Nixon on Communism and Socialism. Nixon on Gorbachev and Yeltsin. After losing the presidency to John F. Kennedy in , the rising political star of Richard Nixon seemed to fell into a state of limbo. Already having served in a variety of capacities in Washington, he finally decided to challenge incumbent California Democrat Pat Brown for his gubernatorial seat in The California campaign was the worst he had endured during his nearly two decade political career. There was no morning, afternoon, or evening that I did not deny that I was planning to use the governorship as a stepping-stone to a presidential candidacy in
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You won't have Nixon to kick around anymore, because, gentlemen, this is my last press conference. Richard M. Sign Up. My Account.
Richard Nixon's November 1962 press conference
Good morning, gentlemen. Now that Mr. Klein has made his statement, and now that all the members of the press are so delighted that I have lost, I'd like to make a statement of my own. I appreciate the press coverage in this campaign.
Hop in our time machine and join Daily Kos Elections as we revisit key elections from yester-year and imagine what we might have written about those races at the time—without any benefit of hindsight. While a few late polls showed Nixon trailing the incumbent, no one expected the drubbing we just saw. To say this has been a nasty contest would be an understatement. When Nixon declared his candidacy last year, he looked like a shoo-in in Republican-leaning California. Meanwhile, Brown and his allies worked hard to argue that Nixon only wanted the governorship so he could set himself up for a rematch with Kennedy in