Richard Nixon and Henry Cabot Lodge 1960 Campaign Button.

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Richard Nixon and Henry Cabot Lodge 1960 Campaign Button, Nixon Running For President and Lodge For Vice President. 

 

Lodge left the ambassadorship during the election of 1960 to run for Vice President on the Republican ticket headed by Richard Nixon, against Lodge's old foe, John F. Kennedy. Before choosing Lodge, Nixon had also considered Philip Willkie of Indiana, son of Wendell L. Willkie; U.S. Representative Gerald Ford of Michigan; and U.S. Senator Thruston B. Morton of Kentucky. Nixon finally settled on Lodge in the mistaken hope that Lodge's presence on the ticket would force Kennedy to divert time and resources to securing his Massachusetts base, but Kennedy won his home state handily. Nixon also felt that the name Lodge had made for himself in the United Nations as a foreign policy expert would prove useful against the relatively inexperienced Kennedy. Nixon and Lodge lost the election in a razor-thin vote.

Item Code - BUT1E187FDZ3A3

Width: 7/8"  Height: 7/8"  Weight: 2 g


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