In “Is Nixon’s Resurrection Relevant to Today’s GOP?”, Pat Buchanan asks:
Does Nixon’s rise, from crushing defeats in 1960 and 1962, and the debacle his party suffered in 1964, to capturing the White House and beginning a string of five victories in six presidential elections, have relevance for today’s GOP?
Can the “Great Silent Majority” of yesteryear be replicated?
The answer is probably not. For while there are similarities between the America of 1968, and of today, the differences are greater.
The most poignant difference Buchanan discusses:
While distrust of government has rarely been greater than today, it is also true that dependence upon government has never been greater.