He was greatly impacted by this election. Nixon would be overly paranoid of the Kennedy's for years and this paranoia would ultimately lead to the corruption of Watergate. Many of the political dirty tricks tactics of the Nixon years were learned from the Kennedy campaign of 1960. Say what you will about Nixon but he proved his patriotism in 1960. In my opinion the country would be so much better off today if Nixon had won in 1960 or Kennedy had not been assassinated in 1963. There would have been no War on Poverty. No escalation of the war in Vietnam since Nixon and Kennedy had very similar views on foreign policy. They were both Cold Warriors. Nixon, like Kennedy, was committed to Civil Rights and there would have been a smoother transition in that area. There would not have been a radical change in the American culture or the rise of the radical left. Without the double plagues of the war in Vietnam and the War on Poverty there would have been no radical rise in drug use. No radical change in the welfare and entitlement system. No deterioration of America's morals caused by the rise of the counterculture, or (Hippie) movement. All of these things have worked to undermine the American family, our traditional values and our form of government.
It is because of the radical takeover of the Democrat Party that we had the situation that we faced in the election of 2000 and this bogus effort to recount votes today in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. Nixon was hated by the Democrat Party and the Democrat mainstream media. Although he violated the law by obstructing justice during Watergate scandal he displayed his love of country and patriotism by not challenging a clearly questionable election in 1960. Hillary Clinton does not give a rats behind what could possibly happen to this country by challenging this election. I don't think she will succeed, but could we even imagine what might happen if some corrupt Obama appointed judge is successful in tying up the election results in court, or even worse declare that Hillary won the election. Does she really think that the people who voted for Trump are going to stand back and let it happen? This could cause a Civil War. Then she will find out how deplorable we can really be. The Clinton's are like the proverbial monster or bad guy in the movies that you think are finally dead and they keep coming back to life. Hillary saw her political life, and reason for living slip away from her on election night. Being the total narcissist that she is Hillary cannot relate to the idea of putting country before self.