I can still recall the August evening, 34 years ago, when I sat with some friends and listened to Richard Nixon give his resignation speech.
Nixon's resignation was no surprise. By the time I came home from college for the summer, it was already obvious that Nixon was toast. His support among his own party's senators was evaporating and it was clear that, if impeached, a vote to remove him from office would probably pass the Senate.
Sometimes it's obvious how certain things will turn out.