However, Nixon had many policies which seem downright liberal and contrary to conservative principles. He opened diplomatic relations with China, signed the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty with the Soviet Union and got them to lay off their support for North Vietnam, fixed prices on food, and endorsed the Equal Rights Amendment after it passed both houses of Congress.
On the contrary, Nixon pursued secret bombings in Cambodia and Laos, sought to win over segregationist voters with a "middle way" between integration and segregation, and advocated a New Federalism which would have given more autonomy to state and local governments.
Nixon was a complicated man, but his policies seem to wildly veer between the Left and Right spectrum throughout his Presidency.
Do you think Nixon's a conservative? A liberal? Or a scheming opportunist?
~Barack HUSSEIN Obama