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Wallace Rally In Scranton Pennsylvania:

*Wallace walks on stage as a crowd of working class factory workers welcome him with cheers and chants. The campaign made the tickets for the rally free, providing tickets based on everyone who was employed at any number of local factories.*

 

"Hello, Scranton! We decided to provide free tickets for this rally to local factory workers because our campaign has begun to recognize one key thing in America. That is, that there are two Americas. We provided you these tickets because our campaign is standing at the side of one of these Americas. In this America you find the working man of this land, left to nothing but political irrelevance as politicians and rich donors treat him more like a pawn than one of the many rulers of this great democracy. And in the other America you find the politicians and donors I mentioned, who watch as riots and drugs destroy our land and as our states' rights are handed off, yet do nothing, because in the end these things only affect that other, distant, and ignored America. The divide between these Americas is seen in our government, in our economy, and in the very destruction of our communities and values.

 

This divide is seen right now as candidates like Kennedy will go around telling you that they are the candidate for change, that they will reform the system to work for the working man's America. Well, the simple truth is that they are a part of this broken system for which they preach reform, and a part of the America which has left our workers behind. You see, all of the rich sons who pander to rich donors, and then who go around promising change, are lying right to your face. Just like so many politicians before them they will make empty promises. Just like so many politicians before them they will build up political connections and make dirty deals for personal gain. Just like so many politicians before them they will let you suffer while they let communism spread abroad and riots destroy your communities. And just like so many politicians before them they are a part of the America which has left you and the working man of America behind!

 

This divide is seen right now in our economy, as our government continues to expand, throwing out your independence and rights for the power of government bureaucrats! Just look at our current state of affairs. Your states' are quickly finding themselves unable to exercise their democratically ordained powers of governance, as the Federal government swarms in unelected bureaucrats to control your states. The Gold Standard is under siege, as countless tell you we need to put faith in the government, despite the fact that inflation would explode and your savings would be gone if we allowed for them to remove the standard! Our communities are being left to economic ruin, as we neglect them to ruin and allow for the government to reduce communities to shanty towns with poor planning, taxing, and spending. And finally our workers are being left to economic irrelevance as we allow for large donors and factory owners to steer our politicians towards policies harming the working man's America and helping their America!

 

Finally, this divide is seen in the destruction of our communities and values everyday. Riots, drugs, and chaos have run rampant as Johnson has done nothing to help our working people from seeing their livelihoods destroyed by drugged out college students. Our value of states' rights have been left to dust as our government takes over our states for us. Our ideal of democracy has been left to ruin as rich donors and political machines control our politicians. And finally our working man has been left to irrelevance in the democracy meant to be controlled by him, instead controlled by corrupt donors and politicians!

 

There are two Americas right now, Scranton. And whether you see the divide in our politics, in our economy, or in the slow but sure murder of our communities and values, one thing will remain true throughout this turbulent time. George Wallace is on the side of the working man's America! Thank you!"

 

 

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Wallace influences high-level Johnson campaign officials in Pennsylvania:

*While at a meeting with high-level Johnson campaign officials, Wallace will stand up to give a short speech*

"Firstly, thank you all for meeting with me. I think after Wisconsin quite a few campaign officials should be meeting with me*laughs*. Jokes aside, I am serious when I say that. We've seen RFK shoot up to a momentous lead, while Johnson has been lagging behind this whole time. And you think he may be safe with the delegates he grabs in non-primary states, but I would reconsider. If he lags in every primary, delegates are going to be turned off and worried. Hell, I'm worried for the guy. And if he fails to gather momentum, and if you pass me up, then who is going to stop RFK at the convention? No one. That's why we need to build a united front here. Look, I'm not one to lie, so I will tell you right now that I will choose a moderate VP. I don't know who yet, but I will choose one. I am a conservative through and through, but a united front must be built to stop a candidate as dangerous as RFK. Thank you."

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Wallace Influences Johnson campaign officials in Florida:

*While meeting with Johnson campaign officials in Florida, Wallace will continue his habit of standing up to make a speech before the officials*

"You know, honestly I can never get tired of Florida! Thank you for meeting me, and thank you for giving me a chance here. I know many of you may be a little turned off to me with how much time I've been spending up North, but as much as I am fighting for factory workers in Pennsylvania, I will never forget about the grand people down South in Dixie and Florida. However, I do think Johnson's forgotten about you. His Presidency has been riddled with everything going against the South and Florida. He has dawdled along in Vietnam, taking a slow but unsteady stance in the fight against communism. He has taken away our states' rights with big government programs. He's allowed for riots to destroy our communities and drugs to destroy our families. All in all, I think Johnson goes against everything Florida and the South stand for. So, reconsider your attachment to him, I know I would sure appreciate it! Thank you once again, and call my Florida campaign manager here(Hands number to officials) if you want to put your weight behind us."

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Nelson Rockefeller has a rally with George Romney again in Pennsylvania 

Nelson Rockefeller has a rally with William Scranton in Pennsylvania and Scranton endorses him. Scranton says he is truly the best man for the job and will always care about Pennsylvania 

Nelson Rockefeller meets with Winthrop Rockefeller and asked him for or his endorsement. He talks about their shared family name, liberalism, and their hatred of Goldwater

Nelson Rockefeller meets with Hugh Scott and he asks for his endorsement. He points to their similar record on civil rights, Scranton’s endorsement of Rockefeller, and the need to stop Goldwater. He also says unlike Nixon, he actually cares about PA

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10 hours ago, Herbert Hoover said:

Robert F. Kennedy influences moderates.

Robert F. Kennedy influences labor unions. 

Robert F. Kennedy influences party bosses. 

Influence (1!): RFK can't connect with moderates!

Influence (1!) The unions continue to drift to the right in the Democratic Party.

Influence (6) The bosses are a bit warmer to RFK today.

Overall: -9. A tough day for RFK as his campaign recedes.

9 hours ago, PringlesN7 said:

Nixon meets with Black and Tan leaders in the Republican Party. 
Nixon emphasizes the endorsement of Senator Edward Brooke, and how Nixon’s the one to ensure African Americans, and minorities are represented in the Republican Party. Unlike Goldwater, who’s faction members actively campaign against minorities in the Republican Party. Nixon is sure to remind them of the 1964 Convention. Nixon also expresses his deepest regret, and condolences that his friend, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was horribly assassinated in Memphis. 

Nixon heads to campaign in Worcester, Massachusetts. Senator Edward Brooke and John Lindsay joining him. 
Senator Edward Brooke, would start the rally.

             “I’d first like to thank all of you for showing up. I’m here with my good friend, Richard Milhous Nixon. As you all know, I have ended my candidacy and endorsed Mr. Nixon for President of the United States. Some of you may wonder why I had done that though? I tell you, there is no better man to unite this country, this party, and represent the American people. Mr. Nixon has served as the Vice President under Eisenhower… and fought the good fight for Massachusetts, for African Americans, and for the American people. That is why I endorsed him. Because our country needs a leader the American people can get behind. We cannot risk division, we cannot risk losing this election. There are some in our party, and in the Democrats... that wish to undo or criticize the advancements we’ve made in Civil Rights, and ensuring all Americans have an equal opportunity to pursue the American Dream. With that said, I am unpleased to see Governor Rockefeller continuing his candidacy for President of the United States. I say that with utmost respect to the Governor… but Governor Rockefeller; I urge you to please join us, as representatives of Liberal thought in the Republican Party, in endorsing Richard Nixon. Governor Rockefeller, please think of the country. Please think of the consequences if we continue to divide this party amongst ourselves. Vice President Nixon has done his  best to ensure all of us, and our opinions will be heard in this campaign, and if we elect Mr. Nixon as President of the United States… we will all be a part of this new era. Governor Rockefeller, no matter how much money you have, or special interests you gain… we must unite this party and put our politics aside. Please put aside personal gain, and embark upon a journey of American renewal with us.” After the speech from Senator Brooke, volunteers are seen handing out campaign flyers and pins, saying, “A vote for Rocky is a vote for Goldy!”

John Lindsay gives a speech giving very similar reasons to his endorsement of Richard Nixon, and calls upon Rockefeller to do the same. Nixon ends the speech urging Massachusetts voters to get ready for the upcoming primary. 

Nixon holds a rally in Boston, Massachusetts. Bringing Senator Edward Brooke with him.

           The speech opens up with a moment of silence for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Brooke goes on to discuss the legacy and how the Republican Party, and America still have a lot to fight for in terms of equality for African Americans. At one point during the rally Brooke is overtaken by a sense of profound emotion when talking about Dr. King… remembering when he was just talking with him about his Presidential campaign a few weeks ago. The Press seems to have captured a moment where Nixon would stand and put his arm around Brooke, comforting him. Nixon continues the rally discussing the importance of tolerance for all ideas in America, and condemning the extremism occurring out in the streets, whether it be assassination, or rioting. At the end of the rally, Nixon calls upon all leaders, both Republican and Democrat to condemn the heinous assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

            “My fellow Americans. Today is a sad day. I want to call upon all leaders in this country, Democrat or Republican, to offer their condolences to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I remember my time as Vice President working with Dr. King, who over time, became one of my best friends. I’ll never forget the cherished memories we had together. That was a man who walked the Earth with pure intentions. You would have never seen evil come from Dr. King. That is why I have such great sadness, that it was evil that assassinated him. I promise to all Americans, that the legacy of Dr. King will not be in vain.”

The Funeral of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

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George Romney (First Row), Bob Kennedy (First on second row), Ted Kennedy (Praying; opposite end of Bobby.), Eugene McCarthy (First seat, Third Row), Richard Nixon (1 person left of McCarthy).

 


***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.)

Influence (3): Black people still aren't warm on Nixon after he gave them the cold shoulder in 1960. Still, many view him as a better alternative to Goldwater.

Rally (9): Brooke brings the crowd and Nixon keeps them there.

Rally (6): Another successful rally in Massachusetts for Nixon

Overall: +3. Nixon's campaign moves in a solid direction.

7 hours ago, ALiteralNeoliberal said:

Schmooze

Young takes representatives of the Catholic community out to dinner,

Rally
Young holds a rally in Toledo, OH, 

Schmooze (2): A rough dinner as Young spills spaghetti on himself.

Rally (4): A subpar rally fails to make a mark,

Overall: -4.

