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“Nixon Runs Ahead”

“Nixon Runs Ahead”
Tom Little
Nashville, TN: The Tennessean
October 11, 1968
Tom Little Collection, Vanderbilt University Special Collections

Nixon is depicted running away from a larger-than-life microphone representing the new phenomenon of nationally televised debates. Nixon was ill-prepared for this new form of campaigning and even years later after his first debate in 1960, he was still trying to escape this medium in his own election year.