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  1. Make Ross Perot be Bush's running mate

    I know that Ross Perot was different candidate compared to Clinton or Bush in '92 election and his voters were most likely to vote for Clinton as they were to Bush. But what is most realistic way can we have H.W. Bush replacing Dan Quayle with Ross Perot as V.P. around May-June 1992 when Perot...
  2. What if Saddam takes it further or gets peace?

    I read that, during the Gulf War, Saddam Hussein deployed about 100,000 troops for the initial invasion of Kuwait and an additional 600,000 troops in the following weeks/months (about 700,000 troops in total!). It seems like that would have made Iraq the fourth strongest military in the world...
  3. Gillan1220

    Photos from No W-An Alternate 2000s TL

    So with consultation from @Arthur Marston, I thought it would be interesting to do a visual photo thread for the dystopian scenario of No W written by @Lost Freeway (who unfortunately was banned in September 2017) similar to the photo threads for World War Z, 1983: Doomsday, Fatherland, and Man...
  4. kasumigenx

    DBWI: Bush is the republican nominee in 2000, not MCCain

    How would the Spanish Ambassador under the Mccain administrator, George W. Bush handle America as the President or would he win the elections if he is the nominee in the year 2000 instead of Mccain?
  5. If the Democrats Win in 1988, Does Perot Run in 1992?

    Suppose that a Democrat is elected President in 1988. (It doesn't have to be Dukakis. It could be Gore, Gephardt, and anyone else who failed in the primaries or didn't run IOTL). Does Ross Perot still run for President in 1992 (or 1996 for that matter)? If so, does he run as an independent or as...
  6. Which Losing Presidential Nominee Would've Made the Best President?

    In this poll, you're provided with losing candidates from 1900 to 2012 who were nominated by the two major American political parties but never became President. Candidates who did at one point lose but then came back to win, such as Richard Nixon, or candidates who won once but lost a second...
  7. DBWI: Who Was the Best Post-Cold War President?

    Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, America has had five Presidents: 41. George H.W. Bush (1989-1993), R-TX 42. Mario Cuomo (1993-2001), D-NY 43. Al Gore (2001-2005), D-TN 44. John McCain (2005-2013), R-AZ 45. Barack Obama (Since 2013), D-IL In your opinion, which one was the best and why?
  8. Which Democrat Would've Been the Strongest Presidential Candidate in 1988?

    The 1988 election is infamous in American politics. Despite an early 17% lead Michael Dukakis lost in a landslide to George H.W. Bush. Dukakis' defeat badly demoralized Democrats and discredited liberalism for decades. In your opinion, which Democrat besides Dukakis would've made the strongest...
  9. WI: The Bushes Stay in New England

    In 1948, a young George HW Bush had just graduated from Yale and he needed a way to make a living. His uncle offered him a job at a prominent Wall St firm, which would've allowed Bush's family to remain in Connecticut while he worked in NYC. But instead Bush decided to relocate Texas and try his...
  10. DBWI: Jeb Bush Moves to Florida

    In OTL Jeb Bush considered moving to Florida in 1980 in order to help build a network for his father's presidential campaign. Yet instead he decided to stay in Texas where he formed a political career of his own. After losing his first election to State Treasurer Ann Richards in 1986, Bush make...
  11. What it Takes: The Hart Years

    INTRODUCTION “I make this race because I love my country and I want America to do better and move forward.” Hart looked out across the crowd of excited onlookers assembled at the Red Rocks amphitheater. These were his people; a collection of paid staff, volunteers, and...
  12. 2004 GOP Primaries if Gore Had Beaten Bush

    The POD is Gore picks Florida Senator Bob Graham as his running mate instead of Joe Lieberman, and Graham's presence on the ticket allows Gore to win a clear majority in Florida and therefore the election. Flash forward to 2004. Gore is running for re-election and the Republicans are eager to...
  13. DBWI: Bill Clinton became president?

    What if Bill Clinton won the 1992 election? What if his sex scandals were revealed later, or weren't revealed at all? What if Ross Perot decided to run four years earlier instead of waiting until 1996? Also, Would he have had as much success in 1992 as he did in 1996? Bush's victory over Clinton...
  14. The_Russian

    What if George HW Bush won the 1992 election?

    What if things go just right for Bush, and he wins 1992 in a landslide? Let’s say Perot waits until 1996, the Dems nominate someone weak (or Clinton is caught with his pants down in late October/early November), and he is able to keep his approval ratings up. Who in 1996? If the economy still...
  15. WI: No Persian Gulf War

    The Persian Gulf War was a huge military success for the United States, a quick and easy victory that achieved America's strategic goals without bringer down into a protracted quagmire like Vietnam or Afghanistan. However, in the long term this set the stage for the disastrous Iraq War in 2003...
  16. WI: George W. Bush is Selected as MLB Commissioner in 1992

    In 1992, three years after buying the Texas Rangers, George W. Bush set his sights on becoming Commissioner of Major League Baseball. Bush discussed the job with outgoing Commissioner Fay Vincent, a friend of the Bush's, and he almost got the position. However, he was passed over in favor of Bud...
  17. The_Russian

    DBWI: McCain looses 2000?

    So the 43rd President of the United States has recently Passed away. This brings up the question. What if President McCain didn't win the 2000 presidential election? What if instead Bush or Gore won? How history change? Would the Iraq war still happen with a president Bush or Gore? How would a...
  18. Sevarics

    WI: Hillary Rodham Bush

    Basically, what if Hillary Rodham had met George W Bush while she was campaigning for Rockefeller and they hit it off and started dating before eventually marrying. In this scenario, she moves down to Texas instead of Arkansas. How would a Hillary Rodham - George W Bush marriage impact their...
  19. AHC: Have George W. Bush become president before George H. W. Bush

    As per the title, have Bush the younger become president before Bush the elder.
  20. How could the 2008 Recession be delayed?

    So yeah, here's an interesting question. How could the 2008 recession be delayed? Like, as an example, if Kerry won in 2008, could he reverse the tax cuts or do something to delay the 2008 recession? I'm curious since the when of the recession occuring would have differing political...
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