Speaking of which, I’m really getting reminded here of the way people often talk about Nixon elected in 1960 on the other site: “Nixon elected in 1960 wouldn’t be a crook at all, oh and he’d overthrow Castro easily and do civil rights easier”.
That's what woke the thought in me, yes. And really, never mind Nixon elected in 1960, half of them seem convinced he'd have solved all America's problems had he not been turfed out of office in 1974.
It's mainly just contrarianism. "Do you think that Nixon was a bad person because of Watergate? Well you're WRONG! Based on my wikipedia research, one can see his support for Civil Rights, and this will be the basis of my new TL".MLK literally called Nixon a coward in 1960 but I'll guess he'll make African-Americans all vote Republican