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2176  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: What Should Nixon Have Done in Order to Win in 1960? on: February 15, 2010, 10:01:41 pm
I think Nixon shouldn't have made his pledge to campaign in fifty states, since that led to him having to campaign in states he had no chance of winning or states that wouldn't matter.
Agreed.

Also, Nixon should've done a radio-only debate. Those who listened to it on the radio thought Nixon won, but those who watched it on TV thought JFK won.

Agreed. Smiley If Nixon had to do a TV debate, he should have shaved and worn some makeup. Also, he should have not injured his leg on the campaign trail (or at the very least, he should have taken a break from campaigning right after he came out of the hospital), since this led to him looking uncomfortable and sickly during the debate.

Also, I think that Nixon should have spent more time in swing states like Illinois, Missouri, Texas, and New Jersey, since those were close states within his reach. Had he not made the 50 states pledge he probably would have won them, or at the very least, he would have stood a greater shot. Had he carried all of those states, he would have won (but he would have won with just Illinois and Texas or Illinois, New Jersey, and Missouri).  
2177  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: What Should Nixon Have Done in Order to Win in 1960? on: February 15, 2010, 07:23:44 pm
I think Nixon shouldn't have made his pledge to campaign in fifty states, since that led to him having to campaign in states he had no chance of winning or states that wouldn't matter.

Welcome to the forum.

I think Nixon shouldn't have made his pledge to campaign in fifty states, since that led to him having to campaign in states he had no chance of winning or states that wouldn't matter.

Welcome to the forum.

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Thanks guys!
2178  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Why Did Michael Dukakis Carry Iowa in 1988? on: February 15, 2010, 06:56:09 pm
Why did he carry it on such a comfortable margin when it had voted Republican in the last five elections? I'd understand it if the election was a Dukakis landslide, but it was a Bush landslide (in the EV). So what caused that to happen?
2179  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: What Should Nixon Have Done in Order to Win in 1960? on: February 15, 2010, 06:49:01 pm
I think Nixon shouldn't have made his pledge to campaign in fifty states, since that led to him having to campaign in states he had no chance of winning or states that wouldn't matter.
2180  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Pick the Better Candidate on: February 13, 2010, 11:16:19 pm
Bush

George W. Bush vs. Sarah Palin
2181  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: 22nd Amendment: 3 Terms on: February 13, 2010, 02:07:33 pm
Just for the lolz, how about George W. Bush vs. Barack Obama in 2008?

I imagine it might be something like this, but I'm probably being too kind to Dubya.



Obama: 404 EV
Bush: 134 EV
2182  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: What if Gingirch ran in '96 on: February 13, 2010, 12:18:46 am
What if the Federal Government shutdown never happened? Or at least, what if Gingrich didn't say "it happened because he made me sit at the back of the plane"?
2183  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: The Second Term of Gerald Ford on: February 12, 2010, 11:02:11 am
Great timeline! Smiley
2184  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: No Watergate, No Jimmy Carter Presidency on: February 12, 2010, 10:53:43 am
Thi s is hackish, porrly written and poorly conducted timeline.

I could do it better.

Wrong.

With Kennedy as a nominee, after Chappaquidick scandal, and far-left Brown, Connally would wil epic victory.



Oh, so that map isn't hackish and poorly conducted at all...And it's also spelled completely correctly! Wink
2185  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: What a tackle by Rosey Grier: An Alternate History on: February 12, 2010, 10:23:59 am
I'm rooting for Reagan, but I don't think it's going to be nearly as big of a landslide as a 489-49 one as in OTL, since the public is dissatisfied with the GOP AND Reagan already lost to RFK in 1972 ITTL (he didn't lose in a landslide ITTL, but still). But George McGovern's ultraliberalism may turn the tides and Reagan might be able to squeak out a win. I wonder how the debates are going to play out, since the OTL polls were actually quite close before the debate in 1980, the polls showed a Reagan landslide right after the debate.

ALso,

November 5: In a narrow-result, Senator Kennedy defeats Mr. Nixon and Gov. Wallace. He is now the next President of the United States of America

Kennedy/Yarborough (D) 320 EV, 46% of the PV
Nixon/Agnew (R) 173 EV, 40% of the PV
Wallace/LeMay (I) 45 EV, 14% of the PV


1972

Kennedy/Yarborough (D) 54% of the PV, 320 EVs
Reagan/Percy (R) 46% of the PV, 218 EVs



While I agree that RFK would probably win in both these scenarios, is it likely that he'd receive exactly 320 electoral votes two times in a row?
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