Nixon had to be investigated but at the same time such a contrast, one of the most intelligent men ever to sit behind the Resolute Desk (of course various studies disputed this) and the most morally bankrupt. He’s such a contrast that is so hard to square up, even presidential historians have a hard time with him. I should add I’m not a personal fan of his politics nor his presidency because I’m sure that will be lost on some.IMO, Watergate began the secret dream of so many in the media - wanting to be the next Woodward/Bernstein. And both parties have used impeachment as a tool against each other.
I do agree that it has only emboldened the media and not for the better in terms of the investigation.
Disagree and agree here.I'm not pleased with most of the policies being put forward by either side right now - I don't think I've voted for a candidate in decades. And I doubt I ever will again. Maybe I've just lost my youthful idealism after being presented with harsh reality over time. And witnessing the unintended consequences of enacting policies I supported way back when - while I and others dismissed all of the "older generation's" concerns as just being resistant to change - or worse.
I’m with you that I like neither “sides” policies but at the same time voting (for me at least) has been a positive affirmation: since 2008 for someone and since 2012 I’ve voted Libertarian, which for me is FOR something, I walked out of the voting booth in 2012 with the best feeling (knowing my candidate couldn’t win) it did it all the same. I made a positive affirmation something I’ve long held is one-off the problems in American politics for a while now: people vote not so much as to get what they want but to prevent others from getting what they want. And that’s at all levels of government by my estimation.
Looking back since 1992 and who I voted for, and my reasoning?
1992: Bush, voted against Clinton
1996: Nader, voted against both parties.
2000: Gore, voted against Bush.
2004: Kerry, voted against Bush.
2008: McCain, voted for McCain hoping for the 2000 version of him.
2012: Johnson- voted for him rather than against Obama
2016: Johnson-voted for him rather than against the other two.
Since 2008 I’ve made it a positive affirmation of what I vote for in a presidential candidate. Might be small, it may not matter, but for me it does.