He stands for everything that I, uh, not only have contempt for, but dislike and think should be stomped out. Greed, treachery, stupidity, cupidity, positive power of lying, total contempt for any sort of human constructive political instinct. Everything that’s wrong with America, everything that this country has demonstrated as a national trait that the world finds repugnant: the bully instinct, the power grab, the dumbness, the insensitivity. Nixon represents everything that’s wrong with this country.
— Hunter S. Thompson, "Fear and Loathing On The Road To Hollywood", 1978