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« on: September 13, 2018, 07:41:06 PM »
« edited: March 11, 2019, 07:02:48 PM by New Tennessean Politician »



President Lyndon Baines Johnson (D-TX)/Senator Hubert Horatio Humphrey (D-MN): 486/61.1%
Senator Barry Morris Goldwater (R-AZ)/William Edward Miller (R-NY): 52/38.5%

After the 1964, The Republican Party went into shambles. The once burgeoning Conservative movement within the Republican Party was quickly squashed due to the Landslide defeat of Johnson v Goldwater. Now, Nixonites and Rockefeller Republicans reign supreme. However, for the Democratic Party, a civil war is coming. The Vietnam war is deeply unpopular with the American populace at large and many Democrats have come out in opposition of the war and against President Johnson. With Riots running through the country and a President deeply unpopular due to a very disastrous war abroad, how will the country survive and who will lead them away from the chaos?

Possible Republican Candidates:

Former Governor Harold Stassen (R-MN) - Snowguy716
Senator John Tower (R-TX)
Governor James A. Rhodes (R-OH)
Senator Clifford Case (R-NJ) - x-guy
Senator Howard Baker (R-TN) - terp40hitch
Former Senator Barry Morris Goldwater (R-AZ) - Jaguar4Life
Senator Margaret Chase Smith (R-ME) - Mycool
Former Governor William Scranton (R-PA) - Sherrod Brown 2020

Former Secretary of Treasury C. Douglas Dillon (R-MA) - UWS

Possible Democratic Candidates:

Senator Rober Francis Kennedy (D-NY) - GoTfan
Representative Patsy Mink (D-HI) - Faust

Independents


New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller (I-NY)/Illinois Representative John Anderson (I-IL) - ?/?
Former Governor Ross Barnett (SD-MS)/Senator Richard Russell Jr. (SD-GA) - ASPN/JasonHitchcock



RULES:
(of which I stole from HCP, who stole from Wxtransit, who may or may not have stolen from Lumine's game, thanks, Lumine, wxtransit, and HCP)

This game will cover the 1968 US Presidential Election from January 1st, 1968 to November 5th, 1968, divided into three main phases:

Primary Phase: Assuming campaign announcements to have come earlier in the year, this primary season will take us from January 1968 to July 1968, with players from the Democratic and Republican Parties fighting to emerge as the frontrunner or even the nominee of their respective parties.

Convention Phase: Both main parties will enter this phase to decide on their eventual nominee. Considering at this point in time, all Conventions were brokered, a Candidate will only have to win Delegates here to get the Nomination, so you will have to battle for every state's delegates and bargain to the Nomination.

General Election Phase: Taking us from August 30th to November 5th, 1968, with eight turns of a week to account for the final stage of the campaign as players play the Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates, and potentially some key surrogates for their campaigns.

2.- The in-game length of turns will vary from days to an entire month depending on the circumstances, but all turns will last 5 days/120 Hours in RL. Duly informing of a turn absence will yield no penalty (a polling freeze or very limited loss), but simply not posting will bring consequences.

3.- Personal message me for endorsements! No candidate may recieve more than 2 per turn, and there are some special endorsements that will be reserved for key events or dates (for example, New Hampshire or Iowa Governors, or relevant newspapers like the Des Moines Register or the New Hampshire Union Leader).

4.- There will be debates if I get messages from all people in that party in the primaries that they want one, or they can agree for it here.

5.- Like other games, I will use a number randomizer to determine positive and negative news for the candidates. 1-5 will be positive experiences (1 being great news) and 95-100 will be negative experiences (100 being terrible news). 6-94 will be no news. Real life news will also feature as part of the game for players to exploit (or influence).

6.- Third Party candidates are allowed to join, but their respective gameplay will be focused on the General Election. The only exception is the Americans Independent Party, which may be a factor if a player wants to run as Wallace and tries to make him far more successful than OTL.

7 - If your candidate is not included in the provided list below, make sure to personal message me so that I can approve/reject the candidate. Please make your candidates realistic (they must be real people who would plausibly seek the nomination in 2020, if you don't know if they could work, just ask).

8. Have fun.


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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2018, 07:45:46 PM »

I would probably push the start to January 1st because they didn稚 really have primaries, it was basically just a fight at the convention.

I would also like to sign up as James Rhodes

there were primaries, but good point. Also, granted.
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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2018, 07:47:25 PM »

all the primaries are OTL, btw, so be ready for those
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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2018, 07:52:25 PM »

I call Barry Goldwater this time a more moderate and libertarian verison

Granted, though I doubt you'll get much traction. You were crushed in 1964, after all
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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2018, 07:56:12 PM »


Granted
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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2018, 07:56:47 PM »

I call Barry Goldwater this time a more moderate and libertarian verison

Granted, though I doubt you'll get much traction. You were crushed in 1964, after all

I知 gonna be playing the more moderate and libertarian verison of Goldwater that was present later on in his life.

