- Richard Nixon's defiant concession talk in 1962 may become a template for Donald Trump if he loses the election, writes Julian Zelizer
- Nixon told reporters, "You won't have Nixon to kick around anymore," before remaking his image and winning the presidency in 1968
Julian Zelizer is a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University and a New America fellow. He is the author of "Jimmy Carter" and "The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society." The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own.
(CNN)With Donald Trump escalating his "rigged election" rhetoric, many observers are wondering what will happen if he loses. Would Trump concede -- and what might his speech sound like?