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  1. Who would you support? This was a weird election. In Grant, you have him accepting a platform which was definitely ironic, considering nearly half of it was supporting or proposing things that the Republicans were doing the opposite of in Grant's first term. The change was clearly to win over Democrats, who were so disorganized, as to not really field a candidate. Grant would win and mostly avoid the platform. Greeley was the odd nominee for the Liberal Republicans, who were most former Radical Republicans, Abolitionist Republicans, and social liberals, who had really founded the Republican Party, but had lost it to conservatives and bankers. The disorganized Democrats supported this party since it was their best chance at beating Grant. In order to win over Democrats, it favored reform, ending Reconstruction, and a lower tariff. Greeley won the nomination against much better qualified candidates. Greeley didn't agree with much of his platform, including the low tariff, and Civil Service reform. He died after the election, but before the electors met, so his votes were scattered. Grant won in a landslide, partially because he anticipated their platform and stole much of the platform, but mostly because he was still esteemed as a recent war hero. Had Greeley won, he would have likely not enacted his platform. He would not have lowered the tariff, reformed the civil service, and while he would have ended Reconstruction, he would have probably sent troops back in to prevent disenfranchisement. He was a moralist and not a politician.
  2. In the comments, list which candidate you would have supported over the others.
  3. Here's a new poll: I wonder who everyone likes the most. Wallace had a massive platform, it was hard narrowing down his platform to 19 choices.
  4. 270Soft Historical Politicians! *Note: Members of historical major parties are often switched to the 21st century incarnation of those parties. Thus, a Republican Progressive becomes a Democrat, and a Conservative Southern Democrat becomes a Republican, etc. 1. Executive Branch: Pres. George Washington (Right-leaning I)VP. Al Gore (D)Major cabinet-level officers & Etc.: Chief of Staff: Alexander Hamilton (Mixed I)State: Elihu Root (R)Treasury: Salmon P. Chase (D)Defense: Henry Knox (Right-leaning I)Att. Gen: Edward Bates (R)Interior: Ethan Hitchcock (R)Agriculture: Henry Wallace (D)Commerce: Herbert Hoover (R)Labor: Robert Reich (D)Health & HS: Elliott Richards (D)Housing & UD: Jack Kemp (R)Transportation: Elizabeth Dole (R)Energy: Ernest Moniz (D)Education: Arne Duncan (D)Vet Affairs: Ed Derwinski (R) Peace: Dennis Kucinich (D) [Created to appease Progressive dominated atmosphere] Homeland Security: John Kelly (R) UN Ambassador: Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr (R) Nat. Sec. Advisor: Zbigniew Brzezinski (D) Chair Fed Reserve: Alan Greenspan (R) 2. Judicial Branch: Chief Justice: Ruth Bader Ginsburg - Liberal Associate Justices: Thurgood Marshall - Liberal John Marshall - Conservative OW Holmes - Moderate William Douglas - Liberal Louis Brandeis -- Progressive Anthony Kennedy -- Moderate Clarence Thomas -- Conservative Antonin Scalia -- Conservative 3. Legislative Branch: Speaker of the House -- Champ Clark (D) House Minority Leader -- Newt Gingrich (R) US Reps (D): 415 US Reps (R): 120 Senate Majority Leader -- Joe Biden (D) Senate Minority Leader -- Robert Taft (R) Chair Bipartisan Committee -- Henry Clay (I) US Sen (D): 64 US Sen (R): 33 US Sen (I): 3 Alabama: Oscar Underwood (R); Jeff Sessions (R) Alaska: Ted Stevens (R); Lisa Murkowski (R) Arizona: Carl Hayden (D); John McCain (R) Arkansas: Joseph Robinson (D); Hattie Caraway (D) California: Hiram Johnson (D); Dianne Feinstein (D) Colorado: Edwin C. Johnson (D); Cory Gardner (R) Connecticut: Prescott Bush (R); Chris Murphy (D) Delaware: Bill Roth (R); Joe Biden (D) Florida: Claude Pepper (D); George Smathers (D) Georgia: Sam Nunn (D); David Purdue (R) Hawaii: Hiram Fong (R); Daniel Inouye (D) Idaho: William Borah (D); Frank Church (D) Illinois: Everett Dirksen (R); Adlai Stevenson III (D) Indiana: William Jenner (R); Birch Bayh (D) Iowa: Albert Cummins (D); Tom Harkin (D) Kansas: J. J. Ingalls (D); Bob Dole (R) Kentucky: Henry Clay (I); Rand Paul (R) Louisiana: Edwin Broussard (R); Huey P. Long (D) Maine: Hannibal Hamlin (D); Margaret Chase Smith (R) Maryland: Charles Matthias (I); Barbara Mikulski (D) Massachusetts: Daniel Webster (R); Ted Kennedy (D) Michigan: James Couzens (D); Arthur Vandenberg (R) Minnesota: Eugene McCarthy (D); Al Franken (D) Mississippi: Robert J. Walker (R); Pat Harrison (R) Montana: Burton K. Wheeler (D); Mike Mansfield (D) Missouri: Harry S. Truman (D); Stuart Symington (D) Nebraska: George W. Norris (D); Ben Nelson (D) Nevada: William Stewart (D); Key Pittman (D) New Hampshire: John Hale (D); Charles Tobey (D) New Jersey: Frederick Freylinghuysen (D); Clifford Case (R) New Mexico: Adrieus Jones (D); Dennis Chavez (D) New York: Robert Wagner (D); Robert F. Kennedy (D) North Carolina: William Mangum (R); Jesse Helms (R) North Dakota: Asle Gronna (D); Heidi Heitkamp (D) Ohio: Robert Taft (R); Sherrod Brown (D) Oklahoma: Thomas Gore (D); Elmer Thomas (D) Oregon: Charles McNary (D); Wayne Morse (D) Pennsylvania: Joseph Guffey (D); Rick Santorum (R) Rhode Island: Nelson Aldrich (R); John Chafee (D) South Carolina: James Byrnes (D); Lindsey Graham (R) South Dakota: George McGovern (D); John Thune (R) Tennessee: Estes Kefauver (D); Howard Baker (R) Texas: Sam Houston (R); Lyndon B. Johnson (D) Utah: Elbert Thomas (D); Frank Moss (D) Vermont: Patrick Leahy (D); Bernie Sanders (I) Virginia: Harry F. Byrd, Jr. (R); Mark Warner (D) Washington: Warren Magnuson (D); Henry Jackson (R) West Virginia: Matthew Neely (D); Jennings Randolph (D) Wisconsin: Robert La Follette, Sr. (D); Russ Feingold (D) Wyoming: Joseph O'Mahoney (D); Gale McGee (R) 4. Governors: Dem Govs: 30 Rep Govs: 18 Ind Govs: 2 AL - Fob James (R) AK - Bill Walker (Right leaning I) AZ - George WP Hunt (D) AR - Bill Clinton (D) CA - Earl Warren (D) CO - John Hickenlooper (D) CT - Samuel Huntington (R) DE - Pete du Pont (R) FL - Bob Graham (D) GA - Nathan Deal (R) HI - David Ige (D) ID - Cecil Andrus (D) IL - Richard Yates (D) IN - Evan Bayh (D) IA - Samuel Kirkwood (D) KS - Kathleen Sebelius (D) KY - James Garrard (R) LA - Earl Long (D) ME - John Reed (R) MD - Martin O'Malley (D) MA - Michael Dukakis (D) MI - George Romney (R) MN - Harold Stassen (Left-leaning I) MS - Adelbert Ames (D) MO - Phil Donnelly (D) MT - Steve Bullock (D) NE - David Butler (D) NV - Brian Sandoval (R) NH - John Taylor Gilman (R) NJ - Chris Christie (R) NM - Bruce King (D) NY - Nelson Rockefeller (D) NC - Jim Hunt (D) ND - Jack Dalrymple (R) OH - John Kasich (R) OK - Brad Henry (D) OR - Kate Brown (D) PA - Gifford Pinchot (D) RI - Gina Raimondo (D) SC - Nikki Haley (R) SD - Dennis Daugaard (R) TN - Frank Clement (D) TX - Bill Clements (R) UT - Jon Huntsman (R) VT - Phil Scott (R) VA - Terry McAuliffe (D) WA - Jay Inslee (D) WV - Cecil Underwood (R) WI - Philip La Follette (D) WY - Dave Freudenthal (D)
  5. Here is the last poll for the 270Soft Forum Historic politicians. The other branches are very much liberal and progressive dominated. However, the governors, while mostly still left-leaning, are more moderate. Will the president be one with Congress and the Courts, or will their be balance? Presidents that have been elected to other offices will not be included in this poll
  6. Somehow Lincoln is out of the running. Here are the remaining two.
  7. We have a three way tie. Al Gore has been elected VP, however!
  8. Here's a new poll. 10 votes and I proceed to the Pres and VP. The votes for Speaker will determine the Historical Forum US House of Reps. Note: Politicians already elected Senator of Governor will not be listed among the Speakers or Justices, which is why Henry Clay and Earl Warren are absent.
