If you ever figure out what the big deal was with “Watergate”, why don’t you fill the rest of us in on it. What happened at the Watergate Hotel FORTY YEARS AGO HAPPENS EVERY DAMN DAY in politics these days.
Perhaps I can help.
The DEM party was trying to blackmail members of the Republican party. Supposedly they had some 'incriminating' photographs (could it have been some Republican bigwig with a COLOMBIAN HOOKER? ( Nah, stuff like that never happens, right?) stored in a safe in a room at the Watergate Hotel.
The REP party (campaign manager) needed to know if it was true, and who it was.
So... they had some 'plumbers' (known usually as government 'operatives') break in to get the photos.
There were no photos, it was all a wild goose chase designed to catch the 'burglars' in the act, and use it against the Republican Party Candidate(Nixon).