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17 hours ago, Fbarbarossa said:

John Lindsay Rally - NYC

Rally (7): The rally is a success! Lindsay fans line the streets of New York and save for a few Conservative, Buckleyite protesters, the Mayor seems to have generated strong turnout from his diverse city. 

17 hours ago, Fbarbarossa said:

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John Lindsay meets with leading figures among the Eisenhower Republicans. He speaks to them about how despite having been his Vice-President, Nixon isn't really the heir to Eisenhower's ideology. He then reminds them that he was one of the founders of the Youth for Eisenhower club.

 

Schmooze

Lindsay meets up with high profile New York Republicans. He again speaks about his experience with both executive and legislative arms of the government as well as informing them of his tenure as President of The New York Young Republican Club.

Influence (9): Lindsay makes some convincing arguments about Nixon. Eisenhower Republicans definetly are receptive to his liberalism and the liberal members of Eisenhower's old clique who pioneered major expansions in government seem to be thinking the party is shifting in the wrong direction and that Nixon should not be considered the "center".

Schmooze (1!): The New York Republican Party bosses largely come from suburban NYC and upstate. While Lindsay is strong in the city, Rockefeller seems to have the rest on lock. Combined with a clumsy mention of Lindsay's tenure as a High Schooler as President of a club, the Rockefeller-aligned bosses laugh Lindsay off and the story leaks to the New York Times making him look foolish.

Overall: +1. John Lindsay has veritable energy among urban Republicans. His strenghts are clear among those that believe in things like major infrastructure spending and Eisenhowerist expansion of government. However, he'll have a tought time breaking into a game dominated by Rockefeller. If his launch proves anything, it is that there is room.

17 hours ago, PringlesN7 said:

Vice President Nixon kicks off with a rally in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Rally (1!) Nixon's campaign launch is a disaster! Combine a poorly run event with a poorly received message, many are left scratching their heads, where is Richard Nixon the Cold Warrior? To make matters worse, Goldwater supporters get into the event with signs declaring Nixon a "Big Government Liberal" and take several minutes to be removed. The major pivot is broadcast not just across New Hampshire but the country and unfortunately for Nixon, with liberal support strongly in Rockefeller's column, he is liable to face much greater pressure from his right flank.

17 hours ago, PringlesN7 said:

Nixon meets with bosses representing Rockefeller Republicans in the North East. In an effort expand his support in the North Eastern Liberal Wing... Nixon discusses politics with prominent figures in the North East. Such as his former Running Mate in 1960; Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. Nixon also hopes to get a bit of a preliminary boost in Massachusetts if his discussion with Lodge Jr. is successful in persuading Lodge to encourage others in his faction to support Nixon, instead of Rockefeller. Emphasizing Nixon's greater experience, and electability.

Nixon holds a rally in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His speech focuses entirely upon Law & Order, while reminding Milwaukee residents of the 1967 riots that occurred in their city and left a trail of destruction and casualties. Nixon expresses his hope to the crowd to end the Vietnam War, soothe the racial tensions, and prevent such riots from happening again.

"Citizens of Milwaukee, I come here hoping that I have your support in the upcoming primaries. I promise you that if I am elected as your nominee that you will not be seeing riots like we saw in August of last year. As Americans we must come together in troubled times like this... many were exercising their right to protest, and then the riots broke out. Hundreds were injured, and 4 people were killed. As your President I promise you that if we can succeed in ending the war in Vietnam, ensuring the Great Society is administered effectively, and especially ensuring our economy is working for the workers of this great nation... we will not see this dissatisfaction among our citizens. There will be peace in your neighborhoods again. I have had the privilege of serving as your Vice President under President Eisenhower. I would be honored if you'd give me a chance to be the Republican Nominee. I ask you to get out, and vote for Richard Nixon when the time comes. Vote like your life depended on it!" 

Schmooze (7): Nixon is in his element when wining and dining party bosses. His leftward pivot may not have helped among the rank-and-file of the party, but it certainly seems as though the Eastern establishment has taken notice. After eight solid years as VP, NIxon has differentiated himself from the western conservative branch of the party and his connections through Lodge and others take notice.

Rally (5): The New Right Activists, still furious with Nixon, show up in droves to protest his appearance in Milwaukee. The worst is prevented when a few of teh activists take a seat to hear about Nixon's views on law and order when he takes a decidedly more conservative approach.

Overall: -3. Nixon struggles to launch an effectively messaged primary campaign, his support among the establishment seems unshaken by it however.

16 hours ago, WVProgressive said:

Edward Brooke holds rally in Boston Mass, and releases official campaign platform

Rally (10!) Edward Brooke is plastered on nearly every television when he announces his historically significant campaign. The hearts and minds of all Americans are stirred by his story. While there are certainly many Americans who don't feel comfortable with a black President, Brooke has burst out onto the stage eloquently and intelligently asking them "Why not?". Many are now scratching their heads. 

16 hours ago, WVProgressive said:

Edward Brooke will invite prominent members of the Mississippi Republican Party, to diner, while he's in Jackson (Schmooze)

Edward Brooke attempts to increase his Influence among Eisenhower Republicans while in Concord, New Hampshire, talking about how he deeply respects the former Presidents military service, being a veteran himself, and the Presidents work on Civil Rights. 

Schmooze (6): The dinner goes about as well as can be expected. He gins up lots of black turnout, however, which scares some of the lily whites present and leads to a small walk out of the gathering. A split in the MSGOP is apparent.

Influence (5): The country club Republicans appreciate what Brooke have to say but still aren't sold on someone as liberal as he, let alone a black candidate, fearing it could lead to major losses.

Overall: +7. Brooke starts out strong. His platform is received exceedingly well among Liberal Republicans and he is immediately established as a very real threat to Rockfeller's domination among that wing. He has even moved the needle just a bit on the number of Americans will to vote for a black man.

16 hours ago, Cenzonico said:

Barry Goldwater kicks off his second presidential campaign in his home city of Phoenix, Arizona 

Rally (10!): The crowd is electric! It's good to be Goldwater in Arizona, his conservative activists are out in full force to support their man. The event is even picked up for selective night time coverage as the major networks give airtime to the former nominee's new pitch.

Schmooze (6): The bosses are largely split between Goldwater and Reagan. This helps move the needle in favor of the rank-and-file favorite Goldwater.

Influence (10!): The Midwestern Businessmen love the witty speech on cutting the size of government giving to Goldwater. Donations to the campaign from the businessman in major Midwestern cities skyrocket the next day.

Overall: +13. Goldwater hits the campaign in stride and many Republicans are beginning to recall exactly why they renominated him, the conservative faction has a champion again.

15 hours ago, TheLiberalKitten said:

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Rally (10!) The turnout, especially among students, is absolutely thrilling. McGovern lights up the campaign with his entrance and he is a clear darling of the progressive left. 

