The President-Elect: Welcome Home


You get knocked down day after day and you keep coming back, and you learn that you can't win all the time, but if you keep coming back, you might win at last.

That locker-room homily on football was delivered not by Knute Rockne or Alonzo Stagg, but by the next President of the U.S. Perhaps because it applies equally well to his political career, Richard Nixon has never lost interest in the sport that inspired it. He often garnishes his speeches with stories of his football days at Whittier College—he was not very...

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