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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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Y'all know the drill for the best way to make results tomorrow night work! Especially since we've got 3 contests (IN, OH, DC) I would greatly appreciate as early as possible submissions. 

Love y'all and happy flavamaking. I hope y'all's days are going well and you sleep tight!

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(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. 

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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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ABC Nightly News Report -- May 8th, 1968

Headlines

  • George Wallace and Barry Goldwater carry Indiana, proving momentum for their campaigns.
  • Rockefeller and RFK crush the liberal bastion of DC.
  • Favorite son Young takes Ohio while Nixon scores a 9 point victory in the key state.

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Democratic Primary

May 8th -- Nationwide Democratic Primary Poll

Robert F. Kennedy - 39.3% (+1.7)

George Wallace - 27.1% (+1.5)

Lyndon B. Johnson - 20.5% (-0.7)

Undecided - 13.1% (-2.5)

May 8th -- Nebraska Democratic Primary Poll

Lyndon B. Johnson - 34.9% (-0.9)

Robert F. Kennedy - 29.8% (+1.3)

George Wallace - 22.6% (+1.2)

Undecided - 12.8% (-1.5)

May 8th -- West Virginia Democratic Primary Poll

George Wallace - 43.3% (+1.7)

Lyndon B. Johnson - 26.2% (-0.7)

Robert F. Kennedy - 20.5% (+1.4)

Undecided - 10.0% (-2.4)

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Republican Primary

May 8th -- Nationwide Republican Primary Poll

Richard Nixon - 34.6% (+1.1)

Barry Goldwater - 32.4% (+2.2)

Nelson Rockefeller - 28.2% (-1.4)

Undecided - 4.8% (-1.9)

May 8th -- Nebraska Republican Primary Poll

Barry Goldwater - 41.6% (+2.0)

Richard Nixon - 32.5% (+2.3)

Nelson Rockefeller - 17.3% (-1.1)

Undecided - 8.6% (-3.2)

May 8th -- West Virginia Republican Primary Poll

 

Richard Nixon - 31.6% (+1.0)

Barry Goldwater - 28.6% (+2.3)

Nelson Rockefeller - 21.3% (-3.5)

Undecided - 18.5% (+0.2)

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State of the Race - May 8th, 1968

Democratic Primary - 1,306 to win

Robert F. Kennedy - 1,172,413 votes (36.4%) 192 delegates

George Wallace -  1,076,042 (33.4%) 135 delegates

Lyndon B. Johnson -  652,198 votes (20.3%) 102 delegates

Stephen Young - 274,734 votes (8.5%) 52 delegates

George S. McGovern - 45,571 votes (1.4%) 7 delegates (Bound to RFK) *Withdrawn*

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State of the Race - May 8th, 1968

Republican Primary - 940 to win

Nelson Rockefeller - 596,603 votes (26.3%) 94 delegates

Richard Nixon - 808,375 votes (35.7%) 70 delegates

Barry Goldwater - 782,934 votes (34.5%) 61 delegates

Edward Brooke - 36,047 votes (1.6%) 2 delegates (Bound to Nixon)

Everett Dirksen -  36,726 votes (1.6%) 1 delegate (Bound to Nixon)

John Lindsay -  5,943 votes (0.3%) *Withdrawn*

Ronald Reagan - 117 votes (<0.01%) *Withdrawn*

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I wanted to give y'all a state of the race update since we're several states into primary season. Other than that, we should try to get back to our regularly scheduled programming and hopefully if y'all get your events in on time we can have the Nebraska and West Virginia primary results tomorrow night. Have a great night and Love y'all!

@Herbert Hoover @Hestia11 @The Blood @MishFox @Cenzonico @PringlesN7 @buenoboss

Happy flavamaking!

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Wallace will hold a rally in West Virginia, only giving tickets to those employed in local coal mines.

 

Wallace will influence Johnson backers in West Virginia.

 

Wallace will hold a rally in Nebraska.

