When I was a little kid, my parents were hippies and we did not like Richard Nixon which seems like a good thing, even if you’re not a hippie.
I got very interested in politics during the 1972 presidential elections. That’s Nixon vs. McGovern. In my 5th grade class, we had mock elections and I was McGovern. Even I was beaten in a landslide.
I collected campaign buttons (Yeah… I had McGovern/Eagleton pins… yep) and one of them said “Remember October 9th”. That was a reference to something that Nixon had said during his 1968 campaign. On October 9th (Rocktober 9th, if you’re cool) he said “Those who have had a chance for four years and could not produce peace, should not be given another chance.” Cut to 1972, the McGovern campaign used Nixon’s own words against him to absolutely no effect.
Originally, Nixon was going to say “Those who have had a chance for four years and could not produce peace and started another war should not be given another chance.” but no one thought that there would ever be any president that awful.
Remember October 9th.