• Nixon, Now More Than Ever

    Posted on by Jack Pitney

    At the Huffington Post, Ray Brescia writes of the phrase “Now, More Than Ever,” or NMTE: Interestingly, it was not George W. Bush who introduced the phrase to the political discourse. In fact, it was another Republican President, Richard Nixon, who used the NMTE phrase in his re-election effort in1972. In that campaign, Nixon played […]

    Posted in The New Nixon

  • 37's Resolutions for '69 and '70

    Posted on by Frank Gannon

    RN 1970: A photograph by portraitist Merrett Smith. On the night of 6 February 1969  RN was preparing for an interview with TIME and LIFE columnist Hugh Sidey.  He wrote three pages of thoughts and resolutions regarding the responsibilities and opportunities of a President. Compassionate, Bold, Courageous,… Zest for the job (not lonely but awesome). […]

    Posted in The New Nixon

  • Auld Acquaintance — Memories of 1969

    Posted on by Frank Gannon

    As 2009 comes to an end, here is a brief (and highly selective) look back forty years ago — to 1969.  Many other important and memorable events occurred — but their photos haven’t yet reached the internet. On 20 January 1969, RN was inaugurated as the thirty-seventh President of the United States. 36 and 37: […]

    Posted in The New Nixon

  • 12.31.09

    Posted on by Frank Gannon

    In A Life in Full, his biography of RN, Conrad Black surveys the situation at the end of the Nixon Administration’s first year, on New Year’s Eve 1969: Nixon had withdrawn another 50,000 men from Vietnam by year’s end, bringing U.S. force levels down 115,000 to 435,000, easily beating Clark Clifford’s target of 100,000 fewer […]

    Posted in The New Nixon