8 hours ago, Cenzonico said:

While at a event in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Barry Goldwater speaks on the recent events relating to Mr. King and the Civil Rights movement

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"This week, the stokes of racial tension has once again been fired up! But, I would first like to give my condolences to Mrs. King, their children, and any other member of the King family. Republican or Democrat, White or Black, I think most Americans can agree that the efforts of Mr. King for the Civil Rights Movement were tremendous and can not be understated. But the riots and the violence that have ensued only proves that America continues to be divided more and more, with the issue of race becoming a big factor . Of course, many people will scoff at me as they believe the lies about me that I am some kind of bigoted scum that hates the idea of Civil Rights. I also imagine soon enough Nixon will try to pin me down on this. But I can't expect much less from him when his campaign tries to claim that a vote for Nelson Rockefeller of all people is a vote for me. I will keep this short and simple, I am not some radical monster that will nuke everything, I do not oppose the idea of Civil Rights, I am running to protect Liberty and bring a new age of prosperity to America. They will still you that I am unelectable of course, and to that I say, "Then why did I win both New Hampshire and Wisconsin?" It's funny really, but it is the sad truth. Thank you for your time."

8 hours ago, Cenzonico said:

Influence:

Barry Goldwater will once again try to approach Rockefeller Republicans in Pennsylvania, this time simply trying to talk to them instead of giving a pitch.

Influence:


Barry Goldwater will continue to work with the New Right, this time in the Pennsylvania suburbs to see if he could start gaining ground in them. 

Rally (10!): Goldwater's rally is well-received in times of crisis. Many Republicans want a strong law and order candidate.

Influence (5): Amazingly, Goldwater is not hit with a tomato.

Influence (10!): Goldwater's suburban infrastructure ramps up! The New Right is in full force mobilizing the conservative suburbanites in the collar of Philly and the outskirts of Pittsburgh.

Overall: +12. Goldwater's strong reaction to the riots and his conservative base carry him forward.

6 hours ago, MishFox said:

Rally - Lynch rallies in San Diego California, saying that he is the best candidate

Schmooze - Lynch meets with members of the Jewish Community, citing his support for Israel and his support for Jewish Communities. 

Rally (1!): Lynch is heckled off stage!

Schmooze (8): Jewish voters appreciate the attention to Israel.

Overall: -2. Despite growing support among Jews, Lynch's rally fail is what's most noticed.

5 hours ago, The Blood said:

Wallace Rally In Scranton Pennsylvania:

*Wallace walks on stage as a crowd of working class factory workers welcome him with cheers and chants. The campaign made the tickets for the rally free, providing tickets based on everyone who was employed at any number of local factories.*

 

"Hello, Scranton! We decided to provide free tickets for this rally to local factory workers because our campaign has begun to recognize one key thing in America. That is, that there are two Americas. We provided you these tickets because our campaign is standing at the side of one of these Americas. In this America you find the working man of this land, left to nothing but political irrelevance as politicians and rich donors treat him more like a pawn than one of the many rulers of this great democracy. And in the other America you find the politicians and donors I mentioned, who watch as riots and drugs destroy our land and as our states' rights are handed off, yet do nothing, because in the end these things only affect that other, distant, and ignored America. The divide between these Americas is seen in our government, in our economy, and in the very destruction of our communities and values.

 

This divide is seen right now as candidates like Kennedy will go around telling you that they are the candidate for change, that they will reform the system to work for the working man's America. Well, the simple truth is that they are a part of this broken system for which they preach reform, and a part of the America which has left our workers behind. You see, all of the rich sons who pander to rich donors, and then who go around promising change, are lying right to your face. Just like so many politicians before them they will make empty promises. Just like so many politicians before them they will build up political connections and make dirty deals for personal gain. Just like so many politicians before them they will let you suffer while they let communism spread abroad and riots destroy your communities. And just like so many politicians before them they are a part of the America which has left you and the working man of America behind!

 

This divide is seen right now in our economy, as our government continues to expand, throwing out your independence and rights for the power of government bureaucrats! Just look at our current state of affairs. Your states' are quickly finding themselves unable to exercise their democratically ordained powers of governance, as the Federal government swarms in unelected bureaucrats to control your states. The Gold Standard is under siege, as countless tell you we need to put faith in the government, despite the fact that inflation would explode and your savings would be gone if we allowed for them to remove the standard! Our communities are being left to economic ruin, as we neglect them to ruin and allow for the government to reduce communities to shanty towns with poor planning, taxing, and spending. And finally our workers are being left to economic irrelevance as we allow for large donors and factory owners to steer our politicians towards policies harming the working man's America and helping their America!

 

Finally, this divide is seen in the destruction of our communities and values everyday. Riots, drugs, and chaos have run rampant as Johnson has done nothing to help our working people from seeing their livelihoods destroyed by drugged out college students. Our value of states' rights have been left to dust as our government takes over our states for us. Our ideal of democracy has been left to ruin as rich donors and political machines control our politicians. And finally our working man has been left to irrelevance in the democracy meant to be controlled by him, instead controlled by corrupt donors and politicians!

 

There are two Americas right now, Scranton. And whether you see the divide in our politics, in our economy, or in the slow but sure murder of our communities and values, one thing will remain true throughout this turbulent time. George Wallace is on the side of the working man's America! Thank you!"

 

 

5 hours ago, The Blood said:

Wallace influences high-level Johnson campaign officials in Pennsylvania:

*While at a meeting with high-level Johnson campaign officials, Wallace will stand up to give a short speech*

"Firstly, thank you all for meeting with me. I think after Wisconsin quite a few campaign officials should be meeting with me*laughs*. Jokes aside, I am serious when I say that. We've seen RFK shoot up to a momentous lead, while Johnson has been lagging behind this whole time. And you think he may be safe with the delegates he grabs in non-primary states, but I would reconsider. If he lags in every primary, delegates are going to be turned off and worried. Hell, I'm worried for the guy. And if he fails to gather momentum, and if you pass me up, then who is going to stop RFK at the convention? No one. That's why we need to build a united front here. Look, I'm not one to lie, so I will tell you right now that I will choose a moderate VP. I don't know who yet, but I will choose one. I am a conservative through and through, but a united front must be built to stop a candidate as dangerous as RFK. Thank you."

5 hours ago, The Blood said:

Wallace Influences Johnson campaign officials in Florida:

*While meeting with Johnson campaign officials in Florida, Wallace will continue his habit of standing up to make a speech before the officials*

"You know, honestly I can never get tired of Florida! Thank you for meeting me, and thank you for giving me a chance here. I know many of you may be a little turned off to me with how much time I've been spending up North, but as much as I am fighting for factory workers in Pennsylvania, I will never forget about the grand people down South in Dixie and Florida. However, I do think Johnson's forgotten about you. His Presidency has been riddled with everything going against the South and Florida. He has dawdled along in Vietnam, taking a slow but unsteady stance in the fight against communism. He has taken away our states' rights with big government programs. He's allowed for riots to destroy our communities and drugs to destroy our families. All in all, I think Johnson goes against everything Florida and the South stand for. So, reconsider your attachment to him, I know I would sure appreciate it! Thank you once again, and call my Florida campaign manager here(Hands number to officials) if you want to put your weight behind us."

Rally (10!): Wallace's message of law and order during a time of riots rings out strong. White working class voters are tired of rioters and they are tired of the chaos. They want Wallace!

Influence (8): LBJ officials in Pennsylvania feel the tide shifting as Wallace becomes the favorite of the white working class.

Influence (10!): Wallace's message is extremely well received in Florida and both party regulars and the rank-and-file are turning heavily towards Wallace's conservative message.

Overall: +15. Wallace has an electric week as the riots across the country catapult him forward with some serious momentum among white working class voters. Either Kennedy or Johnson needs to unite black voters and liberals to be as enthusiastic as the white working class is for Wallace.

4 hours ago, buenoboss said:

Nelson Rockefeller has a rally with George Romney again in Pennsylvania 

Nelson Rockefeller has a rally with William Scranton in Pennsylvania and Scranton endorses him. Scranton says he is truly the best man for the job and will always care about Pennsylvania 

Nelson Rockefeller meets with Winthrop Rockefeller and asked him for or his endorsement. He talks about their shared family name, liberalism, and their hatred of Goldwater

Nelson Rockefeller meets with Hugh Scott and he asks for his endorsement. He points to their similar record on civil rights, Scranton’s endorsement of Rockefeller, and the need to stop Goldwater. He also says unlike Nixon, he actually cares about PA

Rally (8): Romney is always a winner in Pennsylvania!

Endorsement (2): Scranton's endorsement unfortunately does little to move the needle for Rockefeller after a long and rambling speech lacking any lucid thought about current events.

Influence (8): Of course Winny will endorse Nelly!

Influence (1!) Scott may agree with Rockefeller politically, but after Nelson essentially took Scott's endorsement for granted during the meeting, Scott pronounces at the end that he'll be staying neutral in the primary, it is soon leaked that the Minority Leader walked away annoyed with his old friend over his arrogance.

Overall: +1. Rockefeller has some highs and lows this week but Romney's rally in PA keeps him headed in the right direction.

3 hours ago, Hestia11 said:

Johnson schmoozes party bosses

Johnson campaigns in Philadelphia on his presidency

Johnson influences Louisiana Dems

Influence (7): The party bosses always enjoy a meeting with the President.

Rally (1!): Johnson simply can't keep it up on the campaign trail.

Schmooze (4): Many Louisiana Democrats feel very drawn to Wallace, Johnson makes a pitch but it's not enough to change minds and many are bored by Johnson's moderation next to Wallace.

Overall: -4. Johnson's rally fail in Philadelphia plays into the narrative that the President simply isn't an effective communicator.

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ABC NIghtly News Report -- April 17th, 1968

General News

  • Riots continue to rage in major cities across the country.
  • President Johnson has signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968 into law.

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Democratic Primary

George Wallace has seen his position improve considerably in the Democratic horse race as RFK struggles and the President continues to lag. Governor Wallace, propelled by the race riots currently gripping the country, has rallied the support of the white working class firmly behind him. Meanwhile, Senator Kennedy has been unable to unite the party any further than his liberal corner. All his attempts to sway Johnson's moderates have fallen on deaf ears and his shunning of liberal appeal has left his base deflated. Pennsylvania will be the next battleground as Wallace hopes for a second, crucial victory, or at least a narrow second that proves his staying power.

