Eugene McCarthy Quotes

If you've been around for thirty years posing moral judgments on politics and society, you've got to take a stand. You can't go waving your wooden sword forever.

Eugene McCarthy
Eugene McCarthy
  • Born: March 29, 1916
  • Died: December 10, 2005
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician

Eugene Joseph McCarthy was an American politician and poet from Minnesota. He served in the United States House of Representatives from 1949 to 1959 and the United States Senate from 1959 to 1971. McCarthy sought the Democratic nomination in the 1968 presidential election, challenging incumbent Lyndon B. Johnson on an anti-Vietnam War platform. McCarthy unsuccessfully sought the presidency five times.