Quote Of The Day — October 16, 2013

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With all the power that a President has, the most important thing to bear in mind is this: You must not give power to a man unless, above everything else, he has character. Character is the most important qualification the President of the United States can have.”

RICHARD  NIXON   (1913-1994)
(From TV ad for Barry Goldwater’s presidential campaign in 1964.)

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6 Responses to Quote Of The Day — October 16, 2013

  1. Terry says:

    Well, they TOTALLY overlooked that rule in the last 2 elections.

  2. Mrs AL says:

    I have a bit different take … character has nothing to do with it per se. To me, it’s other two branches’ responsibility to keep Presidential power in check. Clearly they have failed for many, many years.

  3. Clyde says:

    One MINOR scandal, Nixon RESIGNS. A HUNDRED MAJOR scandals, and the left thinks this asshole should be president for life. Liberals. Proving yet again they have ZERO sense.

  4. Buck says:

    Nixon was a target of the left from his time as Ike’s Veep. He did nothing any other POTUS did not do at least as far back as FDR.
    He was definitely not the smartest POTUS ever and his choice of aides left him open to the ultimate coup d’etat that took him out of office. Only Liddy and North seemed to remain loyal with the rest scurrying like rats when the lights came on.
    A good book, “The Cowboy and Yankee War” describes it pretty will.
    A cowboy and yankee war seems to exist today within the GOP..

  5. Buck says:

    Addendum…
    Nixon probably won the hatred of the left with his active participation in the Whittaker Chambers case…

  6. Kathy says:

    Except for a handful in Congress, character is a thing of the past.