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« Reply #25 on: June 07, 2012, 06:15:00 pm »
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Dallas Patrolofficer Lee Harvey Oswald is arrested for suspected involvement in the murder Lyndon Johnson, Ralph Yarborough, and the attempted murder of the Pres. and Mrs. Kennedy, and Vice-Pres. Connally and his wife Nellie. Oswald pleads guilty to the murder of L.B.J. and Yarborough, and the attempted murders of Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy, and Mr. and Mrs. Connally. He is sentenced to life imprisonment at the Fort Worth State Correctional Facility. Two weeks later, he is shot and killed by prison guard J.D. Tippit while trying to escape.
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« Reply #26 on: June 08, 2012, 07:53:16 pm »
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At the Republican National Convention in Miami Gov. Ronald Reagan wins the nomination on the final ballot, and after a bitter floor fight. In order to win the support of progressives and moderates Reagan chooses Gov. Nelson Rockefeller as his running mate. Reagan speaks of a massive trillion dollar corporate tax cut program. He also speaks out against diplomatic recognition of China and Russia. Reagan supports increased defense spending, raises in the retirement age, and in favor for increases in Social Security benefits and funding for Medicare and Medicaid. Reagan also pledges to continue the progress made for civil rights and racial dignity for non-anglos during the last eight years.
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« Reply #27 on: June 09, 2012, 08:08:24 pm »
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At the 68' Democratic National Convention at the Astrodome in Houston, Texas five minutes are held for prayer in memory of Johnson and Yarborough. The first day of the convention Connally promises the position of Agriculture to George McGovern, Transportation to George Meany, and Secretary of Education, Health, and Human Services to Leonard Woodcock liberal leader of the UAW. Pres. Kennedy speaks of the great strides in improving healthcare, new civil rights legislation, strong economic growth, and lasting peace and military victory in Vietnam and Cuba. He and his brother the Attorney General pledge their full support for Vice- Pres. John Connally for the next Democrat President of the United States. George McGovern withdraws his candidacy and also pledges his support for Connally in the general election. Connally chooses as his running-mate recent Democrat and Secretary of Defense Richard Nixon as his running mate. Connally in his acceptance speech attacks GOP Nominee Reagan on many fronts. He speaks that if radicals like Reagan and Rockefeller are elected only fascism and socialism will reign supreme in America, if Reagan is in the White House 1000 more Vietnams will start a mile down the road with no end in sight, he blasts Reagan's views on Civil Rights and Healthcare, and attacks both Rockefeller and Reagan for the high crime rates in their states, and for divorcing their wives for younger women. Connally's speech is very negative, but the speech draws much applause from all wings of the Democratic Party. On a final note, he only wishes that L.B.J. was on this stage with him.
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« Reply #28 on: June 10, 2012, 08:27:09 pm »
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01/11/68.
Billy Graham widely endorses the Democratic Ticket of Connally and Nixon, and urges all of his followers and supporters to vote the same way. He claims that the Democrats clearly have the upper hand on "family values" this election.
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« Reply #29 on: June 10, 2012, 08:29:24 pm »
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Connally hires George R. Brown of Brown and Root, and Perry Bass, nephew of Connally's former boss Sid Richardson as his campaign managers.
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« Reply #30 on: June 11, 2012, 01:28:32 pm »
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October of 1968 is a political bloodbath. Connally and Nixon run several extremely negative and controversial televison ads against the Republican Nominees. One shows images of terminally ill seniors and children with leukemia and cancer while Connally says that Democrats care about these poor people 365 days a year while Republicans do nothing to ease their suffering, another shows members of the KKK burning crosses and tying nooses around trees while the back of the white shrouds read Reagan/Rockefeller in 68', and the final add shows a little girl picking the petals of a daisy while the countdown to an atom bomb detonation is spoken and the background behind the little girl shows 1000s of little mushroom clouds. At the end of the final ad Attorney General Robert Kennedy solemnly says vote for Vice-Pres. Connally because the stakes are too high for each and every one of you to vote for Reagan. Reagan and Rockefeller both attack Connally and Nixon as being morally and ethically unfit for the White House and to lead this country. Reagan accuses the Democratic Party of character assasssination of him, his family, and his running-mate. Reagan accuses Nixon of political treason and states that he and Rockefeller are the beacons of integrity, new leadership, and hope for America in the coming decade.
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« Reply #31 on: June 11, 2012, 05:25:45 pm »
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Election Night 1968Connally/Nixon v.s. Reagan/Rockefeller
TX 54/46% 25        CA 52/47% 40
OK 51/49% 8          AZ 55/44% 5
HI 60/39%  4          UT 56/43% 4
AK 50/49%  3         CO 51/48% 6
NM 51/48% 4         WY 55/44% 3
NV 51/48% 3          ID  57/43% 4
WA 53/46% 9         KS  53/46% 7
OR 50/49% 6          NE  59?40% 5
MO 51/48% 12       IA   50/49% 9
MN  56/43% 10      ND 55/44% 4
WI 51/48% 12       SD   51/48% 4
IL 50/49% 26         NY 51/49% 43
IN 50/49% 13        AR 51/48% 6        
OH 51/49% 26       LA 53/46% 10
WV 53/46% 7         MS 60/39% 7
FL 50/49% 14         AL 55/44% 10
GA 50/49% 12        SC 52/47% 8
KY 51/48% 9           VA 51/48% 12
TN 50/49% 11         NC 50/49% 12
MA 55/44% 10        ME  51/48% 4
                               NH 52/47% 4
NJ  50/49% 17        VT 51/48% 3
DC 80/19% 3
DE 52/47% 3
MA 57/43% 14
PA 51/48% 29
RI 55/44% 4
CE 53/46%
  
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« Reply #32 on: June 11, 2012, 09:39:04 pm »
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Election Night ResultsConnally wins Presidency by modest victory 338/210 Electoral Votes.
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