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ABC Nightly News Report -- March 27th, 1968 

General News

  • Howard University shuts down amidst violent clashes in front of the admin building and a 5-day sit-in.
  • Gen. Lewis Hershey, Top Draft official, shouted down at Howard, forced to leave for safety concerns
  • Joan Baez marries David Harris

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Democratic Primary

President Johnson projected leadership this week as he consolidates establishment support for renomination. Meanwhile RFK struggles to make noise against the successful whirlwinds of popular support being kicked up by the McGovern and Wallace campaigns, encroaching from the left and right specifically. Wisconsin will be a major test of Wallace's viability as a candidate for the nomination.

March 27th -- Nationwide Democratic Presidential Preference Poll

Robert F. Kennedy - 32.5% (-2.4)

Lyndon B. Johnson - 22.4% (+1.3)

George Wallace - 18.1% (+1.3)

George McGovern - 13.8% (+1.6)

Undecided - 13.2% (-1.8)

March 27th -- Wisconsin Democratic Presidential Preference Poll

Robert F. Kennedy - 25.3% (-2.0)

George Wallace - 25.1% (+2.5)

Lyndon B. Johnson - 18.0% (-0.9)

George McGovern - 17.9% (+3.4)

Undecided - 13.7% (-3.0)

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Republican Primary

This week featured a comeback for Barry Goldwater and a good string of events for Nixon as Lindsay exited the race tapping Nixon as his choice whilst Rockefeller was no where to be seen. Meanwhile Edward Brooke continues to make progress as a medical scare stopped Everett Dirksen's advances right in his tracks. This has thrown the state of the race into uncertainty and if anything is true, it's that the GOP race is tight as ever.

March 27th -- Nationwide Republican Presidential Preference Poll

Barry Goldwater - 23.9% (+1.6) 

Richard Nixon - 22.6% (+1.5)

Everett Dirksen - 14.9% (-0.6)

Edward Brooke - 12.5% (+0.8)

Nelson Rockefeller - 11.3% (-0.6)

Undecided - 14.8% (-0.9)

March 27th -- Wisconsin Republican Presidential Preference Poll

Barry Goldwater - 28.2% (+3.7)

Warren Knowles (Nixon) - 21.3% (-)

Everett Dirksen - 17.2% (-1.0)

Edward Brooke - 15.4% (+3.2)

Nelson Rockefeller - 7.1% (-1.1)

Undecided - 10.8% (-2.3)

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Please get your events in ASAP! This is so that we can ensure Wisconsin results happen prompty at the end of this turn and we don't have to wait past tomorrow night. Good luck and happy Flavamaking!

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Barry Goldwater holds a rally in La Crosse, Wisconsin where he gives his final remarks before the Wisconsin primary

How Goldwater Changed Campaigns Forever - POLITICO Magazine

"As the Wisconsin primary comes closer, we are at a crossroads. The Liberals are still divided, and the moderates will surely unite against us just in time for voters to go to the polls. But Conservatives, we stand strong against the tide of attacks on us. Richard Nixon will continue to batter us of course, it is all he is done in his campaign. The Liberal wing will continue to attack us of course, calling all of us radicals that should not get near the White House. If we manage to win the nomination, the Democratic party will once again run a smear campaign trying to destroy us once again. But even then, 1964 started the spark of a grassroots Conservative movement. So today, I ask not only Conservatives, but all Republicans to rise and realize the failure of the current establishment politics that still maintains control over our party! If we really want a better America for all, we must bring in a Conservative leader in order to fully realize the potential power our country can have not only domestically but internationally. My policies are no vice and wanting a better America is no sin. Do not let anyone tell you otherwise! So, to the voters of Wisconsin, I hope you all realize that if we truly want to protect the values we hold dear to our heart, we must send a message to the nation that enough is enough! That we are tired of the status-quo and we want change for the better! This is what we must do to prove once again that the Conservative movement is strong and able to fight tooth and nail. I end this now with hope and gratitude towards our rise. We have had our ups and & downs, but we must not give up. This is not just for me, this is for America and its future. I wish the other candidates godspeed as we await for the judgement the voters shall give. Thank you. 

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Barry Goldwater will meet with New Right Activists to try to galvanize them and for them to start getting out there and get voters to vote for Barry in Wisconsin.

Schmooze:

Barry Goldwater will meet with Texas senator John Tower in order to try and seek his endorsement. 
 

Phyllis Schlafly Endorsement: 

While at a pro-Goldwater event in South-Eastern Illinois, Phyllis Schlafly comes out to endorse Barry Goldwater for president!

"Four years ago, I wrote a book by the name of "A Choice, not a Echo." This book went on to sell millions and helped Goldwater prevail as the eventual nominee for president. Four years later, I stand here not only as a supporter, but a proud endorser for Goldwater's second campaign for president. Although the Eastern Establishment still reins power over the Party, something new has risen up to try and destroy everything we have fought for so far. As you might have guessed, I am talking about Richard Nixon and his constant attacks on our movement and the very people who choose to follow it. We must instead take the fight to him, and show them what we've got! This is a pivotal moment America, and we must not waste anymore time! Thank you."

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George Wallace Holds Rally At Largest Venue In Milwaukee:

"Hello Milwaukee! We booked the largest venue possible for this rally because we knew we would see an ocean of working class people who are done with socialist rioters destroying their communities, who are done with the government taking away their states' democracies and rights, and who are done with the takeover of this party by corrupt elites and socialists! You are the future of America, because soon enough you are going to be in front of a ballot choosing who you think should be the next Democratic nominee. You can choose from a list of socialists, elites, and failed Presidents, but at the end of the day there is only one candidate who represents the working class, and his name is George Wallace! I will defend our communities from rioters, I will crackdown on the drugs destroying our youth, I will send a surge of troops, guns, and bombs into Vietnam to defend America from communism, and I will overthrow the political establishment in this country one primary at a time! We shocked the world with 14% in New Hampshire, now imagine the headlines when I win here! *Wallace holds up a newspaper with the headline "KENNEDY, WALLACE IN TIGHT RACE FOR WISCONSIN"*. And we will win here, because the working class of America are fed up and are ready to rise up! Thank you!"

 

George Wallace Influences Johnson Donors And High Level Officials In Wisconsin:

Wallace will make his way across campaign lines to attempt to woe Johnson donors and officials in Wisconsin as the primary nears. Wallace will focus his message on one key point: As conservative as Wallace may be, if he loses Wisconsin, there may be no stop to Kennedy's momentum. We need to form a united front at the convention and now if we are to save the Democratic Party from the left. Wallace has moderated on positions before, and he is willing to compromise with moderates if it means bringing forward conservative ideals into the Democratic Party and halting the rise of the left.

