Nixon. No, he doesn’t deserve to be blocked in with Twitterboy. He knew what he was doing - and did some truly remarkable things. Along with some, dare I use the word, deplorable things. I appreciate most the contrast you made between the circumstances from which the two men were moulded. And of course Nixon knew the political world through a long apprenticeship and by coming up through the ranks. He also knew how to choose adept and knowledgeable cabinet members and advisors.
I don’t buy the rest of your advocacy of Nixon. I lived through that era. You have piqued my curiosity however and I intend to do more reading about him. I especially want to know more about his contact with Martin Luther King, Jr.