April 17th -- Nationwide Democratic Primary Poll

Robert F. Kennedy - 37.2% (-1.3)

George Wallace - 24.8% (+2.4)

Lyndon B. Johnson - 22.3% (-0.9)

Undecided - 15.7% (-0.3)

April 17th -- Pennsylvania Democratic Primary Poll

Robert F. Kennedy - 34.4% (+0.8)

George Wallace - 30.2% (+9.1)

Lyndon B. Johnson - 23.8% (-2.7)

Undecided - 11.6% (-7.2)

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Republican Primary

The Republicans have seen a similar and yet muted response. Goldwater has most forcefully condemned the riots and has seen conservative activist support continue to surge. Meanwhile Nixon continues to play to bring black voters back into the Democratic fold. Rockfeller's attempts to consolidate liberal support continue on as Nixon fights back against him. Nixon's absence from Pennsylvania this week was also felt as he battle Rockefeller on friendlier turf in Massachusetts.

April 17th -- Nationwide Republican Primary Poll

Richard Nixon - 33.6% (+0.2)

Barry Goldwater - 31.4% (+1.9)

Nelson Rockefeller - 26.9% (+1.6)

Undecided - 8.1% (-4.1)

April 17th -- Pennsylvania Republican Primary Poll

Nelson Rockefeller - 35.5% (+5.2)

Richard Nixon - 31.2% (-2.0)

Barry Goldwater - 26.4% (+3.8)

Undecided - 6.9% (-7.0)

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Hey everyone! Sorry for the late polls again, Saturdays you know. Thankfully, tomorrow is Sunday which means it is a work night and I will not be out in any way. Meaning that, yes, I am going to say it again. If we get our events in tomorrow afternoon to early evening we will have nice, hot, and ready Pennsylvania results tomorrow! So take this last turn until Pennsylvania to shore up your strategies as we head into the meat of the primary season and make sure we get those events in early so we can have some nice Sunday night results. Love y'all. Good luck!

Happy flavamaking.

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George Wallace Rally In Reading, Pennsylvania:

"Hello, Reading! It is so great to be here today, especially because I have a good feeling about how Pennsylvania will be voting as its primary comes! Reading, I'm no stranger to politics, and I think it can be easily said looking at the polls that you can't shake our momentum when we're shooting up 9 points in your state! We're shooting up this far in the polls because right now Americans are looking around and asking themselves, "Is this the best we can do?" They look around and see lying politicians trying to sell them snake oil, meandering Presidents who fail to accomplish anything, and rioters looting and destroying their cities, and they are finally asking the broken institutions which have ignored them, "Is this the best we can do?" It isn't. It isn't because in this country we have allowed for rich donors and political machines to steer our direction for far too long. We have allowed for these corrupt institutions to let rioters roam free in our streets. We have allowed for them to dawdle along in Vietnam with no regard for the fight against communism, allowing for a bloody and drawn out war instead of the swift fire and fury we should have released on the North Vietnamese in the first place. We have allowed for them to infringe on our democratic rights, as the democracies we once had controlling our states have been replaced with government regulation and bureaucrats. And finally, we have allowed for them to ignore who should really be in charge of this nation, you, the hardworking citizens of this nation. We must reclaim our democracy from these broken institutions, and we must restore our American democracy, rights, and values by saying, "No, this isn't the best we can do!" Thank you."

 

 

George Wallace Influences Johnson Officials In Pennsylvania:

Wallace will sit down with key Johnson campaign officials and donors in Pennsylvania to discuss the need to abandon ship from Johnson, with Wallace stating, "It is the only way to stop Kennedy." if they jump ship and support him.

 

Wallace Influences Johnson Campaign Officials in Indiana:

Wallace will sit down with Johnson campaign officials in Indiana to discuss how Johnson has failed to effectively support midwestern workers, notably allowing for rioters to destroy their communities, and failing to make an effective appeal to them.

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(I did not get the best sleep so I do not feel like putting in effort at the moment)

With the Pennsylvania primary ahead, Barry Goldwater holds a "Mega Rally" in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At the rally, Barry Goldwater will talk a little about the riots, this time simply condemning the Black Panther's, calling them socialists that only seek attention through violence. After, he will talk about the need for law & order and the need for a true principled leader. 

Influence:

Phyllis Schlafly will be out campaigning for Goldwater in the city of Pittsburgh trying to turn out voters for Goldwater, specifically Women voters.

Influence:

Barry Goldwater will meet with Eisenhower Republicans in Boston, Massachusetts trying to see if these guys are a bit more friendlier than the Rockefeller Republicans. 

 

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Robert Kennedy appeals to moderates, claiming that he is the only candidate that can defeat Nixon in November. (Influence - Moderates)

Robert Kennedy appeals to labor unions, and argues that Wallace is a dangerous candidate that has flipflopped on so many of his stances that he cannot be trusted to uphold promises made to them. (Influence - Labor Unions)

Robert Kennedy appeals to party bosses, arguing to them that LBJ must be dropped and between him and Wallace, he knows that they'll make the right choice to defeat Nixon. (Influence - Party Bosses)

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Nixon has a dinner with influential leaders who consider themselves Moderate/Eisenhower Republicans in Massachusetts. Of course, this is Nixon’s bread and butter group, Nixon hopes to have a good time reminiscing on the good old days of the Eisenhower Administration. And Nixon’s intention to bring those days of true leadership back. Nixon uses his connections he has with his Former Running Mate, Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. in hopes to persuade Moderate Republicans in the state that Nixon will unite the party, and cajoles them that with enough effort, we can deliver an embarrassing defeat to Rockefeller.  (Influence-Eisenhower Republicans)

 

Nixon has a rally in Philadelphia alongside Everett Dirksen.

    Nixon would start the rally, “Good Afternoon Philadelphia! It’s good to be back! I’m here to tell all of you Nixonites to get out and vote for this upcoming primary. I urge all of you to think about what’s at risk if we do not win this nomination… we cannot have another loss like 1964. Senator Goldwater, as much respect as I have for the Senator can not, and will not win a general election unless the Democrats nominate someone like George Wallace… God forbid! Senator Goldwater emphasizes win, after win in these primaries as if they’re a clear indicator that he will win a General Election. Does he not realize, even after him and his people clashed with other party members in the 1964 Convention, that when you fail to unite the party, you’re likely going to end up losing the General Election? Senator Goldwater talks about Law and Order, and promises he’ll bring it back… I know Americans out there want peace back on their streets. But are you going to get behind a candidate that won 6 states and caused Democrat super majorities in both Chambers of Congress? After 1964 I did my best to ensure that in the 1966 Midterms, we’d work our hardest to see some gains, and WE DID! And we can do it again if you nominate a person who has experienced leadership! Executive experience! And good judgement. The riots occurring throughout this nation right now in response to Dr. King’s tragic demise is very worrisome. Law and Order must be brought back through a steady hand of experienced leadership. Not by divisive rhetoric, and inexperience on the Executive scale.”

 

After applause Nixon would begin the second part of his speech, 

“Then we have candidates such as Governor Rockefeller. I don’t know about you all… But I’m sure some of you may have seen in the local paper…” Nixon holds up a paper, “Senator Hugh Scott’s meeting with Rockefeller ends with a thud! Senator Scott refuses to comment but sources say Rockefeller is arrogant!” Nixon volunteers would pass the papers amongst the crowd before Nixon would continue. “Governor Rockefeller continues to his run his campaign, despite being called to drop out and unite this party. Governor Rockefeller is clearly trying attempt, after attempt to win the nomination, despite being rejected in the last 2 elections. And after being called upon by his own party members, even in his own faction! He continues to run his campaign, and divide this party only further. Governor Rockefeller, if you continue this we might as well hand the nomination to Senator Goldwater and get ready for another loss in the General Election. Governor Rockefeller expects the Presidential nomination to be handed to him on a silver platter! No work required! Well I tell you, I’ve worked for everything I’ve got! At least with Senator Goldwater, I can’t help but respect the rise to greatness from small beginnings we both share. Governor Rockefeller thinks he can just have this handed to him with all of his rich buddies up in New York… well no sir! It’s not going to work on the people!” After applause, Minority Leader Everett Dirksen would take the stage and finish the rally urging Pennsylvania to vote Nixon. Nixon’s the one to unify the party. Dirksen also calls upon Rockefeller to suspend his campaign and fall in to unite the party. 

 

 

Nixon heads to Pittsburgh for a rally. Hoping to address the riots that recently took place there.

“My fellow Pennsylvanians, It’s good to be back in the city known for such hard workers. As many of you know, Dr. Martin Luther King was assasinated just a week ago. America lost a good man, and I lost one of my best friends. We must continue to fight for the legacy of Dr. King… but the riots we’re seeing throughout the country is not the way to address these problems. Rioting only causes further destruction, dissatisfaction, and further division in this country. When the strongest nation in the world can be tied down for four years in war in Vietnam, without the end in sight. When a nation with the greatest tradition of rule of law is torn apart by unprecedented lawlessness. It’s time for new leadership in the United States of America! We must unite together and ONLY together, we can return Law and Order back to this nation. America right now is battling an inflation problem, a once good economy we saw is now faltering, and our middle class is feeling the effects of it. President Johnson has failed to address the concerns of the American people, and in turn, it has only caused further dissatisfaction among our citizens. I would hope, that all of you see that I have the experience, a proven record of executive experience, and the judgement to bring this nation back together; on all sides. No matter how many profound disagreements Senator Goldwater and I have… I’ve got nothing but respect for the man, and his concerns with the current problems in this country are justified. My fellow Pennsylvanians, I urge you to consider the consequences if we do not unite, and face the future together. Governor Rockefeller continues to campaign, and divide our party only further. He claims to understand the troubles of the working class, yet was never born in it. Despite growing up impoverished...as a child I never really realized it. I managed to have good times back on the Nixon ranch in California… but I was always told that that’s where my life is going to be forever. I couldn’t help but feel a sense of discouragement growing up… but as I went to school, got my education… I was determined to be something new. To be something better. To achieve a sense of the American Dream. I worked my way into college, and no, I didn’t get to go to college with free money, I worked my butt off to get a scholarship, and get into Duke. Governor Rockefeller expects all of this to be handed to him on the silver platter he was fed on. But I know the American people know better. I know that the silent majority is out there… the worker who works 9 to 5 and cannot be as vocal as the supporters that other candidates may have… most Americans I believe just want a leader who won’t be divisive, won’t be overly grandiose… they just want a leader they know can get the job done, and keep the United States in order. I look forward to the Pennsylvania primary, I hope to see all of you voting! And I urge you to think of the consequences. WE! MUST! UNITE! If Governor Rockefeller doesn’t want to unite with us now… then so be it. The consequences will make him come to realization soon enough. Thank you Pennsylvania, and good day!” At the end of the rally, Nixon volunteers begin passing out “A vote for Rocky is a vote for Goldy!” pins, along with “LBJ lost the way, Nixon will save the Day!” flyers and campaign pins. 

