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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!”

 

College football titans toss tradition of political sway | Toledo Blade

 

***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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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. 

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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!”

 

College football titans toss tradition of political sway | Toledo Blade

 

***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!

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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:

Rally
Young emphasizes the importance of casting a vote for a fellow Ohioan, and urges supporters at a rally in Toledo, OH, to vote Young,
Influence
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:

Rally 

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

Influence

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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1968 Massachusetts Democratic Primary

263,495 votes -- 72 delegates

Robert F. Kennedy - 161,522 votes (61.3%) 44 delegates

Lyndon B. Johnson - 75,887 votes (28.8%) 21 delegates

George Wallace - 26,086 votes (9.9%) 7 delegates

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1968 Massachusetts Republican Primary

119,327 votes -- 34 Delegates

John Volpe (Rockefeller) - 61,085 votes (51.1%) 34 delegates (WTA)

Edward Brooke (Nixon) - 50,833 votes (42.6%)

Barry Goldwater - 7,518 votes (6.3%)

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ABC Nightly News Report -- May 1st, 1968

(I apologize for how short it is tonight guys, I had lots of work and then I crashed but I wanted to make sure I got polls up to keep us on track.)

Nationwide Democratic Primary

Robert F. Kennedy - 37.6% (+1.0)

George Wallace - 25.6% (-0.5)

Lyndon B. Johnson - 21.2% (-0.5)

Undecided - 15.6%

Ohio Democratic Primary

Stephen Young - 33.5% (+6.2)

Robert F. Kennedy  - 20.5% (-1.5)

George Wallace - 20.1% (-0.7) 

Lyndon B. Johnson - 15.1% (-1.1)

Undecided - 10.8% (-1.9)

Indiana Democratic Primary

Roger Branigin (Wallace) - 40.3% (+3.5)

Lyndon B. Johnson - 26.5% (-0.8)

Robert F. Kennedy - 25.1% (+1.4)

Undecided - 8.1% (-4.1)

Nebraska Democratic Primary

Lyndon B. Johnson - 35.8%

Robert F. Kennedy - 28.5%

George Wallace - 21.4%

Undecided - 14.3%

West Virginia Democratic Primary

George Wallace - 41.6%

Lyndon B. Johnson - 26.9%

Robert F. Kennedy - 19.1%

Undecided - 12.4%

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Nationwide Republican Primary

Richard Nixon - 33.5% (+0.5)

Barry Goldwater - 30.2% (-1.3)

Nelson Rockefeller - 29.6% (+1.2)

Undecided - 6.7% (-0.4)

Ohio Republican Primary

Richard Nixon - 39.6% (+2.1)

Barry Goldwater - 28.3% (-)

Nelson Rockefeller - 26.1% (+0.7)

Undecided - 7.5% (-2.8)

Indiana Republican Primary

Barry Goldwater - 35.6% (+3.5)

Richard Nixon - 27.5% (-0.8)

Nelson Rockefeller - 21.1% (+0.4)

Undecided - 15.8% (-3.1)

Nebraska Republican Primary

Barry Goldwater - 39.6%

Richard Nixon - 30.2%

Nelson Rockefeller - 18.4%

Undecided - 11.8%

West Virginia Republican Primary

Richard Nixon - 30.6%

Barry Goldwater - 26.3%

Nelson Rockefeller - 24.8%

Undecided - 18.3%

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Massachusetts came and went with a non-surprising result for Barry, with the primary looking good Barry Goldwater will hold a rally in Evansville, Indiana. Barry talks about jobs, and fighting against the influence of the Labor unions.

Barry will keep badgering the Rockefeller Republicans, this time in Indiana. 

Barry will meet with bosses representing the New York Republican Party, seeing of he could make a dent in the Rockefeller Machine. 

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Nixon Influences Eisenhower Republicans at a dinner in Cleveland, Ohio. Nixon hopes to get the Nixonite ground game up right before the primary. 

 

Nixon invites Senator John Tower of Texas for a private meeting between him and Minority Leader Everett Dirksen. At the meeting, Nixon is interested in what Tower would want in exchange for an endorsement. Nixon and Dirksen discuss the need for uniting the party, along with nominating an electable candidate. But they also discuss key elements of Nixon’s agenda if he is elected President.

A. Further Civil Rights Legislation will act as a Federal baseline minimum, in order to preserve states rights. All Civil Right Acts that have been passed must be followed, but Nixon assures the Senator that any future bills proposed will serve as baselines, and allow states such as his and others throughout the South to make their own decisions on the matter. 

