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(Influence) Edward Brooke tries to talk Moderate Republicans into supporting him, citing his ability to compromise, and work with Democrats in congress. He also brings up the idea that he’s actually one of the more electable candidates in the race, citing the idea that he can more easily appeal to Democrats, put off by Johnson, than any other candidate. He also states that the Democrats would not be able to label Brooke as the anti-civil rights candidate, like they did to Goldwater in ‘64, which is a major reason why he lost.

 

(Influence) Edward Brooke meets with Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to seek his endorsement. He frames himself as the best candidate to push for civil rights, and points to the historical significance electing a black president would have for America. He also states that while he respects Johnson, and Kennedy, the Democrats are too in bed with southern racists, to continue the fight for Civil Rights. He points to the success of George Wallace as evidence of this.

 

Edward Brooke holds a rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, talking about Crime

I am a Law, and Order candidate, and my record speaks to that. While I was Attorney General of Massachusetts I cracked down on organized crime, and government corruption, and that’s something I’ll continue to do as President. But I do not believe we will build a better America through repression, alone. While we fight crime, we must also fight against the causes of crime. I will build more jails, yes, but for every jail built, I’d also build a school, and for every police officer hired, I’d also hire a teacher.  What this country needs are more decent neighborhoods, more educated people, better homes. If we need more jails we can build them, but that ought not to be the highest objective of the Presidency of the United States. The highest objective of the Presidency, of the United States, should not be to build repression, and fear, among the populace, but to lead the nation, into a brighter tomorrow. We do that not through flooding the streets with policemen, or wiretapping people’s phones without a warrant. No we build a better America, through things like increasing education, and fighting against poverty, and hatred.

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George McGovern was in New Hampshire this week where the Senator made his case as to why the granite state should support him RALLY
"Hello New Hampshire! What a fine day it is to be here in the Granite state! My friends, my campaign is not about me or my generation but it is about changing our country for the better! We have seen the errors of the Vietnam War and as good heart Americans we must recognize that President Johnson has failed us. It is time to bring our troops home and to provide all Americans the health care and income they deserve. We must not be afraid to continue to increase our safety net! Too many of our youth are being jailed because of marijuana possession, too many of our youth are not getting the education they deserve, too many of our youth are getting killed in Vietnam. Women are having backroom abortions! It is time for a change! I will work hard to end the Vietnam War as soon as possible, establish a basic income for all Americans, regulate abortion and increase our social safety net by establishing a universal health care plan for all Americans. Please, I ask you all to support my campaign. This movement is not about the present but it is about the future. The 1970s is a time for change! Thank you all!"
 

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George McGovern meets with student groups throughout New Hampshire where he distributes flyers and meets everyone that he can
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McGovern invites New Hampshire Democrats to a private party and puts forward his vision for the 1970s over a few "Herbal" cigarettes

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Governor Knowles’s Endorsement

Nixon announces Governor Knowles’s endorsement at a Milwaukee rally. Knowles strongly emphasizes that if the American people want an electable candidate to bring order back to the country, it’s none other than Nixon. Knowles notoriously asks the audience “Who’s the one to bring back Law and Order? And WIN THIS GENERAL ELECTION?!” The crowd responds, “NIXON’S THE ONE!” A couple days after Nixon directs volunteers to begin making “Nixon’s the one!” pins. This endorsement however will not mean Nixon hands the entire ballot box to the Governor... considering Nixon has a slight lead in Wisconsin. But if allowed in accordance with election law... Knowles will appear on the ballot with a fusion ticket. Any votes for Knowles is a vote for Nixon. Nixon also encourages Knowles to strong-arm any reluctant delegates, reminding them of what is at risk if necessary. 

Nixon attempts to gain the endorsement of the Senior Senator from New Hampshire, Norris Henry Cotton. 

In their discussion Nixon talks about the emphasis that he is the best candidate to ensure government programs are administered efficiently. Nixon also discusses his support for the Civil Rights Act. Given Senator Cotton’s Liberal leaning record. Nixon  emphasizes the danger Goldwater poses as the party’s nominee… and the risk Goldwater could have on his current re-election if he ends up taking over the party again. Nixon tactfully reminds him of the 37 House Seat gains Democrats had in 1964… and the overwhelming majority Democrats had in the Senate. (68 Democrats to 32 Republicans.) All in hopes the publicity will hand Nixon a final boost before the voting, or sway the delegates at the convention. 

Nixon, inspired by his campaign’s comeback, heads to Nashua, New Hampshire for a final rally before the primary. 

This rally clearly has an emphasis on promoting Nixon’s experience, electability, along with a turn to question Goldwater’s electability and performance. However, Nixon ends on a high note promising an American recovery and pointing out the “Silent Majority.”

*Nixon would walk to the stage waving his usual peace signs.*

“It’s good to be back in New Hampshire!” 

