Farewell to the White House staff - Richard Nixon
Hey, I'm an old member of the comm but under a different user name now. I posted the formal portrait of Nixon (with Lincoln bust) that's on this comm.
Anyway, I just wanted to mention why I admire Nixon a great deal. The man had heart! Many people would have thrown in the towel if put in the same shoes throughout Nixon's life. He never gave up nor did he forget his humble beginnings as the son of a lemon farmer. Even Oliver Stone's "Nixon" was sympathetic towards Nixon at the end of the movie when the 'farewell' speech is quoted and Nixon talks about his parents.
I encourage you to watch the farewell address and read the text. Its Nixon speaking from the Heart and not from a teleprompter. Its a speech that I look towards for inspiration now and then.