Schmooze (1!): The party bosses, already facing the difficult possibility of RFK stealing the nomination from LBJ, are in absolutely no mood to entertain that "leftist kook". McGovern is tossed out of the meetings by the bosses.

Influence (9): The Labor Unions appreciate the promises of reform. They respond overwhelmingly positively to his progressivism and remember back to their roots.

Overall: +5. A bipolar turn is a strong turn nonetheless, McGovern's campaign is off to a decidedly left-wing populist start.

9 hours ago, MishFox said:

Schmooze:  Attorney General Thomas Lynch met with party bosses in the California Democratic Party, emphasizing that he can best represent Californians. 

Rally: Attorney General Thomas Lynch holds a kickoff rally in California.

Schmooze (9): The bosses agree, Lynch is the man to represent California at the convention

Rally (3): The voters, not so much. Excited by a real primary, most California voters aren't so sure they want to send another favorite son when they could directly impact the nomination themselves. The rally is poorly attended.

Overall: +2. Lynch is on track to do well in the California primary, but he'll need to keep building infrastructure to win, let alone dominate it as a favorite son.

8 hours ago, Hestia11 said:

Rally/Speech: President Johnson will deliver a speech from the Oval Office announcing his intention to seek another term as President. He chides some of his cabinet who have joined in the race saying, "I'm not in the ground yet!", giving a bit of a combative tone for his part of the party.

Schmooze: He schmoozes with the African-American community and liberal base, highlighting his work with the ERA and Civil Rights Acts.

Influence: Johnson meets with representatives of the Illinois Democratic Party, where he touches upon his years as President and his experience. 

Rally (1!) The tone is poorly received. Most rank-and-file Democrats love Kennedy and don't like hearing about interparty squabbles. The nail in the coffin is when LBJ talks about not being dead yet. The Party has yet to forget that RFK's brother actually is dead and that LBJ came to power through that transition. The messaging is not taken well and many registered Democrats view it as a gaffe. Worse yet, the whole nation just watched him do it.

Schmooze (5): Illinois Party Bosses, most of them Catholic, are fairly split between Kennedy and Johnson. This meeting doesn't do much to change that.

Influence (7): Black voters are reminded of why they like LBJ. His messaging on the Civil Rights Act is strong.

Overall: -3. LBJ has a tough week. While he's still the President and that will carry him so far, his use of the Oval Office for failed campaign theatrics has diminished the importance of this fact among many Democrats.

7 hours ago, buenoboss said:

Schmooze:Rockefeller meets with the chairmen of Republican parties in the Midwest. He tells them that even though he is from the East Coast, he has broadbase appeal among working class voters and black voters. He also touts his friendship with Ohio Gov. Jim Rhodes

Influence:Meets with the Rockefeller Republicans and basically tells them that he is the namesake of the Liberal Republicans and his liberalism that actually works, as he has actually run a state, compared to Brooke in the Senate

Schmooze:Rockefeller meets with East Coast party bosses and wines and dines with them at Kykuit. He shows off his liberal record and his love of the East Coast.

Schmooze (5): The dinners are somewhat awkward and only saved by Rockefeller's connection to Rhodes. They don't change much, the Midwest remains a battle ground.

Influence (2): The attack on Brooke after his fantastic breakout is not well-taken. The only thing stopping an ill-timed and racially divisive jibe from leaking is the respect from the Rockefellers for their namesake. We'll never know just what was said but Rockefeller needs to find better jokes next time.

Schmooze (8): This is Rockefeller's element. The dinners are elegant and the bosses are receptive. The Eastern Establishment loves Rockefeller!

Overall: 0. Voters missed Rockefeller on the trail but his position among the Eastern Establishment is strong. Brooke looms.

6 hours ago, The Blood said:

Rally:  George Wallace will hold a rally in Milwaukee,

6 hours ago, The Blood said:

Influence: Wallace will meet with Governor Roger Branigin of Indiana to lobby for his support in the Primary. Wallace will point to his stature as the only truly conservative Democrat in the race, pointing to his role as the one candidate promising to restore law and order to the nation, escalate the Vietnam War, and roll back a series of "socialist" Federal economic and social programs, returning or handing off the programs to the states(Or outright ending them) while lobbying Branigin.

 

Schmooze: Wallace will meet with party bosses and regulars across Wisconsin, lobbying for their support in the state and pointing to his role as the one candidate fighting to defend the way of life of hardworking Americans from riots and socialism.

Rally (9): Wallace's rally is surprisingly well-attended. Pundits don't know if it was curiousity or intent to protest, but droves of voters showed up. They were not on his side initially. But minute by minute Wallace was converting voter by voter until the growd was on its feet applauding. Wallace's rebrand seems to be highly successful in Milwaukee and popular support is growing across the Industrial North after news of his unexpected announcement spreads.

Influence (10!): Governor Branigin is so impressed by the Wallace campaign that he commits to supporting Governor Wallace in any way he can. At Wallace's request, Branigin will drop out and throw his machine to Wallace in the Indiana primary. Conversely, if Wallace wishes, he may have Branigin stay on and remove his own name from the ballot, allowing Branigin to lead the Indiana delegation to the convention and deliver the delegates to Wallace on the floor. Either way, Wallace has the endorsement and what he decides to do in Indiana, either compete in the primary or not, is up to him. 

Schmooze (7): The Wisconsin bosses never thought that they'd be considering George Wallace. But God damn does he make good points on rioters and socialism. Not to mention his growing popular support in the state, they seem to be open to his candidacy.

Overall: +12. Wallace hits the ground running with serious momentum. His campaign is effectively branching out and even becoming a viable option for many moderates and populists.

5 hours ago, BeetleJuice said:

Rally: Gov.Reagan kicks off his Presidential campaign today. Reagan focuses on the need for new leadership within the Republican party. "Our need is new leadership which will develop imaginative new approaches assuring full opportunity to all our citizens—leadership which will face and resolve the basic problems of our country." A veiled attack at Vice President Nixon. 

Influence: Reagan schmoozes with small business owners discussing the need for tax cuts. 

Schmooze: Reagan meets with party leaders within New Hampshire, discussing the importance of the 1968 election and the need for a conservative president.  

Rally (3): Reagan's rally is poorly attended, Goldwater has sucked most of the air from movement conservatives.

Influence (2): After shakily responding to the business owners about how he comes from Hollywood, Reagan fails to ever find his groove and has to leave the meeting early.

Schmooze (5): The New Hampshire bosses are impressed by Reagan's comfort among party leadership. But the Governor does little to persuade them to his cause.

Overall: -5. A weak week for Reagan as Goldwater steamrolls through the conservative movement and consolidates support.

