nelson rockefeller

  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. Claudius66

    Riders On The Storm - A Romney Timeline
    Threadmarks: Intro and Preface

    Riders On The Storm - A Romney Timeline For the sake of prefacing, I will state the following. Firstly, this is not a timeline where I will interject my own beliefs. I will not be attempting to whitewash Romney as some wholesome liberal who will usher in a better world, nor will I use it to...
  3. Vidal

    What It Took: A TLIAW by Enigma and Vidal

    the air around us vibrates, starting slowly, eventually getting fast and faster a crack in the meta verse opens up and bright blinding light flashes in its place THUNDER! those watching are too stunned to speak as laughter emits from the crack, louder and louder [for reference, it is akin to...
  4. 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...
  5. DBWI: Nixon picks Gerald Ford to replace Agnew.

    What if Richard Nixon chose then House Minority Leader Gerald Ford to replace disgraced VP Spiro Agnew instead of choosing New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller? How would Ford do as President after Nixon would inevitably resign from office? Who would he pick to be his VP? As we know, Rockefeller...
  6. 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?
  7. WI: Hillary Clinton Stays a Republican

    In the 1960s, Hillary Clinton (who at the time went by her maiden name Rodham) was a Republican who supported Barry Goldwater and Nelson Rockefeller. But by the end of the decade she switched parties over her opposition to Richard Nixon. What if Rodham had decided to stay a Republican? Would she...
  8. Would Humphrey Have Been Re-Elected in 1972?

    Had Hubert Humphrey been elected in 1968, would he have won a second term in 1972?
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. PC/WI: Rockefeller vs. Wallace in the 1976 election

    The idea of this is to cause a 1976 election which re-aligns the GOP into a more liberal direction while sending the Democrats into a more conservative direction. The first POD is that Arthur Bremer fails to assassinate George Wallace, leaving him in perfect physical condition. The rest of...
  12. WI: Ford Appoints George H.W. Bush as VP in 1974

    After he took office in 1974, Gerald Ford needed to appoint a new Vice-President under the terms of the 25th Amendment. While George Bush was the popular choice among Republicans, Ford picked the more well-known Nelson Rockefeller in order to boost his popularity and demonstrate his independence...
  13. WI: Rockefeller/Reagan in 1968

    At the 1968 Republican Convention, Nelson Rockefeller and Ronald Reagan tried to build an alliance that would've stopped Nixon and created either a Rockefeller/Reagan or Reagan/Rockefeller ticket. However, neither man's campaign could agree to supporting the other in the top spot. Ultimately...
  14. 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...
  15. WI: President Rockefeller (1969-1977)

    If longtime Republican NY Governor Nelson Rockefeller, the leader of the GOP's moderates, had avoided his 1963 marital scandal he no doubt would have been the party's standard bearer in 1964 instead of Goldwater. He would have lost that year, but like Dewey in 1948 he would stand a good chance...
  16. No Carter in '76 - Best Person to Lead America from 1977 Onwards?

    Similar to a thread I posted with the GOP winning in '76 (mostly involving moderate alternatives to Ford and Reagan), the purpose here is mainly to explore better Democratic alternatives to Carter. The POD is Rockefeller and Reagan succeed in denying Nixon the GOP nomination in 1968. Rocky goes...
  17. Mr_Fanboy

    No Nixon in 1960 - who gets the Republican nomination?

    As opposed to JFK, Richard Nixon had a fairly solid lock on the GOP presidential nomination for the 1960 election well before primary season. His commanding lead had scared off high profile contenders like Nelson Rockefeller. So... assuming that Nixon dies in a freak accident at some point...
  18. DCPritt

    A New Frontier with New Challenges (JFK Survives)

    (CREATOR'S NOTE: This certainly is not a new idea but I want to play this out and take this forward. I plan to be pretty in depth and start with...) CHAPTER ONE - For the Love of Dallas President John F. Kennedy is wanting to seek reelection in 1964 but most of his New Frontier Agenda is...
  19. HaroldGodwinson

    President Nixon in the 1980's

    POD: Senator Thomas Kuchel runs for Governor of California and Nixon runs for his old senate seat in 1962. 1962: Former Vice President Richard Nixon runs for his old senate seat and narrowly defeats his Democrat opponent 53-47%, thanks in part to the public perception of him as a senior...
  20. Nightingale

    If Nelson Rockefeller became President in 1960, who will he appoint to SCOTUS?

    As the title says, had Rockefeller, whose chances in 1960 were shaky, won the nomination and won, who would he appoint to SCOTUS? Will they be liberals, moderates or conservatives? P.S. Let's say no Happy Scandal and a good economy by 1964 so he does get two terms.
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