida
April 4th, 2012
09:00 PM ET
8 years ago

George McGovern hospitalized in Florida

(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.


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  1. Name Jeff Ostach

    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

    April 4, 2012 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  2. T'sah from Virginia

    Get Well!

    April 4, 2012 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  3. Thomas

    An honorable Gentleman who served his country in war and peace.

    All the best to him.

    April 4, 2012 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  4. RIP Clyde Frog

    I was moved when he prayed with Jesse Jackson and renounced his rascist past

    April 4, 2012 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm |
  5. Donna

    Prayers and good thoughts for such a wonderful man.

    April 4, 2012 11:56 pm at 11:56 pm |
  6. Tired of republican lies

    Stay well Mr McGovern....I hope the medical system will continue to see you through!!! God Bless You!!!

    April 5, 2012 01:02 am at 1:02 am |
  7. Demo

    Get well soon george!

    April 5, 2012 02:14 am at 2:14 am |
  8. Brown O.Dede.

    Get well soon.

    April 5, 2012 02:41 am at 2:41 am |
  9. Pk duster

    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

    April 5, 2012 03:48 am at 3:48 am |
  10. Pk duster

    I could not vote for a hippy flower love child but get well som

    April 5, 2012 03:51 am at 3:51 am |
  11. Robb

    I hope the ole george will be fine. He is a good man.

    April 5, 2012 06:51 am at 6:51 am |
  12. Casey

    I voted for McGovern. I wish him well. Hoping Pres Obama has a similar campaign ths year though.

    April 5, 2012 07:11 am at 7:11 am |