It was interesting to read Ben Stein’s guest column in NewsMax titled “Reminiscences of a Nixon Insider.”
Remember, most voters were snowed by the hostile press and Democratic politicians to believe that the Watergate break-in to Democratic Party headquarters by supporters of President Nixon was the crime of the century. By world standards it was a trivial occurrence, committed by Democrat administrations as well. The Kennedy and Johnson administrations had involved us in an Asian land war (Vietnam) after the French president warned them: “You will lose uncounted men and material.” Soon after the French were bloodied and forced out, then came many years of U.S. losses. Mr. Nixon pulled all U.S. combat troops out of Vietnam by the end of 1972, and later brought prisoners of war home. To secure peace for a generation, Mr. Nixon went to China secretly behind the backs of the Soviets to open dialog and put a wedge between the two communist superpowers.
Mr. Nixon was a statesman – not part of the usual run of politicians we have had. I am certain that a commonsense businessman, Mitt Romney, also has statesmanlike abilities to raise the economy and keep the peace.