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« on: July 11, 2010, 06:49:30 pm »
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Martin Luther King Jr. survives his 1968 assassination attempt and runs for President against Richard Nixon in 1972.  He runs as an anti-war, anti-poverty, anti-racism candidate.  Who would win?  Discuss with maps.
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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2010, 06:59:23 pm »
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Off the top of my head I'm not sure MLK wins anything besides D.C.
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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2010, 08:11:05 pm »
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He would've lost badly, but have been very admirable. The problem is that he'd have to beat Nixon in the primaries because he was a Republican.
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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2010, 10:23:59 pm »
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Nixon would win in a massive landslide.
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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2010, 10:25:20 pm »
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He would've lost badly, but have been very admirable. The problem is that he'd have to beat Nixon in the primaries because he was a Republican.

His father was yes, but I'm not sure of MLK's party registration.
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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2010, 10:26:14 pm »
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He would've lost badly, but have been very admirable. The problem is that he'd have to beat Nixon in the primaries because he was a Republican.

His father was yes, but I'm not sure of MLK's party registration.

Didn't MLK support JFK in 1960?
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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2010, 11:14:36 pm »
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He would've lost badly, but have been very admirable. The problem is that he'd have to beat Nixon in the primaries because he was a Republican.

His father was yes, but I'm not sure of MLK's party registration.

Didn't MLK support JFK in 1960?

I'm not sure what you're getting at by supporting JFK. Are you trying to change history?

http://www.nationalblackrepublicans.com/MLKWasARepublican
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« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2010, 11:17:20 pm »
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King's father was going to vote for Nixon until JFK visited MLK in jail during the campaign. He apparently changed his mind and supported Kennedy afterwards. I don't know if MLK cared that much for party labels.
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« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2010, 11:20:42 pm »
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King's father was going to vote for Nixon until JFK visited MLK in jail during the campaign. He apparently changed his mind and supported Kennedy afterwards. I don't know if MLK cared that much for party labels.

Whoops, according to Wikipedia it was actually Bobby who " telephoned the judge and helped secure King's release". Of course, this could all be fabrication. It's Wikipedia. Grin
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« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2010, 11:24:39 pm »
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King's father was going to vote for Nixon until JFK visited MLK in jail during the campaign. He apparently changed his mind and supported Kennedy afterwards. I don't know if MLK cared that much for party labels.

Whoops, according to Wikipedia it was actually Bobby who " telephoned the judge and helped secure King's release". Of course, this could all be fabrication. It's Wikipedia. Grin

Bobby worked for JFK, though.
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« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2010, 11:27:09 pm »
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King's father was going to vote for Nixon until JFK visited MLK in jail during the campaign. He apparently changed his mind and supported Kennedy afterwards. I don't know if MLK cared that much for party labels.

Whoops, according to Wikipedia it was actually Bobby who " telephoned the judge and helped secure King's release". Of course, this could all be fabrication. It's Wikipedia. Grin

Bobby worked for JFK, though.

Well of course. But that section didn't have any citations and such.
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« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2010, 11:55:17 pm »
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He would've made a good candidate in the 80's but I highly doubt he would have liked to see how dependent the black community has become on welfare and handouts. It's almost like their community has become completely dependent on the government. What about independence which is what King really wanted.
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« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2010, 12:10:33 am »
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A black civil rights leader who's an open socialist? With all the wiretapping and files on MLK from the FBI at his disposal, Nixon would have had a field day tearing him down.



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« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2010, 12:13:11 am »
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A black civil rights leader who's an open socialist? With all the wiretapping and files on MLK from the FBI at his disposal, Nixon would have had a field day tearing him down.



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That's a good point.
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« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2010, 06:05:43 pm »
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If MLK isn't shot sometime during the campaign, then he gets D.C. and that's it, but with a 90%-9% margin, as was in '04 and '08
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« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2010, 05:47:06 pm »
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He would've lost badly, but have been very admirable. The problem is that he'd have to beat Nixon in the primaries because he was a Republican.

His father was yes, but I'm not sure of MLK's party registration.

Didn't MLK support JFK in 1960?

I'm not sure what you're getting at by supporting JFK. Are you trying to change history?

http://www.nationalblackrepublicans.com/MLKWasARepublican

You know that not all Republicans always support the Republican nominee for President. Likewise for the Democrats. Zell Miller was a Democrat, but he supported Bush in 2004.
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« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2010, 05:56:25 pm »
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I would vote for MLK, but America would not elect a black president only 8 years after the Civil Rights Act.
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« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2010, 06:12:56 pm »
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MLK would've been a candidate I would support. However, he probably would've been crushed.
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« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2010, 12:58:18 am »
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Just wanted to note that MLK supported Johnson in 1964, to add to the "MLK the Republican" thing.

Also, I doubt he'd do well.
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