Originally Posted By: Jim_
Was Nixon in office in '68? If not how was he able to intervene/influence the arrangements?

Was Romney in office in 2012?

Sure seemed to me his meetings with Netanyahu in late September in Israel was a coordinated effort with the Prime Minister to sway our election with an orchestrated "Obama is anti-Israel" smear and hightened stance to take the offensive against Iran. If Romney had won I bet we'd be going into another war instead we're likely see Netanyahu schmoozing with Obama over the next few days working towards an active peace initiative and increased diplomacy with Iran, as well as a unified Israeli-US show of might rather than a unilateral position.

Nixon had influence because, like Romney, he was viewed as the next US President.