*The crowd cheers.*

“The New Hampshire primary is upon us, and I just want to open up thanking each and every single one of you. For the volunteering, the campaigning, and kind words of support you have sent to me. I am eternally grateful and honored, that you see me as the man who can bring this country back to order. Ladies and Gentleman, I want you to know that together, WE WILL RETURN THIS COUNTRY TO LAW AND ORDER! WE ARE GOING TO ENSURE EVERY AMERICAN HAS THE CHANCE TO ACHIEVE THEIR DREAM! WE ARE GOING TO HAVE PEACE IN VIETNAM! *Cheers erupt.* The American people need a steady hand in that Oval Office… one that is reliable and trustworthy. I’ve served as a Senator from California, and served under Vice President Eisenhower for 8 years. I know what it’s like to be in the Oval Office, I know what it’s like to make tough decisions. However, I worry about the decision making of some of our fellow party members. While I respect the movement of Senator Goldwater, I believe that Senator Goldwater simply does not have the kind of experience we need when it comes to making important decisions. In 1964 the Democrats gained super-majorities in both Chambers of Congress. How can any of Senator Goldwater’s agenda pass with both chambers against him? It’s simple. They can’t. We cannot risk another loss for our party! President Johnson's continuous failure of leadership is a prime example of this… his current policies do not resonate with the American people. When Senator Goldwater emphasizes the passion of his supporters, I can’t help but notice... but I'm also reminded of  the passions of ours! And of every politically involved American out there! But, there are some Americans in this country that do not have time to go out and campaign, or perhaps, they do not have time to follow politics at all. There are some who work 8 hour shifts daily, and come home to their families to spend time with them for the short amount of time they have, and head to work the next day… there are those in this country, who have strong feelings about the disorder that’s occurring right now… but simply do not have the time to make their voices heard. That’s why I’m running. To those of you out there listening on the radio… I want you to know that I can hear you. You may be silent. But I can hear your struggles, I can hear your hope for better leadership, I share your discontent. I believe in the Silent Majority. To those of you still undecided in this upcoming primary… we want to encourage you to think of the country. Think of who has the most experience, who has the temperament, who has the leadership to bring this country back to order. With that said, I look forward to seeing all of you vote! Let’s win this primary, and win this election for the American people!”

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Nixon heads to meet with Pennsylvania Governor, Raymond Shafer. 

Obituary: Raymond Shafer / Former governor of Pennsylvania | Pittsburgh  Post-Gazette

In hopes to gain an early start, Nixon meets with Governor Shafer and discusses the importance of electability, a return to law and order, and explicitly points out that if Goldwater becomes the nominee again, his Governorship may be at risk along with the local Pennsylvania Congressional seats. Nixon also tactfully emphasizes the nail-biting re-election victory of Hugh Scott in 1964… a popular Senator who barely won his seat back after his first term.

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Bobby Kennedy mingles with supporters at a rally in Manchester, New Hampshire

The Kennedy campaign has been on an upswing the past week, which was much needed after the lukewarm reception he garnered upon announcing his campaign. Now that Bobby has solidified himself as the favorite to win New Hampshire, he needs to keep that status. Kennedy organized a rally in Manchester, where he spoke to voters about his bold plans to increase funding for the programs instituted by Johnson and Roosevelt, and how he would provide much, much greater funding to NASA, just as his brother would have wanted. (Campaign - New Hampshire)

Kennedy also meets with prominent moderate Democratic leaders, promising to them that, if he was elected, that he would work to ensure that any funding for the programs he is running on is accounted for. Kennedy will not blow up the budget with no plan in mind for how to fix it! (Influence - Moderates)

Finally, in the day of the New Hampshire primary, Kennedy works again with the labor union leaders from the state as well as several representatives of other regions in the country to discuss how he can best represent them. He wants the unions to know that he wants to run as the candidate of the little guy, and that he is prepared to take on big business if that is what it takes for their support. (Influence - Labor Unions)

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Schmooze:  Lynch makes an appeal to Democratic Party bosses in California, talking about his hometown appeal, his moderate record, and the power they could gain at the convention

Influence: Lynch goes for the Moderate vote today, discussing his moderate record, his ability to win California, and the need to stop the Liberals and Conservatives from winning a key victory in California.

 

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Everett Rallies in New Hampshire (Event)

”America faces many challenges, both domestic and abroad. The battles against the tyranny of segregation and the tyranny of communism are one and the same.

I will fight for American values at home and across the world. I have the experience to lead, and a proven track record of fighting injustice at every turn. Wallace and Goldwater want to see America return to the old ways. They want America to return to isolationism. How well did isolation go last time?

Either we fight for democracy across the world, or tyranny will come to us.”

Charles Percy, a liberal republican from Illinois, vouches for Everett Dirksen to the Liberal Republicans (Influence)

Yesterday Charles Percy met with numerous members of the liberal wing of the Republican Party to garner their support. No one is sure yet how to negotiations went, but Percy clearly felt confident that he had made a compelling case.

”Whether it takes a few days or a few weeks, I believe America will come to know Everett as I know him. He is the only candidate with a solid plan for America, and the skills to put it in action.”

Everett seeks the support of governor Jim Rhodes of Ohio (Influence/Endorsement?)

Everett tells Jim of how important it is to approach foreign policy with an anti-communist stance. Everett tells Jim that if elected, he will do everything in his power to halt the spread of communism. Everett warns Jim of the threat non-interventionists like Goldwater and Wallace pose to democracy across the world. Finally, Everett tells Jim of his experience, many accomplishments, and certain vacancies that an Everett presidency will leave ;)

(meta: can you update endorsements etc in your posts? It would make it easier to keep track of who is endorsing who)

 

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Nelson Rockefeller holds a rally in New Hampshire and talks about his experience as Governor of New York and his ability to beat Johnson.

"We stand here today at a crossroads. We stand a crossroads where we need to beat President Johnson. We need to beat President Johnson to create more change in this great nation. Our great party is being torn apart by radicals like Senator Goldwater and such. Our country's soul is at a crossroads as well, with the war in Vietnam and the protests across this country. We need strong leadership, we need experience, and we need morals in the White House. I believe that I can do just that. I believe that I have the leadership, experience, and morals to be your President. Thank you and goodnight!"

Nelson Rockefeller meets with Norris Cotton

Nelson Rockefeller makes a pitch to Senator Cotton to endorse him for President. He talks about their similar record on civil rights and their similar background in the East Coast. He also tells Cotton about how he will do more for New Hampshire and it's citizens then any other candidate in the field. He says he will work for unions everywhere and protect workers Social Security. 