B. Despite the Supreme Court ruling that school prayers cannot be compulsory for all students in Engel v Vitale in 1962, Nixon states his intention to propose a bill that allows schools to implement a voluntary prayer at the start of the school day if they so choose.

C. A passage of the Dirksen Amendment. With intention to give states further autonomy in the drawing of their voter districts.

 

Hoping to have convinced Tower into endorsing him… Nixon emphasizes before leaving that Tower would surely be an asset in Texas, and could keep it competitive from the Democrats when the General Election begins.

 

Nixon holds a rally in Omaha, Nebraska. Senator Frank Carlson is also brought with him as he is a popular figure among the Plains States. Nixon focuses on the need to nominate a candidate that is electable, and can bring back Law and Order in a unifying style. Nixon talks about the hardships of farmers in the Plains States, and promises he will do his best to ensure they're taken care of, and that he will bring inflation under control and hopefully put an end to the increased farmer equipment prices that have been seen throughout the year. At the end of the rally, Nixon mentions all the Republican politicians that have endorsed him… hoping to prove his ability to unite all. Before the rally ends, Senator Frank Carlson formally announces his endorsement of Nixon. Nixon ends the rally with a joke about a call he got from Representative Thomas Curtis, saying, “I got a call from my good friend Representative Curtis, of Missouri, saying he was gonna endorse Rockefeller… that surely had me worried for a bit! I didn’t know Rockefeller was such an intriguing figure! Of course, he was only joking.” Nixon would chuckle as he shows a newspaper headlining Rockefeller’s gaffe.

 

***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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George Wallace Rally In Gary, Indiana:

"Hello, Gary! Thank you all for coming to this amazing rally! We have gathered here a crowd of angry, underappreciated working class Americans to send a message. We are sending a message to the rich-sons of political families who think that they own this party. We are sending a message to the rich donors and factory owners who own the rot and corruption in Washington. We are sending a message to the rioters in our streets who are degrading our values and people. And we are sending a message to the ruling class in this country who have forgotten you, your states' rights, and your command over this democracy. The message we are sending is simple: Enough is enough! Thank you, Gary, and bring 'em hell as your primary comes."

 

George Wallace Attempts To Snatch Key Officials Away From Johnson In Indiana(Influence):

Wallace will attempt to bring serious blows to the Johnson campaign in Indiana, with Wallace meeting with key Johnson campaign officials in the hopes to seriously damage his Indiana campaign's apparatus as the primary nears.

 

George Wallace Influences Union Workers In Ohio:

Wallace will meet with key union leaders in Ohio to discuss his work to fight for industrial workers, and to "Make their voices heard" on a national scale.

 

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Nelson Rockefeller has a rally in California with George Romney

Nelson Rockefeller meets with Charles Percy and asks for his endorsement. Rockefeller says that he will always to be the most to help businesses, that he is and always will be a true liberal, and that he is the only candidate who can beat all three Democrats. He says that an endorsement could power him to the top of the list for Secretary of Commerce. 
 

Clifford Case holds a rally in New Jersey. He says New Jersey deserves a man from the state to represent them in the convention.

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On 9/22/2020 at 2:02 PM, Herbert Hoover said:

RFK influences moderates. 

RFK influences labor unions. 

RFK influences blacks.

Influence (1!): Unfortunately for RFK, he makes several gaffes and overasumes how much of his liberal platform is acceptable to moderates, the meeting bombs.

Influence (9): The Labor Unions really take notice of RFK during this meeting!

Influence (10!): RFK is popular among black voters, and they are beginning to realign away from Johnson.

Overall: +5. A strong week for RFK as he finally makes some ground among Labor and Black voters.

On 9/22/2020 at 3:43 PM, Cenzonico said:

(Off day for me, short posts this turn. I'm also slowly starting to care about school more.)

Massachusetts came and went with a non-surprising result for Barry, with the primary looking good Barry Goldwater will hold a rally in Evansville, Indiana. Barry talks about jobs, and fighting against the influence of the Labor unions.

Barry will keep badgering the Rockefeller Republicans, this time in Indiana. 

Barry will meet with bosses representing the New York Republican Party, seeing of he could make a dent in the Rockefeller Machine. 

Rally (9): Goldwater has a strong rally in Indiana.

Influence (8): I'll be damned, it actually goes well.

Schmooze (4): I'll be damned again, they only slightly chortle at him.

Overall: +6. Goldwater's lack of bodily injury after meeting with liberal Republicans is a testament to the strength of his campaign!

On 9/22/2020 at 4:38 PM, PringlesN7 said:

Nixon Influences Eisenhower Republicans at a dinner in Cleveland, Ohio. Nixon hopes to get the Nixonite ground game up right before the primary. 

