Why they called him “Tricky Dick”

The 1952 [presidential] campaign also saw what [Earl] Warren considered his “betrayal” by Richard M. Nixon. [Nixon] had, like all the California delegates, signed a pledge to support [Warren] at the [Republican National] Convention. Despite this, Nixon worked, both in and outside the delegation, to obtain support for Eisenhower. Nixon joined the Warren campaign train in Denver, on July 4, the night before it was due in Chicago for the Convention. The train was in a festive mood, as the delegates had been celebrating in orange baseball caps, with the letter “W.” Nixon and his supporters went through the train, shaking hands, and whispering that Warren did not have a chance and they should jump on the Eisenhower bandwagon.

— Bernard Schwartz, Super Chief: Earl Warren and His Supreme Court — A Judicial Biography, pg. 21.

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