Nelson Rockefeller meets with Rockefeller Republicans in New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont (But mostly focusing on NH)

Rockefeller gives a speech to the Rockefeller Republicans and how he is a true Rockefeller Republican, as his name is Rockefeller and he is a Republican (insert laughter). He talks about his liberal record and how he has always been a liberal and is not a LINO (Liberal in Name Only), such as Dirksen and Nixon are. He also talks about his support for civil rights and Social Security. 

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Rally: George Wallace will hold a rally in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, saying, "Right now in this country we have forgotten the soul of America. We have forgotten the very thing that makes us American. We have forgotten the working man in this country. The factory worker who works day and night for his country and family, only to see those very things destroyed by corruption, socialism, riots, drugs, and an overreaching government out to destroy his state's rights. It is about time we reclaim our recognition and defense of this essential part of America, because if we do not, I damn well fear that not only our working man will be forgotten, but also all other things we hold dear as Americans. Right now in your state we have a socialist polling in second, and a socialist sympathizer leading the race! And I do not mean to throw terms around, but let's think about their agendas for just a moment. They would allow for the riots currently destroying our nation and our working man's property and communities to continue, allowing for raving bands of socialists to roam free on our streets. They would continue the destructive government policies which strip our states' of their rights, allowing for Federal bureaucrats to take reign over your states instead of you, the residents of that state. They would continue and expand the socialistic programs created by Johnson, ensuring that either the working class in this country is paying the bill, or that we will see even more increases to the national debt, not even taking into account the government control and corruption these programs create. They would refuse to crack down on drugs, ensuring that the hippies destroying America get a slap on the wrist. And finally, they would do what every politician has done in this country for years, they would forget the working man of this country. New Hampshire, reject these candidates, and reject the President who will compromise and want to have tea with them. I said every politician has forgotten the working man, but there is one who hasn't, and it's me. Thank you."

 

Rally: Wallace will hold a rally in Wisconsin, promising to cut all funding and recognition to any academic institution allowing and keeping enrolled those who are currently rioting across America, saying, "We cannot allow for these institutions to get away with allowing rioters and socialists to be enrolled with them without a response from our government. We will cut all funding to these institutions, and remove any Federal support or recognition of them. This is one step we can take towards defending our communities from riots and socialism. We will restore law and order by any means necessary."

 

Influence: Wallace will reach out to moderate donors and backers of Johnson in Wisconsin, and using the same strategy as in Pennsylvania will discuss with them how rallying behind a conservative opposition to Bobby or McGovern may be the only way to beat them at the convention, and he will discuss how Johnson's compromising with the left and weakness on the riots nationwide and on Vietnam make him a detriment to moderates, as he is bound to lose if he is the primary opposition to progressives at the convention.

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Johnson rallies in Concord, touting his experience in government and as President, pledging to remain a defender of civil rights and liberties not only in the US but also around the world. He says that experience still counts and he isnt going down without a fight. He pledges to sign more civil rights acts and legislation, attacking Wallace as a figment of the past.

 

Johnson influences RI Democrats, speaking at a convention there and saying he will be the best candidate able to win an election against hyper conservative Republicans and dangerous Democrats like Wallace.

 

Johnson lastly influences Florida Democrats, saying he will be well placed to win the election. He privately says that he had best placed the party to win moderates, liberals and conservatives alike. 

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Rally - New Hampshire

John Lindsay takes the stage in an energized manner

Hello New Hampshire! Today I am here with a message that, while I an delivering here, I hope goes to the whole country. And that message is the danger posed by Barry Goldwater!

Lindsay fixes his tie, gathering himself

Barry Goldwater is a threat to our country, our party and our planet. How you may ask? Well, allow me to explain to you. In 1964 Senator Goldwater lost in a landslide defeat, that is not something you recover from! He has been rejected once before and will be again, can you imagine how this would set back our great party? But, my fellow Republicans, that is not the greatest danger he poses!

The senator is on record as opposing the civil rights act. In our constitution, does it not read that all men are created equal? Opposition to the civil rights act hoes against that, Barry Goldwater is running on an unconstitutional platform. Imagine how our country would be if we allowed those with blatant disregard to out nations sacred document into power? It would make all of our greatest men and women turn in their graves!

Finally, this is the point that scares me most. Our country is currently trapped in a war in Vietnam. I want to pull us out, bring our troops him safe and having fought the good fight, Goldwater on the other hand wants to do the unthinkable. Barry Goldwater wants to use nuclear weapons to end the war, and the world. Has he not listened to the great Eisenhower?

So, New Hampshire, America. I beseech you, don't vote for Barry Goldwater.

New York Mayor John Lindsay. Remember Him? - The Atlantic

 

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Lindsay meets with leading black Republicans and the leaders of black Republican organizations. He asks for them to support him, or at least denounce the heavy conservative wing of the party. He cites his support for civil rights as well as his actions in Harlem as Mayor of New York as reasons to receive support and cites the records of many leading members of the conservative wing of the party as reasons to denounce them.

Schmooze

Lindsay meets with party bosses in Texas. He mentions that his position as an outsider and his liberal record could put him in favour with the state that is home to the current President Lyndon Johnson. He says how his outsider position could make him free of any aura of internal fighting within the party and his record could swing Democrat supporters to the Republican cause.

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20 hours ago, Cenzonico said:

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,

20 hours ago, Cenzonico said:

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

Schmooze: 

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

4 hours ago, BeetleJuice said:

Reagan drops out and endorses Goldwater

Rally (6): The rally goes well, some are still concerned about Goldwater's electability but his sheer ability is able to keep attendance and energy up going into the primary.

