Richard Nixon’s First Retirement

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It was 48 years ago this week that a very disgruntled politician told a California press conference that "you won’t have Dick Nixon to kick around anymore." Nixon had just failed in his bid to become Governor of California. He announced that he was retiring from politics.

Not quite. Exactly 10 years later, on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 1972, Richard Nixon was re-elected to a second term as President of the U.S. He won a landslide victory over George McGovern, carrying every state in the union, except Massachusetts.

Nixon’s life of dramatic ups and downs continued, as two years later he became the first person in history to resign the presidency. Remember Watergate?

— Chip Wood

Chip Wood

is the geopolitical editor of PersonalLiberty.com. He is the founder of Soundview Publications, in Atlanta, where he was also the host of an award-winning radio talk show for many years. He was the publisher of several bestselling books, including Crisis Investing by Doug Casey, None Dare Call It Conspiracy by Gary Allen and Larry Abraham and The War on Gold by Anthony Sutton. Chip is well known on the investment conference circuit where he has served as Master of Ceremonies for FreedomFest, The New Orleans Investment Conference, Sovereign Society, and The Atlanta Investment Conference.