 

Nixon invites Senator John Tower of Texas for a private meeting between him and Minority Leader Everett Dirksen. At the meeting, Nixon is interested in what Tower would want in exchange for an endorsement. Nixon and Dirksen discuss the need for uniting the party, along with nominating an electable candidate. But they also discuss key elements of Nixon’s agenda if he is elected President.

A. Further Civil Rights Legislation will act as a Federal baseline minimum, in order to preserve states rights. All Civil Right Acts that have been passed must be followed, but Nixon assures the Senator that any future bills proposed will serve as baselines, and allow states such as his and others throughout the South to make their own decisions on the matter. 

B. Despite the Supreme Court ruling that school prayers cannot be compulsory for all students in Engel v Vitale in 1962, Nixon states his intention to propose a bill that allows schools to implement a voluntary prayer at the start of the school day if they so choose.

C. A passage of the Dirksen Amendment. With intention to give states further autonomy in the drawing of their voter districts.

 

Hoping to have convinced Tower into endorsing him… Nixon emphasizes before leaving that Tower would surely be an asset in Texas, and could keep it competitive from the Democrats when the General Election begins.

 

Nixon holds a rally in Omaha, Nebraska. Senator Frank Carlson is also brought with him as he is a popular figure among the Plains States. Nixon focuses on the need to nominate a candidate that is electable, and can bring back Law and Order in a unifying style. Nixon talks about the hardships of farmers in the Plains States, and promises he will do his best to ensure they're taken care of, and that he will bring inflation under control and hopefully put an end to the increased farmer equipment prices that have been seen throughout the year. At the end of the rally, Nixon mentions all the Republican politicians that have endorsed him… hoping to prove his ability to unite all. Before the rally ends, Senator Frank Carlson formally announces his endorsement of Nixon. Nixon ends the rally with a joke about a call he got from Representative Thomas Curtis, saying, “I got a call from my good friend Representative Curtis, of Missouri, saying he was gonna endorse Rockefeller… that surely had me worried for a bit! I didn’t know Rockefeller was such an intriguing figure! Of course, he was only joking.” Nixon would chuckle as he shows a newspaper headlining Rockefeller’s gaffe.

 

Influence (9): Nixon is stronger than ever with the Eisenhower wing!

Influence (5): Tower is an establishment conservative. He leans towards Nixon but Texas is fertile ground for Goldwater, he'll need to see just a little more out of Nixon.

Rally (6): The rally is well-attended but not electric, it nudges the Omaha area in Nixon's direction.

Overall: +5. Nixon keeps his momentum up!

On 9/22/2020 at 5:53 PM, Hestia11 said:

Johnson influences Conservatives

Johnson rallies in Omaha, NE

Johnson seeks the endorsement of Sen. Russell Long (D-LA)

Influence (1!) Conservatives are by and large attached to Wallace and after Johnson's big government administration, they have little love left for their former Texas comrade. Chants of Wallace can be heard echoing around the President.

Rally (5): Johnson's rally is not exciting but it is well-attended and reflects the broad base of support among agrarian Democrats.

Influence (9): Senator Long enthusiastically agrees to work against Wallace's forces at the Louisiana nominating convention.

Overall: -1. LBJ's snafu among conservatives hides the fact that Johnson has a major breakthrough among Southern delegates.

On 9/22/2020 at 6:17 PM, MishFox said:

Lynch rallies in San Francisco

For the final time, Lynch makes a play for the party bosses

Rally (4): A less than exciting rally.

Influence (7): Hey look, it worked this time!

Overall: +1. Lynch slowly builds.

On 9/22/2020 at 6:22 PM, The Blood said:

George Wallace Rally In Gary, Indiana:

"Hello, Gary! Thank you all for coming to this amazing rally! We have gathered here a crowd of angry, underappreciated working class Americans to send a message. We are sending a message to the rich-sons of political families who think that they own this party. We are sending a message to the rich donors and factory owners who own the rot and corruption in Washington. We are sending a message to the rioters in our streets who are degrading our values and people. And we are sending a message to the ruling class in this country who have forgotten you, your states' rights, and your command over this democracy. The message we are sending is simple: Enough is enough! Thank you, Gary, and bring 'em hell as your primary comes."

 

George Wallace Attempts To Snatch Key Officials Away From Johnson In Indiana(Influence):

Wallace will attempt to bring serious blows to the Johnson campaign in Indiana, with Wallace meeting with key Johnson campaign officials in the hopes to seriously damage his Indiana campaign's apparatus as the primary nears.

