Richard Nixon

Posted: September 4, 2012 in Historical Novelties

Richard Nixon

Richard M. Nixon was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. The only president to resign the office, Nixon had previously served as a US representative and senator from California.

  1. snowgood says:

    He had a certain gravity that’s lacking with many politicians today. Sadly he was also seriously flawed, and in my eyes at least helped bring the nation into disrepute.

    • In the words of Walter Crontike, Richard Nixon was a very good conservative president. His list of presidential accomplishments is nothing short of amazing. Few presidents could match him. He was brought down by his own internal weaknesses and a very aggressive press. We will be sending out one more post of Richard Nixon that summarizes his positive contributions which will include his trip to China and establishing the volunteer army.

  2. paisstat says:

    Mostly a witch hunt it was!

    • The french loved him, they thought he was very shrewd. If the press had been as aggressive with JFK and LBJ they might have been brought down too.

      • paisstat says:

        He was very shrewd and extremely smart and talented politically. His primary mistake was not babying and caressing the ego of the press, for which they got their revenge.

      • The argument could be made that JFK and LBJ were at least as bad if not much worse in terms of potential scandals than Nixon. But the liberal press generally supported these presidents to a far greater degree and seemed to hate Nixon. Nixon was less likable than a Ronald Reagan and had many people who distrusted him. However, despite his many flaws there was much greatness in this complex man. Bill Clinton’s eulogy to Nixon which listed his many accomplishments was well thought out and appropriate for this man of many contradictions.

      • paisstat says:

        Agreed. Once the press decides to destroy someone, given enough time, it will happen. Look at the assassination job they did on Romney this last time around!

      • Right on. Candy Crowley Practically tackled him on stage.

  3. I thought Richard M. Nixon was the most interesting and influential president of his era. In no way shape or form was he a conservative.

    • It is all relative. The liberals would definitely say he was a conservative. The conservatives thought he
      was more of a moderate but they trusted him not to give the store away in his dealings with congress. He got
      many things accomplished his one and half terms however.

  4. Andrew Ocean says:

    Moderates running down the middle of the road wind up road kill.

  5. mionsiog says:

    “Nixon had previously served as a US representative and senator from California.”
    You left out that he was the Vice President for eight years which might have hurt him in the long run as he was in the public eye for those eight years, while other men have come into the President with much less exposure.
    Very nice web site thank you.
    Take Care.

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