 

George Wallace Rallies In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:
Wallace will give his usual working man message to a crowd of working class factory workers in the city, emphasizing his commitment to "Cleaning the pond" of corruption in Washington.

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President Johnson has one last rally in Madison - intent on not giving up the state

President Johnson touches on his experience in office and learning from former President Kennedy, and opens up a bit more about the experiences between being Vice President and becoming President. He says the country needs a President that knows how to get the job done and is ready to get into office and start the very first day. He knows he can do that, because he's been doing it for years now. 

President Johnson heads to Detroit, Michigan to meet with Sen. Philip Hart for a possible endorsement

Johnson touches upon the need to unite the moderate wings, and knows that Sen. Hart may be a key in that factor as they continue forward. He says that the party needs to learn from the Midwest and Michigan is a key to victory in the coming elections for the Democratic party - both in the Senate and the country.

President Johnson then travels to Ohio for a second rally, a rarity for him

He touches upon most of the things he said in Madison, but hones in on how to continue to stand up against the Soviets, and how he has been doing so thus far in office. He promises to continue to hold the Russians to account while he is PResident. 

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Senator McGovern joins Senator Bobby Kennedy in Madison Wisconsin, where the Senator unites the Left

"I have a few very important announcements to make. I will be withdrawing from the Democratic Race for President. This campaign has been a truly wonderful experience and I have learned a lot about our youth from it. I also know that some hard choices have to be made in order to better our country. I wanna thank each and every one of you for your kindness and all of your support. And I'd like to announce that I'm endorsing Bobby Kennedy! Bobby has a vision for our country, a vision where we will not be involved in the war in Vietnam. A vision where we all are equal under the law. He wants to better our country. He's done it as a Senator and now he'll do it as President!
Thank you all and goodnight!"

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Everett delivers his first public speech since last week’s health scare (Endorsement)

 

”Before I begin I would like to thank the many people who have sent me letters and visited me in the past few days. The outpouring of support from Republicans around the country has truly warmed my soul. Whether we disagree on policy or not, we are all Republicans. We are all Americans.”

”Many of you have been wondering about the future of my campaign for president. Our rapid growth in New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and many other states across the country showed that our message was worth listening to. That among the conservative and liberal forces a third way could be found, which brought people together instead of pushing them apart. That Americans wanted a candidate with experience and tenacity who would work for you. To everyone who voted for me in New Hampshire, joined my rallies in Wisconsin, and campaigned for me across the country, I want to thank you for your diligence. Furthermore, I want to tell you that I will continue to serve the American people for as long as I am able.”

”Just not as your president.”

(Audible gasps pierce the crowd)

”Although I am proud of the achievements we made in the past few days, I am not oblivious to the health concerns my candidacy would entail. That is why I have decided to withdraw my candidacy for President of the United States. I will continue to serve the American people, however, as the Senate Minority Leader for as long as I am able. It was in this position that I won so many great victories for the American people, and I believe there is still much progress to be made.”

“For that progress, I can think of no better president for this country than Richard Nixon.”

”Although I will continue to campaign for Nixon, I wish for the time being to be allowed some time to rest and recover. After all, my family has hardly seen me in weeks!”

 

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**See Endorsement Tracker for what Nixon does with his endorsements**

Nixon holds a mega rally in Milwaukee… surprisingly joined by 2 guests. 

How Trump Is Recycling Nixon's 'Law and Order' Playbook - POLITICO Magazine

“It’s good to be back in Milwaukee! I want all of you to know that the voting day for the Wisconsin Primary is this week! ALL of you must get out and vote! However, my fellow Wisconsinites, and to the American people watching… I have 2 very important announcements to make. Can I please welcome to the stage, SENATOR EDWARD BROOKE! AND SENATE MINORITY LEADER EVERETT DIRKSEN!” They would proceed to the stage. “As you all know, my good friend Minority Leader Dirksen unfortunately feinted at a rally several days ago. I hope all of us kept him in our prayers. Lord knows I did. I cannot help but admire the determination of Mr. Dirksen, as he still chose to be here for me, on this very important day. And for that, I am eternally grateful to you.” Nixon would look directly at Dirksen. Encouraging a round of applause.  “My fellow Americans, I think of no better than the service that these two have done in our Senate, and our country. Senator Brooke is one of the few African American Senators in this nation… and has done his best to make sure African Americans are given a fair shake in their pursuit of the American dream. Here we have Minority Leader Dirksen… the man who I saw in those Congress halls the first time I joined the House of Representatives back in in the 1947.” People would hear the obvious emotion in Nixon’s voice. “If there was anyone… who was there for me when times were hard, when a young Representative struggled, when I simply just needed to find my way around the building… it was none other than Minority Leader Dirksen. This is a man who’s been there for me since the beginning and he’s being here for me, at this moment, as both Senators have very important announcements to make.” Nixon would shake Senator Brooke’s hand but when proceeding to Dirksen, Nixon gives him a hug. 

Representative Gerald R. Ford (R-MI) and Senator Everett Dirksen (R-IL)  escort President-Elect Nixon to the Inaugural Platform » Richard Nixon  Foundation

Edward Brooke's Speech in Support of Richard Nixon

"Thank you, Mr. Nixon, for your very eloquent introduction. My fellow Liberals, my fellow Republicans, and above all, my fellow Americans, we stand at a very critical juncture, both as a party, and as a country. We stand to make a very big choice. A choice that will determine, the future, that we will give our children. We can either choose, the path of goodness, and light, a path that holds that no person, whether they be black, or white, man, or woman, able, or disabled, is inherently superior, or inferior, to their fellow human being, because of immutable characteristics, chosen at birth. In 1957, with support from President Eisenhower, and like minded Democrats, we passed the first Civil Rights legislation this country had seen, since the late 1870s, and since that time we've made great strides, toward universal respect for human dignity. There are some, who have fought against Civil Rights. These men, hide behind the language of language, of Law, and Order, but just a few weeks ago, the anti-equality standard bearer, George Wallace slipped, and let us all know, what he really means when he talks about bringing order to the streets. Our party, the Party of Lincoln, and Liberty, must also be the Civil Rights Party in America. We must not, and can not, if we hope to survive, nominate, an extreme conservative, who stands opposed to not only Civil Rights, but also common sense programs to help care for our poor, and elderly, like Medicare, and Social Security. We must nominate someone, who not only says he will fight for Civil Rights, Environmental Protection, and an end to the war in Vietnam, but has the track record to prove it. Richard Nixon is that man. He was Eisenhower's top man for eight years, and was a tireless activist for the Republican cause, both inside, and outside of office. I have no doubt he's the best man to lead our country through it's current crisis. Nixon's the One!"

