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Early 1970’s

Equality had a more lib record than jfk on race

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Unformatted text preview: ture and education 1972 year of Watergate- transform politics Nixon • Very poor • Quaker- • Duke lawschool- scholarship • Didn’t fit in at all- ended up 3rd in class • Always had chip on shoulder about being poor etc • Served in WW2 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Ran for cong in California by saying his opponent was a slob and an arrogant ass- de Served on HUAC Elected senator Eisenhower vp candidate- controversy over sevcret slush fund for GOP- he went ahead and gave a televised interview- checkers speech- “yes he had received a gift, a puppy checkers, our family lovesss hm, if you want us to give him back,” self pitying and obnoxious- amazing abilty to come back 1960- first prz debate on tv- nix vs JFK- nix only 4 years older- radio listeners though nix won the debate- tv viewers- voted for kennedy- he looked sweaty and shifty etc 1962- won for gov in ca and loses- runs for prez in 68- great comeback rep the average American- won as repub against humphrey- great example of how parties hve changed since early 60s Nixon on race: oppose...
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