(CNN) — A bungled break-in, Deep Throat, a defiant President Richard Nixon declaring, “I am not a crook.”
These are what often come to mind when people hear the word Watergate. But another legacy of the infamous scandal has re-emerged in this year’s presidential race.
Many Americans may not remember, but public outrage over Watergate led to the enactment of a series of campaign finance reforms designed to restore the country’s faith in government.
While the nation marks the 40th anniversary of the Watergate break-in later this year, some observers say our political leaders have already forgotten a key lesson of Watergate: that anonymous money corrupts political campaigns.
Actual buttons used by the Richard Nixon Campaign in 1972.
fuck, this is the funniest thing i’ve seen all week
When they were young. (1963-2013)
lets look at george h.w. bush and nixon cuz dayum
but also their looks dont make up for how much i didnt like their presidencies
Obama, George the 2nd, Clinton, George the 1st, Reagan, Carter, Ford, Nixon, LBJ
That picture of Richard Nixon is doing things to me (he’s J. Edgar Hoover to my Kat-adrianmiller)