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To: Reagan Man

If Nixon hadn’t resigned, there would have been zero chance of a President Reagan. The GOP nominee in ‘76 would have been Nixon’s successor - perhaps John Connally or someone. And they probably would have won.


8 posted on 06/26/2008 10:24:10 PM PDT by furquhart (John S. McCain for President)
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To: furquhart
>>>>>If Nixon hadn’t resigned, there would have been zero chance of a President Reagan.

Watergate or no Watergate, Reagan was planning on running for the GOP nomination in 1976. He had made a stab at the GOP nomination in 1968 in an effort to stop Nixon. By default, Jimmah Carter turned out to be the anti-Nixon/anti-Watergate/anti-Vietnam War candidate. Had Nixon survived Watergate, the GOP would've been in decent shape for a serious effort by Reagan to become the nominee. Maybe with Connerly as his running mate.

10 posted on 06/26/2008 10:51:20 PM PDT by Reagan Man ( McCain Wants My Conservative Vote in November --- EARN IT or NO DEAL !!!)
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