Trump following the Humphrey/Wallace Playbook of 1968
The media and court historians will try to convince you that there was one law and order candidate in 1968. And they want you to think this is a bad thing. In fact – all three main candidates in 1968 ran (understandably) as law and order candidates.
The media and court historians want you to think Richard Nixon was somehow evil and racist for a law and order campaign. As I have mentioned in previous essays, America was burning in 1968 and our soldiers were dying in record numbers in Vietnam. 2016 is not 1968.
Here is what Democratic candidate Hubert Humphrey said in August of 1968.
“I put it very bluntly. Rioting, sniping, mugging, traffic in narcotics and disregard for law are the advance guard of anarchy and they must and they will be stopped. But may I say most respectfully, particularly to some who have spoken before, the answer lies in reasoned, effective action by state, local and federal authority. The answer does not lie in an attack on our courts, our laws or our Attorney General. We do not want a police state, but we need a state of law and order. And neither mob violence nor police brutality have any place in America. And I pledge to use every resource that is available to the President to end for once and for all the fear that is in our cities.”
Here is what Democratic candidate George Wallace said in 1968.
“The first thing I would do as President is to make an announcement that I’d give my moral support as President to the policemen of this country and to the firemen of this country. I’d say, “We stand behind you because you are the thin line between complete anarchy in the streets and the physical safety of our person.”
I covered much of Richard Nixon’s comments in my last essay. Here is an additional portion.
“When the nation with the greatest tradition of the rule of law is plagued by unprecedented lawlessness; When a nation that has been known for a century for equality of opportunity is torn by unprecedented racial violence; And when the President of the United States cannot travel abroad or to any major city at home without fear of a hostile demonstration — then it’s time for new leadership for the United States of America.”
The need to vilify and libel President Nixon by those not well read or those with an agenda – continues. 1968 was a law and order campaign by all – along with Vietnam and other smaller issues.
The next time you hear someone libel President Nixon over 1968 or try to smear him by using the 2016 campaign – call them out. Bob Dole once remarked that the second half of the 20th century would be known as the “Age of Nixon.” Well – not if the media and academia can help it.
America owes President Nixon an apology.