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Mar. 11th, 1964

Welcome back to PITV! We are here with the New Hampshire results and we are shocked to say that Gov. Wallace jumped 30 points in polling to beat Pres. Johnson 65 to 35 points. This will sure be a shock wave that will resonate all primary season. He is also now only 2 points behind Pres. Johnson in national polling. Sen. Chase on the other hand won New Hampshire as expected and is actually now leading nationally by less than half a point. In terms of the General Election the Republicans are now only 5 points behind the Democrats. Is this the fall of Pres. Johnson?

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Dear God, a Wallace v Goldwater? Wallace would actually win, because Wallace would completely kill Goldwater and the GOP's southern strategy...

 

@Reagan04 This an interesting race.

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3 hours ago, Kingthero said:

Dear God, a Wallace v Goldwater? Wallace would actually win, because Wallace would completely kill Goldwater and the GOP's southern strategy...

 

@Reagan04 This an interesting race.

>Southern Strategy
>Wallace would beat Goldwater

Oh my child, there is much to learn

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Apr. 8th, 1964


Welcome back to PI TV! We are welcoming our new primary results and from what has just been released we can call the state of Wisconsin for Governor Wallace who has once again defeated Pres. Johnson handedly. This could spell defeat for Democrats in November if Wallace bests Johnson as he is against most of what the Democrats have been recently fighting for. He won the state 75 to 25 in a huge rebuke to the President. In national polling Wallace also beats Johnson but by 3 points. Can Johnson make a comeback? His best chance would be in Illinois next week where he currently holds a 15 point lead but we’ve seen it disappear before. Sen. Smith has also won Wisconsin 14 points ahead of the second place which was Gov. Rockefeller at 16. Smith has increased her lead over Sen. Goldwater 29 to 22, but that lead is not as strong as some might think. She does lead ion polling in Illinois ans is also expected to win in New Jersey. Onto general polling Democrats still lead 49 to 22 points and has a commanding lead in electoral votes as well as states leading in. Republicans are polling well in the South and now parts of the Midwest, though that could change if Gov. Wallace wins the nomination, in the South I mean. Because it’s likely his gains in the South would take away some support for States in the North. We will just have to see.
 

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Apr. 15th, 1964


Welcome back to PITV! We have some bad news for Democrats. It seems that Gov. Wallace has taking commanding leads in most polls. He now leads nationally and has just been called the winner of Illinois 75 to 25. He now is expected to win most delegates and likely the nomination. Some Democrats have withheld their endorsements trying to see what will happen and has actually now said they won’t commit to someone. We still have 83 days until the convention so it can possibly change but he has momentum that Johnson does not have. On the Republican side Sen. Smith won Illinois pretty handedly 30 to 17 against Rockefeller. Sen. Goldwater the once considered frontrunner seems to be fizzling out. Sen. Smith now leads in more states than he does and is expected to win most, but not a majority of delegates. Also Rep. Byrnes has dropped out and has yet to endorse anyone, Sen. Smith did win his state last week. Democrats lead in the polls seems to be dwindling with Wallace’s ascent. The Republicans now lead in most Midwestern states. Can the Democrats be saved this November?
 

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Apr. 22nd, 1964


Welcome back to PITV! New Jersey told America today that they support Gov. Wallace and Sen. Smith for their respective nominations. Sen. Smith did seem to have a rough spot coming into the state just a few days ago her support dropped and Sen. Goldwater rose to first but she shored up those undecided voters and voted for Sen. Smith. Gov. Rhodes has also dropped out of the primary days ahead of his own state’s election. Did Sen. Smith chase him off? We’ll see over the next week.
 

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Apr. 29th, 1964


Welcome back to PITV! It seems that Sen. Chase is running over her competitors. Sen. Stassen dropped out hours ahead of Pennsylvania finished their voting. Gov. Wallace is still beating Pres. Johnson, he has all states that have held their primaries in his column. Democrats still hold a lead on the polls but not the lead in the electoral college. Can the Democrats rebound?
 

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May 4th, 1964

Welcome back to PITV! Gov. Rockefeller has dropped out the day after losing to Sen. Smith in D.C. giving up his third place spot to Gov. Scranton and allowing Smith to benefit greatly. Pres. Johnson has actually won something! He won in D.C., but it is unlikely to be any change to the polling in other states. Democrats seemed to have rebounded a little in the general polling but still their lead is not as strong as it needs to be to win. With 183 days to go who will come out on top?

