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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George S. McGovern - 45,571 votes (1.4%) 7 delegates (Bound to RFK) *Withdrawn*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John Lindsay -  5,943 votes (0.3%) *Withdrawn*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0.01%) *Withdrawn*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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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)

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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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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

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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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Nelson Rockefeller has a meeting with Howard Baker, still looking for his endorsement

Clifford Case looks to fix his polling numbers in New Jersey by lobbying for a program to let low-income people get into law school. He calls it "Case's Casecreating" and also does some of "Case's Casework" in New Jersey

Nelson Rockefeller has a rally in California with George Romney

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Nixon heads to San Diego, California for a rally where Senator John Tower announces his endorsement for Nixon. They talk about the future of the Cold War, the Space Race, a strong defense, and the need for Law and Order.

Governor Kirk Jr. of Florida announces his endorsement for Nixon at a rally in Broward County. 

Nixon influences Eisenhower Republicans.

Nixon Influences Eisenhower Republicans.

Nixon holds a rally in Newark, New Jersey, with John Lindsay. 

***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

10. Senator John Tower of Texas

11. Governor Claude R. Kirk Jr. of Florida

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Wallace influences Johnson donors and backers in Florida.

Wallace rallies in Florida.

Wallace influences Johnsonite conservatives in the party.

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Goldwater rallies in Miami, Florida

Ronald Reagan holds a rally in Los Angeles, California in support of Goldwater

Barry goes to San Francisco, California to try and galvanize the New Right

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On 9/30/2020 at 3:58 PM, buenoboss said:

Nelson Rockefeller has a meeting with Howard Baker, still looking for his endorsement

Clifford Case looks to fix his polling numbers in New Jersey by lobbying for a program to let low-income people get into law school. He calls it "Case's Casecreating" and also does some of "Case's Casework" in New Jersey

Nelson Rockefeller has a rally in California with George Romney

Influence (4): Baker isn't biting.

Rally (10!): The Casework works wonders for Case! The campaign is rejuvenated as the Senator's popularity bounces back up in New Jersey.

Rally (4): A below average rally that fails to pack a bunch.

Overall: +5. Senator Case bails Rockefeller out of a lackluster week with an innovative idea that helps the campaign significantly in New Jersey.

On 9/30/2020 at 4:07 PM, Herbert Hoover said:

RFK influences moderates. 

RFK influences liberals. 

RFK influences blacks. 

Influence (9): Strong event for Kennedy for Moderates

Influence (9): Strong event for Kennedy for Liberals as he gets broad ideological appeal this week. Liberal turnout is getting supercharged for Kennedy.

Influence (4): Black voters aren't feeling it though.

Overall: +7. RFK trends positive with Liberal and Moderate voters.

On 9/30/2020 at 4:11 PM, PringlesN7 said:

Nixon heads to San Diego, California for a rally where Senator John Tower announces his endorsement for Nixon. They talk about the future of the Cold War, the Space Race, a strong defense, and the need for Law and Order.

Governor Kirk Jr. of Florida announces his endorsement for Nixon at a rally in Broward County. 

Nixon influences Eisenhower Republicans.

Nixon Influences Eisenhower Republicans.

Nixon holds a rally in Newark, New Jersey, with John Lindsay. 

Endorsement (2): Tower helps Nixon in Texas, but he seems out of his depth in California and the voters are bored by his presence, not understanding what he's doing there. They've never even heard of him.

Endorsement (4): Kirk gives a decent speech which appeals to moderate and liberal voters.

Influence (9): Strong performance!

Influence (4): Not as strong but it's an overall gain for Nixon this week with the Eisenhowerians.

Rally (3): Lindsay isn't as well received across the river as he is at home.

Nixon: +6. The endorsements of powerhouses Tower and Kirk give him major news coverage about Nixon's growing hold of the establishment, particularly in Texas and Florida.

On 9/30/2020 at 4:14 PM, Hestia11 said:

Johnson influences moderates

Johnson holds a rally in Florida

Johnson influences party bosses

Influence (5): a meeting of little consequence

Rally (3): LBJ can't even connect with Southern voters. (I promise I really don't know why the dice hate your rallies, I'm sorry)

Influence (7): This one works out!

Overall: 0. LBJ fails to make the news in any meaningful ways, his momentum levels out.

On 9/30/2020 at 5:09 PM, The Blood said:

Wallace influences Johnson donors and backers in Florida.

Wallace rallies in Florida.

Wallace influences Johnsonite conservatives in the party.

