Re: Contrast and Compare
"He served in an era where presidents could not dream of the crap our current Oval Occupant regularly pulls on us."
Big Bohng it's pretty clear that you've missed the point of my post with respect to Nixon & Bill, but I doubt you would be willing or able to comprehend the fact that presidential campaigns have been become carnivals.
I'll let you go ahead and produce your Nixon vs Clinton score sheets, but I'd like to contribute one of Nixon's most cynical acts to help get you started...
It is now a matter of public record that Nixon's election campaign was under surveillance - and one of the tidbits the surveillance operation discovered was that Nixon was conspiring to sabotage LBJ's Vietnam peace negotiations in order to secure enough of a swing in the polls in order to become president.
You can argue about whether this actually had any net effect on the negotiations all you like, but ultimately Nixon cynically chose to stall the peace process (and get lots more people killed in the process) in order to secure the presidency. Interestingly LBJ was made aware of the sabotage, but he declined to use the evidence against Nixon, believing (correctly IMO) that it would destroy the election process.
Your opinion on the relative merits of Nixon & Clinton are irrelevant to the fact that both Nixon and Clinton weakened the credibility of the election process in the US. BTW I don't have a vote in the US so it doesn't actually matter what I think either. :)