5 hours ago, Herbert Hoover said:

While in D.C, Robert Kennedy organized a meeting with prominent members of the Democratic Party, those that would have influence on the eventual nomination for president and vice president as well as influence on the party platform. At a fancy top dollar dinner, Kennedy spoke with many of these party bosses to assure them that he intends to take this primary challenge all the way to the convention, and to ask for their support. He spins it that Johnson is incredibly unpopular and that he has virtually no chance of winning with the way the war is going in Vietnam. For the Democrats to continue to hold the White House, we need to put up someone who's charismatic and with a platform that appeals to the majority of voters - Bobby can be that guy. (Influence: Party bosses)

Bobby Kennedy meets with likely members of the Minnesota Democratic delegation, attempting to butter himself up to a more liberal state delegation by promising that, if elected, he would pull us out of Vietnam unlike President Johnson, and he attempts to work on securing an endorsement from Senator Eugene McCarthy, who recently withdrew from the race. Kennedy hopes to convince McCarthy that the only way for a truly liberal candidate to win the primary is for them to present a united front, and he, unlike McGovern, can win the primary and take the fight all the way to Nixon. (Schmooze: Minnesota)

Rally (6) The DC rally goes well but the patended Kennedy charm and magnetism seems to be sedate. The crowd is excited by RFK seems a bit off. Nevertheless, solid messaging on a weak LBJ gives the candidacy purpose as it launches.

Influence (3): The Party bosses understand that Johnson is unpopular, but they aren't exactly willing to dump a sitting President yet. RFK needs to bring more goods to the table and he has yet to do so.

Schmooze (5): Kennedy makes his mark on the Minnesota delegation but there is still a 4-way dogfight amongst most Midwestern parties about whether to take a progressive, liberal, moderate, or conservative approach. RFK is barely able to make headway in that debate.

Overall: -1. While the media focuses on LBJ's stumbles, RFK fails to take up much more of the media in his wake. The campaign can't capitalize on LBJ's shortcomings.

4 hours ago, ALiteralNeoliberal said:

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Young meets with fellow Ohio Senator Frank Lausche, asking him for his endorsement. He encourages Lausche to support a fellow Ohio Democrat, and career politician. Young discusses how with such a packed primary filled with so many candidates, the delegates they can pick up in Ohio could give them tremendous influence at the DNC Convention. Though the two have had their differences in the past, Young is convinced Lausche will put Ohio first.

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Young touts his history serving on the Ohio commission for Unemployment Insurance, as well as his pro-labor voting record in the senate, at a meeting with the leaders of the major labor unions of Ohio.

Influence (5): Lausche tells Young that he'll get back to him. He supports Young in his bid to represent Ohioans at the convention, but he needs to see more of the primary to unfold to bow out of the national contest.

Influence (7): The unions remember Young as a friend and they are receptive to his favorite son candidacy as a positive development for Ohio.

Overall: +2. Young has established himself as clear option to Ohio voters. Whether or not he'll fufill his aim of primary domination among Ohio Democrats remains to be seen.

3 hours ago, Zenobiyl said:

Everett Dirksen Shmoozes Liberals (I’m putting all 3 actions on this one)

Influence (6.67): The Dirksen appeal is effective. While some wonder why it seems that Dirksen is only emphasizing his liberal record, liberal voters don't seem to mind all too much and enjoy being courted in all directions.

Overall: +5. Dirksen has a hard row to hoe to break into Liberal support but he has made an important first step in doing so and has definetly chipped into the liberal field.

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Bobby Kennedy's 1968 presidential bid sparked hope, then despair - The  Washington Post

Bobby Kennedy shakes hands and speaks with voters in Manchester, New Hampshire

The charismatic Senator of New York has not been phased by his lukewarm welcome into the race. In fact, Bobby Kennedy intends to win over the hearts of Democratic voters in the way that Kennedy's do best - by speaking to them directly. Kennedy announced that he will be on a speaking tour in the state over the next few days, going from city to city detailing his plan to withdraw from Vietnam and set up a lasting peace between the North and South. (Campaign - New Hampshire)

In Concord, the Senator kept up his appeal to New Hampshire by promising that, if he were elected, that he would guarantee that he would expand the social programs created by FDR and President Johnson, and take them further then any president has in history. (Campaign - New Hampshire)

Bobby ended the week in the state of Wisconsin, where he believes that he will be able to outshine President Johnson and prove that his candidacy can be successful. While the candidate did not campaign in the state at this time, he met with several prominent union officials where he discussed how his policies would greatly improve the power of unions to collectively bargain and negotiate with their employers. (Influence - Labor Unions)

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ABC Nightly News Report -- February 28th, 1968

"Hello and welcome to ABC Nightly News, I'm Bob Young. This week has created a definitive shape for the Presidential race. In the Democratic Primary, Senator George McGovern and Governor George Wallace have proven large viability for both of their campaigns. Wallace had a breakout performance capturing conservative consolidation abd biting into Johnson's moderate coalition. McGovern, meanwhile, seems to be dominating Progressives and leaning on RFK's tenous hold on LIberals. Both the major candidates had subpar weeks, struggling to live up to expectations. ABC has conducted a poll of the field:

February 28th - Nationwide Democratic Presidential Primary Preference Poll

Robert F. Kennedy - 29.6% (-1.5)

Lyndon B. Johnson - 25.3% (-3.3)

George Wallace - 14.9% (+3.5)

George McGovern - 10.1% (+2.6)

Undecided - 20.1% (-1)

In the Republican field, lots of shifts have gone down. With Richard Nixon getting off to a week start, Rockefeller falling stagnant, while Goldwater and Brooke both emerge as early stars. John Lindsay and Everett Dirksen both made effective beginnings while minor candidate Ronald Reagan struggles to gain footing.

February 28th - Nationwide Republican Presidential Primary Preference Poll

Richard Nixon - 20.8% (-3.7)

Barry Goldwater - 19.9% (+3.9)

Nelson Rockefeller - 15.8% (-0.8)

Everett Dirksen - 8.6% (+1.3)

Edward Brooke - 6.4% (+3)

John Lindsay - 5.3% (+0.4)

Ronald Reagan - 0.8% (-1.9)

Undecided - 22.4% (-2)

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John Lindsay holds a rally and meets voters in New Hampshire.

Lindsay takes the stage and heads to the podium

Hello, hello

He waves to the crowds

I've come to you today to speak about, what in my opinion is, an important issue. Said issue is healthcare. How many of you have suffered difficulty from having to pay such high prices for healthcare?

There are some murmurs in the crowd

Exactly! It is my view that no American should have to pay for the fundamental right of healthcare. You do not choose to become sick or injured, so why should you have to pay when you are? Good, hard working people in our great nation are forced into debt because they suffered an injury. This is not right and it is something I will work to fix. I promise to work with the private sector to ensure all Americans have access to free healthcare.

Cheers

Some of you may accuse me of being Unamerican for holding this view, I can even feel the scorn of some members of y own party growing as I give this speech. So let me say this to you. One of the finest men the Republican party has produced, I'll go as far as to say one of the finest men our country has produced President Theodore Roosevelt advocated for free healthcare. So, should you wish to denounce me for being a Republican who wants to give our people free access to healthcare, then know, you must also denounce the great Teddy Roosevelt!

