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  HHH/RFK in 68 (search mode)
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MATTROSE94
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« on: November 02, 2013, 11:44:56 am »


Vice-President Hubert Humphrey (R-MN)/Senator Robert F. Kennedy (D-NY): 257 Electoral Votes
Former Vice-President Richard Nixon (R-CA)/Governor Spiro Agnew (R-MD): 254 Electoral Votes
Governor George Wallace (AI-AL)/General Curtis LeMay (AI-CA): 27 Electoral Votes

The election would go to the House, where Nixon would likely work out a deal with Wallace in which all of the electors pledged to him would vote for Nixon and in turn, a deal would be made in which the Senate would vote to make Wallace Vice-President.

I think that Robert Kennedy would make a comeback in 1976, in Jimmy Carter's place, ultimately defeating President Wallace, who would become President after Nixon resigned due to Watergate. By 1980 however, due to the mediocre economy and troubles on the world stage, Ronald Reagan would win against Kennedy, just like he did n RL against Jimmy Carter. From that point forward, history would remain the same.
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MATTROSE94
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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2013, 02:06:13 pm »

No, there is no possible way that George Wallace would become Vice President with Richard Nixon as President. Wallace was a fringe candidate, a hate monger and segregationist.  He was unacceptable to the vast majority of the electorate.  Besides, dumping your Vice Presidential candidate after the election in favor of a losing Presidential candidate makes no sense.  Nixon, for all his faults, had no respect for Wallace and their policies had little in common.

As aforementioned, an HHH/RFK candidacy is untenable, given their respective positions and loyalties.  For Humphrey, the sitting Vice President, to turn on LBJ,  his benefactor, and repudiate his policies is a stab in the back of momentous proportions.  Furthermore, to ally with Johnson's sworn enemy, RFK, would cause a political explosion that would have destroyed Humphrey's and maybe, Kennedy's career.

Nixon, the perfect candidate for 1968, wins easily.
My mistake. Then Agnew wins the Senate vote easily.
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