Interpretations:Nixon's The One

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Interpretation 1[edit]

The interesting thing about this song is that it doesn't actually give an opinion for or against Nixon. It just says he's "the one". Rob 00:34, 13 Jun 2005 (EDT)


"Nixon's the one" was an actual campaign slogan used by Richard M. Nixon during the 1968 Presidential campaign. I love the ambiguity of this song. It can be interpreted in two completely opposite ways. He was a supremely controversial figure in his day, and the song could be taken to mean that he was either one of the greatest or worst leaders of the 20th century. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Joe Blevins (talkcontribs) 21:16, September 7, 2016‎

Transformed sound bite[edit]

What was once a slogan used in unwavering support for President Nixon has been transformed by Flansburgh (can I say "Flansformed"?) into a sweet yet gently mocking tune. It's worthwhile to watch one of the original commercials that used this slogan (see it here on YouTube)--strangely creepy and foreboding, and very representative of that troubled era of American history. No doubt Flansburgh saw these ads and they made a huge impression. --MisterMe (talk) 12:35, 3 May 2018 (EDT)

Nixon "One" the Popular Vote in 1960[edit]

One debatable thing about Nixon's life is whether or not he won the popular vote in 1960, against JFK. There are several physical and online sources that argue that Nixon won the popular vote, and this song perhaps says that the majority of Americans actually admire Nixon as at least a human, in the past and present.