The crowd clap cheer and whistle

Thank you New Hampshire! And remember! In two weeks you vote on who will become the GOP nominee for President, and I want you to think something at that ballot box. "Which of these candidates will help me, the American citizen?" and then, I want you to remember, that I will fight for the rights of every citizen of this country, regardless if race or gender, I will ensure that you all have free access to our healthcare system, I will keep myself open to working with anyone of any party for the best interests of this country. 

Once again, thank you New Hampshire! It has been an honour speaking to you!

As Lindsay leaves the stage he walks through the crowds, shaking hands and exchanging words with people.

 

John Lindsay Becomes Mayor Of New York (1965) - YouTube

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John Lindsay arranges a meeting with Former President Dwight Eisenhower. In this meeting Lindsay says that Eisenhower should think over who he endorses rather than sticking with convention of automatically endorsing his Vice-President. Lindsay stresses to Eisenhower that he is not fishing for his endorsement, he merely wants to stress the danger that Nixon poses to the Republican party's ideology. Lindsay asks that Eisenhower endorse the candidate that he believes to be best at continuing his ideology rather than endorsing Nixon for the sake of tradition.

Rally in California

Lindsay gives his rally in a town hall, he greets people and shakes their hands as he walks to the front

Greetings California! I must say, today is a beautiful day, so thank you for giving up a few hours of it to be with me, or would you like to take this outside?

There are laughs from the audience

Today I am here to speak to you about a candidate who hails from this state. Governor Ronald Reagan. It's quite obvious that he and I hold different views on the way things should be and today I have come to speak to you about choice. No doubt many of you support the Governor, how else would he have won the primary to run for his current office? But at the same time, he has obviously not run unopposed in his primaries, he has faced other Republicans and it is these other Republicans and their supporters who I am here to speak to today.

Governor Reagan hails from this state, no doubt this makes some of you feel obligated to support him regardless of which wing of our party you sit in. This is why I came to speak to you. We may be from different states but we are all members of the same party and any good candidate wants the best for all rather than just those of their home state. So California, I appeal to you, when the time comes, don't think by state lines, think by party lines. When the time comes, don't select the one from your state solely because he is from your state.  Select the one who holds the ideals that you prefer, pick the man with the ideas you want to see come to fruition! 

California, and any who may be elsewhere watching this, please keep this message in mind throughout this race. 

Thank you!

Lindsay speaks to a few people in the crowd, answering some questions for them before he leaves.

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Edward Brooke holds rally in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, speaking about Civil Rights, and attacking racism, in America, and the Republican party

"The defining issue, of this election, more so than Vietnam, is Civil Rights. In recent years we've made great progress, in the fight for racial justice, and I commend everyone, Democrat, or Republican, who fought for these bills. But we still have a long way to go, racism is still, sadly, a major force in American politics, as we can see from the recent success George Wallace has found in the Democratic race. This is a man who has stated his open support for, and I quote, "Segregation today, segregation tomorrow, and segregation forever". This is not to say that our party is free from the sin of race based hatred. While I was in Jackson, Mississippi last week, I invited some members of the state Republican party to dinner so we could talk. Most of the people who came to the dinner were black, which seemed to irk one state senator. He was so upset at the black turnout in fact, that he walked out of the room where we were eating, he was then followed out by the party treasurer. We, the party of Lincoln, must stand against racism, both from within, and without our party, and we should never, ever give up the fight, for racial equality in America." 

Edward Brooke holds rally in Concord, New Hampshire talks about Women's Rights

"I'd like to thank you all for coming, and now I'd like to start this rally off with something a little unconventional. I want to read to you a letter I received, from a little girl in Quincy, Massachusetts, after I declared I was running for President. It's not very long, but it stuck with me nonetheless.

Brooke takes the letter from his jacket breast pocket, and unfolds it

"Dear Senator Brooke

I saw your speech on the TV today. My mommy said she never thought she'd see the day a black man would run for President. I'm not black myself, but I hope you win. You make me think that maybe someday, I can run for President."

The Senator puts folds the letter back up, and puts it back in his pocket

I also got a lot of other letters that, some of them from not at all pleased that I'm running, and they included nasty things unsuited for American politics. Well, unless your at a George Wallace rally of course. But letters like this, remind me why I chose to run. As we continue the fight for racial justice, we must also fight for equality between men, and women. We must pass, and ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, because women's rights, are human rights, and it's time we enshrined these rights in the Constitution."

Edward Brooke takes time off from the campaign trail to visit Mount Snow Golf Club. While there he plays golf with prominent members of the Vermont Republican Party (Schmooze)

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With the momentum behind him, Barry Goldwater goes to Green Bay, Wisconsin to introduce his "radical" platform.

Goldwater: Good for a story, and good for the conscience - Washington Times

"Well, who knew that kickoff would do so well! I hope future events will also do as well. Anyway, today is a great day to talk about real American Conservatism and that is exactly what I will be doing today! But I must warn you that today I will talk about very "radical" and no-no ideas. Don't worry I'm just messing with you, of course all of us can handle what we want the most! That is a America that will shine as the beacon of liberty and hope! But first, we must end the shackles that big government has brought upon the American people. All the federal government does is spend, spend, spend without any second thoughts. What has this done you may ask? Simple, the tax burden for all Americans will continue to rise and rise and rise meanwhile the government continues to spend more than It gets! We will get to the point to where we have a uncontrollable national debt that will take decades to fully pay off. Is this what we want? To leave our children and our future leaders with money that can never be payed off? I don't think so, so the solution is simple. We give the states the power! From small local matters to issues such as the soon to fail "War on Poverty" that President Johnson has taken on. Doing this will not only reduce spending and getting our budget balanced, this will also allow us to lower the tax burden and allow us to send the American economy to new heights!" 

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Barry Goldwater decides to make a play for the Eisenhower Republicans citing the Republican Party's strong enthusiasm for Goldwater as a pitch to try and increase support from them 

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Barry Goldwater invites New York Republican bosses to a theater in NYC for some quick fun, after trying to secure some support.

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Influence:  Lynch makes a play for the endorsement of former California Governor Pat Brown, his former boss, lifelong personal friend, and the man who appointed him Attorney General. Lynch argues that he is the best candidate for California, and emphasizes his moderate record.

Influence: Lynch makes a trip into black communities in San Francisco, claiming that he is the best candidate for black Californians. He talks about his support for Civil Rights Legislation, and improving conditions in black communities without inflaming tensions between black people and white people.

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Sen. George McGovern is enjoying his time in the campaign trail, a well received opening week has boosted morale and McGovern was in Wisconsin this week where he held a rally in the state capital where he talked about UBI and mingled with the crowd

"What a week it has been I can feel it in the air my friends! It is time to make sure the American Dream works for all of our citizens! 1000 thousand dollars a moth to all our citizens, that is what I am proposing! Americans can be able to use this much needed money on anything that is essential such as medical services, childcare, medicine and food for the working family. All Americans will prosper under our grand safety net! And I  hope that you all will join me into making our country better."
 

