It was at a moment of humiliating defeat that a great man once said, "You won't have Dick Nixon to kick around anymore." That great man was me, Dick Nixon. And in that moment, the fact that I would never again have to smile and clap while the media served up a steaming pile of bullshit at my expense was my sole comfort after my defeat in the 1962 California gubernatorial race. No one likes to lose and nobody like a loser, but the fact remains that after November 6th, either Barack Obama or Mitt Romney will feel like the biggest loser on the planet. There can, however, be nobility in defeat, and how a loser behaves in defeat can reveal more about his character than any victory, sometimes even elevating his stature above the cocksucker who beat him.