Why Nixon Needs Brooke : The Ripon Society

After their speeches, Nixon would take the microphone. “My fellow Americans. There you’ve heard it. But that is not the end of this announcement. If I am elected to be the Republican Nominee, and eventually the President… the United States is going to have its first African American Senior Cabinet Advisor! None other than Senator Edward Brooke!” Cheers erupt. "NOW LET’S WIN THIS WISCONSIN PRIMARY, LET’S BEAT SENATOR GOLDWATER, AND LET’S WIN THIS ELECTION OF 1968! IT’S TIME SOMEONE WHO CAN REPRESENT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE GET IN THAT WHITE HOUSE, AND I INTEND TO FIGHT MY HARDEST TO ENSURE DEMOCRATS DON’T WIN AGAIN! If you vote for Goldwater, you’re signing the Republican Party’s loss this year! Vote for me, and you will have experience, the temperament, peace back on your streets, and we will enter a new era of America! With that said, good day Wisconsin! AND LET’S WIN THIS PRIMARY!”

Campaign 1972: Nixon Through the Lens - U.S. National Archives — Google  Arts & Culture

After the mega rally, Nixon heads to Kansas for an endorsement from Sen. Frank Carlson.

Nixon heads to Kentucky for an endorsement from Senator Thurston B. Morton. 

Nixon attempts to sway both Senators by emphasizing the endorsements from Senator Dirksen and Brooke. He urges them it’s time to get united and beat Senator Goldwater, as if Goldwater wins; the general election will surely be a loss. Nixon and Senator Carlson also have a bit of reminiscing on the old times back when Carlson had a key role in legislation passed by the Eisenhower Administration. There’s no reason Carlson won’t have that role again in a Nixon Administration.

 

***Nixon Endorsement Tracker***
1. Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. (Doesn’t influence delegates directly, but good to have for any reason I suppose)
2. Warren P. Knowles (Governor of Wisconsin, Fusion Ticket in WI Primary.)
3. Spiro Agnew (Governor of Maryland, will deliver delegates at RNC and attempt to sway Southern Delegates doubting electability of Goldwater.)
4. Governor Jim Rhodes of Ohio. (Will do as much as he can to get support for Nixon in Ohio)
5. Representative Thomas B. Curtis of Missouri. (Will deliver Missouri’s delegation at the RNC)
6. Senator Edward Brooke of Massachusetts.
7. Minority Leader Everett Dirksen of Illinois.

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Lynch keeps up his campaign in California, now rallying in rural areas to raise his awareness in those parts (Rally-California)

Lynch hosts  a golfing event, where he invites important party members and leaders of key groups in California (Schmooze)

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Senator Bobby Kennedy and his close ally George McGovern in the Senate chambers, 1967

Kennedy always knew that he could count on McGovern to do the right thing. The two had been close allies in the Senate, and Kennedy may have never entered the primary if McGovern had thrown his name in the ring first. Of course, there was never any bad blood between the two of them, and Kennedy graciously accepted McGovern's endorsement promptly before the Wisconsin primary. The endorsement was never in doubt. Bobby now has a clear path to victory with a sizable share of voters that he can count on in the primaries while wheeling and dealing with the party bosses and influence groups behind the scenes. 

Kennedy's first stop of the week was to attempt to build rapport with a state delegation that he has not spent much time with yet - the Tennessee state delegation. Senator Albert Gore Sr. is a good man, and his support could deliver a harsh blow to Wallace's support. Gore eventually came around on civil rights issues, and has grown more liberal in recent years. Kennedy asks for his endorsement at the convention, citing that Wallace would only destroy our chances in November and send the Democratic Party back in time. (Schmooze - Tennessee)

Kennedy made another stop to the Michigan delegation, who had just finished up a meeting with President Johnson. The two exchanged a bit of an odd look on Kennedy's way in, but the Michigan delegation heard Kennedy out at least. Kennedy promised to Senator Hart that, if elected, he would fight to keep a hold on Michigan in the Senate and Governor's mansion. He also warned that Johnson's wheeling and dealing could backfire and make the convention bloody if Kennedy wins most primaries beforehand. (Schmooze - Michigan)

Finally, Kennedy took to college campuses with his new campaign stumping buddy, George McGovern. The two spoke about the importance of youth involvement in politics, and how the United States needs to pull out of Vietnam. (Influence - Academia)

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Endorsement event:In an exciting rally in Wisconsin, George Romney endorses Nelson Rockefeller for President and says he is a man of true virtue and all of his supporters should vote for him, nit the LINO Nixon.

Nelson Rockefeller meets with his East Coast friends Prescott Bush, Margaret Chase Smith, and John Chafee at Kykuit and asks for all of their endorsements. He talks about his liberalism and East Coast roots. (These is my three events, roll each to see how they feel about my pitch and such)

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15 hours ago, Cenzonico said:

Barry Goldwater holds a rally in La Crosse, Wisconsin where he gives his final remarks before the Wisconsin primary

How Goldwater Changed Campaigns Forever - POLITICO Magazine

"As the Wisconsin primary comes closer, we are at a crossroads. The Liberals are still divided, and the moderates will surely unite against us just in time for voters to go to the polls. But Conservatives, we stand strong against the tide of attacks on us. Richard Nixon will continue to batter us of course, it is all he is done in his campaign. The Liberal wing will continue to attack us of course, calling all of us radicals that should not get near the White House. If we manage to win the nomination, the Democratic party will once again run a smear campaign trying to destroy us once again. But even then, 1964 started the spark of a grassroots Conservative movement. So today, I ask not only Conservatives, but all Republicans to rise and realize the failure of the current establishment politics that still maintains control over our party! If we really want a better America for all, we must bring in a Conservative leader in order to fully realize the potential power our country can have not only domestically but internationally. My policies are no vice and wanting a better America is no sin. Do not let anyone tell you otherwise! So, to the voters of Wisconsin, I hope you all realize that if we truly want to protect the values we hold dear to our heart, we must send a message to the nation that enough is enough! That we are tired of the status-quo and we want change for the better! This is what we must do to prove once again that the Conservative movement is strong and able to fight tooth and nail. I end this now with hope and gratitude towards our rise. We have had our ups and & downs, but we must not give up. This is not just for me, this is for America and its future. I wish the other candidates godspeed as we await for the judgement the voters shall give. Thank you. 

