August 28, 2012
JULY 28, 1960
NIXON ACCEPTS REPUBLICAN NOMINATION, WARNS VOTERS OF DANGERS OF NEW FRONTIER
Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., who Senator Kennedy defeated in Massachusetts in 1952, won the Vice-Presidential nomination.
The Vice-President characterized it as "the greatest moment of my life."
Mr. Nixon asked Americans to cast their votes in November based on what the candidates say, what they believe & on "who is best qualified to lead America & the free world in this critical period."
In the nationally televised speech, the Republican nominee quoted Republicans Abraham Lincoln & Theodore Roosevelt & Democrat Woodrow Wilson.
The Vice-President warned that Senator John F. Kennedy's New Frontier program will "wreck the economy & dash our people's hopes for a better life."
Mr. Nixon went on to promise to campaign "in every one of the fifty states."
Vice-President Nixon &
Vice-President Elect Johnson
January 20, 1961
Photo by Robert L. Knudsen
JFK Library Image