(Fuck, I should've done this earlier when I had the time, but that didn't happen, so I am really sorry about the lack of flava)

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Nixon has a meeting with Florida Governor, Claude R. Kirk. Jr. Hoping to gain his endorsement ahead of the Florida Primary, if Governor Kirk accepts, Nixon urges him to run as a Favorite Son in Fusion with Nixon… in order to ensure the state goes to Nixon at the convention. Kirk Jr. worked on the Nixon campaign in 1960 and was critical in making Florida go red… no reason he shouldn’t now. Nixon commends the Governor’s ability to win tough elections and talks about his plans to pass the Dirksen Amendment with his good friend, Everett Dirksen. Finally, Nixon also discusses the spot of the RNC for the year… Miami Beach looks like the perfect place for it.

 

Nixon, ecstatic about his win in Ohio heads home… to Los Angeles, California, for a rally. At the rally Nixon talks about his experience, electability, and how California was where it all started for him. Nixon discusses the future of the Cold War; The Space Race. Nixon pledges to do his best to get a man on the moon before 1970. At the end of the rally Nixon mentions all of the people who have endorsed him, and finally ends on a note of returning the country to Law and Order. Saying that believes the silent majority is fed up with the burning in the streets, the flag burning, and the hippies disturbing the peace. In a Nixon Administration, he promises to act more in line with the wishes of the American people, unlike Johnson; and then we can finally have Law and Order. 

 

Nixon heads back to Texas for a final meeting with Senator John Tower. 

Nixon, appearing in a somewhat more cheerful mood given his big win in Ohio, Nixon discusses with Tower his plans to create a new Cabinet position if he is elected President. Which would be passed alongside the Dirksen Amendment. The new position will be called, “Secretary of State for Local Government.” The position will play a role just like any other Senior Cabinet position but its unique role would be to advise the President, and have a say on every bill the President signs. The person in the position would have to be knowledgeable with state laws, and local laws. The main goal of the position is to ensure cooperation between the President and the states in hopes to ease concerns of State’s Rights on certain bills. Nixon is hesitant to offer the position to Tower given his seniority in the Senate, but Nixon is ready to give it to him or allow him to name his choice for the job. Everything Nixon discussed previously with Tower is still on the table of course... All Nixon asks in return is that he ensures Texas is delivered to Nixon at the RNC. 

 

Everett Dirksen announces his intention to form a fusion ticket with Richard Nixon in the upcoming Illinois Primary.

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(I've started getting serious about school, so you might not see me put in too much effort as I have before. Also mood.)

Barry Goldwater holds a rally in Charleston, West Virginia. This rally goes back to the bread & butter of the the Conservative movement. I think you get the idea.

BARRY GOLDWATER WILL CONTINUE TO BADGER ROCKEFELLER REPUBLICANS, this time in Florida.

Barry Goldwater will try to galvanize the New Right in Miami, Florida

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On 9/26/2020 at 9:24 PM, Herbert Hoover said:

Kennedy influences moderates. 

Kennedy influences liberals. 

Kennedy influences blacks.

Influence (1!): RFK has more trouble with moderates. More ill-timed remarks and the looming shadow of McGovern's endorsement make traction hard.

Influence (7): RFK continues to build influence among liberals, engaging turnout.

Influence (6): RFK's popularity among black voters rise as he slowly supplants LBJ as the leader in the black voter, championing the working class black American.

Overalll: -2. RFK keeps buildng enthusiasm where it counst but struggles with moderate votes.

On 9/26/2020 at 8:18 PM, Hestia11 said:

Johnson rallies in Nebraska, touting his experience

President Lyndon B. Johnson influences in New York, trying to cut into the lead there.

President Johnson ends the day by asking for the endorsement of Sen. Howard Cannon of Nevada 

(Sorry for the short events)

Rally (5): The rally  does little to change hearts and minds.

Schmooze (3): New York is a tough cooke to break RFK's hold on.

Influence (7): Senator Cannon will support you!

Overall: 0. Johnson fails to break into the headlines this week.

