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OPINION: My favorite election year -- 1972

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The 40th anniversary of President Richard Nixon's resignation brings me back to the 1972 presidential campaign.

During that contest I watched as the adults around me chose between character and fear.


I was 13 and living in New York, when Nixon ran for re-election against Sen. George McGovern, of South Dakota. I largely saw politics through my parents' eyes.

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