It is not a perfect comparison and Donald Trump is not Richard Nixon and Hillary Clinton is not Hubert Humphrey. But there are enough similarities to give us pause. There is the fact that Nixon won and that today Donald Trump is rising in the polls with a Law & Order campaign. It appears there are ideas that Donald Trump has grabbed onto to set himself apart from usual Republican candidates and in this year to take on and batter all his primary opponents.
He is now about to be crowned as the Republican Party's nominee. The man who began by telling us he'll build a wall on our southern border, he'll overturn Obamacare, he will win the war on terror. He says he'll create jobs, turn around our trade deficit and protect the American people and our men in blue.
There is more than enough there to interest Republicans and to turn the heads of many Independents because the candidate he faces comes to the contest carrying a generation of baggage that has been made worse by the recent words of the FBI Director. There is fear, enough to go around, enough to worry a majority of Americans and enough to make an unconventional campaign led by a highly unconventional candidate into a opportunity to change history.