KEENE, N.H., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Former Democratic U.S. presidential candidate George McGovern Sunday endorsed Wesley Clark for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Speaking in Keene, N.H., McGovern -- who went down to a record landslide defeat against President Richard Nixon in 1972 -- praised Clark as "the best Democrat. He's a true progressive. He's the Democrats' Democrat."
"There is only one man in the race who has a serious strategy to get us out of the war in Iraq," McGovern said. He also praised Clark's tax plan to help the middle class.
McGovern's backing could be a significant boost for Clark, as it will give him credibility with left wing anti-war activists in the party who have long trusted McGovern.