Was X-Men’s Mystique A Richard Nixon Girl?
Will the people choose X-Men: Days of Future Past as this years favorite movie? The People’s Choice Awards nominations revealed that there are three superhero titles filling up the five available slots in the category (the other two being Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain America: The Winter Soldier). Yesterday was also election day, so voting is very topical right now. If only X-Men characters could cast their vote. In 1968, the choice of the people was Richard Nixon. After losing the bid for the Presidency nearly a decade earlier, Nixon was determined to win this race. This led him to a brilliant strategy in the last year of campaigning: enlisting 150 “Nixon Girls” to work for him in New York. These attractive women became walking billboards for Nixon’s politics. Out of the 150 girls, about 100 were used for rallies, thirty to forty attended motorcades, and a very elite six to eight girls were used as props for small dinner parties. Each woman was a fervent supporter of future President Nixon, his policies, and his vision of the American dream. With these guidelines, Nixon assembled an army of zealous and beautiful babes. In X-Men: Days of Future Past, the elusive Mystique is running around 1973 to assassinate Boliver Trask. How much easier would Mystique’s goal have been if she was in the pocket of Richard Nixon? Based off of the circumstances of his resignation from the presidency, he probably would have been inclined to assist in Mystique’s villainous agenda and utilize her for his own evil ends. Could she have been one of Nixon’s favorite girls?