Influence (8): The Manchester Union Leader publishes on March 10th, "Goldwater the Man for the Job!". It's an opinion piece that praises Goldwater as the strongest conservative in the race. It does not, however, delve into the Union Leader's traditional histrionic attacks, staying away from pounding any other candidate.

Schmooze (8): The Texas bosses like Goldwater's chances and in a more conservative state, the state party is beginning to turn in his favor, even if Senator John Tower has something to say about it.

Endorsement (2): Reagan fumbles his words and barely gets any recognition from the media. His supporters will likely flow to Goldwater nonetheless but the rudderless Reagan campaign can't do much to help him anyhow.

Overall: +7. A strong week for Goldwater as he heads into New Hampshire!

20 hours ago, WVProgressive said:

(Influence) Edward Brooke tries to talk Moderate Republicans into supporting him, 

 

(Influence) Edward Brooke meets with Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to seek his endorsement.

 

Edward Brooke holds a rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, talking about Crime

 

Influence (3): The moderates still aren't buying a black nominee.

Influence (8): King notes that he will stick by his statement that he has never and will never endorse a candidate for political office. However, this does not stop him from inviting Brooke to his next march and speaking highly favorably of him the next day in the press, giving Brooke a bump.

Rally (5): The rally does little to attract crossover supporters and Brooke's own supporters just view it as lip service to make him seem less liberal. It does little to shift the tides.

Overall: +1. The big news of the week is King's warming up to Brooke, other than that the campaign seems to lag. Still, the positive news cycle caused by Dr. King's comments carry Brooke for the week and keeps up Brooke's numbers heading into New Hampshire.

20 hours ago, TheLiberalKitten said:

George McGovern was in New Hampshire this week where the Senator made his case as to why the granite state should support him RALLY

20 hours ago, TheLiberalKitten said:

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George McGovern meets with student groups throughout New Hampshire where he distributes flyers and meets everyone that he can
Schmooze
McGovern invites New Hampshire Democrats to a private party and puts forward his vision for the 1970s over a few "Herbal" cigarettes

Rally (1!): The rally is plagued by frenzied Goldwater supporters. This is only worsened when McGovern's tongue slip and he accidentally comes out in favor of "regulating abortion", causing his own supporters to join the Goldwaterites in jeering him until he is forced off stage.

Influence (8): McGovern's strength is through the grassroots, particularly the students, this is a great strategy in the state.

Schmooze (3): The party-goers see the move as forced and they can't seem to get around the lingering funk in the air as they great to talk politics.

Overall: -4. More harm than good done for McGovern this week in New Hampshire.

19 hours ago, ALiteralNeoliberal said:

Influence

Over cigars and booze, Young attempts to gain the endorsement of Former Ohio Governor Michael DiSalle

Influence 

Young meets Columbus Mayor Jack Sensenbrenner for lunch at a nearby country club

Influence (7): The Governor will go for it!

Influence (9): Sensenbrenner is particularly impressed by the club's feta cheese. 

Overall: +6. Young is on fire in Ohio!

19 hours ago, PringlesN7 said:

Governor Knowles’s Endorsement

 

Nixon attempts to gain the endorsement of the Senior Senator from New Hampshire, Norris Henry Cotton. 

 

Nixon, inspired by his campaign’s comeback, heads to Nashua, New Hampshire for a final rally before the primary. 

 

Nixon heads to meet with Pennsylvania Governor, Raymond Shafer. 

Obituary: Raymond Shafer / Former governor of Pennsylvania | Pittsburgh  Post-Gazette

In hopes to gain an early start, Nixon meets with Governor Shafer and discusses the importance of electability, a return to law and order, and explicitly points out that if Goldwater becomes the nominee again, his Governorship may be at risk along with the local Pennsylvania Congressional seats. Nixon also tactfully emphasizes the nail-biting re-election victory of Hugh Scott in 1964… a popular Senator who barely won his seat back after his first term.

Endorsement (5): Knowles gives an incredibly boring speech, and while Nixon is able to save it at the end, the Knowles endorsement and fusion ticket doesn't seem to give Nixon a palpable boost in the state.

Influence (2): The Conservative Cotton scoffs at Nixon. Norris will be voting for Goldwater anyhow. Unfortunately for Nixon, his staffers overhear this and it leaks to the press. Which press? It's mentioned several times in the New Hampshire Union Leader. Cotton can't be reached for comment.

Rally (10!): The rally is electric! Boogy woogy woogy woogy! Nixon recovers big time for Cotton's writing him off as he brings his supporters with energy into primary day. Turnout is sure to be high among Nixonites, but are there enough of them?

Influence (6): Shafer appreciates Nixon's flattery and will say some kind words about him in the press later on, but Nixon will have to do more than that for an endorsement.

Overall: +4. A strong week for Nixon as he rolls into New Hampshire.

9 hours ago, Herbert Hoover said:

The Kennedy campaign has been on an upswing the past week, which was much needed after the lukewarm reception he garnered upon announcing his campaign. Now that Bobby has solidified himself as the favorite to win New Hampshire, he needs to keep that status. Kennedy organized a rally in Manchester, where he spoke to voters about his bold plans to increase funding for the programs instituted by Johnson and Roosevelt, and how he would provide much, much greater funding to NASA, just as his brother would have wanted. (Campaign - New Hampshire)

Kennedy also meets with prominent moderate Democratic leaders, promising to them that, if he was elected, that he would work to ensure that any funding for the programs he is running on is accounted for. Kennedy will not blow up the budget with no plan in mind for how to fix it! (Influence - Moderates)

Finally, in the day of the New Hampshire primary, Kennedy works again with the labor union leaders from the state as well as several representatives of other regions in the country to discuss how he can best represent them. He wants the unions to know that he wants to run as the candidate of the little guy, and that he is prepared to take on big business if that is what it takes for their support. (Influence - Labor Unions)

Rally (4): The people squirm at RFK's usage of his brother's legacy for NASA, as true as it may be, he just doesn't land it right this time. Still, it is an otherwise strong speech.

