Article courtesy of National Review, written by Ben Shapiro.
In 1968, Republicans nominated the highly unlikable Richard Nixon for the presidency. He won narrowly, not because he was such a genius, but because the Democrats decided to implode: campus takeovers, race riots, and chaos at the Democratic National Convention made Americans feel unsafe. Nixon campaigned as the anti-chaos candidate – a strong law and order man who would restore sanity in a country gone insane.
Most Americans remember the late 1960s as a time of disorder and craziness, a time when all moral standards broke down, a time when crime skyrocketed and social fabric tore wide open. Democrats remember it fondly as a time of change and protest, their shining moment.