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May 6th, 1964

Welcome back to PITV! It seems Sen. Smith has lost some of her momentum. She lost in Indiana to Sen. Goldwater and Ohio to GOV. Scranton. Gov. Wallace though seems to keep dominating in the primary. Less than 2 months to go for both of the conventions who will win?

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Jun. 24th, 1964

Well it’s official! Gov. Wallace will be the Democratic nominee, besting what seemed to be like a rock solid President. Sen. Chase has yet to secure enough delegates to lock in her nomination, but still leads handedly. With conventions right around the corner can she hold onto her lead?

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Jul. 17th, 1964

Well it’s official Sen. Smith has become the first woman to win one of the major parties nominations for President. She won handedly in the primaries and has chosen Gov. Rockefeller as her running mate. These two seem to be the nations best hope to stop Gov. Wallace. Pres. Johnson has started signing civil rights legislation ahead of the election in what seems as a desperate attempt to further the civil rights movement before a possible Wallace presidency.

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Jul. 20th, 1964

New polling out today that shows the nation’s attitude towards Gov. Wallace. His numbers in the North has dropped like flies days after dozens of elected Democratic officials say they won’t vote for him and will support Sen. Chase. Her numbers jumped 4 points nationally and almost 70 points in her home state as well as an average of 40 in all Northeastern states. This is sure to make a deafening blow against Wallace’s chances at the White House.

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Aug. 28th, 1964

Well it’s official! Gov. Wallace has won the nomination, and he has chosen Gov. Allan Shivers as his running mate cementing his stance on the civil rights movement. The Democrats are currently far behind electorally and behind over 5 points polling wise. Can Wallace make a come back?

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Aug. 31st, 1964

Most Americans were shocked this morning when new polling came out showing Smith and Wallace in a literal dead heat. Wallace has taken the lead in most Southern states taking a huge chunk of Smith’s support. I think I speak for most Americans when I say this; A vote for Wallace is a vote for going back into time. Vote Smith!

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Sep. 14th, 1964

Welcome back to PITV! New polling out shows Sen. Smith has recovered from the breaking poll numbers last week with endorsements from Nixon, Eisenhower and as well as Pres. Johnson. She jumped 7 points to retake the lead as well as tie or take small leads in most Southern states. Will she be able to hold this new lead or will Wallace rebound? We will see over the next few weeks.

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Nov. 3rd, 1964

Welcome back to PITV! Tonight's election night and it seemed that Sen. Chase had the lead going into the night but we all know how that can change. It is a little later than usual but we have more states to look at. The current electoral count is 13 to 12 with Wallace leading, but that is likely to switch all night long. Right now the uncalled states are evenly split almost between the candidates. Smith does lead in South Carolina and Florida as well as Ohio while Wallace leads in the Virginias and Georgia.

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It’s 8:45 and we can now call Georgia and Mississippi for Gov. Wallace. Bringing the total to 35 to 38 with Sen. Smith leading. It seems tonight that Gov. Wallace has had a huge loss in the South with Arkansas and Missouri falling into the Smith column. We’ll likely be able to call some more state around 9:15 so stay tuned.

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As I said earlier we would be able to call some more states by 9:15 and we have, we are now adding New York and Florida to Smith’s column and that brings the total to 146 for Smith to 51 for Wallace. This night is turning out to be much different than most had anticipated. We still have a while to go before anyone is declared President but it seems history will be made here tonight.

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Well we can go ahead and call the election for Sen. Smith making history as she is the first woman ever elected to be President. The current total is 269 to 123. The entire country is reportedly taking a huge sigh of relief as Gov. Wallace almost made it to the White House. Pres. Johnson has appeared with Sen. Chase on stage while she gave her victory speech. We still have states to call so we will still be airing.

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With Montana and South Dakota being called for Sen. Chase that brings to total now to 304 to 143. Sen. Chase has received the concession call from Gov. Wallace just minutes ago. He was reportedly waiting for New York to be finished reporting results. Sen. Chase at 99% reporting leads with 59 to 41 in New York. We’ll be able to call most states by midnight so stay tuned!

