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Nixon, was chosen to be the running mate of presidential candidate Dwight D. Nixon had enjoyed a spectacular rise in national politics.
Elected to Congress inhe quickly made a name for himself as a militant anti-Communist while serving on the House Un-American Activities Committee. He also cited wasteful spending by the Democrats, and alleged that Communists had infiltrated the U.
Amid the shock and outrage that followed, many Republicans urged Eisenhower to dump Nixon from the ticket before it was too late. Nixon, however, in a brilliant political maneuver, took his case directly to the American people via the new medium of television.
My Fellow Americans, I come before you tonight as a candidate for the Vice-presidency and as a man whose honesty and integrity has been questioned.
Now, the usual political thing to do when charges are made against you is to either ignore them or to deny them without giving details. I believe we have had enough of that in the United States, particularly with the present administration in Washington D.
To me, the office of the Vice-presidency of the United States is a great office, and I feel that the people have got to have confidence in the integrity of the men who run for that office and who might attain them. I have a theory, too, that the best and only answer to a smear or an honest misunderstanding of the facts is to tell the truth.
And that is why I am here tonight. I want to tell you my side of the case.
Now, was that wrong? And let me say that it was wrong. The question is, was it morally wrong? I say that it was morally wrong if it was secretly given and secretly handled. And I say that it was morally wrong if any of the contributors got special favors for the contributions that they made.
Every penny of it was used to pay for political expenses that I did not think should be charged to the taxpayers of the United States.
It was not a secret fund. As a matter of fact, when I was on "Meet the Press"--some of you may have seen it last Sunday--Peter Edson came up to me after the program, and he said, "Dick, what about this fund we hear about?
Go out and see Dana Smith who was the administrator of the fund," and I gave him his address. And I said you will find that the purpose of the fund simply was to defray political expenses that I did not feel should be charged to the government.
And third, let me point out, and I want to make this particularly clear, that no contributor to this fund, no contributor to any of my campaigns, has ever received any consideration that he would not have received as an ordinary constituent.
And the records will show that--the records which are in the hands of the administration. Well, then, some of you will say, and rightly, "Well, what did you use the fund for, Senator? Why did you have to have it? He gets enough money to pay for one trip a year, a round trip, that is, for himself, and his family between his home and Washington D.
And then he gets an allowance to handle the people that work in his office to handle his mail. And the allowance for my State of California, is enough to hire 13 people.
And let me say, incidentally, that this allowance is not paid to the Senator.Marx surveyed literally thousands of students around the country (and also acquired a few responses from European ones), then compiled the advice verbatim to help readers learn effective campaign strategies and avoid mistakes when running for school office.
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