  9. Here are the last of the governors. After 10 votes, I'll proceed to Speaker of the House (which will determine the make up of our historical US House of Representatives). After that we will vote on our historical Supreme Court. Finally, we will vote on our historical President, and Vice President.
  10. Here are the forum's historic governors. In the event of a tie, I chose the more obviously historically important governor. When this wasn't clear, I picked the more conservative governor for balance. Candidates from historical parties will switch affiliation in the 21st century, as the parties have changed. So, for instance, Earl Warren, a Progressive Republican, would find few friends in the 21st century Republican, but would be more in line with the Democratic Party. Democrats won the majority of the governorships; although, they didn't dominate them the way that they dominated the Senate. Additionally, whereas the Senate is progressive dominated, the governors are more establishment or moderate. Governors: Democrats 30; Republicans 18; Independents 2 AL - Fob James (R) AK - Bill Walker (Right leaning I) AZ - George WP Hunt (D) AR - Bill Clinton (D) CA - Earl Warren (D) CO - John Hickenlooper (D) CT - Samuel Huntington (R) DE - Pete du Pont (R) FL - Bob Graham (D) GA - Nathan Deal (R) HI - David Ige (D) ID - Cecil Andrus (D) IL - Richard Yates (D) IN - Evan Bayh (D) IA - Samuel Kirkwood (D) KS - Kathleen Sebelius (D) KY - James Garrard (R) LA - Earl Long (D) ME - John Reed (R) MD - Martin O'Malley (D) MA - Michael Dukakis (D) MI - George Romney (R) MN - Harold Stassen (Left-leaning I) MS - Adelbert Ames (D) MO - Phil Donnelly (D) MT - Steve Bullock (D) NE - David Butler (D) NV - Brian Sandoval (R) NH - John Taylor Gilman (R) NJ - Chris Christie (R) NM - Bruce King (D) NY - Nelson Rockefeller (D) NC - Jim Hunt (D) ND - Jack Dalrymple (R) OH - John Kasich (R) OK - Brad Henry (D) OR - Kate Brown (D) PA - Gifford Pinchot (D) RI - Gina Raimondo (D) SC - Nikki Haley (R) SD - Dennis Daugaard (R) TN - Frank Clement (D) TX - Bill Clements (R) UT - Jon Huntsman (R) VT - Phil Scott (R) VA - Terry McAuliffe (D) WA - Jay Inslee (D) WV - Cecil Underwood (R) WI - Philip La Follette (D) WY - Dave Freudenthal (D)
  11. I'm conducting the Greatest Governor Poll differently, because I soon won't have time to be on the Forum as much as I have been. Each state has anywhere between two to four choices, generally three. Please select one governor per state, even if you don't like any of the choices. When I get 10 votes on each state, then I'll do the rest of the state governors. Note: Early governors had very short terms. Extended terms occurred after WWII; thus, the majority of the selections come from 20th and 21st century governors. I have included the incumbent governor in every poll for each state.
