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    What Happens to JFK If He Loses in 1960?

    I think the tapes of the older disgruntled and frustrated Nixon dealing with Vietnam, the Drug War, and the violent curve that civil rights took throughout the 70's often overshadows the actually pro-civil rights Nixon that existed in 1960. Ive heard multiple references say that Nixon's...
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    A Man Is Finished When He Quits - The Early Presidency of Richard M. Nixon

    Still very much working on it, actually had the docs open today. World's just been incredibly busy lately
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    A Man Is Finished When He Quits - The Early Presidency of Richard M. Nixon

    Update: just letting everyone know I'm still alive and intend on updating again soon! Just trying to work out a restructuring to the next segment. Didn't feel like what I had originally fit in well.
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    Voices of Doomsday Through the Ages

    In terms of newsmen, Walter Cronkite certainly comes to mind for the 60's through the 80's. Hunter and Brinkley are also decent candidates. I could imagine a few mega-celebrities of the time also being approached for something like this. Johnny Carson was honestly my first idea.
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    A Man Is Finished When He Quits - The Early Presidency of Richard M. Nixon
    Threadmarks: Chapter 3: Part 1

    *Chapter III* ‘Inauguration’ -Thursday, January 20th, 1961- The flags on the hood of the limousine ripped through the brisk freezing air of Washington as it left the White House. Outside, the blanketing snow smoothed over all within eyesight, save for the streets, which were only traversable...
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    A Man Is Finished When He Quits - The Early Presidency of Richard M. Nixon

    Love the checkers fans, gotta remember to include him again at some point
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    A Man Is Finished When He Quits - The Early Presidency of Richard M. Nixon
    Threadmarks: Chapter 2: The Intermission

    Thursday, December 29th, 1960 Forest Lane, Washington D.C. Only twenty-one days were left before the Presidency and seven weeks had passed since the election. Since that victorious morning, Nixon had spent nearly every waking moment sitting with advisors, meeting with potential appointees...
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    A Man Is Finished When He Quits - The Early Presidency of Richard M. Nixon
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1: Part 4 - Concession

    Wednesday, November 9th, 1960 The Driskill Hotel, Austin, Texas “For those of you just now joining us…,” John Chancellor's voice came from the television speakers. “We again take you to the popular vote board, where for the first time we are placing the ‘V’ as we say in front of Vice President...
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    A Man Is Finished When He Quits - The Early Presidency of Richard M. Nixon
    Threadmarks: Official Election of 1960 Electoral Map

    - I present this timeline's official 1960 Electoral College map. 1. The electoral votes from Mississippi and Alabama, per OTL will go to Harry F. Byrd, but this would not have been known to Nixon on election night.
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    A Man Is Finished When He Quits - The Early Presidency of Richard M. Nixon
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1: Part 3 - It All Comes Down To California

    Chapter 1: Part 3 November 8th 1960 In Hyannis Port, the stress of the war room finally proved to be too much for Bobby. After the third unsuccessful try to reach Johnson on the line again, the anger forced him out of the door and into the yard. He took in a deep breath of the air, the salt...
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    A Man Is Finished When He Quits - The Early Presidency of Richard M. Nixon

    Great to see you back!, no hard feelings whatsoever. Hope you enjoyed the new update, I'm trying to stick mostly to prose this time around. It's more of a challenge for me to do it, but I think it is making it more engaging and potentially more publishable in the future. That being said, I'm...
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    A Man Is Finished When He Quits - The Early Presidency of Richard M. Nixon
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1: Part 2 - The Debate To End All Debates

    Chapter 1: Part 2 September 26th, 1960 WBBM-TV studios, Chicago, Illinois “He looks so much better than last week,” said Edward Rogers, Nixon’s public relation’s adviser. “We must have put nine to ten pounds back on him. Yes. Very good.” “It’s not too hard when you have Bob here schedule...
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    A Man Is Finished When He Quits - The Early Presidency of Richard M. Nixon
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1: Part 1

    *Chapter I* ‘Victory at Sea’ -Tuesday, November 8th, 1960- A hint of lime and tequila still lingered on the breath of the four men in the car as the white convertible made its return to Los Angeles. Tijuana was truly the last place any of them had expected a candidate for the Presidency of the...
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    A Man Is Finished When He Quits - The Early Presidency of Richard M. Nixon

    A Man Is Finished When He Quits -The Early Presidency of Richard Milhous Nixon-
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    A Man is Finished When He Quits - The Presidency of Richard M. Nixon (Redux)

    In somewhat related news, I've just discovered that yours truly has covid, so I might have a few free days to get the ball going if I stay relatively asymptomatic
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