* In 1960, Nixon meets with a shadowy group of big-business figures and Cuban exiles (who are [[WhoShotJFK heavily implied to have something to do with the Kennedy assassination]]) who try to get him to run for president again in 1964; although he refuses, they nevertheless manage to intimidate him immensely. In 1972, following his triumphant visit to China, Nixon again meets with these businessmen, who -- not liking the way the country has been going under his leadership -- again try to intimidate him. Only this time, Nixon shows them exactly who's in charge:
-->'''"Jack Jones":''' Now Dick -- Mr. ''President'' -- aren't you forgetting who put you where you are?\\
'''Nixon:''' The American people put me where I am.\\
'''"Jack Jones":''' Really. [[ShameIfSomethingHappened Well, that can be changed.]]\\
'''Oilman:''' [[ShameIfSomethingHappened In a heartbeat.]]\\
'''Nixon:''' ... Jack, I've learned politics is the art of compromise. I learned it the hard way. I dunno if you have. But let me tell you this, Jack; if you don't like it there's an election in November and you can take your money out in the open and give it to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Wallace Wallace]]. How about it, Jack? Willing to do that? Hand this country over to some pansy poet-socialist like [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_McGovern George McGovern]]? Because if you're not happy with the E.P.A up your ass, try the I.R.S.\\
'''"Jack Jones":''' ''[Shaken]'' Goddamn, Dick, you're not threatening me, are you?\\
'''Nixon:''' Presidents don't threaten, Jack. They don't have to.