15 hours ago, Cenzonico said:

Influence:

Barry Goldwater will meet with New Right Activists to try to galvanize them and for them to start getting out there and get voters to vote for Barry in Wisconsin.

Schmooze:

Barry Goldwater will meet with Texas senator John Tower in order to try and seek his endorsement. 
 

Phyllis Schlafly Endorsement: 

While at a pro-Goldwater event in South-Eastern Illinois, Phyllis Schlafly comes out to endorse Barry Goldwater for president!

"Four years ago, I wrote a book by the name of "A Choice, not a Echo." This book went on to sell millions and helped Goldwater prevail as the eventual nominee for president. Four years later, I stand here not only as a supporter, but a proud endorser for Goldwater's second campaign for president. Although the Eastern Establishment still reins power over the Party, something new has risen up to try and destroy everything we have fought for so far. As you might have guessed, I am talking about Richard Nixon and his constant attacks on our movement and the very people who choose to follow it. We must instead take the fight to him, and show them what we've got! This is a pivotal moment America, and we must not waste anymore time! Thank you."

Rally (8): The speech in LaCrosse is a hit! It hits the notes that Barry needs to and closes his Wisconsin campaign strong and with some serious momentum.

Influence (8): The New Right is fired up for Goldwater after Nixon's consolidation of moderate to liberal support. They will be out in force in Wisconsin.

Schmooze (4): Tower is still undecided between Goldwater and Nixon. He'll need to see more before he picks a horse to back at the Texas delegate nominating convention.

Endorsement (10!): The New Right goes crazy! The Schlafly endorsement brings a heavy hitter in the conservative movement onto the Goldwater team and it is incredibly beneficial for the campaign. New Right support is now Supercharged!

Overall: +10. Goldwater has a great week and while he fails to break into Texas delegates, he has major momentum going into Wisconsin.

6 hours ago, The Blood said:

George Wallace Holds Rally At Largest Venue In Milwaukee:

"Hello Milwaukee! We booked the largest venue possible for this rally because we knew we would see an ocean of working class people who are done with socialist rioters destroying their communities, who are done with the government taking away their states' democracies and rights, and who are done with the takeover of this party by corrupt elites and socialists! You are the future of America, because soon enough you are going to be in front of a ballot choosing who you think should be the next Democratic nominee. You can choose from a list of socialists, elites, and failed Presidents, but at the end of the day there is only one candidate who represents the working class, and his name is George Wallace! I will defend our communities from rioters, I will crackdown on the drugs destroying our youth, I will send a surge of troops, guns, and bombs into Vietnam to defend America from communism, and I will overthrow the political establishment in this country one primary at a time! We shocked the world with 14% in New Hampshire, now imagine the headlines when I win here! *Wallace holds up a newspaper with the headline "KENNEDY, WALLACE IN TIGHT RACE FOR WISCONSIN"*. And we will win here, because the working class of America are fed up and are ready to rise up! Thank you!"

 

George Wallace Influences Johnson Donors And High Level Officials In Wisconsin:

Wallace will make his way across campaign lines to attempt to woe Johnson donors and officials in Wisconsin as the primary nears. Wallace will focus his message on one key point: As conservative as Wallace may be, if he loses Wisconsin, there may be no stop to Kennedy's momentum. We need to form a united front at the convention and now if we are to save the Democratic Party from the left. Wallace has moderated on positions before, and he is willing to compromise with moderates if it means bringing forward conservative ideals into the Democratic Party and halting the rise of the left.

 

George Wallace Rallies In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:
Wallace will give his usual working man message to a crowd of working class factory workers in the city, emphasizing his commitment to "Cleaning the pond" of corruption in Washington.

Rally (10!) Wallace was right! The campaign fills the stadium to the brim and even requires overflow seating outside. Wallace is on a roll in Wisconsin. His campaign heads into primary day with supreme momentum on the backs of working class Americans done with riots and turbulence.

Influence (6): Wallace makes an effective pitch. How much these donors will be willing to make that serious leap of faith remains to be seen, it's a huge ask.

Rally (5): The Pittsburgh rally resonates with the working class but more trouble from PA Civil Rights groups that just can't get past Wallace's segregationist past.

Overall: +7. Wallace has serious momentum going into Wisconsin, he is rallying lots of socially conservative and economically moderate support.

6 hours ago, Hestia11 said:

President Johnson has one last rally in Madison - intent on not giving up the state

President Johnson touches on his experience in office and learning from former President Kennedy, and opens up a bit more about the experiences between being Vice President and becoming President. He says the country needs a President that knows how to get the job done and is ready to get into office and start the very first day. He knows he can do that, because he's been doing it for years now. 

President Johnson heads to Detroit, Michigan to meet with Sen. Philip Hart for a possible endorsement

Johnson touches upon the need to unite the moderate wings, and knows that Sen. Hart may be a key in that factor as they continue forward. He says that the party needs to learn from the Midwest and Michigan is a key to victory in the coming elections for the Democratic party - both in the Senate and the country.

President Johnson then travels to Ohio for a second rally, a rarity for him

He touches upon most of the things he said in Madison, but hones in on how to continue to stand up against the Soviets, and how he has been doing so thus far in office. He promises to continue to hold the Russians to account while he is PResident. 

Rally (3): Johnson just can't compete with the grassroots appeal fo Wallace and his rallies disappoint.

Influence (7): Senator Hart, glad to have the President meet with him, will endorse the President for re-election and help seat delegates friendly to the President at the Michigan nominating convention.

Rally (4): A rally that is more energetic than normal for Johnson, but week nonetheless.

Overall: 0. Johnson has a breakthrough in Michigan but the campaign trail is nothing but whiffs for him.

6 hours ago, ALiteralNeoliberal said:

Rally
Young holds a rally at an industrial park near Columbus, OH, touting the work he has done for working class Americans
Schmooze
Young hosts a dinner at a fancy hotel in Cleveland, inviting some of the influential party figures in Ohio

 

Rally (10!): Young's rally is electric, the Ohio working class loves their Senator!

Schmooze (8): Young does very well wining and dining the party bosses.

Overall: +8. Great week for Young as he builds momentum in Ohio.

5 hours ago, PringlesN7 said:

**See Endorsement Tracker for what Nixon does with his endorsements**

Nixon holds a mega rally in Milwaukee… surprisingly joined by 2 guests. 

