Former U.S. Senator Eugene McCarthy dies
Saturday, December 10, 2005
McCarthy ran for President of the United States a total of five times, the latest in the . In 1968 he ran against incumbent , who later withdrew his bid for a second term (Johnson was inaugurated following the assassination of , and later won the presidential bid for 1964).
"He was thoughtful and he was principled and he was compassionate and he had a good sense of humor," his son said.