Richard Milhous Nixon, re-elected to a second torn as President of the United States on Monday (November 7), addressed a rally of his campaign workers and supporters at the Shoreham Hotel in Washington in the early hours of yesterday (Tuesday) morning - after the early election returns left no doubt that he was the winner of the election.
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"It is a great victory, but the greater the victory, the greater the responsibility, the greater the opportunity - and we're going to try to meet it, dedicating ourselves to those great goals that I've discussed at such great length throughout this campaign, and will in the next four years, building that world of peace, of real peace with honour, throughout the world, and building at home, not only peace at home but the new prosperity and the progress for all Americans that is so close to our hearts."
"Its a great, great victory (CHEERS)....and I'm delighted to see and to witness the fact that millions and millions of American voters, today and this evening, have chosen to re-elect the President and the Vice President for another term,"
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Our coverage also shows Frank Sinatra - an active Nixon campaigner - saying:
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Background: Richard Milhous Nixon, re-elected to a second torn as President of the United States on Monday (November 7), addressed a rally of his campaign workers and supporters at the Shoreham Hotel in Washington in the early hours of yesterday (Tuesday) morning - after the early election returns left no doubt that he was the winner of the election.
A few minutes earlier he had addressed the nation from the White House - in a restrained speech he spoke of the goals for the future, of peace in the world, of the unification of all sectors of United States life. But, at the rally, he was more ebullient and inclined to celebrate his over-whelming victory. In his speech, he said:
SYNOPSIS: In the early hours of Tuesday morning, supporters of President Nixon, celebrating his over-whelming victory in the United States Presidential elections.
One prominent Nixon campaigner was singer Frank Sinatra, who could not restrain his joy
Then the moment they were all waiting for - the arrival of the victorious second-term President, Richard Milhous Nixon.
President Nixon's final tally of sixty-one per cent of the vote - is second only in U.S. history to the majority gained by Franklin Roosevelt on his second election.