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  1. Prospects for President Rockefeller in 1975?

    In September 1975 Gerald Ford survived two assassination attempts. During a September 5th visit to Sacaremento, Squeaky Fromme (a Manson family member) attempted to fire a gun at Ford, but thankfully no bullet was in the chamber. Likewise, during a September 22nd visit to San Francisco, Sara...
  2. How Close was the 1980 Presidential Election Really?

    Obviously, OTL's 1980 ended in a blow-out, with Reagan beating Carter by ten points in the national popular vote. From what I have seen on this forum, most here seem to agree that a Carter victory would have been very difficult, especially if the POD is restricted to a year or less before...
  3. Ireland After a Nuclear Exchange

    As the title implies, how would the Republic of Ireland fair during a full-scale nuclear exchange between NATO and the Warsaw Pact? As a Neutral Western European State with a small military and non-aligned foreign policy, to what extent would it be impacted? For the sake of discussion, assume...
  4. 1993 WTC Bombing succeeds: Effects on 1990s US Politics?

    On February 26, 1993 a plot by a group of Islamic terrorists to destroy the World Trade Centre with a nitrate bomb failed to go as planned, with the resulting explosion (thankfully) coming short of bringing down the North Tower of the WTC. However, in the tragic event that the plot had...
  5. A Carter Victory in 1980: What Does His Second Term and America's Future Look Like?

    Assume that due to a combination of butterflies Ted Kennedy decides not to Primary Carter in 1980, and further, Operation Eagle Claw is a success. Additionally, assume Carter runs a better campaign and successfully manages to portray Reagan as an extremist, which in tandem with several gaffes...
  6. WI: Brown Avoids Jackson Gaffe in 1992?

    In 1992 Jerry Brown and Bill Clinton were engaged in a fierce competition for the Democratic Nomination. Prior to the primaries in New York and Wisconsin, Brown was leading in polls for both states, but during a speech before New York's Jewish community made the fatal error of stating that he...
  7. WI: Reagan Loses the NC Primary in 1976?

    In the 1976 Republican presidential primaries Ronald Reagan's campaign was nearly undone by a string of early losses that was not reversed until his victory in the North Carolina Primary. When browsing wikipedia I recently came across this quote from Craig Shirley: "Had Reagan lost North...
  8. What if Nixon is Caught Sabotaging Peace Negotiations?

    In the last weeks of the 1968 Presidential Election, Nixon's lead in national polls was rapidly slipping. By the final weekend of the campaign the Johnson administration was on the verge of a major breakthrough in terms forging an agreement with the North Vietnamese and thus "ending" the war in...
  9. How Would a President Romney Be Fairing?

    Over the course of the last several months I have found myself pondering a number of "What Ifs?" in regards to last year's presidential election. Seeing as we are now more than half-a-year into President Obama's second term, I thought it would be appropriate to ask one of the most obvious...
  10. WI?: FDR Assassinated By Zangara

    In OTL Franklin Delano Roosevelt was one of the most influential presidents in American history. As POTUS, his New Deal policies had a tremendous influence on the Progressive movement, and his leadership during the instability of the Great Depression and Second World War had a decisive impact on...
  11. WI: JFK Assassinated by Pavlick in 1960

    On December 11, 1960, then President Elect John F. Kennedy came close to assassination when Richard Pavlick, an anti-Catholic religious fanatic, parked his dynamite rigged car outside the Kennedy residence in Palm Beach, Florida. Though he planned to detonate his explosives as Kennedy left for...
  12. WI: Frank Church Wins the Democratic Nomination in 1976?

    In March of 1976 Idaho Senator Frank Church announced his candidacy for the Democratic Nomination as part of the "Anything But Carter Movement." Despite a late start, he managed to pull off victories in the primaries of Nebraska, Oregon and Montana as well as in his home state. After some...
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