On 9/26/2020 at 9:03 PM, The Blood said:

Wallace will hold a rally in West Virginia, only giving tickets to those employed in local coal mines.

 

Wallace will influence Johnson backers in West Virginia.

 

Wallace will hold a rally in Nebraska.

(Fuck, I should've done this earlier when I had the time, but that didn't happen, so I am really sorry about the lack of flava)

Rally (10!) The coal miners love the special attention and the unions rapidly line up behind Wallace in West Virginia!

INfluence (9): After Wallace's elecrtric rally, support in West Virginia is growing rapidly.

Rally (8): The rally is well-received and Wallace draws a crowd, even if the great plains are a bit more hostile to him.

Overall: +13. Wallace has an extremely strong week as he zooms forward in West Virginia.

On 9/26/2020 at 9:33 PM, PringlesN7 said:

Nixon has a meeting with Florida Governor, Claude R. Kirk. Jr. Hoping to gain his endorsement ahead of the Florida Primary, if Governor Kirk accepts, Nixon urges him to run as a Favorite Son in Fusion with Nixon… in order to ensure the state goes to Nixon at the convention. Kirk Jr. worked on the Nixon campaign in 1960 and was critical in making Florida go red… no reason he shouldn’t now. Nixon commends the Governor’s ability to win tough elections and talks about his plans to pass the Dirksen Amendment with his good friend, Everett Dirksen. Finally, Nixon also discusses the spot of the RNC for the year… Miami Beach looks like the perfect place for it.

 

Nixon, ecstatic about his win in Ohio heads home… to Los Angeles, California, for a rally. At the rally Nixon talks about his experience, electability, and how California was where it all started for him. Nixon discusses the future of the Cold War; The Space Race. Nixon pledges to do his best to get a man on the moon before 1970. At the end of the rally Nixon mentions all of the people who have endorsed him, and finally ends on a note of returning the country to Law and Order. Saying that believes the silent majority is fed up with the burning in the streets, the flag burning, and the hippies disturbing the peace. In a Nixon Administration, he promises to act more in line with the wishes of the American people, unlike Johnson; and then we can finally have Law and Order. 

 

Nixon heads back to Texas for a final meeting with Senator John Tower. 

Nixon, appearing in a somewhat more cheerful mood given his big win in Ohio, Nixon discusses with Tower his plans to create a new Cabinet position if he is elected President. Which would be passed alongside the Dirksen Amendment. The new position will be called, “Secretary of State for Local Government.” The position will play a role just like any other Senior Cabinet position but its unique role would be to advise the President, and have a say on every bill the President signs. The person in the position would have to be knowledgeable with state laws, and local laws. The main goal of the position is to ensure cooperation between the President and the states in hopes to ease concerns of State’s Rights on certain bills. Nixon is hesitant to offer the position to Tower given his seniority in the Senate, but Nixon is ready to give it to him or allow him to name his choice for the job. Everything Nixon discussed previously with Tower is still on the table of course... All Nixon asks in return is that he ensures Texas is delivered to Nixon at the RNC. 

 

Everett Dirksen announces his intention to form a fusion ticket with Richard Nixon in the upcoming Illinois Primary.

Influence (9): The Governor is a fan and is ready to endorse Nixon!

Rally (5): Nixon delivers a strong message but is beset by continual interruption by Reagan-Goldwater types. All-in-all, a wash.

Influence (10!): Tower loves the new ideas! He says he will try to whip Texas as hard as he can for Nixon.

Overall: +10. Nixon has a great week in Florida and Texas that translate into some national press coverage.

On 9/26/2020 at 9:40 PM, Cenzonico said:

(I've started getting serious about school, so you might not see me put in too much effort as I have before. Also mood.)

Barry Goldwater holds a rally in Charleston, West Virginia. This rally goes back to the bread & butter of the the Conservative movement. I think you get the idea.

BARRY GOLDWATER WILL CONTINUE TO BADGER ROCKEFELLER REPUBLICANS, this time in Florida.

