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Sure was. Of course, Nixon mishandled it badly and the media was out to get him before his election anyway. All he had to say was that these jerks did dirty tricks, and I denounce them for it. That's what clever pols do. What coverups did Hillary do compared with "Tricky Dick" Nixon? Via Instapundit.
Was Nixon even a Conservative? Not really. A moderate without a winning personality. JFK was the sleaze along with the rest of his disgusting family.
Oh wow! I agree with everything you said. Nixon was harassed out of office by the press and the left, but I digress. The real story was that the Democrats had a book of prostitutes with full frontal nude pictures that they used to "ply" potential donors and foreign dignitaries. Makes Epstein look like a piker.
And JFK was the most handsome candidate that money could buy and money did steal that election. They had so many dead people voting in Chicago that they had to replant all the cemeteries. The Chicago Mafia made a deal to get him elected if his DOJ would back off. But Kennedy reneged on the deal after elected and went after the mob; then the mob went after him. It didn't help that Kennedy was diddling Marilyn Munroe while the Chicago mob boss was too. So they both had to die...
JFK like, Trump, also had "F*ck You" money, which made it near impossible to buy him off. Also like Trump, JFK was a direct threat to the Clowns In Action, which he vowed to scatter into a million pieces as well as a threat to the Federal Reserve!
Threaten the Central Bankers/Deep State and you immediately become a target for removal with extreme prejudice!
Nixon was solidly anti-communist. He came up from the non-elite, non-country-club Republicans. When he preached "law and order," the totality of those speeches revealed that he was talking most about cracking down on anti-American protestors, not criminals in general, not protestors in general. He communicated that he did love the US, however much he would compromise with other nations.
He therefore appealed to a great many Americans who believed they could trust him on the main things, even though they saw him as one more Washington politician - which he was. There are a half-dozen flavors of conservative, but Nixon didn't fit most of those well. He was not greatly fiscally conservative; he was not a deficit hawk; he was neither a social conservative nor a libertarian; he liked regulation.
He was a paranoid SOB and that was his downfall, as that was what was used against him. But you know what? He had a reason to be paranoid. The long campaign against him by communists influencing socialists influencing leftists influencing liberals began because he successfully depthcharged Alger Hiss. It eventually worked, even though he was dead right.
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Nixon's "crime" was that he was loyal to those who were loyal to him; even when those loyal friends screwed up.
Now, had he thrown them under the bus like so many other politicians would have done he wouldn't have given the press something to hang him with.
The leftists tried to rehabilitate Alger Hiss by claiming he was framed. They produced a movie titled "The Trials of Alger Hiss" in which Hiss was portrayed as the victim of a conspiracy. The release of the Venona transcripts proved Hiss was a spy.
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