 

***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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Nelson Rockefeller has yet another mega-rally with George Romney and William Scranton in Pennsylvania

Winthrop Rockefeller announces he will be endorsing Nelson Rockefeller for President at a dinner with key Southern Republican Party bosses. Winthrop says his brother is the only man who could beat Kennedy, Johnson, or Wallace.

Nelson Rockefeller meets with John Volpe at Kykuit. He talks about their similar liberalism and the need to stop Goldwater with a true liberal, not a LINO. He pushes Volpe to run as a favorite son in the primary, and if he does, he will be considered for Transportation or even Ambassador to Italy, his parents homeland. 

Nelson Rockefeller meets with Clifford Case, hoping to get an endorsement. He talks about the need to stop Goldwater and their shared liberalism. He says an endorsement could push Case into the Senate leadership, or even Rockefeller's future cabinet.

Endorsement Tracker

Governor George Romney

Senator John Chafee

Former Senator Prescott Bush

Governor Winthrop Rockefeller

Former Governor William Scranton

 

 

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5 hours ago, The Blood said:

George Wallace Rally In Reading, Pennsylvania:

"Hello, Reading! It is so great to be here today, especially because I have a good feeling about how Pennsylvania will be voting as its primary comes! Reading, I'm no stranger to politics, and I think it can be easily said looking at the polls that you can't shake our momentum when we're shooting up 9 points in your state! We're shooting up this far in the polls because right now Americans are looking around and asking themselves, "Is this the best we can do?" They look around and see lying politicians trying to sell them snake oil, meandering Presidents who fail to accomplish anything, and rioters looting and destroying their cities, and they are finally asking the broken institutions which have ignored them, "Is this the best we can do?" It isn't. It isn't because in this country we have allowed for rich donors and political machines to steer our direction for far too long. We have allowed for these corrupt institutions to let rioters roam free in our streets. We have allowed for them to dawdle along in Vietnam with no regard for the fight against communism, allowing for a bloody and drawn out war instead of the swift fire and fury we should have released on the North Vietnamese in the first place. We have allowed for them to infringe on our democratic rights, as the democracies we once had controlling our states have been replaced with government regulation and bureaucrats. And finally, we have allowed for them to ignore who should really be in charge of this nation, you, the hardworking citizens of this nation. We must reclaim our democracy from these broken institutions, and we must restore our American democracy, rights, and values by saying, "No, this isn't the best we can do!" Thank you."

 

 

George Wallace Influences Johnson Officials In Pennsylvania:

Wallace will sit down with key Johnson campaign officials and donors in Pennsylvania to discuss the need to abandon ship from Johnson, with Wallace stating, "It is the only way to stop Kennedy." if they jump ship and support him.

 

Wallace Influences Johnson Campaign Officials in Indiana:

Wallace will sit down with Johnson campaign officials in Indiana to discuss how Johnson has failed to effectively support midwestern workers, notably allowing for rioters to destroy their communities, and failing to make an effective appeal to them.

Rally (6): Governor Wallace has a solid rally and spreads his message effectively in Reading.

Influence (1!): The officials don't want to hear any of it from Wallace. They know that LBJ still holds a serious delegate lead among the convention states and that to argue that Wallace is the only one that can stop RFK is disingenuous.

Influence (8): Indiana is fertile soil for Wallace's message.

Overall: -1. Wallace cannot compete with last week's fantastic momentum, but the good news is that the momentum from last week has not been entirely wiped out.

4 hours ago, ALiteralNeoliberal said:

Influence
Young takes high ranking Ohio Democratic Party officials out to dinner,
Rally
Young talks about his early opposition to the war in Vietnam and pacifist voting record in the senate, at a rally in downtown Cleveland, targeted at young voters and anti-war activists,
 

 

 

Influence (1!): Young continually talks with his mouth open and spews food on the officials.

Rally (1!): Working class Wallace supporters protest outside the rally and stop entry for most of the Young supporters.

Overall: -10. Sorry.

4 hours ago, Cenzonico said:

(I did not get the best sleep so I do not feel like putting in effort at the moment)

With the Pennsylvania primary ahead, Barry Goldwater holds a "Mega Rally" in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At the rally, Barry Goldwater will talk a little about the riots, this time simply condemning the Black Panther's, calling them socialists that only seek attention through violence. After, he will talk about the need for law & order and the need for a true principled leader. 

Influence:

Phyllis Schlafly will be out campaigning for Goldwater in the city of Pittsburgh trying to turn out voters for Goldwater, specifically Women voters.

Influence:

Barry Goldwater will meet with Eisenhower Republicans in Boston, Massachusetts trying to see if these guys are a bit more friendlier than the Rockefeller Republicans. 

 

Rally (7): The rally stirs up a lot of support among the conservatives that want to see strong rhetoric that opposes the black panthers vociferously.

Rally (10!): Schlafly brings along with her a movement of conservatives and whips up support for Goldwater in Pittsburgh with New Right Activists. Enthusiasm for Goldwater is through the roof!

Influence (1!): They are not :

Overall: +2. Goldwater has a strong week in Pennsylvania but fails to make any inroads in Massachusetts.

4 hours ago, Herbert Hoover said:

Robert Kennedy appeals to moderates, claiming that he is the only candidate that can defeat Nixon in November. (Influence - Moderates)

Robert Kennedy appeals to labor unions, and argues that Wallace is a dangerous candidate that has flipflopped on so many of his stances that he cannot be trusted to uphold promises made to them. (Influence - Labor Unions)

Robert Kennedy appeals to party bosses, arguing to them that LBJ must be dropped and between him and Wallace, he knows that they'll make the right choice to defeat Nixon. (Influence - Party Bosses)

Influence (4): Moderates still feel drawn to Johnson.

Influence (3): Unions are simply in a different place right now. The rank and file care more about law and order and keeping their families safe than anything else given the current climate.

Influence (3): Much like the moderates, party bosses still feel allegiant to LBJ.

Overall: -5. RFK has trouble striking a chord with interest groups. His absence in Pennsylvania is likely also felt ahead of the primary.

4 hours ago, PringlesN7 said:

Nixon has a dinner with influential leaders who consider themselves Moderate/Eisenhower Republicans in Massachusetts. Of course, this is Nixon’s bread and butter group, Nixon hopes to have a good time reminiscing on the good old days of the Eisenhower Administration. And Nixon’s intention to bring those days of true leadership back. Nixon uses his connections he has with his Former Running Mate, Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. in hopes to persuade Moderate Republicans in the state that Nixon will unite the party, and cajoles them that with enough effort, we can deliver an embarrassing defeat to Rockefeller.  (Influence-Eisenhower Republicans)

 

Nixon has a rally in Philadelphia alongside Everett Dirksen.

    Nixon would start the rally, “Good Afternoon Philadelphia! It’s good to be back! I’m here to tell all of you Nixonites to get out and vote for this upcoming primary. I urge all of you to think about what’s at risk if we do not win this nomination… we cannot have another loss like 1964. Senator Goldwater, as much respect as I have for the Senator can not, and will not win a general election unless the Democrats nominate someone like George Wallace… God forbid! Senator Goldwater emphasizes win, after win in these primaries as if they’re a clear indicator that he will win a General Election. Does he not realize, even after him and his people clashed with other party members in the 1964 Convention, that when you fail to unite the party, you’re likely going to end up losing the General Election? Senator Goldwater talks about Law and Order, and promises he’ll bring it back… I know Americans out there want peace back on their streets. But are you going to get behind a candidate that won 6 states and caused Democrat super majorities in both Chambers of Congress? After 1964 I did my best to ensure that in the 1966 Midterms, we’d work our hardest to see some gains, and WE DID! And we can do it again if you nominate a person who has experienced leadership! Executive experience! And good judgement. The riots occurring throughout this nation right now in response to Dr. King’s tragic demise is very worrisome. Law and Order must be brought back through a steady hand of experienced leadership. Not by divisive rhetoric, and inexperience on the Executive scale.”

After applause Nixon would begin the second part of his speech, 

“Then we have candidates such as Governor Rockefeller. I don’t know about you all… But I’m sure some of you may have seen in the local paper…” Nixon holds up a paper, “Senator Hugh Scott’s meeting with Rockefeller ends with a thud! Senator Scott refuses to comment but sources say Rockefeller is arrogant!” Nixon volunteers would pass the papers amongst the crowd before Nixon would continue. “Governor Rockefeller continues to his run his campaign, despite being called to drop out and unite this party. Governor Rockefeller is clearly trying attempt, after attempt to win the nomination, despite being rejected in the last 2 elections. And after being called upon by his own party members, even in his own faction! He continues to run his campaign, and divide this party only further. Governor Rockefeller, if you continue this we might as well hand the nomination to Senator Goldwater and get ready for another loss in the General Election. Governor Rockefeller expects the Presidential nomination to be handed to him on a silver platter! No work required! Well I tell you, I’ve worked for everything I’ve got! At least with Senator Goldwater, I can’t help but respect the rise to greatness from small beginnings we both share. Governor Rockefeller thinks he can just have this handed to him with all of his rich buddies up in New York… well no sir! It’s not going to work on the people!” After applause, Minority Leader Everett Dirksen would take the stage and finish the rally urging Pennsylvania to vote Nixon. Nixon’s the one to unify the party. Dirksen also calls upon Rockefeller to suspend his campaign and fall in to unite the party. 

 

Nixon heads to Pittsburgh for a rally. Hoping to address the riots that recently took place there.