Influence (6): Moderates are warming to Kennedy if only for his unifying presence.

Influence (8): Unions are growing in support for Kennedy, many members are Irish-Catholic and that just endears them to RFK more.

Overall: +3. RFK displays positive momentum as the campaign heads into New Hampshire.

8 hours ago, MishFox said:

Schmooze:  Lynch makes an appeal to Democratic Party bosses in California, talking about his hometown appeal, his moderate record, and the power they could gain at the convention

Influence: Lynch goes for the Moderate vote today, discussing his moderate record, his ability to win California, and the need to stop the Liberals and Conservatives from winning a key victory in California.

 

Schmooze (2): Lynch forgets to set his alarm and offends the bosses by running late.

Influence (6): The moderates are impressed by Lynch on a day he remembers to wake up at the right time.

Overall: -2. A slight backslide for Lynch in California.

7 hours ago, Zenobiyl said:

Everett Rallies in New Hampshire (Event)

”America faces many challenges, both domestic and abroad. The battles against the tyranny of segregation and the tyranny of communism are one and the same.

I will fight for American values at home and across the world. I have the experience to lead, and a proven track record of fighting injustice at every turn. Wallace and Goldwater want to see America return to the old ways. They want America to return to isolationism. How well did isolation go last time?

Either we fight for democracy across the world, or tyranny will come to us.”

Charles Percy, a liberal republican from Illinois, vouches for Everett Dirksen to the Liberal Republicans (Influence)

Yesterday Charles Percy met with numerous members of the liberal wing of the Republican Party to garner their support. No one is sure yet how to negotiations went, but Percy clearly felt confident that he had made a compelling case.

”Whether it takes a few days or a few weeks, I believe America will come to know Everett as I know him. He is the only candidate with a solid plan for America, and the skills to put it in action.”

Everett seeks the support of governor Jim Rhodes of Ohio (Influence/Endorsement?)

Everett tells Jim of how important it is to approach foreign policy with an anti-communist stance. Everett tells Jim that if elected, he will do everything in his power to halt the spread of communism. Everett warns Jim of the threat non-interventionists like Goldwater and Wallace pose to democracy across the world. Finally, Everett tells Jim of his experience, many accomplishments, and certain vacancies that an Everett presidency will leave ;)

(meta: can you update endorsements etc in your posts? It would make it easier to keep track of who is endorsing who)

 

Rally (10!): Dirksen's rally is jumping with supporters. The campaign, which up until now has paid little heed to the Granite State, finds a lot of supporters ready and waiting to vote Dirksen!

Influence (1!): Once Percy leaves the room, the bosses snicker about how Everett didn't have the stones to show up for himself. Word travels fast in the Liberal Republican sphere about Percy being sent on errands.

Influence (4): Jim Rhodes, a close personal friend of Nixon, commends Dirksen for his insurgent campaign, but isn't ready to jump on right now and is still privately leaning towards Tricky Dick.

Overall: 0. Dirksen's campaign finds success in New Hampshire but has trouble making waves in the national news this week.

5 hours ago, buenoboss said:

Nelson Rockefeller holds a rally in New Hampshire and talks about his experience as Governor of New York and his ability to beat Johnson.

"We stand here today at a crossroads. We stand a crossroads where we need to beat President Johnson. We need to beat President Johnson to create more change in this great nation. Our great party is being torn apart by radicals like Senator Goldwater and such. Our country's soul is at a crossroads as well, with the war in Vietnam and the protests across this country. We need strong leadership, we need experience, and we need morals in the White House. I believe that I can do just that. I believe that I have the leadership, experience, and morals to be your President. Thank you and goodnight!"

Nelson Rockefeller meets with Norris Cotton

Nelson Rockefeller makes a pitch to Senator Cotton to endorse him for President. He talks about their similar record on civil rights and their similar background in the East Coast. He also tells Cotton about how he will do more for New Hampshire and it's citizens then any other candidate in the field. He says he will work for unions everywhere and protect workers Social Security. 

Nelson Rockefeller meets with Rockefeller Republicans in New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont (But mostly focusing on NH)

Rockefeller gives a speech to the Rockefeller Republicans and how he is a true Rockefeller Republican, as his name is Rockefeller and he is a Republican (insert laughter). He talks about his liberal record and how he has always been a liberal and is not a LINO (Liberal in Name Only), such as Dirksen and Nixon are. He also talks about his support for civil rights and Social Security. 

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Rally (3): The rally is poorly attended and Goldwater supporters with their signs abound.

Influence (4): Cotton is cordial with Rockefeller at least, but sends him away with nothing more than a glass of scotch.

Influence (6): The joke is corny but the message is palpable. Rockefeller Republicans like Rockefeller!

Overall: -2. Rockefeller struggles to make waves in New Hampshire in the final stretch.