Influence (2): Despite LBJ's rough appearance here, it doesn't quite work out.

Rally (10!): The rally drums up tons of support for the Wallace movement!

Influence (2): Once again, LBJ's team stays strong.

Overall: 0. Wallace's rally saved him from embarassment.

On 9/30/2020 at 10:58 PM, Cenzonico said:

Goldwater rallies in Miami, Florida

Ronald Reagan holds a rally in Los Angeles, California in support of Goldwater

Barry goes to San Francisco, California to try and galvanize the New Right

Rally (5): The rally is mostly ineffective. But it doesn't hurt anything.

Rally (6): Reagan builds support for Goldwater in LA.

Influence (9): The New Right receives their King with grace and praise.

Overall: +5. A solid week for Goldwater.

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NBC Nightly News Report -- May 22nd, 1968

General Headlines

  • The Catonsville Nine enter the Selective Service offices in Catonsville, Maryland, take dozens of selective service draft records, and burn them with napalm as a protest against the Vietnam War.
  • The U.S. nuclear-powered submarine Scorpion sinks with 99 men aboard, 400 miles southwest of the Azores.
  • RFK seems absent from the campaign trail, opting instead for several meetings a week with interest groups.
  • No candidate severely suffers this week as politics take a back seat in the news ahead of next week's primaries.

Democratic Primary Polls

May 22nd -- Nationwide Democratic Primary

Robert F. Kennedy - 38.2% (+0.4)

George Wallace - 30.8% (+1.0)

Lyndon B. Johnson - 21.3% (+0.1)

Undecided - 9.7% (-1.5)

May 22nd -- Florida Democratic Primary

George Wallace - 39.9% (+1.2)

Lyndon B. Johnson - 25.1% (-0.5)

Robert F. Kennedy - 19.8% (+0.3)

Undecided - 15.2% (-1.0)

May 22nd -- Oregon Democratic Primary

Robert F. Kennedy - 39.3%

Lyndon B. Johnson - 25.5%

George Wallace - 16.6%

Undecided - 17.6%

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Republican Primary Polls

May 22nd -- Nationwide Republican Primary

Richard Nixon - 36.2% (+0.8)

Barry Goldwater - 33.5% (+0.5)

Nelson Rockefeller - 24.0% (-0.5)

Undecided - 6.3% (-0.8)

May 22nd -- Florida Republican Primary

Richard Nixon - 36.3% (+2.9)

Barry Goldwater - 34.5% (+2.6)

Nelson Rockefeller - 17.6% (-1.8)

Undecided - 11.6% (-3.7)

May 22nd -- Oregon Republican Primary

Nelson Rockefeller - 30.6%

Richard Nixon - 26.7%

Barry Goldwater - 24.6%

Undecided - 18.1%

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

GO ahead and get in events! Florida and Oregon at the end of this turn! Love y'all!

Happy flavamaking!

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Also I just realized I forgot to do Lynch's absence roll:

1/5/4

Overall: -5. Lynch avoids the worst possible damage but certainly gets his message lost among the national noise. He loses some ground.

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Nixon influences Eisenhower Republicans at a dinner in Yorba Linda, California. Hoping to get the Nixonites ready to pack the streets of LA before the primary. 

 

Nixon heads to Tampa, Florida for a final rally before the upcoming primary. Governor Claude R. Kirk Jr. accompanies him. They discuss the need to unify the party, and Nixon is the only candidate that can bring back Law and Order by uniting the country and actually winning the General Election. Nixon attacks  LBJ’s failure to represent the hardworking American people along with keeping them informed on the Vietnam War. Nixon ends on a high note of discussing the future of the Cold War; The Space Race. 

 

Nixon heads to Portland, Oregon for a rally. The speech focuses on Nixon’s experience, and the need to unite the party, along with emphasizing he is the only candidate that can bring back Law and Order from the failed administration of President Johnson. 

10 Facts about Nixon the Presidential Candidate » Richard Nixon Foundation

***Nixon Endorsement Tracker***

1. Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. 

2. Warren P. Knowles 

3. Governor 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

10. Senator John Tower of Texas

11. Governor Claude R. Kirk Jr. of Florida

12. Governor Nelson Rockefeller of New York 

 

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The Barry holds a rally in Orlando, Florida Goldwater talks about leadership and leading America into a brighter future.

Barry blesses the New Right in Los Angeles so they can get on the streets.

Having nothing better to do, Barry Goldwater meets with Eisenhower Republicans in Sacramento, California to try and better his standing with them.

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