“My fellow Pennsylvanians, It’s good to be back in the city known for such hard workers. As many of you know, Dr. Martin Luther King was assasinated just a week ago. America lost a good man, and I lost one of my best friends. We must continue to fight for the legacy of Dr. King… but the riots we’re seeing throughout the country is not the way to address these problems. Rioting only causes further destruction, dissatisfaction, and further division in this country. When the strongest nation in the world can be tied down for four years in war in Vietnam, without the end in sight. When a nation with the greatest tradition of rule of law is torn apart by unprecedented lawlessness. It’s time for new leadership in the United States of America! We must unite together and ONLY together, we can return Law and Order back to this nation. America right now is battling an inflation problem, a once good economy we saw is now faltering, and our middle class is feeling the effects of it. President Johnson has failed to address the concerns of the American people, and in turn, it has only caused further dissatisfaction among our citizens. I would hope, that all of you see that I have the experience, a proven record of executive experience, and the judgement to bring this nation back together; on all sides. No matter how many profound disagreements Senator Goldwater and I have… I’ve got nothing but respect for the man, and his concerns with the current problems in this country are justified. My fellow Pennsylvanians, I urge you to consider the consequences if we do not unite, and face the future together. Governor Rockefeller continues to campaign, and divide our party only further. He claims to understand the troubles of the working class, yet was never born in it. Despite growing up impoverished...as a child I never really realized it. I managed to have good times back on the Nixon ranch in California… but I was always told that that’s where my life is going to be forever. I couldn’t help but feel a sense of discouragement growing up… but as I went to school, got my education… I was determined to be something new. To be something better. To achieve a sense of the American Dream. I worked my way into college, and no, I didn’t get to go to college with free money, I worked my butt off to get a scholarship, and get into Duke. Governor Rockefeller expects all of this to be handed to him on the silver platter he was fed on. But I know the American people know better. I know that the silent majority is out there… the worker who works 9 to 5 and cannot be as vocal as the supporters that other candidates may have… most Americans I believe just want a leader who won’t be divisive, won’t be overly grandiose… they just want a leader they know can get the job done, and keep the United States in order. I look forward to the Pennsylvania primary, I hope to see all of you voting! And I urge you to think of the consequences. WE! MUST! UNITE! If Governor Rockefeller doesn’t want to unite with us now… then so be it. The consequences will make him come to realization soon enough. Thank you Pennsylvania, and good day!” At the end of the rally, Nixon volunteers begin passing out “A vote for Rocky is a vote for Goldy!” pins, along with “LBJ lost the way, Nixon will save the Day!” flyers and campaign pins. 

Influence (6): The moderates and Eisenhower insiders are certainly warm to their old friend Dick.

Rally (6): Dirksen spices up the rally and while Philadelphia is friedly to Rockefeller, Nixon's message is welcome.

Rally (6): Another solid rally for Nixon.

Overall: +3. Nixon moves in a positive direction in Pennsylvania.

3 hours ago, Hestia11 said:

Johnson leaves the campaign trail, instead spending time with the Alaska Democratic Party. He speaks with several party bosses in the state, and implores them to think about supporting President Johnson in his reelection. He says that the party needs a proven leader to handle the country's many problems in the coming days.

Johnson then meets with Iowa Gov. Harold Hughes, where he chats with the governor about midwestern issues. He says that while he may differ slightly with him on policy, he says that the Johnson administration will protect agriculture in states like Iowa.

Johnson meets with some lesser heads of the New York delegation, where he hopes to pry some of the voters away from Sen. Kennedy. He speaks with them about how to control the war in Vietnam and bring it to a conclusion.

Schmooze (9): Alaska is friendly turf for President Johnson as many appreciate his roots and attention to small states.

Influence (5): Hughes is no fan of Johnson and is an ally of McCarthy and McGovern. While LBJ held cordial conversation, his position on Vietnam is a hard leap for Hughes to overcome.

Schmooze (4): RFK's control over the New York delegation is strong and some of the lesser heads are even scared of meeting with the President for fear of higher up repercussions.

Overall: +3. Johnson has a great week in Alaska.

3 hours ago, buenoboss said:

Nelson Rockefeller has yet another mega-rally with George Romney and William Scranton in Pennsylvania

Winthrop Rockefeller announces he will be endorsing Nelson Rockefeller for President at a dinner with key Southern Republican Party bosses. Winthrop says his brother is the only man who could beat Kennedy, Johnson, or Wallace.

Nelson Rockefeller meets with John Volpe at Kykuit. He talks about their similar liberalism and the need to stop Goldwater with a true liberal, not a LINO. He pushes Volpe to run as a favorite son in the primary, and if he does, he will be considered for Transportation or even Ambassador to Italy, his parents homeland. 

Nelson Rockefeller meets with Clifford Case, hoping to get an endorsement. He talks about the need to stop Goldwater and their shared liberalism. He says an endorsement could push Case into the Senate leadership, or even Rockefeller's future cabinet.

Rally (9): These rallies have done nothing except send Rockefeller's momentum in PA through the roof!

Endorsement (5): The speech goes as well as one could expect, it helps to have an ounce of southern support and yet most recognize that most Southern Republicans will be supporting Goldwater or secondarily Nixon.

Influence (10!): Volpe will throw his favorite son bid behind Rockefeller.

Influence (7): Case will endorse Rockefeller and help him win the primary.

Overall: +15.  Rockefeller rocks this week building up momentum across the Northeast.

2 hours ago, MishFox said:

Rally - Lynch does another rally in Rural california, making the case that he will be the best candidate

Influence - Lynch tries to influence ethnic minorities, coming out in favor of the new civil rights act. 

Rally (8): The rally goes great!

Influence (10!): Lynch's immediate action as Attorney General strikes a chord with minorities!

Overall: +9. Lynch finally breaks through in a meaningful way, building lots of momentum this week!

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1968 Pennsylvania Democratic Primary

643,891 votes -- 131 Delegates

Robert F. Kennedy  - 245,323 votes (38.1%) 50 delegates

George Wallace - 228,581 votes (35.5%) 47 delegates

Lyndon B. Johnson - 169,987 votes (26.4%) 34 delegates

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1968 Pennsylvania Republican Primary

312,452 votes -- 64 Delegates

Nelson Rockefeller - 133,729 votes (42.8%) 27 delegates

Richard Nixon - 96,236 votes (30.8%) 20 delegates

Barry Goldwater - 82,487 votes (26.4%) 17 delegates

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NBC Nightly News Report -- April 24th, 1968

General News

  • Students at Columbia University have take over the administrative building and shut the university down.

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Democratic Primary

Pennsylvania re-affirmed many of the trends we've seen in the Democratic primary. RFK continues to lead as the frontrunner but is not a shoe-in by any means while Governor Wallace remains incredibly popular among the white working class votes he needs so desperately to win. Meanwhile President Johnson continues to underperform in primaries.

April 24th - Nationwide Democratic Primary

Robert F. Kennedy - 36.6% (-0.6)

George Wallace - 26.1% (+1.3)

Lyndon B. Johnson - 21.7% (-0.6)

Undecided - 15.6% (-0.1)

April 24th - Massachusetts Democratic Primary

Robert F. Kennedy - 51.3% (-0.2)

Lyndon B. Johnson - 22.9% (-0.8)

George Wallace - 7.2% (+0.8)

Undecided - 18.6% (+0.2)

April 24th - Ohio Democratic Primary

Stephen Young - 27.3%

Robert F. Kennedy - 23.0%

George Wallace - 20.8%

Lyndon B. Johnson - 16.2%

Undecided - 12.7%

April 24th - Indiana Democratic Primary

Roger Branigin (Wallace) - 36.8%

Lyndon B. Johnson - 27.3%

Robert F. Kennedy - 23.7%

Undecided - 12.2%

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Republican Primary

Pennsylvania represented a major jolt to Rockefeller's momentum as Nixon and Goldwater were both felled to the party's liberal wing. This re-affirmed that this is indeed a 3 way race as Nixon still hunts for a primary win. Nixon may have hoped to have the race wrapped by now, but Goldwater and Rockefeller still have lots of life in their campaigns and there is a lot of campaign left to run.

April 24th - Nationwide Republican Primary

Richard Nixon - 33.0% (-0.6)

Barry Goldwater - 31.5% (+0.1)

Nelson Rockefeller - 28.4% (+1.5)

Undecided - 7.1% (-1.0)

April 24th - Massachusetts Republican Primary

John Volpe (Rockefeller) - 44.4% (+2.4)

Richard Nixon - 37.8% (+4.4)

Barry Goldwater - 6.2% (-5.1)

Undecided - 11.6% (-1.9)

April 24th - Ohio Republican Primary

Richard Nixon - 37.5%

Barry Goldwater - 26.8%

Nelson Rockefeller - 25.4%

Undecided - 10.3%

April 24th - Indiana Republican Primary

Barry Goldwater - 32.1%

Richard Nixon - 28.3%

Nelson Rockefeller - 20.7%

Undecided - 18.9%

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Hello everyone! You may begin your events now! Again, the sooner you get them in the better since Massachusetts results are tomorrow. Remember, MA is proportional for the Dems but WTA for the GOP. Depending on how quickly we get these events in, we can keep rather attentively to our schedule and keep all our primaries on time. After Massachusetts tomorrow night will be Ohio, Indiana, and DC the next and so on. Love y'all!

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Nelson Rockefeller has a meeting with Howard Baker, hoping to get Southern moderates on his side. He points to his successes as Governor of New York and how the Republicans need to stop either Wallace, Johnson, or Kennedy, and Rockefeller says he could beat all three. 

John Volpe announces at a dinner with the party bosses on the East Coast (mainly DE, VT, and ME) that he will be endorsing Rockefeller and running as a favorite son in the MA primary. He says Rockefeller is the only candidate who can beat all three Democrats and unite moderates and liberals

Nelson Rockefeller has a meeting with Alaska Governor Wally Hickel. Rockefeller says he is the most electable candidate in the Republican field and will always care about Alaska and the Alaskans. 

Nelson Rockefeller meets with the leader of the Missouri delegation Thomas Curtis. He talks about their similar record on civil rights and his electability as the only candidate who can beat all three Democratic candidates.

Clifford Case announces at a meeting with East Coast party bosses that he will endorsing Rockefeller and running as a favorite son in the NJ primary. He says Rockefeller is the only candidate who can beat all three Democrats

John Volpe Events

John Volpe has a rally in Boston and says that Rockefeller is the best candidate for MA and that if you want to beat the Democrats, vote Volpe

John Volpe meets with county party bosses in MA and hoping to win their endorsements and support in the primary. He says if you like Rockefeller, support Volpe.

