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Just now, Reagan04 said:

Virginia became solidly Republican with a Republican blowout in 1952. From 1952-2004 it only went Democrat one (Like the Rest of the nation in 1964). So this is historically accurate as a watershed moment for a growing Republican tide in the south.

You mean Carter didn't even carry it in 1976?

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Just now, Patine said:

You mean Carter didn't even carry it in 1976?

Correct, Gerald Ford squeaked by with a win in 76. It was solidly GOP really until Obama ignited Black turnout in 2008 and it became a fundamentally different state electorally. Ford won 49-48.

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1 minute ago, Reagan04 said:

Virginia became solidly Republican with a Republican blowout in 1952. From 1952-2004 it only went Democrat one (Like the Rest of the nation in 1964). So this is historically accurate as a watershed moment for a growing Republican tide in the south. Even in 1964 it was 53-46.

Also, I'm not convinced Dewey could have caused such a turnover had he been the GOP candidate and not Eisenhower.

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Just now, Patine said:

Also, I'm not convinced Dewey could have caused such a turnover had he been the GOP candidate and not Eisenhower.

That is a fine criticism to make and I actually agree with you there, but Virginia was headed GOP sooner or later.

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Dewey's second term in office was marred by the communist annexation of South Korea, and internal divisions over communism. Despite an overwhelming majority of Americans wanting the army to intervene, Dewey held firm, but it cost him greatly. That and the ongoing McCarthy-Army Hearings led to the Republicans losing control of the House and Senate in 1954. It also cost him Earl Warren. The two had had a rocky relationship, but Warren was now ready to call it quits. Fearing the resignation of the Vice President, Dewey struggled to keep Warren onside but when Fred M. Vinson, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, died he offered Warren his place. Warren accepted, and the Vice Presidency remained vacant for the rest of his term. Dewey's approval ratings tanked and, although he was constitutionally eligible, he did not choose to seek a third term in office. He instead gave the nod to the popular Defence Secretary Dwight D. Eisenhower. His primary primary opponent is Senator Richard Nixon. Meanwhile, the Democrats have a clear frontrunner in Adlai Stevenson, but will Truman or Kefauver take him down?

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1952 Election

 

Republican Candidates:

Sec. Dwight D. Eisenhower

Sen. William Knowland

Sen. John W. Bricker

Mr. S.C Arnold

Gov. Joe Foss

Fmr Gov. Harold Stassen

Former Pres. Herbert Hoover(?!) (Not Seeking)

Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge Jr.

Sen. Richard Nixon

Senator Prescott Bush

 

Democratic Candidates:

Gov. Adlai Stevenson

Sen. Estes Kefauver

Gov. W. Averell Harriman

Gov. Frank Lausche

Sen. Lyndon Johnson

Rep. John William Cormack

Sen. Stuart Symington

Gov. Happy Chandler

Fmr. VP Harry Truman

 

States Rights:

Coleman Andrews

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BREAKING NEWS!

 

Former President Herbert Hoover has officially announced that he is running for a non-consecutive second term as President.

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BREAKING NEWS:

Richard Nixon has come out the victor at a contested convention, picking Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. as his running mate. Democratic Nominee Adlai Stevenson gave the convention a free vote on who the Vice Presidential nominee should be. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts narrowly beat Estes Kefauver of Tennessee to become Stevenson's running mate

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BREAKING NEWS:

Red Army troops have invaded Hungary following revolutionary outbreaks against the government

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9 minutes ago, LegolasRedbard said:

BREAKING NEWS:

Red Army troops have invaded Hungary following revolutionary outbreaks against the government

Ah, yes. Imre Nagy. He was a brave man who had true political convictions and really desired reform in his country. Far braver and more devoted to his cause than virtually anyone of any education and status in the First World from the start of the Cold War until today - a man who had held significant position, status, and authority, but who defied the system, and put his money where his mouth was for the good of the people and the nation - even though it cost him his life.

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NIXON WINS IN LANDSLIDE

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Cabinet of Richard Nixon (1957 - 1961)

 

President: Richard M. Nixon

Vice President: Henry Cabot Lodge Jr.

Secretary of State: John F. Dulles (1957 - 1959)

C. Douglas Dillon (1959 - 1961)

Secretary of the Treasury: Robert B. Anderson

Secretary of Defence: Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Election 1960:

 

President Nixon continued many of Dewey's policies, but decided to focus on foreign affairs primarily. He advocated the "Nixon Doctrine", and employed a now famous tactic of trying to convince Communist nations that he was irrational and mentally imbalanced, making them afraid of him. This tactic worked a little too well, and by 1958 Nixon's popularity had declined, leading to the Democrats making gains in the House and Senate. He managed to restore his public image by advancing Civil Rights, pushing through bills that strengthened black voting. This enraged many in the South, but Nixon reassured them that he wanted the states to decide their positions, and that the federal government would not take over. In January 1960, Nixon's chance of re-election is as about the same as his chance of losing. The Democrats have two frontrunners for their nomination, the charismatic John F. Kennedy, ready to avenge 1956 (when he was Adlai Stevenson's running mate) but hampered by allegations that he was an elitist liberal northerner, and the powerful Lyndon B. Johnson, known for his coercion and persuasion skills. Kennedy holds a large lead in delegates, but is barely ahead in terms of the popular vote.

 

Candidates:

 

Republicans:

Pres. Richard M. Nixon

 

Democrats:

Sen. John F. Kennedy (1956 Vice Presidential Nominee)

Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson

Sen. Stuart Symington

Fmr. Gov. Adlai Stevenson (1956 Presidential Nominee)

Sen. Hubert Humphrey

Sen. Wayne Morse

Sen. George Smathers

Gov. Michael DiSalle

Gov. Pat Brown

Mr. George H. McLain

 

Unpledged Democrats:

Sen. Harry F. Byrd Sr.

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BREAKING NEWS:

 

Reports of non-violent civil rights protest in North Carolina

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BREAKING NEWS:

 

French Test A-Bomb!

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21 hours ago, LegolasRedbard said:

Cabinet of Richard Nixon (1957 - 1961)

 

President: Richard M. Nixon

Vice President: Henry Cabot Lodge Jr.

Secretary of State: John F. Dulles (1957 - 1959)

C. Douglas Dillon (1959 - 1961)

Secretary of the Treasury: Robert B. Anderson

Secretary of Defence: Dwight D. Eisenhower

Good choices love Eisenhower in defence.

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BREAKING NEWS:

 

Hello, this is Jack Watson, live on American News Radio, ANR. We have the results through from the New Hampshire Primary, where John Kennedy has beaten Adlai Stevenson by .2% Kennedy wins the states 35 delegates. It was a disappointing night for Johnson, who only managed to win 66 votes of over 200,000 cast. 

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Hello, this is Jack Watson, live on ANR. News has just come in that the USSR has today shot down a U-2 aircraft that was flying over Soviet territory. They have claimed that the captured pilot, Gary Powers, is a spy working on behalf of the CIA. President Nixon is yet to respond to the Soviet claims

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President Nixon appeared last night on CBS Evening News to discuss the U-2 incident. President Nixon appeared uneasy under the studio lights, which made him sweat heavily. He also mistakenly referred to the pilot as "Gerald Powers".

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President Nixon signed into law yesterday the Civil Rights Act of 1960. It aims to improve voting rights for Black Americans in the South, and to close loopholes in the 1957 Civil Rights Act

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Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev yesterday demanded that President Nixon apologise for the U-2 spy plane incident. Gary Powers has been taken into Soviet custody

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