2 hours ago, The Blood said:

Rally: George Wallace will hold a rally in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, saying, "Right now in this country we have forgotten the soul of America. We have forgotten the very thing that makes us American. We have forgotten the working man in this country. The factory worker who works day and night for his country and family, only to see those very things destroyed by corruption, socialism, riots, drugs, and an overreaching government out to destroy his state's rights. It is about time we reclaim our recognition and defense of this essential part of America, because if we do not, I damn well fear that not only our working man will be forgotten, but also all other things we hold dear as Americans. Right now in your state we have a socialist polling in second, and a socialist sympathizer leading the race! And I do not mean to throw terms around, but let's think about their agendas for just a moment. They would allow for the riots currently destroying our nation and our working man's property and communities to continue, allowing for raving bands of socialists to roam free on our streets. They would continue the destructive government policies which strip our states' of their rights, allowing for Federal bureaucrats to take reign over your states instead of you, the residents of that state. They would continue and expand the socialistic programs created by Johnson, ensuring that either the working class in this country is paying the bill, or that we will see even more increases to the national debt, not even taking into account the government control and corruption these programs create. They would refuse to crack down on drugs, ensuring that the hippies destroying America get a slap on the wrist. And finally, they would do what every politician has done in this country for years, they would forget the working man of this country. New Hampshire, reject these candidates, and reject the President who will compromise and want to have tea with them. I said every politician has forgotten the working man, but there is one who hasn't, and it's me. Thank you."

 

Rally: Wallace will hold a rally in Wisconsin, promising to cut all funding and recognition to any academic institution allowing and keeping enrolled those who are currently rioting across America, saying, "We cannot allow for these institutions to get away with allowing rioters and socialists to be enrolled with them without a response from our government. We will cut all funding to these institutions, and remove any Federal support or recognition of them. This is one step we can take towards defending our communities from riots and socialism. We will restore law and order by any means necessary."

 

Influence: Wallace will reach out to moderate donors and backers of Johnson in Wisconsin, and using the same strategy as in Pennsylvania will discuss with them how rallying behind a conservative opposition to Bobby or McGovern may be the only way to beat them at the convention, and he will discuss how Johnson's compromising with the left and weakness on the riots nationwide and on Vietnam make him a detriment to moderates, as he is bound to lose if he is the primary opposition to progressives at the convention.

Rally (7): Wallace's message is well-received in New Hampshire. Many of them simply aren't ready for the policies of RFK and certainly not McGovern. Hell, some of them still think LBJ went too far in the Great Society. Wallace makes a convincing point.

Rally (4): The rally is beset by McGovern protesters. Wallace tells his people to "knock the hell outta the rioters" and the protesters are removed. Wallace recovers and the crowd seems enthused but national media is quick to play the tape.

Influence (4): Northern moderates are not sold on Wallace in any way, shape, nor form.

Overall: 0. Wallace may have made some new friends in New Hampshire, but his campaign fails to make waves nationally.

1 hour ago, Hestia11 said:

Johnson rallies in Concord, touting his experience in government and as President, pledging to remain a defender of civil rights and liberties not only in the US but also around the world. He says that experience still counts and he isnt going down without a fight. He pledges to sign more civil rights acts and legislation, attacking Wallace as a figment of the past.

 

Johnson influences RI Democrats, speaking at a convention there and saying he will be the best candidate able to win an election against hyper conservative Republicans and dangerous Democrats like Wallace.

 

Johnson lastly influences Florida Democrats, saying he will be well placed to win the election. He privately says that he had best placed the party to win moderates, liberals and conservatives alike. 

Rally (6): LBJ finally manages to sound presidential on the trail! The rally goes well and the people of New Hampshire are happy to hear something positive from the President.

Influence (10!): The RI Democratic Party is small. So when the sitting President comes to speak to their convention it fills the seats. Even though the RI delegate is very Kennedy friendly, LBJ has made some new friends in the Ocean State.

Influence (3): Florida Democrats have been drifting to Wallace and LBJ's awkwardly subtle and passive aggressive jabs at Wallace do little to stop this.

Overall: +4. LBJ is able to turn his fortunes around when his RI speech is picked up and broadcast nationally. It's good to hear from the President.

1 hour ago, Fbarbarossa said:

Rally - New Hampshire

John Lindsay takes the stage in an energized manner

Hello New Hampshire! Today I am here with a message that, while I an delivering here, I hope goes to the whole country. And that message is the danger posed by Barry Goldwater!

Lindsay fixes his tie, gathering himself

Barry Goldwater is a threat to our country, our party and our planet. How you may ask? Well, allow me to explain to you. In 1964 Senator Goldwater lost in a landslide defeat, that is not something you recover from! He has been rejected once before and will be again, can you imagine how this would set back our great party? But, my fellow Republicans, that is not the greatest danger he poses!

The senator is on record as opposing the civil rights act. In our constitution, does it not read that all men are created equal? Opposition to the civil rights act hoes against that, Barry Goldwater is running on an unconstitutional platform. Imagine how our country would be if we allowed those with blatant disregard to out nations sacred document into power? It would make all of our greatest men and women turn in their graves!

Finally, this is the point that scares me most. Our country is currently trapped in a war in Vietnam. I want to pull us out, bring our troops him safe and having fought the good fight, Goldwater on the other hand wants to do the unthinkable. Barry Goldwater wants to use nuclear weapons to end the war, and the world. Has he not listened to the great Eisenhower?

So, New Hampshire, America. I beseech you, don't vote for Barry Goldwater.

New York Mayor John Lindsay. Remember Him? - The Atlantic

 

Influence

Lindsay meets with leading black Republicans and the leaders of black Republican organizations. He asks for them to support him, or at least denounce the heavy conservative wing of the party. He cites his support for civil rights as well as his actions in Harlem as Mayor of New York as reasons to receive support and cites the records of many leading members of the conservative wing of the party as reasons to denounce them.

Schmooze

Lindsay meets with party bosses in Texas. He mentions that his position as an outsider and his liberal record could put him in favour with the state that is home to the current President Lyndon Johnson. He says how his outsider position could make him free of any aura of internal fighting within the party and his record could swing Democrat supporters to the Republican cause.