How Trump Is Recycling Nixon's 'Law and Order' Playbook - POLITICO Magazine

“It’s good to be back in Milwaukee! I want all of you to know that the voting day for the Wisconsin Primary is this week! ALL of you must get out and vote! However, my fellow Wisconsinites, and to the American people watching… I have 2 very important announcements to make. Can I please welcome to the stage, SENATOR EDWARD BROOKE! AND SENATE MINORITY LEADER EVERETT DIRKSEN!” They would proceed to the stage. “As you all know, my good friend Minority Leader Dirksen unfortunately feinted at a rally several days ago. I hope all of us kept him in our prayers. Lord knows I did. I cannot help but admire the determination of Mr. Dirksen, as he still chose to be here for me, on this very important day. And for that, I am eternally grateful to you.” Nixon would look directly at Dirksen. Encouraging a round of applause.  “My fellow Americans, I think of no better than the service that these two have done in our Senate, and our country. Senator Brooke is one of the few African American Senators in this nation… and has done his best to make sure African Americans are given a fair shake in their pursuit of the American dream. Here we have Minority Leader Dirksen… the man who I saw in those Congress halls the first time I joined the House of Representatives back in in the 1947.” People would hear the obvious emotion in Nixon’s voice. “If there was anyone… who was there for me when times were hard, when a young Representative struggled, when I simply just needed to find my way around the building… it was none other than Minority Leader Dirksen. This is a man who’s been there for me since the beginning and he’s being here for me, at this moment, as both Senators have very important announcements to make.” Nixon would shake Senator Brooke’s hand but when proceeding to Dirksen, Nixon gives him a hug. 

Representative Gerald R. Ford (R-MI) and Senator Everett Dirksen (R-IL)  escort President-Elect Nixon to the Inaugural Platform » Richard Nixon  Foundation

Edward Brooke's Speech in Support of Richard Nixon

"Thank you, Mr. Nixon, for your very eloquent introduction. My fellow Liberals, my fellow Republicans, and above all, my fellow Americans, we stand at a very critical juncture, both as a party, and as a country. We stand to make a very big choice. A choice that will determine, the future, that we will give our children. We can either choose, the path of goodness, and light, a path that holds that no person, whether they be black, or white, man, or woman, able, or disabled, is inherently superior, or inferior, to their fellow human being, because of immutable characteristics, chosen at birth. In 1957, with support from President Eisenhower, and like minded Democrats, we passed the first Civil Rights legislation this country had seen, since the late 1870s, and since that time we've made great strides, toward universal respect for human dignity. There are some, who have fought against Civil Rights. These men, hide behind the language of language, of Law, and Order, but just a few weeks ago, the anti-equality standard bearer, George Wallace slipped, and let us all know, what he really means when he talks about bringing order to the streets. Our party, the Party of Lincoln, and Liberty, must also be the Civil Rights Party in America. We must not, and can not, if we hope to survive, nominate, an extreme conservative, who stands opposed to not only Civil Rights, but also common sense programs to help care for our poor, and elderly, like Medicare, and Social Security. We must nominate someone, who not only says he will fight for Civil Rights, Environmental Protection, and an end to the war in Vietnam, but has the track record to prove it. Richard Nixon is that man. He was Eisenhower's top man for eight years, and was a tireless activist for the Republican cause, both inside, and outside of office. I have no doubt he's the best man to lead our country through it's current crisis. Nixon's the One!"

Why Nixon Needs Brooke : The Ripon Society

After their speeches, Nixon would take the microphone. “My fellow Americans. There you’ve heard it. But that is not the end of this announcement. If I am elected to be the Republican Nominee, and eventually the President… the United States is going to have its first African American Senior Cabinet Advisor! None other than Senator Edward Brooke!” Cheers erupt. "NOW LET’S WIN THIS WISCONSIN PRIMARY, LET’S BEAT SENATOR GOLDWATER, AND LET’S WIN THIS ELECTION OF 1968! IT’S TIME SOMEONE WHO CAN REPRESENT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE GET IN THAT WHITE HOUSE, AND I INTEND TO FIGHT MY HARDEST TO ENSURE DEMOCRATS DON’T WIN AGAIN! If you vote for Goldwater, you’re signing the Republican Party’s loss this year! Vote for me, and you will have experience, the temperament, peace back on your streets, and we will enter a new era of America! With that said, good day Wisconsin! AND LET’S WIN THIS PRIMARY!”

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After the mega rally, Nixon heads to Kansas for an endorsement from Sen. Frank Carlson.

Nixon heads to Kentucky for an endorsement from Senator Thurston B. Morton. 

Nixon attempts to sway both Senators by emphasizing the endorsements from Senator Dirksen and Brooke. He urges them it’s time to get united and beat Senator Goldwater, as if Goldwater wins; the general election will surely be a loss. Nixon and Senator Carlson also have a bit of reminiscing on the old times back when Carlson had a key role in legislation passed by the Eisenhower Administration. There’s no reason Carlson won’t have that role again in a Nixon Administration.

 

***Nixon Endorsement Tracker***
1. Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. (Doesn’t influence delegates directly, but good to have for any reason I suppose)
2. Warren P. Knowles (Governor of Wisconsin, Fusion Ticket in WI Primary.)
3. Spiro Agnew (Governor of Maryland, will deliver delegates at RNC and attempt to sway Southern Delegates doubting electability of Goldwater.)
4. Governor Jim Rhodes of Ohio. (Will do as much as he can to get support for Nixon in Ohio)
5. Representative Thomas B. Curtis of Missouri. (Will deliver Missouri’s delegation at the RNC)
6. Senator Edward Brooke of Massachusetts.
7. Minority Leader Everett Dirksen of Illinois.

 

5 hours ago, Zenobiyl said:

Everett delivers his first public speech since last week’s health scare (Endorsement)

 

”Before I begin I would like to thank the many people who have sent me letters and visited me in the past few days. The outpouring of support from Republicans around the country has truly warmed my soul. Whether we disagree on policy or not, we are all Republicans. We are all Americans.”

”Many of you have been wondering about the future of my campaign for president. Our rapid growth in New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and many other states across the country showed that our message was worth listening to. That among the conservative and liberal forces a third way could be found, which brought people together instead of pushing them apart. That Americans wanted a candidate with experience and tenacity who would work for you. To everyone who voted for me in New Hampshire, joined my rallies in Wisconsin, and campaigned for me across the country, I want to thank you for your diligence. Furthermore, I want to tell you that I will continue to serve the American people for as long as I am able.”

”Just not as your president.”

