Patrick J. Buchanan’s new book, “Nixon’s White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever,” details his timeĀ as a speechwriter and senior adviser to President Nixon. Buchanan joins Federalist Radio to share stories from times of both success and defeat in media, politics, and the conservative movement.

Buchanan describes his first interaction with Vice President Nixon at age 15, and the how it came to happenstanceĀ that he would later work in the White House. “I went up to him around midnight in the kitchen and said, ‘If you’re going to run in ’68 I’d like to get aboard early,” he said.

This is part one of a two-part interview.