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George McGovern meets with key union members in Wisconsin, where he talked about increasing the power of Unions in the country
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McGovern met with Wisconsin Democrats where he asked for their support. He emphasizes a commitment to reforming health care, helping the working man and ending the War in Vietnam as soon as possible.

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Nixon visits Wisconsin for a meeting with Republican Governor Warren P. Knowles. 

Nixon hopes to gain the endorsement of the Governor, emphasizing that Nixon’s role in the 1966 Midterm Elections was crucial in securing victories around the country in House, Senate, and Gubernatorial races was extremely helpful in securing a re-election victory for Knowles, and victories throughout Wisconsin's local elections. Nixon praises the Governors commitment to Law & Order throughout the state, especially after the 1967 Riots and hopes to convince Knowles that he is the most experienced, and especially electable candidate that can restore order throughout the country. 

1968 Republican winner: Richard Nixon | | wiscnews.com

Nixon holds a rally in Madison, Wisconsin.

The rally clearly has an emphasis on Law and Order, before pivoting to electability and questioning the ability of Goldwater to appeal to a majority of voters. 

“Hello my fellow Americans! It is great to be back in your state! I’ve heard the recent reports among the media that we might be slipping a couple percentage points. But what matters is me coming out here and campaigning for you! The media has always liked to say Nixon is slipping a couple points… and then we give em’ some nail biters do we not?! *The crowd would cheer* I’m sure that you all remember the University of Wisconsin Riots that occurred here just several months ago. 76 people were injured, the University of Wisconsin was damaged, and other numerous surrounding properties were affected by these riots. I come here today to tell you that as your nominee, we are going to ensure that these riots do not touch your beautiful city! What we’ve seen is a complete and utter failure of our current leadership to listen to YOU, the American people. It’s just plain disgraceful. We’re going to end this war in Vietnam with an honorable peace agreement, we’re going to ensure everyone in America, Black, White, Hispanic, Jewish, Catholic, Protestant, we’re going to ensure ALL of you get the quality of life, and a fulfillment of the American Enterprise and the American Dream you deserve.” 

“Senator Goldwater is also in Wisconsin this week… holding a rally at Green Bay. I have the utmost respect for Senator Goldwater. He is a man who is a hard fighter for his constituents. However, with the stakes being as high as they are in this election, Senator Goldwater continues to push ideas that simply do not resonate with the majority of the American public. Senator Goldwater, as much respect as I have for the man; poses a true threat to the performance of the Republican Party. In 1964, President Johnson won one of the largest electoral, and popular vote landslides in American history. The American people clearly demonstrated that Senator Goldwater’s ideas did not resonate with them. I have worked relentlessly campaigning with the Republicans throughout the 1966 Midterms… we have made significant progress and I think we can make even greater progress if you bestow the honor of being the Republican nominee upon me. I’d like to encourage every Republican out there today, to consider the consequences of losing this Presidential Election. Vote like your life depended on it. Vote for the most electable candidate. With that said, good day Wisconsin!”

A Different 1960's Election: Nixon Wins | Alternative History | Fandom

Nixon meets with Mid-Western Business Conservatives who align with George Romney, in hopes to solidify their trust.

In the meeting, Nixon emphasizes his proven record of Economic Recovery under the Eisenhower Administration. Nixon explicitly pledges to end the inflation issue created by LBJ’s Presidency while also reminding the leaders to be wary of unreliable economic principles pushed by Goldwater and the even greater instability they can cause.

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Young takes the Chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party out to dinner at the finest restaurant in Columbus.

Influence

Young meets with student organizations from the biggest universities in Ohio to garner their support, touting his liberal voting record, his outspokenness over the administration’s handling of Vietnam from the start, as well as reminding them that he was the deciding vote in approving the Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty with the Soviet Union. 

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Schmooze:Rockefeller invites US Senator Howard Baker to play golf in Tennessee. He talks about how he will pass another Clean Air Act, building on the one in 1963, as President. He also says he will consider Howard for Vice President if he wins the nomination. He also pushes Howard to run as a favorite son and endorse Rockefeller.

Influence:Rockefeller meets again with the Rockefeller Republicans, talking about his liberal record and how he is the only man who can beat Johnson because of his popularity among non-whites and labor unions.

Schmooze:Rockefeller invites US Senator Charles Percy to the Rockefeller Estate in Florida. They go boating and he tells Percy that he will produce for low-income housing then President Johnson. He pushed Percy to run as a favorite son supporting Rockefeller. 

 

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For some reason this is saying that my post is from 9/11. But these are my events for 9/12

Rally: Reagan outlays his economic vision for the country in New Hampshire today.  Discusses the importance of tax cuts, and the growth to the economy if cuts were enacted. 

Influence: Reagan schmoozes with union leaders in New Hampshire. . 

Schmooze: Reagan meets with party leaders in Wisconsin. Attempts to persuade them that Goldwater should not lead the conservative movement after losing in a landslide in 1964. 

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Influence: Johnson meets with organized labour groups in the White House, stating his desire to protect labor while he is in office, as well as his ability to do so already.

Schmooze: Johnson meets with his home state officials in Texas, asking for loyalty.

Schmooze: Johnson finishes the day by bantering with New York Democrats, still a large cadre in the party

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Free Rally: George Wallace will announce the endorsement of Roger Branigin at a rally as he tours Indiana. After discussing the subject with Branigin, it is announced that Branigin will appear on the state's ballot instead of Wallace, with Branigin saying that, "I want to proudly lead the Indiana delegation at the convention, representing the working man of Indiana as I throw our support behind Wallace."  At the rally announcing Branigin's endorsement and the ballot plan for Indiana, Branigin will emphasize Wallace's working man platform, designed to end the destruction of American communities with a restoration of law and order and a crackdown on drugs, to dispel the corruption and socialist influences infecting the American government, what Wallace refers to as "cleaning the pond", and to defend the working man's way of life from socialism, overreaching government, and the corruption of Washington.

Rally: Wallace will hold a rally in Kenosha, Wisconsin, emphasizing his plan crack down on the violence breaking out across the country, saying, "We will end the riots and protests which are breeding grounds for chaos, crime, and destruction by force, and we will defend American communities from the destruction caused by these riots. We will crack down, because I will not stand by as more and more hardworking Americans see their lives destroyed."

 

Influence: Wallace will meet with moderate Johnson donors and backers in Pennsylvania, reassuring them that Wallace can appeal to moderates in the race, emphasizing his work to appeal to a wide breadth of working class voters. He will guide them through his platform as he discusses how Johnson's failures on Vietnam and in quelling the riots and protests destroying American make him a detriment to America and to the party. He will discuss how he can build a coalition of conservatives and moderates, discussing his work to moderate his stances and rhetoric on a number of issues. He will also point out that Johnson's weakness so far could mean that at the convention a progressive could win merely thanks to the division of other groups, as such Wallace suggests uniting now to prepare for and prevent a progressive takeover of the party. Though he disagrees with Johnson on a number of issues, and though Wallace is an unashamed conservative still, he tells the Johnson backers that he recognizes the need to build a coalition this election.

