Why did Nixon win 49 out of 50 states for re-election?

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    if he was such a terrible president??

    McGovern won his own state - if only Gore had been able to do that in 2000
     
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    Nixon was a political and foreign policy genius who was corrupt to the core. The Southern Strategy of 1968 began the shifting of the South white votes into the GOP column. He made momentous strides with the Soviet Union, Red China, and was not afraid to hold the North Viets' feet to the fire with his massive bombing campaigns in the North.

    The Dems simply had no one who could hold a candle to him.
     
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    You woulnda have thought so listening to Hanoi Jane
     
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    My Grandfather flew a mission with McGovern as his co-pilot. I wonder what he thought about McGovern as he saw him run in 1972?

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    While I respect(ed) McGoverns service in WW2 - he would have made a terrible president.

    One of those I HAVE SEEN WAR turned pacifist-types.
     
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    As I recall, McGovern got MA, RI and DC. So he got 2 states and a bit.

    He didn't get South Dakota.

    McGovern volunteered for extra missions over his 30. No doubt he was a great guy. Just clueless.
     
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    Hanoi Jane was a bitch.

    I cast my first legal vote for Nixon.

    Despite being of prime draft age.
     
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    What was terrible about the Nixon administration? Imagine a couple of reporters creating a ficticious "informant" within any other administration and getting away with concealing the identity for 30 years until the alleged informant died and couldn't answer questions.. Karl Marx Bernstein was the son of card carrying communists and was raised with a hatred for Nixon who was a federal prosecutor working on communist infiltration. LBJ set the bar for spying and crooked black bag operations. Barry Goldwater's plane was bugged. All of a sudden the media was shocked that the Nixon administration was engaging in dirty tricks and they forgot about the fake Gulf of Tonkin incident that started VietNam.
     
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    But Woodward was a Republican. Sort of evens things out, doesn't it?
     

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