1964 election

  1. Born to Run:A Robert F Kennedy 1964 timeline

    Coming very soon! What if LBJ stepped aside for Bobby Kennedy to follow in his brothers footsteps in 1964?
  2. The Bushcentinnial
    Threadmarks: Opener

    George H.W. Bush is one of those Presidents that is often sadly overlooked by history. Shoved between Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton and more remember by young people today as the father of George W. Bush. However, his rise to the Presidency is far more interesting. He was a Republican in solid...
  3. AHC: Make Goldwater win the 1964 election

    Exactly as it says on the tin. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to make Barry Goldwater win the 1964 election against Lyndon B. Johnson.
  4. Bomster

    Lyndon B. Johnson chooses Eugene McCarthy to be his running mate?

    When it came time to pick a running mate in 1964, Lyndon B. Johnson‘s two most likely picks were both of the Senators from Minnesota: Hubert H. Humphrey and Eugene McCarthy. Johnson needed a liberal northerner to balance the ticket (who wasn’t Bobby Kennedy) and these two were who he apparently...
  5. PC: Nelson Rockefeller Beats LBJ In 1964?

    Preventing Nelson Rockefeller from divorcing his first wife and subsequently marrying his second in quick succession is a sufficient POD for keeping his presidential aspirations alive. While there are doubts as to whether Rockefeller could actually win the GOP nomination in 1964, we will assume...
  6. ComradeLenin22

    Madam 37'

    Madam 37' Presidency of Margaret Chase Smith "A DAY THAT WILL LIVE IN INFAMY" November 22nd, 1963 President John F. Kennedy arrived in Dallas, Texas for seemingly a normal motorcade through the downtown streets and along his way to Dallas Market Center for a luncheon with civic and...
  7. TheDetailer

    WI: JFK assassinated exactly a year later?

    What if JFK manages to live to see the end of 1963, but exactly an entire year later he still gets assassinated, but this time around on November 22nd, 1964, only a few weeks after the presidential election. How much could’ve changed over that time? Would JFK have won the election before his...
  8. StarlightAxolotl

    Due Opposition - Capitulation Over Cuba
    Threadmarks: Chapter Null - Intrologue

    “...According to our sources, the Blockade on the Isle of Cuba is at and end. We will bring you more information as it comes in” News Coverage, October 30th “The Cuban Missile Crisis’ resolution precipitated a collapse of confidence that shook the Kennedy administration to its core…” Loch...
  9. It's Raining in Camelot: An Alternate 1964 Wikibox TL
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    It's Raining in Camelot: An Alternate 1964 Wikibox TL By Hydrons "Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names." - John F. Kennedy It was December 1963, and president John F. Kennedy was seemingly on the fast track to an easy re-election. He had garnered a great deal of sympathy after...
  10. Consensus on major events of an 8-year JFK presidency

    I'm no stranger to the fact that there are dozens of threads already in this forum about what would have happened had JFK never been assassinated and served two full terms. But as far as I can tell no one's posted about this topic in *checks notes* several months, so I figured my addition would...
  11. Zyobot

    Which Post-1900 Presidential Candidates Could've Surpassed LBJ's Popular Vote Share?

    Winning in a landslide of 486 electoral votes and 61.1% of the popular vote, President Lyndon Johnson's 1964 victory currently holds the record for the largest share of the popular vote won by a modern president--a tally that narrowly exceeded FDR's 1936 victory over Alf Landon, and was only...
  12. How does a Nixon win in 1960 shape the political parties going forward?

    So lets say Nixon beats Kennedy in 1960? What kind of the Party does the Republican Party shape out to be after a Nixon Presidency from 1961-65 or 69? What kind of Democratic Party would emerge as a result?
  13. DBWI: Rockefeller Gets a Divorce in 1962

    In 1962 Nelson Rockefeller seriously considered divorcing his wife Mary in order to marry Margaretta Fitler. But he was talked out of it by friends and political allies who warned him it could cost him the Presidency. But what if Rockefeller had put love over politics and divorced his wife?
  14. In Your Heart, You Know He's Right: Goldwater's America and Beyond

    IN YOUR HEART, YOU KNOW HE'S RIGHT In Your Guts, You Know He's Nuts. Senator Barry Goldwater, 1964 PROLOGUE Huh, Barry Goldwater 1964. Wait, what? Barry Goldwater? That's not possible. Well, seems like it is, or will be. I don't know how I'm going to do it yet, but I'm going to figure...
  15. WI: Goldwater Doesn't Run in 1964

    Goldwater was reluctant to run in 1964, but conservatives convinced him to enter the race. While Goldwater upset Rockefeller in the primaries, he lost to LBJ in a landslide. Still, Goldwater's candidacy laid the groundwork for the modern GOP. What might've happened had Goldwater not run in 1964?
  16. Would JFK Have Dumped LBJ in '64?

    There's speculation that JFK would've jumped LBJ from the 1964 ticket had he lived. But how likely was this, really? Would JFK kept LBJ on board for '64, or ditched him for a new running mate?
  17. Would the Civil Rights Act Have Been Passed Under JFK?

    I've seen debate over whether or not the Civil Rights Act would have been passed had JFK never been assassinated. Some historians say yes, others (who are more partial to LBJ) say no. But what is more likely? Would the act still have passed had JFK lived?
  18. AHC: Johnson vs Scranton vs Wallace in '64

    The POD is that neither Goldwater or Rockefeller obtain enough delegates to win the Republican Presidential nomination in 1964. A brokered convention puts forward moderate Pennsylvania Governor William Scranton as a compromise candidate, and he goes on to face President Johnson in November...
  19. DBWI: Nixon Loses to Pat Brown in 1962

    After losing the 1960 Presidential election, Nixon made a political comeback upon his close election as Governor of California in 1962. Nixon won the state by only .7%, and he very easily could have lost. What if Brown had defeated Nixon? Would Nixon still be able to run for President again? Or...
  20. American Moderate: What if Lodge Had Run in 1964?

    In 1964, former Vice-Presidential candidate Henry Cabot Lodge stunned the nation when he won the New Hampshire Republican primary as a write-in candidate. For a time, it seemed that if Lodge officially entered the race he could beat Rockefeller and Goldwater in future primaries and clinch the...