 

Schmooze: Wallace will schmooze party bosses in Texas, emphasizing his working class and conservative platform, and imploring them to recognize Johnson's inherent weaknesses and reject the candidate who is merely from their homestate for the genuinely superior, more conservative, and more devoted candidate.

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18 minutes ago, Zenobiyl said:

I’ve been at work all day. Can you give me another hour?

As long as you post them by the time I'm done making my spreadsheet and doing the other rolls you're good. This should take longer than an hour. I've also had work engagements today otherwise I would have done the spreadsheet earlier.

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Everett tries to garner liberal support by privately requesting Charles Percy’s endorsement.

Everett tells Charles Percy about the many things they have in common. Both candidates come from Illinois. Both candidates were in support of continued military action in Vietnam. Both candidates supported the Civil Rights Act and nomination of Thurgood Marshall.

With their combined efforts, the moderate and liberal wing of the Republican Party could work together. Otherwise, Everett warns, the future of the Republican Party could fall into the hands of radicals like Goldwater. Not to mention the fact that Everett will need a replacement for Senate Minority Leader. (This is a private conversation btw)

Everett lays the groundwork for a massive electoral reform program.

Yesterday Everett began work in the senate to push forward a convention to amend Article V of the Constitution. If passed by enough states, this reform would overturn the “One man One vote” doctrine during drawing of electoral districts. The doctrine was made into law through Supreme Court cases like Reynold V. Sims, and forced electoral districts within states to be roughly equal in size. Everett has criticized this doctrine, claiming that this would result in large cities running the country. He has also pointed out how the doctrine has led to district apportionment being done differently between the federal and statewide level, leading to a ‘legislative firestorm’. 

[Meta: IRL this amendment came one state short of passing (Which requires 34 states), and only failed due to Everett dying. If it passes, it will greatly weaken states with urban centers, while allowing for much greater gerrymandering. This could lead to major changes in election demographics.]

[Known as the “Dirksen Amendment”, this amendment would be passed through an archaic and never before used method of constitutional amendment: the constitutional convention. Once two thirds of the state legislatures call for a convention, the government will be forced to hold one. Although easier than going through the senate, Constitutional Conventions are highly unpredictable. Once started, there is no knowing what amendments may be proposed, and how radically the constitution will be changed.]

[If 34 states pass a convention call, the constitutional convention begins. If 34 states haven’t been secured by September 7, 1969 the amendment movement collapses with Everett’s death.]

Everett rallies in New Hampshire

 

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On 9/11/2020 at 7:17 PM, Herbert Hoover said:

Bobby Kennedy's 1968 presidential bid sparked hope, then despair - The  Washington Post

Bobby Kennedy shakes hands and speaks with voters in Manchester, New Hampshire

The charismatic Senator of New York has not been phased by his lukewarm welcome into the race. In fact, Bobby Kennedy intends to win over the hearts of Democratic voters in the way that Kennedy's do best - by speaking to them directly. Kennedy announced that he will be on a speaking tour in the state over the next few days, going from city to city detailing his plan to withdraw from Vietnam and set up a lasting peace between the North and South. (Campaign - New Hampshire)

In Concord, the Senator kept up his appeal to New Hampshire by promising that, if he were elected, that he would guarantee that he would expand the social programs created by FDR and President Johnson, and take them further then any president has in history. (Campaign - New Hampshire)

Bobby ended the week in the state of Wisconsin, where he believes that he will be able to outshine President Johnson and prove that his candidacy can be successful. While the candidate did not campaign in the state at this time, he met with several prominent union officials where he discussed how his policies would greatly improve the power of unions to collectively bargain and negotiate with their employers. (Influence - Labor Unions)

Rally (7): Kennedy is right back to his roots. A successful visit in New Hampshire.

Rally (7): Kennedy seems to have hit his stride! The people of New Hampshire appreciate hearing from and seeing RFK.

Influence (7): The Labor Unions are warming to Kennedy.

Overall: +6. RFK is back to a regularly scheduled week with a solid string of events and positive coverage. What you'd expect from a Kennedy.

On 9/11/2020 at 8:47 PM, Fbarbarossa said:

Rally in New Hampshire

Influence

John Lindsay arranges a meeting with Former President Dwight Eisenhower. 

Rally in California

 

Rally (1!): The American people are not exactly jazzed by the idea of what they view as Socialized medicine. To make it worse, this is a largely Republican electorate, and as has been the case with many of the liberal Republicans, New Right Activists and Goldwaterites, high on momentum have been protesting at large liberal events. Calls of "Lindsay/Lenin 68" abound.

Influence (7): Cutting through the noise, Lindsay is able to meet with some of Eisenhower's top aides. They appreciate his messaging and promise to tell the boss. Whether they do, you may never know, but you've made friends with some high folks in the Eisenhower Republican crowd.

Rally (5): The crowd thought Lindsay was well-spoken but they are overwhelmingly Reagan fans. Even those not supporting Reagan for President like him a lot as Governor.

Overall: -3. Not terrible for John Lindsay but the dominating news of his healthcare positions and the New RIghts protest of his rally. He struggles to break through.

23 hours ago, Cenzonico said:

With the momentum behind him, Barry Goldwater goes to Green Bay, Wisconsin to introduce his "radical" platform.

23 hours ago, Cenzonico said:

Influence: 

Barry Goldwater decides to make a play for the Eisenhower Republicans citing the Republican Party's strong enthusiasm for Goldwater as a pitch to try and increase support from them 

Schmooze:

Barry Goldwater invites New York Republican bosses to a theater in NYC for some quick fun, after trying to secure some support.

Rally (5): Wisconsin voters still don't love hearing him throw around the word radical, even if it is in jest.

Influence (3): Eisenhower Republicans are in no way big on Goldwater. They mostly ignore and chide him.

Schmooze (1!): The bosses don't even show up, Barry is left watching The Secret War of Harry Frigg with Paul Newman alone in the theater, surrounded by enough popcorn to feed all the bosses that didn't show.

Overall: -6. The good news is that this week is overshadowed by Goldwater's amazing start. The bad news is that this seriously blunts his momentum.

23 hours ago, MishFox said:

Influence:  Lynch makes a play for the endorsement of former California Governor Pat Brown, his former boss, lifelong personal friend, and the man who appointed him Attorney General. Lynch argues that he is the best candidate for California, and emphasizes his moderate record.

Influence: Lynch makes a trip into black communities in San Francisco, claiming that he is the best candidate for black Californians. He talks about his support for Civil Rights Legislation, and improving conditions in black communities without inflaming tensions between black people and white people.

