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i was wondering if anyone had interest in working on a 1964 scenario. i think it's fairly easy, but was wondering

a few ideas for candidates

Democrat :

Lyndon Johnson (on)

George Wallace (On)

Favorite sons (according to Wikipedia)

Daniel B. Brewster,

Pat Brown,

Albert S. Porter

Jennings Randolph,

John W. Reynolds,

Matthew E. Welsh,

Sam Yorty,

Bobby Kennedy- as a possible heir to the kennedy throne (off)

Republicans

Barry Goldwater

Nelson Rockafeller

Henry Cabot Lodge

Harold Stassen

Margaret Chase Smith

POTENTIAL OTHER CANDIDATES

George Wallace

Lyndon Laruch ( hehehe)

thanks

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I'd like to see it, but I think potential candidates for the Republicans you got are silly. I would throw in Richard Nixon because he did secretly want to be drafted, as well as throw in Ronald Reagan as really inexperienced...ya know he could have an Adlai moment and get the nomination simply based on a speech.

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I'd like to see it, but I think potential candidates for the Republicans you got are silly. I would throw in Richard Nixon because he did secretly want to be drafted, as well as throw in Ronald Reagan as really inexperienced...ya know he could have an Adlai moment and get the nomination simply based on a speech.

The potential candidates, as followed:

Lyndon Larouch- well, obviously, that's a joke.

George Wallace- i'll admit, in hindsight,that't not the best one to put in. probably not a good idea.

OTHER

Nixon- yeah, that was something i overlooked. we should stick him in too

Reagan- no. possible as a VEEP, and certanly a crusader for Goldwater, but no Adali moment here- if, as in chrotolouged in Before the Storm, by Rick Perlstein (which i'd be cribbing off of for this scenario), if Golwater delegates were steely enough to handle all they Scranton people shot off at the convention, they wouldn't bolt to Reagan

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Wow you read Pearlstein too? I just finished Nixonland and it made me want to try the 1956 and 1972 races.

yeah. absolutly fantastic writir. it's a must-read for '64 and 68. 68's done, 72 i've pushed for, and i'd love for 64. i'll work on candidate stats, but i could use some help with issues.

that, and i don't have campaign forever yet

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Larouche in 1964 was still associated with the Socialist Workers Party. His eccentric political stance wasn't fully formed, and he was mostly busy trying to remove countercultural influences from New Left organizations.

although it could be asked how you were aware of that (incidentally, how did you? i haven't studied Larouch as much as i should), that's good to know

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I actually read LaRouche's autobiography, which is surprisingly lucid. It was published in the late 70's, when he was in the process of abandoning some of his leftist ideals.

There's plenty of other stuff out there about him, most of it critical. He's been known in political circles since the early 60's. He's crazy, but there can be little doubt that he's been persecuted and prosecuted for his political beliefs.

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