Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Then vs. Now: The Way Things Used to Be

1972 presidential election: Nixon won a majority vote in 49 states (including McGovern's home state of South Dakota), with only Massachusetts and the District of Columbia voting for the challenger George McGovern.


At 1/20/2010 12:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

On this day ... [November 6, 1956], Martin Luther King voted for the Republican presidential ticket, Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon.

Martin Luther King told Nixon of his vote during a public meeting in Ghana, where they were attending a presidential inauguration.

While campaigning for re-election, Vice President Richard Nixon declared: "Most of us will live to see the day when American boys and girls will sit, side by side, at any school - public or private - with no respect paid to the color of skin. Segregation, discrimination and prejudice have no place in America."

The following year, Vice President Nixon helped defeat the Democrat filibuster against the GOP's 1957 Civil Rights Act.

Grand Old Partisan

At 1/20/2010 3:44 AM, Blogger PeakTrader said...

Massachusetts may be the most liberal state. However, McGovern wasn't a good candidate. McCain wasn't a good candidate either, and ran a very poor campaign.

Anyway, Obama's response to the financial and economic crisis has been almost all wrong. One of the most prosperous eras was 1995-00 when the U.S. had a moderate President and a conservative Congress. A Marxist President and a liberal Congress has been a poor combination.

At 1/20/2010 8:34 AM, Blogger Andy said...

Of course Nixon was one of the worst presidents ever, so...


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