Influence (4): Brown, despondent after his 1966 loss to Reagan, is not much interested in endorsing anyone this election. He does appreciate the time with his friend.

Influence (10!): The communities he visits show great outpourings of support for Attorney General Thomas C. Lynch!

Overall: +5. A good week for Lynch as he builts support in California.

23 hours ago, TheLiberalKitten said:

Sen. George McGovern is enjoying his time in the campaign trail, a well received opening week has boosted morale and McGovern was in Wisconsin this week where he held a rally in the state capital where he talked about UBI and mingled with the crowd

22 hours ago, TheLiberalKitten said:

Influences
George McGovern meets with key union members in Wisconsin, where he talked about increasing the power of Unions in the country
Schmooze
McGovern met with Wisconsin Democrats where he asked for their support. He emphasizes a commitment to reforming health care, helping the working man and ending the War in Vietnam as soon as possible.

Rally (8): Madison's rally features major support from the many colleges in the cities. Students fill the seats and cheer for McGovern's left wing ideas.

Influence (5): The Union members appreciate McGovern's appearance but aren't sold by his academic progressivism.

Schmooze (4): The Wisconsin Bosses and voters don't jive with McGovern's far-left pitch. The party establishment still has a long way to go to acceptance.

Overall: +2. A fine weak for McGovern. His momentum isn't sustained but it is in no way derailed, his campaign keeps growing slowly but surely.

23 hours ago, PringlesN7 said:

Nixon visits Wisconsin for a meeting with Republican Governor Warren P. Knowles. 

 

Nixon holds a rally in Madison, Wisconsin.

 

Nixon meets with Mid-Western Business Conservatives who align with George Romney, in hopes to solidify their trust.

 

Influence (7): Knowles agrees to endorse Nixon! 

Rally (10!): The Nixon rally is electric! After Goldwater's disappointing showing in Wisconsin, Nixon is able to double down on the hurt by hitting him in a way that doesn't expose Nixon to attacks from his right. Brilliant!

Influence (10!) The former Romney business groups always had a soft spot for Nixon. And after some assurances to be an incredibly pro-business President, donations to Nixon from that sector skyrocket as Goldwater slumps.

Overall: +14. Fantastic week for Nixon as he gets back into his mojo as Goldwater stumbles. It makes up for the tough start.

16 hours ago, ALiteralNeoliberal said:

Schmooze

Young takes the Chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party out to dinner at the finest restaurant in Columbus.

Influence

Young meets with student organizations from the biggest universities in Ohio to garner their support, touting his liberal voting record, his outspokenness over the administration’s handling of Vietnam from the start, as well as reminding them that he was the deciding vote in approving the Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty with the Soviet Union. 

Schmooze (8): The steak is the finest in Ohio and Senator Young is making serious inroads into being the only options for a party line Ohio Democrat.

Influence (10!): The students of Ohio love to hear their Senator standing up for them and this is a major goal for them.

Overall: +9. Ohio is wild for Young!

11 hours ago, buenoboss said:

Schmooze:Rockefeller invites US Senator Howard Baker to play golf in Tennessee. He talks about how he will pass another Clean Air Act, building on the one in 1963, as President. He also says he will consider Howard for Vice President if he wins the nomination. He also pushes Howard to run as a favorite son and endorse Rockefeller.

Influence:Rockefeller meets again with the Rockefeller Republicans, talking about his liberal record and how he is the only man who can beat Johnson because of his popularity among non-whites and labor unions.

Schmooze:Rockefeller invites US Senator Charles Percy to the Rockefeller Estate in Florida. They go boating and he tells Percy that he will produce for low-income housing then President Johnson. He pushed Percy to run as a favorite son supporting Rockefeller. 

Schmooze (4): Rockefeller accidentally chips a ball right into Baker's golf cart windshield. The two have a laugh about it but it's not a great reflection on him. After that episode Rockefeller didn't have the nerve to bring up the endorsement topic.

Influence (9): No one loves Rockefeller like the Rockfeller Republicans!

Schmooze (2): Rockefeller accidentally bumps into Percy as he is bringing out the mimosas and knocks Percy overboard! Percy gets pulled back up and is in good spirts but Rockefeller once again gets cold feet on the endorsement. Maybe next time, although Percy did ruin his cashmere sweater, he'll remember that.

Overall: 0. Once again, Rockefeller's rudderless campaign fails to make any sort of news.

On 9/11/2020 at 10:11 PM, WVProgressive said:

Edward Brooke holds rally in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, speaking about Civil Rights, and attacking racism, in America, and the Republican party

Edward Brooke holds rally in Concord, New Hampshire talks about Women's Rights

Edward Brooke takes time off from the campaign trail to visit Mount Snow Golf Club. While there he plays golf with prominent members of the Vermont Republican Party (Schmooze)

Rally (10!): Brooke is attracting major attention from the media on his campaign and everywhere he goes is getting rave rewiews. He is firing up the party, or at least the liberal wing.

Rally (8): Another powerful rally nearly moves a few of the women and even the men present to tears. Brooke is inspiring.

Schmooze (3): More bad luck among parties as the Mount Snow Golf Club may not be officially segregated, there is not a single black member, eliciting looks and jeers from some of the Country Club Republicans present. It messes with any ability to win over Vermont delegates.

Overall: +7. Another incredibly strong week for Brooke as he continues to build his campaign's coalition.

9 hours ago, BeetleJuice said:

For some reason this is saying that my post is from 9/11. But these are my events for 9/12

Rally: Reagan outlays his economic vision for the country in New Hampshire today.  Discusses the importance of tax cuts, and the growth to the economy if cuts were enacted. 

Influence: Reagan schmoozes with union leaders in New Hampshire. . 

Schmooze: Reagan meets with party leaders in Wisconsin. Attempts to persuade them that Goldwater should not lead the conservative movement after losing in a landslide in 1964. 

Rally (5): He struggles to differentiate it from Goldwater's plan.

Influence (2): Unions leaders find Reagan's economic plan incredibly unappealing.

Schmooze (10!): The leaders couldn't agree more! It seems Reagan has finally found a line that works, at least among the bosses.

Overall: +2. Reagan finds a good line of attack against Goldwater but struggles to establish himself as a solid alternative.

8 hours ago, Hestia11 said:

Influence: Johnson meets with organized labour groups in the White House, stating his desire to protect labor while he is in office, as well as his ability to do so already.

Schmooze: Johnson meets with his home state officials in Texas, asking for loyalty.

Schmooze: Johnson finishes the day by bantering with New York Democrats, still a large cadre in the party

Influence (7): The Labor groups view an invitation to the White House as a major offering and graciously accept. The conversation is productive and the unions walk about happy.

Schmooze (5): Some of the bosses are surprised he had to ask. 

Schmooze (4): A large cadre to be sure, and a cadre which is slowly shifting to RFK.

