The Election: Now I Stand

"You do the best you can and then you stand," said Richard Milhous Nixon, quoting a sermon he had heard in church on Sunday. Added Nixon: "I did the best I can and now I stand." In that spirit of fatalism—or resignation—Nixon flew home to California on election eve to await the people's judgment, bone-tired after a grueling campaign that had taken him 65,000 miles and into all 50 states. After a midnight rally and parade in Los Angeles, Nixon and wife Pat turned in at the Royal Suite of the Ambassador Hotel, rose...

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