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If you had voted  for Nixon, then found out about the Watergate scandal, would it have affected your perception of government power?   If you had voted  for Nixon, then found...

If you had voted  for Nixon, then found out about the Watergate scandal, would it have affected your perception of government power?  

If you had voted  for Nixon, then found out about the Watergate scandal, would it have affected your perception of government power?

 

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This was a mess in every way, and the disillusionment was much more pervasive than just the power of government.  At its core, this was a human failing which used the government to achieve its ends.  Greed, paranoia as mentioned above, arrogance, and even stupidity were the cause of the abuse of power scandal.   Disappointments are more common than any of us would like, I'm sure, especially in the realm of government--the entity which is supposed to represent the best of who we can be. 

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Well, I certainly hope so. I had the privilege to campaign for George McGovern during the 1972 campaign, and though I approved heartily of the Democratic candidate, it was obvious to me that Nixon's corrupt behavior was a terrible thing for American politics. Some of my relatives voted for Nixon, and they were not blind to his corrupt ways. In later years, they scolded themselves for making such a poor choice.

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Like the previous responder, I would also be disappointed but I certainly would not have...

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