Barry Goldwater will try to galvanize the New Right in Miami, Florida

Rally (4): We do indeed get the idea, and while so did the folks in the room, nationally Goldwater's messaging seemed just a bit *too* conservative on certain issues. I think you get the idea.

Influence (2): They don't like you.

Rally (10!): Miami does though! A great turn of event for his week in Miami.

Overall: +2. Goldwater's week is saved by some serious momentum gathering in Florida.

18 hours ago, buenoboss said:

Nelson Rockefeller holds a rally in California. He talks about his liberalism and track record as Governor of New York

Clifford Case has a rally with Rockefeller in New Jersey

Nelson Rockefeller has a meeting with California Republican Party bosses and askes for their endorsement

Rally (1!): This message does not play well in California. The Party has been turned to the right considerably since it was taken over by Governor Reagan. Even Nixon is finding himself attempting to re-establish his image.

Rally (1!): Unfortunately for Rockefeller, Case falls off the stage and when he gets back up he thanks the fine people of New Hampshire for their support as their Senator. He is later found to be ok with a benign lump on his head at the hospital.

Schmooze (1!): The bosses, most of whom are indebted to Reagan for rejuvenizising the California Party, laugh Rockefeller out of the room.

Overall: -15. Ouch. I guess you could call that more than a "Rocky" week. yeah, sorry for making it worse I'll move on.

16 hours ago, MishFox said:

Lynch influences moderates in California, trying to earn their support

Lynch rallies in Orange County California. 

Influence (5): Mostly a wash as moderates choose between others and Lynch makes median headway.

Rally (10!): The rally is electric and Orange county loves the Lynch message.

Overall: +6. Lynch builds when he needs it, directly ahead of the California primary.

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1968 West Virginia Democratic Primary

203,728 votes -- 38 Delegates

George Wallace - 108,587 votes (53.3%)  20 delegates

Lyndon B. Johnson - 60,100 votes (29.5%) 11 delegates

Robert F. Kennedy - 35,041 votes (17.2%) 7 delegates

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1968 West Virginia Republican Primary

98,054 votes -- 14 Delegates

Richard Nixon - 43,777 votes (44.6%) 6 delegates

Barry Goldwater - 36,415 votes (37.1%) 5 delegates

Nelson Rockefeller - 17,962 votes (18.3%) 3 delegates

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1968 Nebraska Democratic Primary

179,525 votes -- 30 Delegates

Lyndon B. Johnson - 66,245 votes (36.9%) 11 delegates

George Wallace - 57,268 votes (31.9%) 10 delegates

Robert F. Kennedy - 56,012 votes (31.2%) 9 delegates

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1968 Nebraska Republican Primary

213,892 votes -- 14 Delegates

Barry Goldwater - 97,321 votes (45.5%) 6 delegates

Richard Nixon - 86,198 votes (40.3%) 6 delegates

Nelson Rockefeller - 30,373 votes (14.2%) 2 delegates

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NBC Nightly News Reporting -- May 15th, 1968

Weekly Headlines

  • British group "The Beatles" have announced the creation of label "Apple Records".
  • George Wallace surges to a strong victory in West Virginia on the back of white working class support.
  • Severe Thunderstorms have spawned hurricanes which have rained havok upon Iowa and Arkansas.
  • President Johnson finally picks up a primary victory in Nebraska, RFK falls to third.
  • The Republican race is good news for Goldwater and Nixon who each narrowly won Nebraska and West Virginia respectively, Rockefeller falls behind in the heartland.

