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  1. Oppo Paul Simon 2020

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    Extremism in Defense of Liberty is no Vice I

    Richard Nixon was possibly the least popular president ever. After Dwight D. Eisenhower's death from a heart attack, Nixon sprung to the presidency and defeated Adlai Stevenson II in a landslide. However, as of 1960 the US is dealing with an inflation rate of 8.4%, 13.2% unemployment, and GNP growth at -5. The Soviet-American War is the main dark shadow on Nixon's presidency, with a 22% approval rating.

    The Democrats had tons of candidates preparing a run. The front-runner was John F. Kennedy, the young, Catholic, and charismatic Senator from Massachusetts. However, Kennedy had weaknesses. Having been the running mate to Stevenson in 1956, many thought that his religious beliefs caused Southern states to be lost to Nixon. Also, Kennedy wasn't the most faithful person and was having an affair with actress Marylin Monroe. Then, there was LBJ, the Senate Majority Leader. Johnson could appeal to the South and could guarantee Texas' 24 electoral votes. But LBJ was in poor health and covered up a heart attack a month before the convention. Liberals loved Hubert Humphrey, the Senator from Minnesota, who turned the Democratic Party into the party of civil rights. However, Humphrey was losing traction with the party bosses over his poor primary performances. Adlai Stevenson II was running for the third time, but he had alienated many factions of the party. Wayne Morse, the Republican turned Democrat was seen as too radical. Stuart Symington had supported the war. The party was looking for a fresh face, and many delegates added their local Governors, Senators, and Congressmen to the list. In fact, the voting had to be delayed by a few hours to get more paper for ballots, with some voting done on napkins or tissues. By the fifth ballot, delegates were getting in a prankish mood, with Bonzo (a dig at Democratic Senator Ronald Reagan), Marylin Monroe (a dig at JFK's recently revealed affair), and Pat Nixon getting votes. A few delegates from New York remained loyal to their home-district congressman Keghart Hovanesian, a socialist congressman (even though he never claimed to be one) who was unknown outside of his own district. Hovanesian was quite charismatic, and his top advisor urged him to make a run. Hovanesian gave a stunning anti-war speech, with some comparing it to William Jennings Bryan's "Cross of Gold" speech. Finally, on the 8th ballot, Hovanesian won the nomination, ten delegates higher than Lyndon Johnson. Southerners were furious, with a mass walkout over the extremist Hovanesian. The State's Rights ticket was revived, with favorite sons on the ballot in each state. The Democrats would pick Kansas Governor George Docking to balance out the ticket. Nixon would be renominated in a close race with Prescott Bush, and chose Vice President Joe McCarthy as his running mate.
     
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    1981: Ronald Reagan/George H.W. Bush (Republican)
    1980: Jimmy Carter/Walter Mondale (Democrat), John Anderson/Pat Lucey (National Unity)
    1981: George H.W. Bush/Vacant (Republican)
    1981-1989: George H.W. Bush/Harrison Schmidt (Republican)

    1984: Reubin Askew/Dianne Feinstein (Democrat)
    1989-1997: John DeLorean/Chancy Croft (Democrat)
    1988: Harrison Schmidt/Guy Vander Jagt (Republican)
    1992: James Baker/Clint Eastwood (Republican)

    1997-2001: Chancy Croft/Branson La Follette (Democrat)
    1996: Clint Eastwood/Orrin Hatch (Republican)
    2001-2005: Ed Schafer/Gale Norton (Republican)
    2000: Chancy Croft/Branson La Follette (Democrat)
    2005-2009: Branson La Follette/Wayne Dowdy (Democrat)
    2004: Ed Schafer/Gale Norton (Republican)
    2009-2013: Jim Talent/Gordon Smith (Republican)
    2008: Branson La Follette/Wayne Dowdy (Democrat)
    2013-2021: Doug LaFollette/James Stavridis (Democrat)
    2012: Jim Talent/Gordon Smith (Republican)
    2016: Todd Staples/Dana Robachaer (Republican)
     
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    Note to Self: Make a cyberpunk President John DeLorean TL one day.
     