Clifford Case Events

Clifford Case announces his run for President as a candidate in the NJ primary. He says as a favorite son, he will truly represent NJ the best at the convention

Clifford Case has a rally in NJ about civil rights and his support of black Americans in the Senate.

 

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Senator Edward Brooke alongside Nixon, holds a rally in Boston. With a huge announcement to make before the primary. Fusion Ticket

    Brooke would kick off the rally. "My fellow Bostonians. I come here with a special announcement today with my good friend Richard Nixon. But first, I would like to explain why I am about to do what I’m going to do; Governor Rockefeller continues to divide this party. Governor Rockefeller, a person who I once considered a friend, and member of my fellow faction continues to put personal gain, and not the unity of the Republican Party first. Governor Rockefeller has made no attempt to respond to the attacks made against him, he’s been shunned his former friend Senator Hugh Scott, and quite frankly, he makes no effort to work with others outside of his rich buddies up in New York. I announce today that I am entering the race in Massachusetts on a fusion ticket with my friend, Richard Nixon!”  The crowd would cheer. 

“Governor Rockefeller has made no response to prominent Republicans in our party urging him to unite! In fact, he hasn't even responded to anything we've said, because he knows what we've said is true! Don’t vote for a man that doesn’t care about uniting, and bringing this country together to face the future. He only cares about power! Why do you think all of the major Presidential candidates have endorsed Mr. Nixon? Because NIXON IS THE ONE TO UNITE US! GOVERNOR ROCKEFELLER ONLY WANTS TO DIVIDE US, GET THE RNC INTO A CONTESTED CONVENTION, PACK IT WITH HIS RICH BUDDIES AND HAND THE NOMINATION TO HIMSELF! Ladies and gentleman, I now hand the stage, to your future President! Richard! Milhous! Nixon!”

Nixon would begin to speak, “My fellow Americans. Despite the supposed monopoly Governor Rockefeller has on the North East. According to the polls he’s only got a 6 point lead in what’s supposed to be a guarantee for him. My fellow Nixonites. Let’s not make it a guarantee! I believe we can win this state! And I WANT ALL OF YOU! TO GET OUT AND VOTE! Governor Rockefeller has no intentions of adequately representing others besides himself. Why do you think I was endorsed by 2 people who the news speculated would endorse Rockefeller? I think Senator Brooke explained it perfectly. I have a proven record of uniting both sides, and solid executive experience. Some of you may have heard, or may not have, but Rockefeller was called ‘arrogant’ by aides a part of Senator Hugh Scott’s office. And now, with these promises we're hearing of political positions in exchange for support, it's clear he has no intention of listening to other views! Every endorsement I got wasn’t just an offer of a position. I promised all of my endorsers a say in my Administration, and a place in the project of American renewal all of us will be committed too. Governor Rockefeller thinks he can just offer a person a position of supposed importance, and get them to shut up and fall in line. America can’t afford that kind of leadership. I urge all of you. Please, get the vote out, and we can win this nomination, and we’ll go on to win this election.”

 

Nixon holds another meeting with old Eisenhower/Moderate Republican Leaders for a dinner in Sacremento, California

Nixon discusses election strategy with the leaders and while reminiscing on the old days of Eisenhower, Nixon talks about a future where he wants to see a modern, Republican Platform with a broad appeal to everyone. Nixon emphasizes that we cannot risk another loss in the General Election… and that he’s still the true heir apparent to ole Ike. 

Senator Edward Brooke, Everett Dirksen, John Lindsay, and Nixon himself all converge upon the Boston suburbs for one final rally before the primary

People in the crowd can’t help but notice, quite the team Nixon and the former candidates make… all smiling, waving, and a profound sense of unity that is apparent among them. Nixon would begin the rally, “Good afternoon Massachusetts! The vote is upon us and I want all of you, my fellow Nixonites to get out there and vote! I believe we can pull this off… but it’s not going to come on its own. We’re gonna have to get out the vote. Governor Rockefeller thinks he can be handed this state on the silver platter he was born on! DON’T GIVE IT TO HIM! MAKE HIM WORK FOR IT! Like Senator Edward Brooke, like Minority Leader Everett Dirksen, like the Mayor of New York, John Lindsay! Governor Rockefeller still, no response in sight in the face of his own party members calling him to drop out and unify this party. My fellow Americans, we must think of the consequences if we do not unite! We can’t afford the risk of a contested convention! And that’s what Rockefeller wants! He doesn’t want to put differences aside… he puts his personal ambition first! It’s the way he was born, and it’s the way he always will be. I know the Nixonites are out there. The loudest people in the room aren’t the most popular ones. The silent majority that is fed up with politicians like Governor Rockefeller, with their personal ambition above all else, clouding their judgement and ability to make executive decisions… just like President Johnson! How can you expect Governor Rockefeller to lead our country? Struggling with disorder in the streets, and failing to address the economic concerns of the middle class! Governor Rockefeller only cares about him, his ideas, and the blind loyalty of others. He has no respect for the differences of opinion of others, and his lack of response to the concerns of members in our party only proves that. With that said, I hand the microphone to your great Senator, Edward Brooke!”

Senator Brooke continues sounding off on Rockefeller and criticizes him for staying in the race for personal gain. Brooke appears quite emotional as Rockefeller and him were once considered friends. After urging Massachusetts to get out the vote for the Nixon-Brooke Fusion… John Lindsay takes the stage talking about the experience Nixon has to unite the country, and stop the riots in a non-divisive manner. Everett Dirksen, in true style keeps the speech simple, “Vote for Nixon. Don’t be fooled by the personal ambition of a billionaire.” At the end of the rally Nixon, Brooke, Lindsay, and Dirksen all pose for a photo, with their arms all around one another. Unity, unity, unity. 

 

Governor Jim Rhodes announces the endorsement of Richard Nixon from Columbus at a rally held in front of the State Capital building. 

    “My fellow Ohioans. I come here today to announce my endorsement of Richard Milhous Nixon! I tell you, there is no man with greater experience, judgement, and leadership to represent our country. No matter how extreme things may get in this country, Nixon is the one to bring us to law and order. Nixon is the one to be a true leader in this country, and represent all sides of the American people. Ohio, I announce my intention to run in a fusion alongside the Former Vice President. Because that is how far I am willing to go for this man. Despite any disagreement ANYONE could have with Mr. Nixon, he will still listen to you, take in your opinion, and formulate a new idea that opposite minds can both agree on. There is a lot at stake in this election… do we want a return to normalcy? Or a continuation of instability? Do we want an economic recovery, and an end to inflation? Or do we want an unstable economy, that will continue to devalue our currency and make it harder on our coal workers, and our middle class… just like the many discouraged workers here in Ohio! If you want a return to normalcy… there was only one choice for me. And I hope there is for you. Thank you and God Bless Ohio!”

 

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***Nixon Endorsement Tracker***

1. Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. 

2. Warren P. Knowles 

3. Spiro Agnew 

4. Governor Jim Rhodes of Ohio.

5. Representative Thomas B. Curtis of Missouri

6. Senator Edward Brooke of Massachusetts.

7. Minority Leader Everett Dirksen of Illinois.

8. Mayor John Lindsay

9. Senator Frank Carlson of Kansas

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Robert F. Kennedy (Part 2) | Campaign '68 | APM Reports

Robert Kennedy mingling with supporters in Washington DC, shortly after his campaign declaration

The junior senator of New York sets his sights on his Ohio. The state is one that Wallace has done stunningly well in, but is fertile ground for Kennedy to snatch the moderate support from the withering Johnson. Kennedy holds a rally in Columbus, where he speaks to a crowd of hundreds of Buckeyes at Ohio State University. There, he warns of the danger of a candidate like Wallace. Wallace ran just four years ago against JFK, and attempted to throw the election to the House of Representatives because he opposed the Civil Rights Act. We cannot allow extremists such as Wallace to take control of our party! (Rally - Ohio)

Robert Kennedy is aware that his work with the labor unions in the party has been nothing short of unsuccessful. However, they are a key demographic that he must break into if he has a shot of winning Indiana, Ohio, or many other states that he needs to defeat Wallace in to capture the image of the popular will candidate. Therefore, his campaign has scheduled a meeting with the Teamsters Union to discuss how he could win their endorsement. (Influence - Labor Unions)

 More than anything, Kennedy has made it this far on the back of he and his late brother's core constituency: liberal voters. Kennedy reaches out to liberal leaders and reassures them in private that despite his pivot to moderate some of his views to appease the party big wigs, he is still one of them. He will be the president that puts a man on the moon, no matter the cost, and that's a Kennedy promise. (Influence - Liberals)

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Goldwater did not expect a great performance in Pennsylvania but putting that behind, Barry Goldwater holds a rally in Columbus, Ohio about the age old question of the electability of Goldwater. 

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"Hello Columbus! I come here today to make a pitch, and I want the other wings of the party to listen to this. As the primary season goes on, Rockefeller and Nixon will always attack me with the same old electability question. This is because they have nothing else to go on, I think that is very apparent. So here, I'll give my take. I can understand if losing in a landslide four years ago would make a person question if I could win an election. But as I once said, I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue! America was founded on the basis of liberty and freedom, and I am running to champion that exact cause! Of course Nixon and Rockefeller can claim the same, but do their polices line up? crowd shouts no!  Well, what else could you have thought! My victories in New Hampshire and Wisconsin prove something, but people that is obviously not enough! So America, lets win Indiana and Ohio and show them what our campaign is all about!

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Barry Goldwater will go to Arkansas to seek the endorsement of the lone Republican John Paul Hammerschmidt, making a pitch of electability and also asking him to convince the delegation to vote for me when the time comes. 

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With the continued growth of the New Right, Barry Goldwater will go to Indianapolis, Indiana where he will help his activists on the ground. 