  12. More governors. 10 votes to proceed.
  13. Here are more states. 10 Votes for me to progress.
  14. Here are the results of our Forum Election for an All-Time Historical Senate US Senate: 64 Democrats; 33 Republicans; 3 Independents [Democratic Supermajority, with Progressives firmly leading among the Democrats. Republicans are predominately moderate--Kasich or Collins style--Republicans. Among the historical candidates--New Dealers, Abolitionists, Western Gilded Age Populists, Progressives from the Progressive Age, and current politicians were the favored politicians. Antebellum Southern Democrats, Jacksonian Democrats, Gilded Age Stalwart Republicans, Bourbon Democrats, Republican Imperialists, Anti-New Deal Democrats or Republicans, Republican McCarthyites, and Dixiecrats were roundly avoided. For the most parts Conservative were elected only if they were moderate, Conservative Whigs, Fiscally Conservatives but strongly for Civil Rights, or were a well-known 21st century Republican. Overall, this Senate is symbol of a desire for rapid governmental and electoral reform, equalizing legislation, opposition to political, corporate and financial elites, and greater Democracy to ensure life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Barring a non-Progressive House, Governors, and President, Progressive legislation is likely to be passed instantly through this Senate.] Alabama: Oscar Underwood (R); Jeff Sessions (R) Alaska: Ted Stevens (R); Lisa Murkowski (R) Arizona: Carl Hayden (D); John McCain (R) Arkansas: Joseph Robinson (D); Hattie Caraway (D) California: Hiram Johnson (D); Dianne Feinstein (D) Colorado: Edwin C. Johnson (D); Cory Gardner (R) Connecticut: Prescott Bush (R); Chris Murphy (D) Delaware: Bill Roth (R); Joe Biden (D) Florida: Claude Pepper (D); George Smathers (D) Georgia: Sam Nunn (D); David Purdue (R) Hawaii: Hiram Fong (R); Daniel Inouye (D) Idaho: William Borah (D); Frank Church (D) Illinois: Everett Dirksen (R); Adlai Stevenson III (D) Indiana: William Jenner (R); Birch Bayh (D) Iowa: Albert Cummins (D); Tom Harkin (D) Kansas: J. J. Ingalls (D); Bob Dole (R) Kentucky: Henry Clay (I); Rand Paul (R) Louisiana: Edwin Broussard (R); Huey P. Long (D) Maine: Hannibal Hamlin (D); Margaret Chase Smith (R) Maryland: Charles Matthias (I); Barbara Mikulski (D) Massachusetts: Daniel Webster (R); Ted Kennedy (D) Michigan: James Couzens (D); Arthur Vandenberg (R) Minnesota: Eugene McCarthy (D); Al Franken (D) Mississippi: Robert J. Walker (R); Pat Harrison (R) Montana: Burton K. Wheeler (D); Mike Mansfield (D) Missouri: Harry S. Truman (D); Stuart Symington (D) Nebraska: George W. Norris (D); Ben Nelson (D) Nevada: William Stewart (D); Key Pittman (D) New Hampshire: John Hale (D); Charles Tobey (D) New Jersey: Frederick Freylinghuysen (D); Clifford Case (R) New Mexico: Adrieus Jones (D); Dennis Chavez (D) New York: Robert Wagner (D); Robert F. Kennedy (D) North Carolina: William Mangum (R); Jesse Helms (R) North Dakota: Asle Gronna (D); Heidi Heitkamp (D) Ohio: Robert Taft (R); Sherrod Brown (D) Oklahoma: Thomas Gore (D); Elmer Thomas (D) Oregon: Charles McNary (D); Wayne Morse (D) Pennsylvania: Joseph Guffey (D); Rick Santorum (R) Rhode Island: Nelson Aldrich (R); John Chafee (D) South Carolina: James Byrnes (D); Lindsey Graham (R) South Dakota: George McGovern (D); John Thune (R) Tennessee: Estes Kefauver (D); Howard Baker (R) Texas: Sam Houston (R); Lyndon B. Johnson (D) Utah: Elbert Thomas (D); Frank Moss (D) Vermont: Patrick Leahy (D); Bernie Sanders (I) Virginia: Harry F. Byrd, Jr. (R); Mark Warner (D) Washington: Warren Magnuson (D); Henry Jackson (R) West Virginia: Matthew Neely (D); Jennings Randolph (D) Wisconsin: Robert La Follette, Sr. (D); Russ Feingold (D) Wyoming: Joseph O'Mahoney (D); Gale McGee (R)
  15. Our last three states! After 10 votes, I will start tallying up the results for the Historical Senate Elections. I may move on to governors after this; although, I may change how I do the polls.
  16. Here are three more states. 10 votes to progress. Three more states after this, and then we are done.
  17. Another state poll. 10 votes to proceed. Only a few more states left!
  18. Here's Michigan. 10 votes and I move on to the next state.
  19. Here's TN. 10 votes to progress to the next state. Other states are in the forum.
  20. Here's another state poll. Others are in the forum. 10 votes to proceed. NC, MS, AL...wow, these Southern States have a lot of terrible people as US Senators.
  21. Here's another state poll. Other states are in the forum. After 10 votes, I'll move onto the next state.
  22. Here's MS. Other states are in the forum Note: Jefferson Davis served only 8 non-consecutive years as Senator, which is why he is absent. Only those that served 10 years, or are current senators, or were crucial senators that were killed/died in office are included.
  23. Here's Arkansas. Other state polls are in the forum