 

George Wallace Influences Union Workers In Ohio:

Wallace will meet with key union leaders in Ohio to discuss his work to fight for industrial workers, and to "Make their voices heard" on a national scale.

 

Rally (8): Wallace strikes a chord in Gary among the unionized working class. He has a great visit and his support is clearly amped in the state.

Influence (2): The LBJ officials are not interested in this particular meeting with Wallace, blowing him off.

Influence (4): Union workers seem to be more liberal in Ohio, Wallace has trouble bridging the gap.

Overall: -1. Wallace lags in Ohio and washes in Indiana. A definite backslide for the campaign.

On 9/22/2020 at 9:49 PM, buenoboss said:

Nelson Rockefeller has a rally in California with George Romney

Nelson Rockefeller meets with Charles Percy and asks for his endorsement. Rockefeller says that he will always to be the most to help businesses, that he is and always will be a true liberal, and that he is the only candidate who can beat all three Democrats. He says that an endorsement could power him to the top of the list for Secretary of Commerce. 
 

Clifford Case holds a rally in New Jersey. He says New Jersey deserves a man from the state to represent them in the convention.

Rally (2): Romney is not the magic bullet in California that he was in the much more liberal Pennsylvania.

Influence (2): Percy, a former Dirksen endorser, is not necessarily tied to Nixon, but he doesn't wish to publically cross his good friend Dirksen and is intent on sitting this one out as he lets Illinois turn as Nixon friendly as it must.

Rally (2): Case's rally is marred by logistical failures and marketing errors that result in no one knowing it's affiliated with the Rockefeller campaign. This leads to anemic turnout and an embarassing headline in the state. Thankfully it doesn't go national.

Overall: -9. A really rough week for Rockefeller. Fortunately, he has a cushion from last week. Unfortunately, it's not enough to save him from negative momentum.

On 9/23/2020 at 10:24 AM, ALiteralNeoliberal said:

Rally
Young rallies liberals behind his cause in Cleveland, OH
Influence
Young seeks the endorsement of Jack Sensenbrenner, mayor of Columbus,

Rally (3): Ohio liberals are mostly Kennedy friendly. Young's base seems to be moderates and union-types too conservative for RFK, too liberal for Wallace, and too disaffected to support the establishment in LBJ. It seems Ohio doesn't want a rising liberal star or else they'd vote for RFK. They want Mr. Ohio to lead their delegates to the DNC.

Influence (10!): Not only will Sensenbrenner endorse Young, he mobilizes all of the Columbus machine to boost Young's performance come election day.

Overall: +3. Young builds going into election day with the supreme help of Mayor Sensenbrenner in the Columbus area.

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1968 District of Columbia Democratic Primary

101,560 votes -- 23 Delegates

Robert F. Kennedy - 74,647 votes (73.5%) 17 delegates

Lyndon B. Johnson - 23,765 votes (23.4%) 5 delegates

George Wallace - 3,148 votes (3.1%) 1 delegate

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1968 District of Columbia Republican Primary

14,789 votes -- 9 Delegates

Nelson Rockefeller - 9,347 votes (63.2%) 6 delegates

Richard Nixon - 5,280 votes (35.7%) 3 delegates

Barry Goldwater - 163 votes (1.1%)

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1968 Indiana Democratic Primary

794,351 votes -- 62 Delegates

Roger Branigin (Wallace) - 375,728 votes (47.3%) 29 delegates

Robert F. Kennedy - 227,184 votes (28.6%) 18 delegates

Lyndon B. Johnson - 191,439 votes (24.1%) 15 delegates

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1968 Indiana Republican Primary

568,435 votes -- 26 Delegates

Barry Goldwater - 266,596 votes (46.9%) 12 delegates

Richard Nixon - 197,247 votes (34.7%) 9 delegates

Nelson Rockefeller - 104,592 votes (18.4%) 5 delegates

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1968 Ohio Democratic Primary

602,486 votes -- 115 Delegates

Stephen Young  - 274,734 votes (45.6%) 52 delegates 

Robert F. Kennedy - 139,777 votes (23.2%) 27 delegates

George Wallace - 108,447 votes (18.0%) 21 delegates 

Lyndon B. Johnson - 79,528 votes (13.2%) 15 delegates

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1968 Ohio Republican Primary

628,361 votes -- 58 Delegates

Jim Rhodes (Nixon) - 269,567 votes (42.9%) 25 delegates

Barry Goldwater - 211,758 votes (33.7%) 19 delegates

Nelson Rockefeller - 147,036 votes (23.4%) 14 delegates

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