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George Wallace Rally In Evansville, Indiana:

"Hello, Evansville! It is great to be here in your city! I look over this crowd, and I see an ocean of pissed-off, working class citizens who are ready to fight back for control of their country. For too long have the rich-sons of political families controlled this country. For too long have rich donors made up of factory owners and CEOs controlled our politicians. For too long have we allowed for rioters and socialists to take over our streets, communities, and universities. For too long have we allowed for our troops to die in Vietnam without the firepower they need to win. For too long have we sacrificed our states' democracies to the controlling hand of the Federal government. And for too long have we forgotten who is truly in charge of this nation, the working class of this country. Evansville, you are pissed-off because you have been forgotten! It is time to stand up and fight for your rightful control over this nation! We will vote out the corrupt rich-sons of political families. We will clean out the rot inherent in our government and Washington. We will restore law and order to this nation. We will escalate and win the war in Vietnam. We will restore our states' rights. And we will fight back and make the corrupt political machine in Washington remember who is truly in charge of this nation! Thank you, Evansville, and remember that a vote for your amazing Governor is a vote for me as this primary comes up!"

 

George Wallace Influences Johnson Campaign Officials In Indiana:

Wallace will sit down with key Johnson campaign officials from Indiana, discussing with them the urgent need to unify in the fight against RFK. Wallace will point out Johnson's failures to win in Vietnam, to quell the riots destroying the nation, or to support working class factory workers. Wallace will say these failures will ensure his defeat in the Primaries and weakness at the convention for Johnson, and that leaves Wallace, a strong champion of the working class, as the last hope to stop RFK.

 

George Wallace Influences Johnson Backers In Ohio:

Wallace will meet with key Johnson backers in Ohio, focusing the conversation around how if RFK is going to be stopped, moderates and conservatives in the party need to unite around a candidate with genuine working class appeal. Wallace will state plainly that he is that candidate, and that now is the time to unite to help stop RFK in Ohio with a second place finish beating him out in the state.

 

 

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Young emphasizes the importance of casting a vote for a fellow Ohioan, and urges supporters at a rally in Toledo, OH, to vote Young,
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Young meets with Labor Union leaders once more and urges them to support him, the candidate that has always voted pro labor, and has been a strong defender of labor unions since the start of his career in politics, 

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Lynch rallies in San Jose California, emphasizing his support of the Civil Rights Act, and his moderate policies as Attorney General of CA

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While at dinner with moderate leaders, Lynch claims that he can stop Wallace or any progressives from winning Cali, and provide a boost to moderates.

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Nelson Rockefeller has a meeting with Howard Baker, hoping to get Southern moderates on his side. He points to his successes as Governor of New York and how the Republicans need to stop either Wallace, Johnson, or Kennedy, and Rockefeller says he could beat all three. 

John Volpe announces at a dinner with the party bosses on the East Coast (mainly DE, VT, and ME) that he will be endorsing Rockefeller and running as a favorite son in the MA primary. He says Rockefeller is the only candidate who can beat all three Democrats and unite moderates and liberals

Nelson Rockefeller has a meeting with Alaska Governor Wally Hickel. Rockefeller says he is the most electable candidate in the Republican field and will always care about Alaska and the Alaskans. 

Nelson Rockefeller meets with the leader of the Missouri delegation Thomas Curtis. He talks about their similar record on civil rights and his electability as the only candidate who can beat all three Democratic candidates.

Clifford Case announces at a meeting with East Coast party bosses that he will endorsing Rockefeller and running as a favorite son in the NJ primary. He says Rockefeller is the only candidate who can beat all three Democrats

 

Influence (2): Rockefeller's message is less palatable in the South. It's a stark reminder that even the most liberal of the south's moderates are to the right of Rockefeller.

Endorsement (7): Volpe, who was long considered a likely Nixon ally, brings Rockefeller a surge of support in the Bay State and New England at large.

Influence (4): Hickel's distrust of the Governor of New York to truly look out for Alaskans is worsened by the heightened anxiety surrounding the eastern establishment.

Influence (1!): Rockfeller barges into Curtis' office and seems to have forgotten the Congressman has already endorsed Nixon, after having insulted Curtis' intelligence enough, Rockefeller is promptly expelled from the office.

Endorsement (8): Clifford makes a convincing Case to the people of New Jersey and his campaign on behalf of Rockefeller begins swimmingly.

Overall: -1. A rough week is only salvaged by two strong endorsements, reflecting Rockefeller's depth of support in the northeast and struggles elsewhere.

6 hours ago, PringlesN7 said:

Senator Edward Brooke alongside Nixon, holds a rally in Boston. With a huge announcement to make before the primary. Fusion Ticket

    Brooke would kick off the rally. "My fellow Bostonians. I come here with a special announcement today with my good friend Richard Nixon. But first, I would like to explain why I am about to do what I’m going to do; Governor Rockefeller continues to divide this party. Governor Rockefeller, a person who I once considered a friend, and member of my fellow faction continues to put personal gain, and not the unity of the Republican Party first. Governor Rockefeller has made no attempt to respond to the attacks made against him, he’s been shunned his former friend Senator Hugh Scott, and quite frankly, he makes no effort to work with others outside of his rich buddies up in New York. I announce today that I am entering the race in Massachusetts on a fusion ticket with my friend, Richard Nixon!”  The crowd would cheer. 

“Governor Rockefeller has made no response to prominent Republicans in our party urging him to unite! In fact, he hasn't even responded to anything we've said, because he knows what we've said is true! Don’t vote for a man that doesn’t care about uniting, and bringing this country together to face the future. He only cares about power! Why do you think all of the major Presidential candidates have endorsed Mr. Nixon? Because NIXON IS THE ONE TO UNITE US! GOVERNOR ROCKEFELLER ONLY WANTS TO DIVIDE US, GET THE RNC INTO A CONTESTED CONVENTION, PACK IT WITH HIS RICH BUDDIES AND HAND THE NOMINATION TO HIMSELF! Ladies and gentleman, I now hand the stage, to your future President! Richard! Milhous! Nixon!”

Nixon would begin to speak, “My fellow Americans. Despite the supposed monopoly Governor Rockefeller has on the North East. According to the polls he’s only got a 6 point lead in what’s supposed to be a guarantee for him. My fellow Nixonites. Let’s not make it a guarantee! I believe we can win this state! And I WANT ALL OF YOU! TO GET OUT AND VOTE! Governor Rockefeller has no intentions of adequately representing others besides himself. Why do you think I was endorsed by 2 people who the news speculated would endorse Rockefeller? I think Senator Brooke explained it perfectly. I have a proven record of uniting both sides, and solid executive experience. Some of you may have heard, or may not have, but Rockefeller was called ‘arrogant’ by aides a part of Senator Hugh Scott’s office. And now, with these promises we're hearing of political positions in exchange for support, it's clear he has no intention of listening to other views! Every endorsement I got wasn’t just an offer of a position. I promised all of my endorsers a say in my Administration, and a place in the project of American renewal all of us will be committed too. Governor Rockefeller thinks he can just offer a person a position of supposed importance, and get them to shut up and fall in line. America can’t afford that kind of leadership. I urge all of you. Please, get the vote out, and we can win this nomination, and we’ll go on to win this election.”

 

Nixon holds another meeting with old Eisenhower/Moderate Republican Leaders for a dinner in Sacremento, California

Nixon discusses election strategy with the leaders and while reminiscing on the old days of Eisenhower, Nixon talks about a future where he wants to see a modern, Republican Platform with a broad appeal to everyone. Nixon emphasizes that we cannot risk another loss in the General Election… and that he’s still the true heir apparent to ole Ike. 

Senator Edward Brooke, Everett Dirksen, John Lindsay, and Nixon himself all converge upon the Boston suburbs for one final rally before the primary

People in the crowd can’t help but notice, quite the team Nixon and the former candidates make… all smiling, waving, and a profound sense of unity that is apparent among them. Nixon would begin the rally, “Good afternoon Massachusetts! The vote is upon us and I want all of you, my fellow Nixonites to get out there and vote! I believe we can pull this off… but it’s not going to come on its own. We’re gonna have to get out the vote. Governor Rockefeller thinks he can be handed this state on the silver platter he was born on! DON’T GIVE IT TO HIM! MAKE HIM WORK FOR IT! Like Senator Edward Brooke, like Minority Leader Everett Dirksen, like the Mayor of New York, John Lindsay! Governor Rockefeller still, no response in sight in the face of his own party members calling him to drop out and unify this party. My fellow Americans, we must think of the consequences if we do not unite! We can’t afford the risk of a contested convention! And that’s what Rockefeller wants! He doesn’t want to put differences aside… he puts his personal ambition first! It’s the way he was born, and it’s the way he always will be. I know the Nixonites are out there. The loudest people in the room aren’t the most popular ones. The silent majority that is fed up with politicians like Governor Rockefeller, with their personal ambition above all else, clouding their judgement and ability to make executive decisions… just like President Johnson! How can you expect Governor Rockefeller to lead our country? Struggling with disorder in the streets, and failing to address the economic concerns of the middle class! Governor Rockefeller only cares about him, his ideas, and the blind loyalty of others. He has no respect for the differences of opinion of others, and his lack of response to the concerns of members in our party only proves that. With that said, I hand the microphone to your great Senator, Edward Brooke!”

Senator Brooke continues sounding off on Rockefeller and criticizes him for staying in the race for personal gain. Brooke appears quite emotional as Rockefeller and him were once considered friends. After urging Massachusetts to get out the vote for the Nixon-Brooke Fusion… John Lindsay takes the stage talking about the experience Nixon has to unite the country, and stop the riots in a non-divisive manner. Everett Dirksen, in true style keeps the speech simple, “Vote for Nixon. Don’t be fooled by the personal ambition of a billionaire.” At the end of the rally Nixon, Brooke, Lindsay, and Dirksen all pose for a photo, with their arms all around one another. Unity, unity, unity. 

 

Governor Jim Rhodes announces the endorsement of Richard Nixon from Columbus at a rally held in front of the State Capital building. 

    “My fellow Ohioans. I come here today to announce my endorsement of Richard Milhous Nixon! I tell you, there is no man with greater experience, judgement, and leadership to represent our country. No matter how extreme things may get in this country, Nixon is the one to bring us to law and order. Nixon is the one to be a true leader in this country, and represent all sides of the American people. Ohio, I announce my intention to run in a fusion alongside the Former Vice President. Because that is how far I am willing to go for this man. Despite any disagreement ANYONE could have with Mr. Nixon, he will still listen to you, take in your opinion, and formulate a new idea that opposite minds can both agree on. There is a lot at stake in this election… do we want a return to normalcy? Or a continuation of instability? Do we want an economic recovery, and an end to inflation? Or do we want an unstable economy, that will continue to devalue our currency and make it harder on our coal workers, and our middle class… just like the many discouraged workers here in Ohio! If you want a return to normalcy… there was only one choice for me. And I hope there is for you. Thank you and God Bless Ohio!”