Rally (5): The rally devolves into utter spectacle as soon as Lindsay takes the podium. Goldwaterites knew about the speech beforehand and showed up in droves to protest. But the Lindsay fans weren't so quick to roll over. A counter protest was launched and about half the place erupted in cheers for Lindsay while the other half booed him. All in all it was nearly 50/50 in show of liberal and conservative support.

Influence (3): Most Black Republicans have their candidate. It isn't John Lindsay.

Schmooze (8): The bosses are amenable to Lindsay's pitch.

Overall: +1. Lindsay makes the news with his huge rally and his calm demeanor during the chaos reflects well on him.

 

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1968 New Hampshire Democratic Primary Results

63,435 votes -- 26 delegates

Robert F. Kennedy - 26,236 votes (41.4%) 11 delegates

George McGovern - 17,001 votes (26.9%) 7 delegates

Lyndon B. Johnson - 10,847 votes (17.1%) 4 delegates

George Wallace - 9,262 votes (14.6%) 4 delegates

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Blue - Kennedy

Green - McGovern

Yellow - Johnson

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1968 New Hampshire Republican Primary

116,539 votes - 8 delegates

Barry Goldwater - 26,921 votes (23.1%) 2 delegates

Edward Brooke - 25,406 votes (21.8%) 2 delegates 

Richard Nixon - 20,977 votes (18.0%) 2 delegates

Everett Dirksen - 20,511 votes (17.6%) 1 delegate

Nelson Rockefeller - 16,665 votes (14.3%) 1 delegate

John Lindsay - 5,943 votes (5.1%)

Ronald Reagan -117 votes (0.1%)

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Goldwater - Purple

Brooke -Crimson

Nixon - Red

Dirksen - Orange

Rockefeller - Blue

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 ABC Nightly News Report -- March 13th, 1968

Democratic Primary

Last night's New Hampshire primaries set the tone for the race. On the Democratic side, divisions were made very clear. New York Senator Bobby Kennedy won a big victory, netting 11 delegates and 41.5% of the vote. RFK made good on his coalition of Liberals and party-line Democrats unsatisfied with President Johnson. His margin largely comes from moderates defecting from Johnson in the last days before the primary to stop George McGovern. Senator McGovern, who came second, disappointed in the final days causing him to lose ground in the state. Still, he netted a respectable 7 delegates based largely off the back of the party's growing progressive faction as well as major grassroots organization from students throughout the state. President Johnson finished a disappointing third. His voters were largely all moderates and largely all likely to identify as life-long party-line Democrats. He tied with Alabama Governor George Wallace for 4 delegates. Governor Wallace netted a surprise 15% and for a time as working class suburbs were reporting, led President Johnson before eventually falling to last. Still, Wallace's performance is a major boost for him as the campaign turns its eyes on Wisconsin

March 13th -- Nationwide Democratic Primary Preference Poll

Robert F. Kennedy - 34.1% (+3.5)

Lyndon B. Johnson - 22.3% (-2.0)

George Wallace - 17.4% (+0.3)

George McGovern - 11.0% (+0.1)

Undecided - 15.2% (-1.9)

March 13th -- Wisconsin Democratic Primary Preference Poll

Robert F. Kennedy - 27.3% (-1.1)

George Wallace - 22.6% (+11.4)

Lyndon B. Johnson - 18.9% (-3.5)

George McGovern - 14.5% (+3.8)

Undecided - 16.7% (-10.4)

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Republican Primary

The New Hampshire primary also had an important effect on the Republican primary. Moderates Richard Nixon and Everett Dirksen seem to be splitting the vote as the latter surgeed into an unexpectedly strong fourth, nearly breaking Nixon’s 18%. The liberal field remains to be splintered as favorite Nelson Rockefeller finished a disappointing fifth with 14.3% of the vote. Fellow New York liberal John Lindsay took 5% but the real story came from the insurgent Massachusetts liberal Senator Edward Brooke who finished a surprise second after an eye-catching campaign has made him the first black man to mount a serious campaign for the President. But of course, to the winner goes all the spoils. Ultraconservative Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater managed a narrow victory on the back of a split field and an important Manchester Union Leader endorsement at the end of the campaign stretch. Goldwater was also aided by the unification of movement conservatives as California Governor Ronald Reagan dropped out and endorsed Goldwater shortly before the primary. The impact that this will have on nationwide momentum is yet to be seen. 

March 13th -- Nationwide Republican Primary Preference Poll

Barry Goldwater - 22.5% (+2.3)

Richard Nixon - 20.9% (-1.4)

Everett Dirksen - 14.2% (+2.6)

Nelson Rockefeller - 12.4% (-2.5)

Edward Brooke - 10.9% (+2.2)

John Lindsay - 2.9% (-1.2)

Undecided - 16.2% (-2.0)

March 13th -- Wisconsin Republican Primary Preference Poll

Barry Goldwater - 24.5% (+5.0)

Warren Knowles (Nixon) - 21.3% (+0.3)

Everett Dirksen - 18.2% (+3.2)

Edward Brooke - 12.2% (+9.9)

Nelson Rockefeller - 8.2% (-5.6)

John Lindsay - 2.5% (-2.1)

Undecided - 13.1% (-7.7)

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From campaign to tragedy: A look at Robert Kennedy's final days - ABC News
Presidential hopeful Robert F. Kennedy holds a rally in a busy downtown area in Madison, Wisconsin

