View Poll Results: If Watergate had never happened would Nixon be remembered as a good President?

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Thread: If Watergate had never happened...

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    Re: If Watergate had never happened...

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    If Watergate had never happened...

    ...would Richard Nixon be remembered as a good President?

    Legacy-wise, 20+ years after he would have left office at the end of his term.
    Nixon was s great president

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    Re: If Watergate had never happened...

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Nixon was s great president


    You're not going to sell that idea to many Americans who can read.

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    Re: If Watergate had never happened...

    I think that's really gonna depend on who you ask.

    For me, kicking the Drug War off in earnest is a major black mark, and kind of hard for me to get over. But I suppose I would have still put him in the middle of the pack, were it not for Watergate, based on what he did in his presidency to that point.

    As others have said, it's a little hard to know given that he didn't finish it because of Watergate.

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    Re: If Watergate had never happened...

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Nixon was s great president
    By what measure?
    "Every time something really bad happens, people cry out for safety, and the government answers by taking rights away from good people." - Penn Jillette.

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    Re: If Watergate had never happened...

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    You're not going to sell that idea to many Americans who can read.
    What does reading have to do with it

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    Re: If Watergate had never happened...

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    By what measure?
    Opened up China, got us off the gold standard and negotiated that saudi Arabia sell oil only in dollars

    Henry Kissinger was his sos, and perhaps the greatest this country has ever had.

    Nixon gets credit for Kissinger, who was the true brains of the operation. Our current superpower status is directly owed to events that took place during the Nixon admib

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    Re: If Watergate had never happened...

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Opened up China, got us off the gold standard and negotiated that saudi Arabia sell oil only in dollars

    Henry Kissinger was his sos, and perhaps the greatest this country has ever had.

    Nixon gets credit for Kissinger
    , who was the true brains of the operation. Our current superpower status is directly owed to events that took place during the Nixon admib


    And both of those criminals get credit for Pinochet coming to power in Chile.

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    Re: If Watergate had never happened...

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    And both of those criminals get credit for Pinochet coming to power in Chile.
    Chile is a minor footnote in Anerican history, only because as bad of a guy as Agusto Pinochet was, the events of chile didn't significantly affect the U.S. Economy, our security, or our standing in the world

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    Re: If Watergate had never happened...

    Nixon is most underrated president in American history

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    Re: If Watergate had never happened...

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Chile is a minor footnote in Anerican history, only because as bad of a guy as Agusto Pinochet was, the events of chile didn't significantly affect the U.S. Economy, our security, or our standing in the world


    Tell that BS to the many thousands of Chile's citizens who were murdered and abused by the Pinochet regime which was put in power by the USA.

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