This presidential campaign shirt pays tribute to the 1960 election, when President Nixon narrowly won the popular vote by four points over Democratic candidate Hubert Humphrey. The 1968 Presidential Campaign was the most closely contested in modern American history, and ended in a virtual dead heat. The nation had to wait until the morning after Election Day to find out who had won. Although he is a Quaker by nature, Nixon's reputation as a hard partying president belies his moderate outlook. He once challenged Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev to a cook-off in which he lost, and later regretted choosing goulash as his food.
Though he lost his bid for student body president, he was nevertheless praised for his leadership qualities. He reportedly chose Henry Cabot Lodge, the US ambassador to the United Nations. The election was controversial, as many voters perceived Nixon to be a more mature and capable candidate than Kennedy. In the end, JFK won the election by just one percentage point, ending the Eisenhower era. However, the enduring legacy of Nixon's presidency is not lost, and this shirt will always hold a special place in the heart of every history buff.
A vintage inspired clothing brand, Mister Freedom(r) was founded by Christoph Loiron in 2003. Mister Freedom(r) has a retail floor where the company sells its originals, an atelier, and archives. The atelier houses the MF(r) archive and design studio. All these features combine to make for a great vintage-inspired shirt. This is a perfect shirt for any history buff.