Alright, but be prepared for a lot of grilling on Flip Flopping
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« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2018, 08:01:33 PM »

I call Barry Goldwater this time a more moderate and libertarian verison

Granted, though I doubt you'll get much traction. You were crushed in 1964, after all



I知 gonna be playing the more moderate and libertarian verison of Goldwater that was present later on in his life.

Alright, but be prepared for a lot of grilling on Flip Flopping

I値l explain it in my announcement speech

Alright
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« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2018, 08:10:11 PM »

Omg a chance to play as one of my all time favorite senators?! How about Margaret Chase Smith?

Granted! I wish you luck
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« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2018, 08:13:17 PM »

You have no idea how tempted I am to play as Nixon Devil

JUST DO IT! DON'T LET YOUR DREAMS BE DREAMS!!!
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« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2018, 08:32:58 PM »


Granted
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« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2018, 08:35:15 PM »

In case anyone is wondering, the title is a reference to "Troubling Times" by Jerome How, which was used for "Bobby Kennedy for President"

Link: https://youtu.be/FEY5CGlKmVU
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« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2018, 08:36:35 PM »

We need Dems!
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« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2018, 08:48:13 PM »

We need like two Dems and we can start. I'm stunned at how many people joined as a Republican Tongue
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« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2018, 08:55:15 PM »

We need like two Dems and we can start. I'm stunned at how many people joined as a Republican Tongue
Why only two

There needs to be at least more than one Democrat to have a real contest for both parties. Isn't fun if one person is waiting for weeks for the other party to have a Nominee
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« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2018, 09:00:58 PM »

We need like two Dems and we can start. I'm stunned at how many people joined as a Republican Tongue

Given what's presumably going on Vietnam, Johnson, if he ran would be very vulnerable, especially in a general election.

That said, I'm surprised no one has claimed Bobby/Ted Kennedy or Eugene McCarthy yet.

Someone, tell Maniac and President Johnson about this!
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« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2018, 09:05:11 PM »

We need like two Dems and we can start. I'm stunned at how many people joined as a Republican Tongue

Given what's presumably going on Vietnam, Johnson, if he ran would be very vulnerable, especially in a general election.

That said, I'm surprised no one has claimed Bobby/Ted Kennedy or Eugene McCarthy yet.

Someone, tell Maniac and President Johnson about this!

You do it. I'm not recruiting for your election game.

I was joking. I'm a jokester sometimes
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« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2018, 09:12:52 PM »

We need like two Dems and we can start. I'm stunned at how many people joined as a Republican Tongue

Given what's presumably going on Vietnam, Johnson, if he ran would be very vulnerable, especially in a general election.

That said, I'm surprised no one has claimed Bobby/Ted Kennedy or Eugene McCarthy yet.

Someone, tell Maniac and President Johnson about this!

You do it. I'm not recruiting for your election game.

I was joking. I'm a jokester sometimes

I wasn't. I'm pretty sure we have posters with those names.

Yeah, we do. I was making a joke because they made TLs about RFK and Johnson
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« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2018, 09:20:48 PM »

We need like two Dems and we can start. I'm stunned at how many people joined as a Republican Tongue

Given what's presumably going on Vietnam, Johnson, if he ran would be very vulnerable, especially in a general election.

That said, I'm surprised no one has claimed Bobby/Ted Kennedy or Eugene McCarthy yet.

Someone, tell Maniac and President Johnson about this!

You do it. I'm not recruiting for your election game.

I was joking. I'm a jokester sometimes

I wasn't. I'm pretty sure we have posters with those names.

Yeah, we do. I was making a joke because they made TLs about RFK and Johnson

Well, why don't you ask them? You know, the worst that can happen is that they'll say no.

I'll give it a shot. Tongue
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« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2018, 04:38:14 AM »

I think I値l join as Republican Senator Clifford P. Case from NJ.

Granted
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« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2018, 04:38:46 AM »


Granted
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« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2018, 04:39:42 AM »


Granted, however, if Someone does select Johnson, you will need to drop out
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« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2018, 04:48:20 AM »

I think I might join in as Eugene McCarthy,

Granted
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« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2018, 04:53:36 AM »

Everyone, feel free to post Campaign Announcements, I'll post the Gameplay Thread later today
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« Reply #23 on: September 14, 2018, 07:01:25 AM »


Sorry, he's already taken
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« Reply #24 on: September 14, 2018, 07:35:00 AM »


Granted, however, if Someone does select Johnson, you will need to drop out

Isn't it first come, first serve though?

yeah, I thought about it for 5 seconds and then deleted Johnson Tongue
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