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    2017-2021: Donald Trump (Republican)
    2021-2029: Andrew Cuomo (Democrat)
    2029-2033: Donald Trump Jr. (Republican)
    2033-2037: Patrick Schwarzenegger (Republican)
     
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    New England Prime Ministers

    1968-1972: Walter Warldroup (Progressive)

    1968:
    1970:

    1972-1978: Alan B. Temple (Constitution)
    1972: Walter Wardrobe (Progressive),
    1974:

    1976:
    1978-1982: Briar Vergil (Progressive)
    1978: Alan B. Temple (Constitution), (Conservative), Jochen Dreschner (Socialist), Ignolf Raikkonen (Green Mountain)
    1980: ? (Constitution), ? (Conservative), Ignolf Raikkonen (Green Mountain), Jochen Dreschner (Socialist),
    1982-1990: Buddy Ruggerio (Constitutional Conservative)
    1982: Briar Vergil (Progressive), Alan MacCarter (National), Andile Alfolaye (Our Nation), Ignolf Raikkonen (Green Mountian)
    1984: Milford D. Atkins (Progressive), Alan MacCarter (National), Andile Alfolaye (Our Nation), Ignolf Raikkonen (Green Mountian), Halston Hambledon (Independent Progressive)
    1986: Milford D. Atkins (Progressive), Andile Alfolaye (Our Nation), Alan MacCarter (National), Viotto Renne (Green Mountian), Flemming Hebert (Acadia Statehood)

    1990-1994: Colm Lennart Artz (Constitutional Conservative)
    1990: Milford D. Atkins (Progressive), Andile Alfolaye (Our Nation), Viotto Renne (Green Mountian), Flemming Hebert (Acadia Statehood), Halston Hambledon (National),
    1992: Milford D. Atkins (Progressive),

    1994-2008: Heaven Emerson (Progressive)

    1994: Colm Lennart Artz (Constitutional Conservative), Tighe MacGurie (Clean Slate), Kayode Charles (Our Nation), Viotto Renne (Green Mountian), Hammar Bronson (Rent is Too Damn High)

    1996:
    1998:
    2000:
    2002:

    2006: Anthony Ruggerio (Constitutional Conservative), (New England Tax Payers), (Our Nation), (Green Mountian), Alan Temple III (Independent)
    2008-2012: Anthony Ruggerio (Constitutional Conservative)
    2008: ? (Progressive), (Our Nation), (New England Tax Payers), (Green Mountian), Alan Temple III (Independent)
    2010: ? (Progressive), (Our Nation), William McCormack (New England Tax Payers), (Green Mountian), Alan Temple III (Independent)

    2012-2016: Tyler Struddick (Progressive)
    2012: Anthony Ruggerio (Constitutional Conservative), (Our Nation), William McCormack (New England Tax Payers), (Green Mountian), Alan Temple III (Independent)
    2014: Anthony Ruggerio (Constitutional Conservative), Lisa Kennard (Our Nation), William McCormack (New England Tax Payers), Nickolas Swinney (Green Mountian), Alan Temple III (Independent)

    2016-20??: Lisa Kennard (Our Nation)
    2016: Anthony Ruggerio (Constitutional Conservative), Tyler Struddick (Progressive), William McCormack (New England Tax Payers), Nickolas Swinney (Green Mountian), Alan Temple III (Independent)
     
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  14. theev Jerry Brown 2020

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    I actually didn't know that Frank Church gave the 1960 keynote!
     
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    Frank Church sounds like he's from Massachusetts.
     
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  16. theev Jerry Brown 2020

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    A bit. He'd fit right in with the Kennedy clan!
     
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    He looks just like young Ted.
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    Fun fact: Judy Garland and JFK frequently traded their medications.
     
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