(Audible gasps pierce the crowd)

”Although I am proud of the achievements we made in the past few days, I am not oblivious to the health concerns my candidacy would entail. That is why I have decided to withdraw my candidacy for President of the United States. I will continue to serve the American people, however, as the Senate Minority Leader for as long as I am able. It was in this position that I won so many great victories for the American people, and I believe there is still much progress to be made.”

“For that progress, I can think of no better president for this country than Richard Nixon.”

”Although I will continue to campaign for Nixon, I wish for the time being to be allowed some time to rest and recover. After all, my family has hardly seen me in weeks!”

 

Rally (2): Unfortunately for the Nixon campaign, the mega rally is not nearly as well-attended as hoped. And when extra attendees do begin to file in, they are Goldwaterites! The New Right Activists have attempted to sabotage the Nixon event! Fortunately, for Nixon, however, the antics of an unfriendly crowd pale in comparison to the surprises which occur on stage.

Dirksen (8): Dirksen's endorsement is seen as almost second nature. It does a great deal to solidy Nixon as the compromise choice for the Republican party and unify the moderate vote.

Brooke (4): Brooke's endorsement is a bit rockier. While it certainly helps Nixon secure *some* Liberal support, the majority of Brooke supporters begin to go back to the candidate with which they began this campaign: Rockefeller.

Carlson (7): Carlson enjoys the conversation and at the end, he's convinced! He will do everything in how power to favorably seat Kansas' 20 delegate positions for Nixon.

Morton (4): Morton will need a bit more convincing. He isn't entirely sold and many Kentucky Republicans are pushing hard for Goldwater, he is still afraid of the backlash he'd face from the voters in Kentucky if he were to influence the race for Nixon before there is a clear favorite.

Overall: +4. Nixon's campaign struggles on its own but is lifted into positive territory by some serious uniting of the party at the hand of Dirksen and Brooke.

5 hours ago, MishFox said:

Lynch keeps up his campaign in California, now rallying in rural areas to raise his awareness in those parts (Rally-California)

Lynch hosts  a golfing event, where he invites important party members and leaders of key groups in California (Schmooze)

Rally (8): Very strong rally in California as the voters continue to commit to Lynch

Schmooze (3): The bosses, once again, just don't like Lynch nearly as much as the voters do. 

Overall: +1. On the back of a robust campaign for Californians, Lynch inches up in the primary.

3 hours ago, Herbert Hoover said:

Bobby with fellow senator George McGovern weeks before his assassination,  1968. | Robert kennedy, Mcgovern, Kennedy

Senator Bobby Kennedy and his close ally George McGovern in the Senate chambers, 1967

Kennedy always knew that he could count on McGovern to do the right thing. The two had been close allies in the Senate, and Kennedy may have never entered the primary if McGovern had thrown his name in the ring first. Of course, there was never any bad blood between the two of them, and Kennedy graciously accepted McGovern's endorsement promptly before the Wisconsin primary. The endorsement was never in doubt. Bobby now has a clear path to victory with a sizable share of voters that he can count on in the primaries while wheeling and dealing with the party bosses and influence groups behind the scenes. 

Kennedy's first stop of the week was to attempt to build rapport with a state delegation that he has not spent much time with yet - the Tennessee state delegation. Senator Albert Gore Sr. is a good man, and his support could deliver a harsh blow to Wallace's support. Gore eventually came around on civil rights issues, and has grown more liberal in recent years. Kennedy asks for his endorsement at the convention, citing that Wallace would only destroy our chances in November and send the Democratic Party back in time. (Schmooze - Tennessee)

Kennedy made another stop to the Michigan delegation, who had just finished up a meeting with President Johnson. The two exchanged a bit of an odd look on Kennedy's way in, but the Michigan delegation heard Kennedy out at least. Kennedy promised to Senator Hart that, if elected, he would fight to keep a hold on Michigan in the Senate and Governor's mansion. He also warned that Johnson's wheeling and dealing could backfire and make the convention bloody if Kennedy wins most primaries beforehand. (Schmooze - Michigan)

Finally, Kennedy took to college campuses with his new campaign stumping buddy, George McGovern. The two spoke about the importance of youth involvement in politics, and how the United States needs to pull out of Vietnam. (Influence - Academia)

6 hours ago, TheLiberalKitten said:

Senator McGovern joins Senator Bobby Kennedy in Madison Wisconsin, where the Senator unites the Left

"I have a few very important announcements to make. I will be withdrawing from the Democratic Race for President. This campaign has been a truly wonderful experience and I have learned a lot about our youth from it. I also know that some hard choices have to be made in order to better our country. I wanna thank each and every one of you for your kindness and all of your support. And I'd like to announce that I'm endorsing Bobby Kennedy! Bobby has a vision for our country, a vision where we will not be involved in the war in Vietnam. A vision where we all are equal under the law. He wants to better our country. He's done it as a Senator and now he'll do it as President!
Thank you all and goodnight!"

Schmooze (5): Gore may not be lining up to endorse George Wallace anymore, but it will be a Herculean feat to pry him away from Johnson.

Schmooze (7): Despite RFK's best efforts, Hart falls naturally behind the party establishment.

Influence (9): Campuses love Bobby! With McGovern by his side, RFK is essentially guaranteed a strong well of support at any campus he visits.

Endorsement (2): McGovern catches a horse throat before hand and sounds off. While the progressives are left without a candidate and most of them will migrate to Kennedy, many of them simply will stay home or hope that Eugene McCarthy runs third party.

Overall: +7. RFK does well off the back of the united left and despite a loss to Johnson in Michigan and turning up nothing in Tennessee, Wisconsin is going to be a hell of a race.

2 hours ago, buenoboss said:

Endorsement event:In an exciting rally in Wisconsin, George Romney endorses Nelson Rockefeller for President and says he is a man of true virtue and all of his supporters should vote for him, nit the LINO Nixon.

Nelson Rockefeller meets with his East Coast friends Prescott Bush, Margaret Chase Smith, and John Chafee at Kykuit and asks for all of their endorsements. He talks about his liberalism and East Coast roots. (These is my three events, roll each to see how they feel about my pitch and such)

Rally (8): The rally sure is exciting! As Rockefeller finally finds a groove on the trail, the support of George Romney reminds Wisconsin liberals that there is a candidate that embodies their liberalism still running. Romney's reminder causes many Brooke-to-Nixon converts to think twice.

Bush (6): Bush is an old pal, he will happily work to deliver Connecticut's delegates to Rockefeller.

Smith (2): Smith feels a bit outcast at Kykuit. She feels as though she's been invited to an old boy's club where she just doesn't fit. Perhaps Rockfeller will be able to pick her up in a more personal session.