Overall: +1. LBJ stays out of the news for the most part, somehow his personality and the Presidency put together aren't enough to break through.

6 hours ago, The Blood said:

Free Rally: George Wallace will announce the endorsement of Roger Branigin at a rally as he tours Indiana. 

Rally: Wallace will hold a rally in Kenosha, Wisconsin, emphasizing his plan crack down on the violence breaking out across the country, saying, 

Influence: Wallace will meet with moderate Johnson donors and backers in Pennsylvania, 

Schmooze: Wallace will schmooze party bosses in Texas,

Endorsement (6): The Indiana crowd is energetic but some supporters are disappointed they won't be able to vote for Wallace himself.

Rally (4): An average rally by Wallace is interrupted by some McGovern-aligned student protesters.

Influence (8): Wallace is making some inroads among moderate Democrats as he pivots

Schmooze (2): The bosses are offended that anyone would suggest them not stick by LBJ as long as they could.

Overall: +2. The Wallace campaign keeps chugging along, expanding its horizons.

2 hours ago, Zenobiyl said:

Everett tries to garner liberal support by privately requesting Charles Percy’s endorsement.

Everett lays the groundwork for a massive electoral reform program.

Everett rallies in New Hampshire

Influence (10!): After Percy's unfortunate run-in with Rockefeller's yacht, Percy is more than happy to endorse his seatmate. He commits to doing whatever it takes to help the Dirksen campaign cross the finish line. The campaign may utilize him as they please.

Amendment (8): The Amendment gets a lot of media attention. The way ahead for the amendment is extremely difficult but conservatives and moderates seem to have a lot of respect for Dirksen in its wake. He dominates the headlines for the day.

Rally (7): A successful rally in the wake of his announcement allows Dirksen to capitalize on his momentum.

Overall: +11. A very strong week for Dirksen as he manages to appeal to Liberals and Moderate Conservatives at the same time.

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NBC Nightly News Report -- March 6th, 1968

Democratic Primary

Kennedy gets back in stride as he grows and LBJ continues to slump. Meanwhile, McGovern steadily grows and Wallace continues to successfully re-brand himself.

March 6th - Nationwide Democratic Primary Presidential Preference Poll

Robert F. Kennedy - 30.6% (+1.0)

Lyndon B. Johnson - 24.3% (-1.0)

George Wallace - 17.1% (+2.2)

George McGovern - 10.9% (+0.8)

Undecided - 17.1% (-2.9)

March 6th - New Hampshire Democratic Primary Presidential Preference Poll

Robert F. Kennedy - 38.9% (+4.3)

George McGovern - 30.3% (+7.0)

Lyndon Johnson - 12.3% (-3.1)

George Wallace - 7.6% (+3.5)

Undecided - 10.9% (-11.7)

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Republican Primary

This week saw Nixon rocket back with some strong momentum and Goldwater stumble to hang onto his. Rockefeller continues to struggle in the wake of an insurgent Brooke. Illinois Senator Everett Dirksen seems to be the unity candidate rising through the ranks, dampening Nixon's rise.

March 6th - Nationwide Republican Primary Presidential Preference Poll

Richard Nixon - 22.3% (+1.5)

Barry Goldwater - 20.2% (+0.3)

Nelson Rockfeller - 14.9% (-0.9)

Everett Dirksen - 11.6% (+3.0)

Edward Brooke - 8.7% (+2.3)

John Lindsay - 4.1% (-1.2)

Ronald Reagan - 0.6% (-0.2)

Undecided - 17.6% (-4.8)

March 6th - New Hampshire Republican Primary Presidential Preference Poll

Nelson Rockefeller - 17.4% (-5.2)

Barry Goldwater - 16.9% (+5.5)

Richard Nixon - 16.8% (-4.3)

Edward Brooke - 16.0% (+7.5)

Everett Dirksen - 9.2% (+3.2)

John Lindsay - 7.3% (+0.7)

Ronald Reagan - 0.4% (-1.4)

Undecided - 13% (-10.0)

 

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You may now please post all your events.

The New Hampshire primaries of both parties will be held at the conclusion of this term! Good luck!

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Just as a heads up, if everyone could post events before the deadline that would be awesome! Do this if you'd like to see New Hampshire results on Sunday night, otherwise they'd have to be delayed to some time on Monday, tomorrow's rolls will still be done Sunday night either way, but the earlier I can finish that the more likely it is we see Granite state results. Thanks y'all, you're the best!

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Although his momentum has stagnated, seeing the 5% surge in NH has lead Barry to hold a rally in Manchester, New Hampshire where he decides to talk about how his campaign will not be the disaster that was 1964,

The Goldwater Takedown: Media coverage of the 1964 presidential campaign  was a precursor to today's partisan journalism. | City Journal

"Hello New Hampshire! More specifically, the city of Manchester! Now, the campaign has sadly had a bad week. But here in New Hampshire I see potential for a strong victory of Conservatism!  Anyway, as expected we have been attacked for being quote "unelectable" and posing a "threat to the performance of the Republican Party." If that is the case, why are there regular Americans out there actively campaigning for our Conservative movement? Why where there "Democrats for Goldwater" signs at my last rally? It's simple, America is realizing that in order to bring America to its greatest potential we need a president that will bring Conservative policy to the White House! In 1964, thousands of Americans rose up and fought for our movement on the streets. In 1968, the same is happening only in greater volume! Some people may call us stubborn in our ways, I guess you could say that. Does that mean we will stop? attendees shout "NO." There you go! This is what a real movement looks like, Americans just trying to get ahead in life! A America with small government, low taxes, low regulation, and so much more will lead America into its most prosperous time in History! Thank you, Manchester! 

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After the rally, Barry Goldwater drives to the head office of the Manchester Union Leader newspaper.

Barry enters

Secretary: Hello- Oh Mr. Goldwater, what do you need from us?

Barry: Is William Loeb here at the moment? 

Secretary: Why yes he is, you need to see him? 

Barry: Yes ma'mm!

Secretary: Just come with me. 

Barry follows 

knocks on the office door

William Loeb: Who is it?

Barry: It's Barry, I wanna talk with you! 

William Loeb: Oh hey, Come on in! Here have a seat. 

Barry: Alright I'll get to the point, I would like a ahem personal endorsement from your fine newspaper. 
 

Loeb: Oh really? Want some New Hampshire momentum? 

Barry: Of course, why do you think I'm here! I know how unabashed of a Conservative you are. So why not?

Loeb: Hey, you are right on that one. Look my schedule is kinda full at the moment. If I have the time, you should be seeing a endorsement right before the primary. If I don't, do not expect a endorsement on the headline. 

Barry: Sounds good, I'll take my leave now. 

Loeb: Hey before you go, good luck!

Barry: Thanks!

Barry precedes to leave the building  

Schmooze: 

Barry Goldwater invites bosses representing the Texas Republican Party to dinner to eat, talk, and to try to get on their good side. 

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