This is probably an unpopular post. When I was in the Navy, I got the chance to shake hands with President Nixon. As he came towards me, right before he shook hands with me, I looked right into his eyes. This was a few months before he resigned. His eyes were bloodshot with dark bags under them. The look I got was a look of, well it is hard to describe. A look of total helplessness, a look of going through the motions of being President, a look of total defeat, hopelessness. The feeling I got was so depresssing, I have felt that to this day. I guess I have never felt so sorry for anyone. It was just an instant in time, but the feeling I got from him was very real. Despite what he did, I cant help but feel sorry for him. This is a man who has felt something that no one else in American history has ever felt. Resignation as President of the United States. Looking back, and the Presidents that followed, I cannot see where he did anything worse than the rest. We have had some doozies since then. He was hated by the press more than any other President. What he did was wrong, but these are my feelings about the man.