Chafee (6): Like Bush, Chafee is committed to delivering Rhode Island's delegates to Rockefeller.

Overall: +4. Rockefeller comes back from weeks of decline with a bump from the consolidation of the liberal field. Even if Brooke is with Nixon, his supporters viewed the choice a lot more complicated than that. The Rockefeller campaign also locks down important allies in the CTGOP and RIGOP delegate nominating conventions.

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1968 Wisconsin Democratic Primary Results

751,829 votes -- 59 delegates

George Wallace - 324,790 votes (43.2%) 26 delegates 

Robert F. Kennedy - 297,724 votes (39.6%) 25 delegates

Lyndon B. Johnson - 100,745 votes(13.4%) 8 delegates

George S. McGovern - 28,570 votes (3.8%) (2 delegates to RFK)

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1968 Wisconsin Republican Primary

506,732 votes -- 30 Delegates

Barry Goldwater - 187,491 votes (37.0%) 11 delegates

Warren Knowles (Nixon) - 168,235 votes (33.2%) 12 delegates

Nelson Rockefeller - 124,149 votes (24.5%) 7 delegates

Everett Dirksen - 16,215 votes (3.2%) (1 delegate to Nixon)

Edward Brooke - 10,641 votes (2.1%) (1 delegate to Nixon)

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NBC Nightly News Report -- April 3rd, 1968

General News

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey, has premiered in Washington, D.C.
  • British singer Petula Clark fondly touches Harry Belafonte on the arm during a special broadcast on NBC
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivers "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech in Nashville, Tennessee

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Democratic Primary

The Democratic Primary was shaken up again this week as progressive Senator George McGovern of South Dakota dropped out of the race to endorse liberal New York Senator Bobby Kennedy and unite the left wing of the party. Meanwhile Alabama Governor George Wallace performed a major show of strength of the conservative to moderate faction in Wisconsin in a win powered by conservative suburban Democrats as well as unionized white working class voters. President Johnson retains a delegate lead in projected delegates but lags behind in primary performances as the race looks ahead from the early states of New Hampshire and Wisconsin to the rest of the primary season.

April 3rd -- Nationwide Democratic Primary Preference Poll

Robert F. Kennedy - 39.2% (+6.7)

Lyndon B. Johnson - 23.4% (+1.0)

George Wallace - 22.5% (+4.4)

Undecided - 14.9% (+1.7)

April 3rd -- Pennsylvania Democratic Primary Preference Poll

Robert F. Kennedy - 33.6%

Lyndon B. Johnson - 25.5%

George Wallace - 21.1%

Undecided - 16.8%

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Republican Primary

The GOP has experienced a similar slimming down effect. Senators Dirksen and Brooke have both dropped out to endorse frontrunner Richard Nixon. Meanwhile, conservative favorite Senator Barry Goldwater held his own in the Wisconsin primary, narrowly carrying it on the backs of an energized conservative grassroots and a coalition of both rural Wisconsin and the Milwaukee suburbs. New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller has become the clear liberal favorite but is forced to share that lane with Nixon in the wake of the Brooke endorsement.

April 3rd -- Nationwide Republican Primary Preference Poll

Richard Nixon - 34.9% (+12.3)

Barry Goldwater - 28.4% (+4.5)

Nelson Rockfeller - 22.3% (+11.0)

Undecided - 14.4% (-0.4)

April 3rd -- Pennsylvania Republican Primary Preference Poll

Richard Nixon - 33.2%

Nelson Rockefeller - 30.3%

Barry Goldwater - 22.6%

Undecided - 13.9%

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You may begin to post your events! Pennsylvania is in 3 turns! Our schedule gets remarkably more busy after PA. Good luck and happy flavamaking! Love you my doblets!

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Due to widespread internet issues throughout my area my posts may be short for the next day or two.

Nixon heads to Philadelphia for a rally and brings Senator Edward Brooke along with him for a joint speech. The speech focuses on Brooke's support of Nixon and his confidence that Nixon will ensure African Americans are represented, especially in Philadelphia. Nixon also clarifies his position on Vietnam. "However tragic this war may be, we must honor the lives of those fallen soldiers. I believe we must attempt to have a ceasefire and I will do so on day 1 of entering office. Do not think though, that if North Vietnam declines our generous offer that I will be complacent in it... Should North Vietnam decline I have a secret plan to end the War. I'd prefer not to release any detailed statement on it as the present Administration continues to fight in the area. And no, we're not going to use nuclear weapons like others might advocate." At the end of the rally both Nixon and Brooke discuss the dangers Goldwater presents to the nation concerning opposition to Civil Rights, and "Common Sense" government programs. 

 

Nixon heads to Oklahoma for a private meeting with Governor Dewey Bartlett. Bartlett, being the first Catholic Governor of Oklahoma has obviously felt skepticism from Protestants in the South. Nixon assures him he'll do what he can to help his reelection when the time comes and emphasizes the danger Goldwater and his supporters present to Bartlett... as they are the Republicans that oppose him. After emphasizing that, Nixon reminds Bartlett of the tactics Goldwater delegates used to scare African American delegates out of the 1964 convention. Nixon requests any help he can to deliver Oklahoma's delegation and stop Goldwater's monopoly on the South.

 

Nixon invites Hugh Scott for a meeting hoping to gain his endorsement ahead of the Pennsylvania primary. Nixon emphasizes the threat Goldwater poses to the party and the definite losses Republicans will have in the Senate if he becomes the nominee. Before leaving Nixon cajoles the Senators ability to get legislation passed... and looks forward to working with Senator Scott to get things done if Nixon becomes President.

 

***Nixon Endorsement Tracker***

  1. Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. (Doesn’t influence delegates directly, but good to have for any reason I suppose)

  2. Warren P. Knowles (Governor of Wisconsin, Fusion Ticket in WI Primary.)

  3. Spiro Agnew (Governor of Maryland, will deliver delegates at RNC and attempt to sway Southern Delegates doubting electability of Goldwater.)

  4. Governor Jim Rhodes of Ohio. (Will do as much as he can to get support for Nixon in Ohio)

  5. Representative Thomas B. Curtis of Missouri. (Will deliver Missouri’s delegation at the RNC)

  6. Senator Edward Brooke of Massachusetts .

  7. Minority Leader Everett Dirksen of Illinois.

  8. Senator Frank Carlson (Will deliver the Kansas delegation at the RNC. Nixon instructs him to influence Eisenhower/Moderate Republicans in any way he can.)

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(Sorry for short, busy day!)

