Democratic presidential hopeful Wesley Clark, whose party loyalty and war opposition have come under new scrutiny, won the endorsement on Sunday of George McGovern, the 1972 Democratic Party nominee known for his antiwar politics.
"There are a lot of good Democrats in this race, but Wes Clark is the best Democrat. He is a true progressive. He's the Democrat's Democrat," said McGovern, who lost the 1972 New Hampshire primary to Edmund Muskie but won the nomination.
McGovern, an outspoken critic of the Vietnam War, went on to a landslide defeat against Nixon in the 1972 election.