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« on: February 15, 2012, 07:00:11 pm »
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If there was no assassination attempt on Kennedy, and he had lived. Lets say he narrowly defeats Hubert Humphrey at the democratic national convention. Kennedy picks George Smathers to be his running mate. The republican contest happens exactly as it did in real life.

In a Kennedy/Smathers vs Nixon/Agnew election, what states does Kennedy look to in order to get 270 electoral votes? How would he get to the presidency according to the electoral map?
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the birth of modern america & onward election president samuel tilden running for reelection is set to face james g. blane in the court of public opinion
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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2012, 01:55:28 pm »
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My guess, I'll give some explanations when I have more time

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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2012, 02:46:04 pm »
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So, the Dems are divided and Nixon can portray Bobby as some sort of Hippie Radical. See 1972 in real life.
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« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2012, 04:09:29 pm »
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ARK, NV, and OR would have been close.
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« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2012, 04:12:35 pm »
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I appreciate the feedback with the electoral maps being posted. I kind of only meant for it to be Kennedy vs Nixon, but to include Wallace is fine.

I think some of the states that are mostly debated in this scenario are Texas, the west coast, Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois, New Jersey, Arkansas (especially in a two way race), and Florida.

I also believe that a Bobby Kennedy 1968 nomination would make the truth about the Johnson-Kennedy family relationship come out. Did Johnson just want to be gone from the White House and help the Kennedy family, not just Bobby, but the Kennedy family get back to the White House because of what they lost? Or would Johnson truly do anything to stop Kennedy?
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« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2012, 10:26:25 pm »
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Hopefully this worked.
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« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2012, 10:27:06 pm »
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Ok so next time I know I don't have to post a url.
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