The Atlantic and Elizabeth Drew find it scandalous that RN refused to stay mired in Watergate
Nixon's brazenenss can't hold a candle to the Kennedy family. Did Nixon laugh at Watergate jokes as Teddy K. did at Chappaquiddick jokes?
Project Wizard: Dick Nixon’s Brazen Plan for Post-Watergate Redemption
The disgraced president's plan to remake himself as a statesman shows how disconnected he was from reality—but also how resilient and effective he could still be.
Nixon's refusal to admit defeat is character flaw. For Clintons and Kennedys, it is something to be admired.
Once you understand that logic, you are read to join the MSM guild.