New Revelation About Richard Nixon, Watergate, And Resignation!

The historian Douglas Brinkley has just published a new book, “The Nixon Tapes, 1973”, which reveal the details of the Watergate White House tapes, now all released after 40 years.

The point that is most noticeable is that Richard Nixon considered resigning, and said so to his White House Chief of Staff, Alexander Haig, on May 25, 1973, almost 15 months before he actually resigned on August 9, 1974.

Had he done that, Vice President Spiro Agnew would have become President, just months before the revelation that he had engaged in illegal activities, including accepting cash bribes as Vice President.  That revelation in October 1973 led to his resignation, and his replacement by Gerald Ford, under the 25th Amendment, a very lucky break for the nation!

So history would have been transformed, with Nixon quitting, and possibly revelation of President Agnew as deserving of removal from office as well!

So Gerald Ford was a blessing, and Nixon’s thoughts of resigning but not doing so, transformed American history!

19 comments on “New Revelation About Richard Nixon, Watergate, And Resignation!

  1. Ariel Leis September 30, 2015 9:50 am


  2. Rustbelt Democrat September 30, 2015 10:06 am

    First and probably only time I agree with something Ariel said.

  3. Ronald September 30, 2015 10:52 am

    HAHA! A good one, Rustbelt Democrat! 🙂

  4. Ariel Leis September 30, 2015 3:39 pm

    The Professor should write a book about historical “What ifs….”. Take 5 important defining historical moments in our history and speculate about the alternatives.
    What if Washington had been killed in battler?
    What if Lincoln had lost to McClellan? and so on…

  5. Ronald September 30, 2015 8:25 pm

    Actually, Ariel, I HAVE published last month a book on Presidential Assassinations, announced on this blog, and TEN radio interviews posted on here, but no one who reads this blog has made any comment about it.

    Chapter 17 deals with 15 “Might Have Been'” Presidents if history had been different, so why don’t you purchase a copy with 30 percent off offered by Rowman Littlefield, and get your “fill” of “What If”? LOL

  6. Ariel Leis October 2, 2015 8:37 pm

    Have any of your read the books “The Naked Communist” and “Mien Kampf”? Have any of you read Eduard Bernstein or Antonio Gramsci? Just curious.

  7. Princess Leia October 2, 2015 10:53 pm

    Absolutely not.

  8. Ronald October 3, 2015 7:48 am

    Southern Liberal, I second the book you list, with the inspiring stories and words of the great progressives who have transformed this nation with their wisdom and their deeds!

  9. Ariel Leis October 3, 2015 8:33 am

    If any of you would have read at least Gramsci, you would be able to ask yourself how on earth does this book (Wisdom of Progressive Voices) put JFK, Teddy Roosevelt, MLF in the same category as Howard Zinn for example? You would ask yourself that and of course understand the irony.

  10. Pragmatic Progressive October 3, 2015 11:31 am

    It’s like the Professor said. Inspiring stories and words of wisdom from great progressives.

  11. Rustbelt Democrat October 3, 2015 11:52 am

    Our GOTea troll here is stupidly hinting that being a social activist means you’re a Communist, which is absolutely NOT true.

  12. Ariel Leis October 3, 2015 4:57 pm

    Rustbelt: How would you know if you have not read any of the books? How can you argue on a subject that you are completely ignorant on?

  13. Former Republican October 3, 2015 5:05 pm

    Rustbelt’s right. We know what your intentions here are.

  14. Pragmatic Progressive October 3, 2015 5:09 pm

    Quite agree Former Republican! He is just here to argue and demonize the opposition.

  15. Ariel Leis October 3, 2015 8:49 pm

    Demonize the opposition?? Are you serious? First of all, Republicans are the opposition today. Second, have you been reading the Professor’s posts? Talk about demonizing and spewing insults against the opposition!

  16. Ronald October 3, 2015 9:05 pm

    Ariel, you need to look in the mirror, as it is YOU who are demonizing and insulting, not me!

    You are not interested in a friendly dialogue, but rather total destruction and hate mongering.

    Don’t you have better things to do with your time?

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