New Hampshire couldn't have gone any better for ol' Bobby. A win would have been enough, but a resounding win in the state makes him the clear favorite among liberals, and could boost him in the remainder of the primaries if he can keep McGovern from rising. For the next campaign stop, he took to Madison, Wisconsin, where he again made much higher funding for the Space Race and NASA a staple of his campaign. "I promise you, America. When I take office, I will make it of the highest priority to place the foot of man upon the moon. We are going to conquer the skies, and we are going to show those Soviets that we mean business!" (Campaign - Wisconsin)

The charming Kennedy also organized yet another meeting with the labor union leaders that make up the core of the Democratic Party's supporters and some of their most influential financial backers. Kennedy asked these leaders who they would prefer - A Democrat who can win, and give them the protections that they and their workers deserve? Or a Democrat like Johnson or McGovern who would lose, and give the White House to a Republican who would strip their few labor rights away? Bobby Kennedy is a man who can fight his way to the White House. And when he's there, he'll be duking it out for the working man. (Influence - Labor Unions)

The final stop of the week was not campaigning in Wisconsin, was not fundraising in New York, but was instead returning to where the campaign began - Washington DC. A high profile event was arranged for prominent party bosses throughout the nation, all on Kennedy's dime. Steak, shrimp, lobster, and fine wines were served and Kennedy took to the podium to make his case for why he is the best nominee to win in November. He warned that Johnson winning at the convention will be a slap in the face to the primary voters who will likely continue to put Johnson in a distant third, and that the Democrats need to remain united in their will to win the election. Johnson must go, and Kennedy is the strongest candidate to replace him. (Influence - Party Bosses)

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Edward Brooke visits Chicago, where he invites members of the Cook County Republican Party to join him at a local Jazz Club (Schmooze)

Edward Brooke holds a rally in Madison, Wisconsin, talking about his Human Rights centered Foreign Policy

"America, as blessed by providence, and by the hard work of its people, stands as the most powerful force for Liberty in the entire world. We must continue to fight for human dignity, across the globe, and fight against all forms of tyranny in the modern world. The Soviet Union, and Communist China are our enemies, and we must fight against Communism, and for freedom. But the way we defeat Communism, isn't by propping up Third World dictators, subverting international democracy, and sending our young men off to fight in some jungle, in Southeast Asia. No, we must defeat Communism, by supporting democracy, and respecting human rights, neither of which our Soviet enemies, or their allies do. We must cut off support, for regimes like Anastasio Somoza's Nicaragua, or Apartheid South Africa. Human rights, must the centerpiece of our fight against the Soviets, and I will make them a key part of my foreign policy, when I'm President"

Edward Brooke holds a rally in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he talks about Civil Rights.

"America stands at a watershed moment in history. We've made tremendous progress, in the decade, that cannot be denied. In 1960, if someone had told you that an African American, would not only be running for President, but go so far to come in as a close second in the New Hampshire primary, you wouldn't have believed him. I know I certainly wouldn't. And for that, thank you, all of you, for your support in this election, but we still have a long way to go, both in this election, and in the fight for racial justice. One of the most pressing aspects in the fight for Civil Rights, is housing. Though the Civil Rights Act of 1866 prohibits discrimination in housing, it isn't federally enforced. The Fair Housing Act, which I Co-Authored with my good friend from Minnesota, Walter Mondale, would change this, and prohibited discrimination concerning the sale, rental, and financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin, sex, people with disabilities, and families with children. We must also secure the rights of women, by passing, and ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment, which will enshrine the rights of Women in the constitution."

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President Johnson invites members of the Catholic-American association to the White House, where he talks and (schmoozes) with them. He highlights his support and relationship with President Kennedy, and his respect for the family. He says that he will continue to support that community of Americans while he remains in office.

President Johnson does a rare rally in Milwaukee, WI. He speaks about how the country needs firm leadership to counter the threat of the Soviet Union, as well as a steady hand to keep the peace and make sure that the country keeps progressing into the future, and argues that he is the man to do it. He argues that the rest of his opponents talk about making the country a better place, but he's already done it by passing Civil Rights Legislation and working to end the War in Vietnam, a problem that has been enduring for years. 

President Johnson ends the day by meeting (influencing) the delegation of Georgia Democrats, talking with them about how he has been able to keep the country unified and that four more years would mean four more years of a steady hand leading the country against the Soviets. He argues he has kept the US out of large-scale entanglements while also keeping the Reds at bay! 

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With a win in New Hampshire, Barry Goldwater hopes the momentum carries over in this Madison, Wisconsin rally where he talks about civil rights and clarifies his vote on the Civil Rights Act.

Barry Goldwater's Curious Campaign | Alicia Patterson Foundation

"Hello Madison! The Barry Goldwater campaign has just gotten a nice boost out of our win in New Hampshire, but we must not gloat and instead move on! Of course, the state of Wisconsin happens to be next in line where we hopefully get another win to our name! Besides that, today I am here to talk about a more touchy subject in 1960's America. But one that will inevitably come up, so I will get it out of the way. This is the issue of civil rights and my controversial vote on the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  Now, of course I have been attacked on this issue and I understand if my vote gave the impression that I am some kind of bigot that hates everybody that is not of Caucasian descent. But to settle this issue once and for all I will say this, I was a member of the Arizona NAACP and I fought hard for desegregating my city of Phoenix! I fully believe that in order to form a perfect free America we must recognize that just because your skin is of a different color, it does not mean you are lesser nor greater than anyone else. I made my vote for a simple reason, It was a gross outreach of government power. A very simple reason that of course the Democrats and the Republicans completely ignore. Hell the Democratic party even has a candidate that has built an entire career on segregation. So I think it is suffice to say that I am not, never was, and never will be pro-segregation. So I tell all of my supporters, don't let anyone tell you that I think differently. When they attack us, it only makes our movement stronger and ready for more!"

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