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Well final results are in and the total is 316 for Smith and 222 for Wallace. The popular vote is much closer at 51.7 and 48.3. Gov. Wallace turned what should have been a blowout for Democrats into a blow out for Republicans. So until next time goodnight!

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President Margaret Chase Smith 1st term events 1964-1968


July 2nd, 1964 - Civil Rights Act is signed.
November 3rd, 1964 - Republicans win big. (Rep Reps 214 Rep Sens 46)
January 20th, 1965 - Margaret Chase Smith and Nelson Rockefeller are inaugurated as President and VP.
January 23rd-28th, 1965 - President Smith and Johnson have over a dozen meetings with the President of South Vietnam over the war.
March 3rd, 1965 - President Smith meets with MLKJ in one of the most televised meets to date.
April 9th, 1965 - Justice Sherman Minton dies.
May 5th, 1965 - President Smith nominates Judge Warren Burger to the Supreme Court.
June 13th, 1965 - Judge Burger is confirmed (61-39).
July 5th, 1965 - President Smith send 55,000 more American troops to South Vietnam.
July 12th, 1965 - The Washington Post reports that the Vietnam war is becoming deeply unpopular as more than 25,000 Americans have died so far.
August 6th, 1965 - President Smith signs the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
September 8th, 1965 - Justice Fred M. Vinson dies.
September 30th, 1965 - President Smith nominates Judge Harry Blackmun to the Supreme Court.
November 13th, 1965 - President Smith and VP Rockefeller attends a secret meeting with most Western nations about the possibility of Nuclear war with the Vietnamese, ultimately deciding not to.
November 15th, 1965 - Blackmun is confirmed (94-6). This marks the first time in 25 years that conservatives have a majority on the bench.
December 12th, 1965 - President Smith has a 30 minute call with Mao over the Vietnam war. 
February 9th, 1966 - 50,000 more American troops are sent to Vietnam.
March 16th, 1966 - It’s reported over 100,000 Americans have died in Vietnam.
June 4th, 1966 - President Smith changes tactics with Vietnam. Deciding to take it from the air, sending dozens of aircraft to do 24 hour bombing on North Vietnam.
Summer 1966 - Magazines start a particular focus on President Smith’s outfits.
August 3rd, 1966 - President Smith addresses the nation in a “5 more years” speech, where she asks for 5 more years in Vietnam to finish so to hold off protesting.
November 8th, 1966 - Democrats win small in both chambers (Rep Reps 202 Rep Sens 41)
March 1st, 1967 - VP Rockefeller tours American army bases with TV crews in an attempt to garner popularity with the public.
March 9th, 1967 - Stalin’s daughter defects to the US. She is met by President Smith when she lands in Boston.
April 22nd, 1967 - Unbeknownst to the world President Smith has 100 billion sent to China so they won’t interfere in the end push of the Vietnam war.
June 8th, 1967 - 6 day war.
June 23rd, 1967 - VP Rockefeller and Premier Kosygin meet in New Jersey for the Glassboro Summit Conference.
August 13th, 1967 - President Smith calls on North Vietnam to surrender, warning of ultimate destruction if they don’t.
January 1968 - Tet Offensive sets the allied South forces back significantly.
February 6th, 1968 - President Smith orders 500,000 more troops to be sent to Vietnam making the total 1,250,000. This process will take 6 months.

Analysis: President Smith has made a huge gamble by giving 100 billion to China, especially when Johnson's medicaid and medicare promises are expected to default in the 80-90's. But if it pays off she will save the Americans a huge embarrassment. Though she is very unpopular sending much more troops than this timeline. She has stopped that stigma that women cannot be effective leaders. She is definitely better than Wallace would've been.

Approval of Pres. Smith at beginning of primaries: 52

Approval of VP Rockefeller at beginning of primaries: 55
 

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1968 Presidential Election

Republican Primaries

Pres. Margret Chase Smith (Me)

Former President Richard Nixon

Gov. Ronald Reagan

 

Democratic Primaries

Former Gov. Hubert Humphrey

Sen. Eugene McCarthy

Sen. John F. Kennedy

Sen. George Smathers

Gov. Rodger Branigan

Sen. Stephen Young

 

Independet

Former Gov. George Wallace

 

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