 

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***Nixon Endorsement Tracker***

1. Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. 

2. Warren P. Knowles 

3. Spiro Agnew 

4. Governor Jim Rhodes of Ohio.

5. Representative Thomas B. Curtis of Missouri

6. Senator Edward Brooke of Massachusetts.

7. Minority Leader Everett Dirksen of Illinois.

8. Mayor John Lindsay

9. Senator Frank Carlson of Kansas

Rally (3): The rally is poorly received. Many are confused by an unabashed liberal like Senator Brooke so heartily throwing his weight behind Nixon. Many think it's an attempt to back the most likely victor for personal gain on Brooke's part after he started a campaign ostensibly based in ideas. It is unlikely that the Brooke gambit will pay off for Nixon as most see through it as empty. Most see Brooke's attacks on Rockefeller as classless and out of the blue.

Influence (6): Nixon is always popular among the Eisenhower crowd.

Rally (4): While the initial shock of the many broadsides against Rockefeller has worn off, some scoff at the outlandish claims made. For instance, many critics are quick to point out that Rockefeller's net worth is no where close to making him a billionaire, instead he being worth around $125 M.

Endorsement (7): The Governor is trusted in Ohio. And after making a speech largely steering clear of any nasty attacks on Rockefeller, many Ohioans remain swayed by Rhodes' pitch for Nixon.

Overall: +3. Nixon stumbles through this week's rallies but is lifted back into the black by a strong endorsement from the Governor of Ohio.

4 hours ago, Herbert Hoover said:

Robert F. Kennedy (Part 2) | Campaign '68 | APM Reports

Robert Kennedy mingling with supporters in Washington DC, shortly after his campaign declaration

The junior senator of New York sets his sights on his Ohio. The state is one that Wallace has done stunningly well in, but is fertile ground for Kennedy to snatch the moderate support from the withering Johnson. Kennedy holds a rally in Columbus, where he speaks to a crowd of hundreds of Buckeyes at Ohio State University. There, he warns of the danger of a candidate like Wallace. Wallace ran just four years ago against JFK, and attempted to throw the election to the House of Representatives because he opposed the Civil Rights Act. We cannot allow extremists such as Wallace to take control of our party! (Rally - Ohio)

Robert Kennedy is aware that his work with the labor unions in the party has been nothing short of unsuccessful. However, they are a key demographic that he must break into if he has a shot of winning Indiana, Ohio, or many other states that he needs to defeat Wallace in to capture the image of the popular will candidate. Therefore, his campaign has scheduled a meeting with the Teamsters Union to discuss how he could win their endorsement. (Influence - Labor Unions)

 More than anything, Kennedy has made it this far on the back of he and his late brother's core constituency: liberal voters. Kennedy reaches out to liberal leaders and reassures them in private that despite his pivot to moderate some of his views to appease the party big wigs, he is still one of them. He will be the president that puts a man on the moon, no matter the cost, and that's a Kennedy promise. (Influence - Liberals)

Rally (1!): Ohio is indeed a place of great strength for Wallace. That is proven when cars full of working class voters with Wallace signs from in and around Columbus' working class suburbs show up to the university to protest RFK's speech. Matters are made worse when, while schmoozing the crowd of college students, Kennedy remarks "how about those airheads, you have to figure they never got a proper education." The tape is played over and over as working class resentment against the Kennedy name builds.

Influence (5): RFK makes amends on the "proper education" remark but that's about as can be expected as even the union reps scarcely wish to be seen with RFK for fear of rank-and-file retribution. Still, the union bosses tell Kennedy to not give up the circuit as they all try to convince their membership away from Wallace.

Influence (9): Finally people that get when Bobby is about. Kennedy has a great event with his liberal friends.

Overall: -1. Liberal support jumps as working class support slumps for Bobby.

3 hours ago, Cenzonico said:

Goldwater did not expect a great performance in Pennsylvania but putting that behind, Barry Goldwater holds a rally in Columbus, Ohio about the age old question of the electability of Goldwater. 

CBS’s Bob Schieffer Notes ‘Landslide’ 1964 Election, But Avoids the Role CBS Played in Sliming ...

"Hello Columbus! I come here today to make a pitch, and I want the other wings of the party to listen to this. As the primary season goes on, Rockefeller and Nixon will always attack me with the same old electability question. This is because they have nothing else to go on, I think that is very apparent. So here, I'll give my take. I can understand if losing in a landslide four years ago would make a person question if I could win an election. But as I once said, I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue! America was founded on the basis of liberty and freedom, and I am running to champion that exact cause! Of course Nixon and Rockefeller can claim the same, but do their polices line up? crowd shouts no!  Well, what else could you have thought! My victories in New Hampshire and Wisconsin prove something, but people that is obviously not enough! So America, lets win Indiana and Ohio and show them what our campaign is all about!

3 hours ago, Cenzonico said:

Influence:

Barry Goldwater will go to Arkansas to seek the endorsement of the lone Republican John Paul Hammerschmidt, making a pitch of electability and also asking him to convince the delegation to vote for me when the time comes. 

Influence:


With the continued growth of the New Right, Barry Goldwater will go to Indianapolis, Indiana where he will help his activists on the ground. 

Rally (8): The crowd goes wild for some of Goldwater's greatest hits.

Influence (9): Hammerschmidt gladly signs on to help Goldwater battle for control of the Arkansas delegation.

Influence (10!): The streets of Indianapolis are abuzz with active and excited Activists!

Overall: +13. Goldwater has a great week getting back to the bare bones of what he is about.

3 hours ago, Hestia11 said:

Johnson meets with North Carolina Gov. Dan K. Moore, seeking his endorsement. He touts his experience while in office, as well as their similar political views. He says a boost in a friendly state like North Carolina could make the difference, and hopes that the Governor will consider adding his name to the Johnson campaign. He says that he will continue to govern in a pragmatic, moderate style as he has thus far.

Johnson goes boots on the ground in Indiana, where he rallies in Indianapolis, he says that he will continue to work for hard-working, middle-class Americans that need a leg up. He says that his presidency has been laser focused on those voters so far, and that with their help, he won't give up that fight. He vows to fight for the presidency and the country he has built.

Johnson ends the day meeting with Delaware delegates, asking for their voices to be added to the Johnson campaign. He says that he values the respect and honor that comes with campaigning with some of the smaller states, and says that he has already had some success of bringing their voices into the national campaign at large. 

Influence (10!): Moore will fight personally on the floor of the North Carolina caucus to nominate Johnson delegates!

Rally (3): Johnson, campaigning, need I say more?

Schmooze (5): The meeting would have gone swimmingly had it not been for an up and coming liberal lawyer running for County Council named Joe something that kept asking tough questions of the President.

Overall: +4. Great news for Johnson in North Carolina.

3 hours ago, The Blood said:

George Wallace Rally In Evansville, Indiana:

"Hello, Evansville! It is great to be here in your city! I look over this crowd, and I see an ocean of pissed-off, working class citizens who are ready to fight back for control of their country. For too long have the rich-sons of political families controlled this country. For too long have rich donors made up of factory owners and CEOs controlled our politicians. For too long have we allowed for rioters and socialists to take over our streets, communities, and universities. For too long have we allowed for our troops to die in Vietnam without the firepower they need to win. For too long have we sacrificed our states' democracies to the controlling hand of the Federal government. And for too long have we forgotten who is truly in charge of this nation, the working class of this country. Evansville, you are pissed-off because you have been forgotten! It is time to stand up and fight for your rightful control over this nation! We will vote out the corrupt rich-sons of political families. We will clean out the rot inherent in our government and Washington. We will restore law and order to this nation. We will escalate and win the war in Vietnam. We will restore our states' rights. And we will fight back and make the corrupt political machine in Washington remember who is truly in charge of this nation! Thank you, Evansville, and remember that a vote for your amazing Governor is a vote for me as this primary comes up!"

 

George Wallace Influences Johnson Campaign Officials In Indiana:

Wallace will sit down with key Johnson campaign officials from Indiana, discussing with them the urgent need to unify in the fight against RFK. Wallace will point out Johnson's failures to win in Vietnam, to quell the riots destroying the nation, or to support working class factory workers. Wallace will say these failures will ensure his defeat in the Primaries and weakness at the convention for Johnson, and that leaves Wallace, a strong champion of the working class, as the last hope to stop RFK.

 

George Wallace Influences Johnson Backers In Ohio:

Wallace will meet with key Johnson backers in Ohio, focusing the conversation around how if RFK is going to be stopped, moderates and conservatives in the party need to unite around a candidate with genuine working class appeal. Wallace will state plainly that he is that candidate, and that now is the time to unite to help stop RFK in Ohio with a second place finish beating him out in the state.

 

 

Rally (9): Working class support abounds for Wallace in Evansville!

Influence (5): Indiana is clearly shifting for Wallace but the LBJ campaign seems tight in the midwest.

Influence (4): Another tough sell to an LBJ campaign which seems to be closing ranks.

Overall: +3. Wallace is buoyed by a strong showing of working class support in Indiana.

2 hours ago, ALiteralNeoliberal said:

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Young emphasizes the importance of casting a vote for a fellow Ohioan, and urges supporters at a rally in Toledo, OH, to vote Young,
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Young meets with Labor Union leaders once more and urges them to support him, the candidate that has always voted pro labor, and has been a strong defender of labor unions since the start of his career in politics, 

Rally (8): After a tough week for all the major candidates in Ohio, many Buckeyes are really appreciating the candidacy of Young.

Influence (8): Young racks up the endorsement of several local union chapters in Cleveland, Toledo, Cincinatti, and Columbus.

Overall: +6. Strong week for Young.

2 hours ago, MishFox said:

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Lynch rallies in San Jose California, emphasizing his support of the Civil Rights Act, and his moderate policies as Attorney General of CA

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While at dinner with moderate leaders, Lynch claims that he can stop Wallace or any progressives from winning Cali, and provide a boost to moderates.

Rally (10!): The rally is electric!

Influence (2): It's best to avoid national politics when running a favorite son campaign as you've just essentially made the argument for re-electing the President on his behalf.

Overall: +3. Still, the groundswell of support in San Jose was enough to build up the Lynch campaign this well.

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