I was watching 70’s Fever on The History Channel last night, and I realized that if Bobby Kennedy had lived he would have been President in 1968. I’m sure Nixon would have echoed Salieri’s remark in Amadeus. “And then a miracle happened.” Or rather I grokked the implications of an RFK presidency. Nixon campaigned on ending the war in Viet Nam and once inaugurated promptly escalated the war. Hmm… Bush campaigned on tackling global warming (among other things). We all know how well that worked out.
There were accusations Reagan interfered with the Iran hostage situation, though nothing was proven. So I’m not sure what to make of this: LBJ White House Tapes Reveal Nixon ‘Treason’, Sabotage of Viet Nam Peace Talks
I think we should rename the Republican Party the Opposite Party because they do the exact opposite of everything the promise. The sad thing is too many Americans are like Charlie Brown trying to kick the football Lucy holds for him. The tragedy is they think it’s their fault they missed the football. So they keep doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results.