Democratic Primary

May 15th -- Nationwide Democratic Poll

Robert F. Kennedy - 37.8% (-1.5)

George Wallace - 29.8% (+2.7)

Lyndon B. Johnson - 21.2% (+0.7)

Undecided - 11.2% (-1.9)

May 15th -- Florida Democratic Primary Poll

George Wallace - 38.7%

Lyndon B. Johnson - 25.6%

Robert F. Kennedy - 19.5%

Undecided - 16.2%

May 15th -- California Democratic Primary Poll

Robert F. Kennedy - 41.2%

Lyndon B. Johnson - 26.4%

George Wallace - 13.4%

Undecided - 19%

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Republican Primary

May 15th -- Nationwide Republican Primary Poll

Richard Nixon - 35.4% (+0.8)

Barry Goldwater - 33.0% (+0.6)

Nelson Rockefeller - 24.5% (-3.7)

Undecided - 7.1% (+2.3)

May 15th -- Florida Republican Primary Poll

Richard Nixon - 33.4%

Barry Goldwater - 31.9%

Nelson Rockefeller - 19.4%

Undecided - 15.3%

May 15th -- California Republican Primary Poll

Barry Goldwater - 35.6%

Richard Nixon - 29.5%

Nelson Rockefeller - 18.8%

Undecided - 16.1%

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@Hestia11 @Herbert Hoover @The Blood @MishFox @Cenzonico @PringlesN7 @buenoboss

Alright guys! For the first time in what feels like forever, we can breathe! There is no rush to get in events (though earlier is always appreciated!). This is because there is no primary at the end of this turn! We will take this week off and get us to May 22nd. At the next of the next turn, however, be prepared for the Florida and Oregon primaries. I hope y'all are well and I look forward to getting back into the swing of things as we approach the end of the primary season and get into caucuses and the conventions. Love y'all!

Happy Flavamaking!

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22 minutes ago, Reagan04 said:

NBC Nightly News Reporting -- May 15th, 1968

Weekly Headlines

  • British group "The Beatles" have announced the creation of label "Apple Records".
  • George Wallace surges to a strong victory in West Virginia on the back of white working class support.
  • Severe Thunderstorms have spawned hurricanes which have rained havok upon Iowa and Arkansas.
  • President Johnson finally picks up a primary victory in Nebraska, RFK falls to third.
  • The Republican race is good news for Goldwater and Nixon who each narrowly won Nebraska and West Virginia respectively, Rockefeller falls behind in the heartland.

Democratic Primary

May 15th -- Nationwide Democratic Poll

Robert F. Kennedy - 37.8% (-1.5)

George Wallace - 29.8% (+2.7)

Lyndon B. Johnson - 21.2% (+0.7)

Undecided - 11.2% (-1.9)

May 15th -- Florida Democratic Primary Poll

George Wallace - 38.7%

Lyndon B. Johnson - 25.6%

Robert F. Kennedy - 19.5%

Undecided - 16.2%

May 15th -- California Democratic Primary Poll

Robert F. Kennedy - 41.2%

Lyndon B. Johnson - 26.4%

George Wallace - 13.4%

Undecided - 19%

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Republican Primary

May 15th -- Nationwide Republican Primary Poll

Richard Nixon - 35.4% (+0.8)

Barry Goldwater - 33.0% (+0.6)

Nelson Rockefeller - 24.5% (-3.7)

Undecided - 7.1% (+2.3)

May 15th -- Florida Republican Primary Poll

Richard Nixon - 33.4%

Barry Goldwater - 31.9%

Nelson Rockefeller - 19.4%

Undecided - 15.3%

May 15th -- California Republican Primary Poll

Barry Goldwater - 35.6%

Richard Nixon - 29.5%

Nelson Rockefeller - 18.8%

Undecided - 16.1%

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@Hestia11 @Herbert Hoover @The Blood @MishFox @Cenzonico @PringlesN7 @buenoboss

Alright guys! For the first time in what feels like forever, we can breathe! There is no rush to get in events (though earlier is always appreciated!). This is because there is no primary at the end of this turn! We will take this week off and get us to May 22nd. At the next of the next turn, however, be prepared for the Florida and Oregon primaries. I hope y'all are well and I look forward to getting back into the swing of things as we approach the end of the primary season and get into caucuses and the conventions. Love y'all!

Happy Flavamaking!

Flavamaking? I'm unfamiliar with that collequialism.

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