Johnson visits Philadelphia to tout his experience and how he'll continue to deliver for the Rust Belt. He pledges to include prominent Pennsylvania Democrats at the highest levels of power as he continues in the race and in the Presidency.

Johnson schmoozes with African-American voters and stresses his commitment to the voting rights acts that he has passed, which he claims makes him their greatest defender in office.

Johnson influences Georgia Democrats, appearing at a convention for the party in Atlanta where he speaks about the need for moderation and continued strength in foreign affairs.

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Everett rallies on behalf of Nixon in Pennsylvania (Rally Pennsylvania)

”Good morning Pennsylvania!”

”It’s good to see so many hard working Americans who care deeply about this country and its values. That is what inspired me to run for the senate years ago, and what inspired me to keep going now. Just as we fight for our values abroad, we must fight for them at home.”

”In many circles of politics, even in the Republican Party, it has become controversial to believe we should defend against the specter of communism. That we should allow the red menace to consume nations while we return to isolationism.”

”I don’t know about you, but the last time we tried neutrality that didn’t go so well, did it? We nearly lost all of Europe to tyranny. Now another tyranny looms over America. Will we allow it to spread its poison across the globe?”

(The crowd shouts ‘NO!’)

”I don’t doubt that the war in Vietnam and Korea had casualties. I don’t doubt that many despair at the thought of war. However, we cannot fall for the same mistakes. Should we choose isolation, should we choose pacifism, we will only allow the tyrants of the world to continue to grow.”

”Don’t vote for isolation. Don’t vote for complacency. Vote for America.”

”Vote Nixon.”

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Rockefeller has a mega-rally in Philadelphia with George Romney. He talks about his experience as Governor of New York, his liberalism, and his connections with working-class voters and unions.

Rockefeller meets with his old friend, former Governor of Pennsylvania William Scranton, and asks for his endorsement. He talks about the need to stop Goldwater and how they can finally do it this year. He says Scranton's policy experience would be helpful and maybe he would make a good choice for UN Ambassador or even Labor.

Rockefeller has a dinner party with East Coast party bosses and brings Prescott Bush and John Chafee, his endorsements from the East Coast to. (This is an endorsement event)

Rockefeller meets with Harold Stassen and tries to get his endorsement. He talks about their liberal record and the need to stop Goldwater. He did this and endorsed Dewey to stop Taft, and he can do it again.

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Kennedy speaks to voters in PA. He talks about how dangerous Wallace is to the party and how he attempted to sink JFK's chances just four years prior. (Rally - Pennsylvania)

Kennedy speaks to the Tennessee state delegation and continues schmoozing Gore. He continues to appeal to Gore's more liberal streak and offers consideration in his administration. (Schmooze - Tennessee)

Kennedy butters up labor unions, stating that he is the only candidate with a chance of winning the general that could strengthen their legal protections. (Influence - Labor Unions)

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After another win, Goldwater goes to Erie, Pennsylvania talking about the Vietnam War, and a little bit the road ahead.

I Worked on Barry Goldwater’s Campaign. Here’s the Moment ...

"Well, look at that. Even with everyone trying to bring me down I still manage to win Wisconsin! That I tell is the real power of the Conservative movement. But besides that, we will have to fight hard from here. Every faction has united, and ours will of course take the attacks since they have nothing better to do. But I believe that the American people can get past the fear mongering and instead look at each candidate individuality and decide who they think will represent them the best. Now, this rally will likely not go smoothly. You might say, "why is that?" Well today I am going to talk about the War in Vietnam and why we must ramp up our efforts there! Look, as I have said before we must fight the red menace at every opportunity we got! America can not let the ideology of Communism expand into any nation around the world! We can not let Saigon fall meanwhile we supply them with guns and ammo and send our soldiers to their front! Of course, people will be quick to say that we can not let anymore young men die over in a useless war. Well here, a war is bound to have causalities. We can not deny that. We can not deny that soldiers of all ages can succumb to the horrors of war. But we can not let that stop us from doing our task. We have tried neutrality of course, and it failed us twice. It is time to realize that America was born to be the superpower it is now, and we must use that power in anyway we can. From our struggle for independence, a civil war based on cultural division, a economy in shambles, and a war in which our very freedoms were under attack, our country has walked the long road. Now, we fight a new rival. A rival that will use civil unrest and unstable governments as a means of expanding influence. So, America, let's truly see that we must spread our vision of freedom and democracy around the world!

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Influence:

Considering the role they had in the victory of Wisconsin, Barry Goldwater realizes that the activism from the New Right could prove to be very helpful if he helped them build up. So with that in mind, Barry Goldwater sets up a meeting with New Right activists in Columbus, Ohio about setting up ground game, telling them to quote "get to work."

Influence:


Barry Goldwater will meet with Pennsylvania Business Conservatives, claiming that his pro-business, low tax economics would have them flourish on prosperity for a richer, and better America.

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Wallace Rally In Pittsburgh:

"Hello everyone! I look over this crowd, and I see some people who are ready for a rally! We showed the world our muscle in Wisconsin, and now the world best be ready for us to flex it here as well! And I know we will do well here, because the same people who rejected the borderline socialist RFK and the weak and compromising Johnson are not found in Wisconsin alone. No, the same people who saw their communities burning to the ground, who saw our forces in Vietnam lack the resources they need to win, who saw me as the only candidate standing up for the working class of America, and who voted for me in Wisconsin are the same people as countless others across America who will cast their ballots for me during this primary. These people are the ones who will save this nation from riots, from the socialists infecting this party, and from our corrupt and broken government. You see, these people are the ones who will change this nation forever, and I am looking right at some of them! Pittsburgh, if you cast your ballots for me I promise you that you will not just be following the course of Wisconsin, but also of countless other states in this primary. This is a national movement, and our message, and the corruption and socialism the working class of America have seen in their government, are both universal to all hardworking Americans! Thank you."

 

Wallace Rally In Youngstown,Ohio:

Wallace will take to Youngstown to spread his message focused on defending the working man of American from riots, socialism, and a broken and increasingly infringing government.

 

Wallace Rally In Fort Wayne, Indiana:

Wallace will take to Indiana to focus his message on defending America from riots, discussing his plans to crackdown on drugs and shut down all funding to academic institutions accepting known rioters.

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Lynch will try to influence labor unions in California, citing his pro-labor agenda, and moderate record. Influence - labor unions

Lynch also makes an appeal to moderate california democrats, taking them to a fancy restaurant and saying that he is the best candidate to stop Wallace and the Liberals. Influence - Moderates

 

sorry for the short and late events, been busy

 

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