Is Hillary Clinton the Democrats’ Richard Nixon?

OffGuardian

by Eric Zuesse

Hillary Clinton’s similarities to Richard Nixon are remarkable:

1:  As presidential candidates. both were highly successful politicians who had exceptionally negative net-approval ratings from the U.S. public, but were viewed highly favorably by the voters within their own party.

2:  Both were unsuccessful in their first run for the Presidency, but managed to come back and ran considerably more successful campaigns the second time around.

3:  Both were highly distrusted, except by the voters within their own party.

4:  Both went into their Presidential campaign years (especially the second time around) as being “the candidate with experience.”

5:  Both were war-hawks and proponents of a big military, but were also liberals on social policies and regulatory policies (for example, Nixon signed into law the National Environmental Policy Act, several environmental initiatives including the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts, the Mammal Marine Protection Act, and the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency…

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