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  1. MountainPuncher

    What if LBJ won the 1941 Texas Senate Election?

    In 1941, Lyndon Baines Johnson ran against Pappy O'Daniel for the Democratic seat in Texas after the passing of Morris Shepherd, only to lose to him by narrow margin. But what if LBJ managed to win the election instead of O'Daniel?, How could this change his political career? Discuss.
  2. 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?
  3. Bomster

    WI: Lyndon B. Johnson doesn’t drop out in 1968

    So let’s say that, for whatever reason, no Anti-War candidate emerges for the New Hampshire primary. President LBJ cruises to victory, and becomes the 1968 Democratic nominee against Nixon. Does he win? Would he perform better than Humphrey, or worse?
  4. Tainan Kokutai Shoots Down LBJ

    9 June 1942 and two VIPs from Washington, Commander Lyndon Johnson and Colonel Francis Stevens, are slated to accompany a ten ship formation of 22nd Bombardment Group B-26 Marauders and their Airacobra escorts on a 'fact finding' bombing mission to Lae - General Marshall wants them to provide...
  5. 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...
  6. How would an alternate 1960 presidential election of VP William Knowland vs Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Baines Johnson and the aftermath look like?

    I’m curious because i feel like alternate 1960 presidential candidates is under explored/talked about and an election between these two in 1960 seems really interesting but I’m not very knowledgeable of what the political environment was like to have a solid idea on what a presidential race...
  7. AHC: With a PoD no earlier than November 9, 1966, Have LBJ Win 1968

    Since the passage of the 22nd Amendment, all presidents eligible for reelection have sought it and been renominated by their party. Some won, some lost. The sole exception is Lyndon B. Johnson in 1968, who very well could have won renomination (though certainly not without a considerable uphill...
  8. Bomster

    Lyndon B. Johnson chooses Eugene McCarthy to be his running mate?

    When it came time to pick a running mate in 1964, Lyndon B. Johnson‘s two most likely picks were both of the Senators from Minnesota: Hubert H. Humphrey and Eugene McCarthy. Johnson needed a liberal northerner to balance the ticket (who wasn’t Bobby Kennedy) and these two were who he apparently...
  9. Bomster

    What could motivate Robert F. Kennedy to decide to run for President in 1967?

    In my opinion, Robert F. Kennedy was destined to run for President in 1968, as he did IOTL. The combination of Vietnam, urban decay, and Kennedy’s own disapproval of President Johnson, make his entry inevitable. However, IOTL Kennedy dragged his feet on the decision. He, as well as several...
  10. Bomster

    WI: Robert F. Kennedy runs for president earlier?

    Many years ago I read a few biographies on Robert F. Kennedy. In September 1967, prominent political activist Allard Lowenstein was trying to draft someone to run as the anti-war candidate against President Johnson in the 1968 Democratic primaries. His first choice was Robert F. Kennedy, and he...
  11. LBJ stays in the Senate?

    Suppose that Lyndon Johnson, assuming he fails to win the Democratic presidential nomination in 1960 just like IOTL, remembers John Nance Garner's words about the vice presidency not being worth "a bucket of warm piss", and so he decides to stay in the Senate rather than be the running mate to...
  12. ComradeLenin22

    Madam 37'

    Madam 37' Presidency of Margaret Chase Smith "A DAY THAT WILL LIVE IN INFAMY" November 22nd, 1963 President John F. Kennedy arrived in Dallas, Texas for seemingly a normal motorcade through the downtown streets and along his way to Dallas Market Center for a luncheon with civic and...
  13. United States President

    John Wayne for President '68
    Threadmarks: John Wayne for President Pt. 1

    Introduction I've had this scenario written up for a long while now. I had learned a few years back that John Wayne was asked to run by Texas Republican Party backers. He refused because he felt American voters wouldn't buy an actor running for office. And since Ronald Reagan is a thing, I...
  14. Thought experiement: What if LBJ went into the news business instead of politics?

    This is my first post here but the idea has been burning a hole in my pocket and I’d like to discuss it with anyone who has thoughts. Now you can interpret the above question however you want. I think that's what makes it a thought provoking one because there are so many avenues to explore. My...
  15. Birds of War and Birds of Peace: A Tale of the Vietnam War and Beyond.
    Threadmarks: THE HAWK, Part I

    Part I: The Hawk August 1964, Washington D.C: Lyndon Johnson was not a man for deep and introspective thought. He noticed the problems at hand, and acted against them with brutality and efficiency. Whether it was wrangling support for a bill when he was Senate Minority Leader, working...
  16. WI: LBJ Duck Hooks Vietnam excluding the nuclear weapons and invades Ho Chi Minh Trail in 1964-65

    For context (got from Wikipedia) operation duck hook was a plan the nixon administration had thought of to end Vietnam which involved possible-nuclear bombing of military and economic targets in and around Hanoi, the mining of Haiphong harbor and other ports, saturation bombing of Hanoi and...
  17. Strong Voting Rights Act passed in 1961

    Let's say a strong voting rights act is passed by Kennedy or LBJ (because of early Kennedy killing) in 1961. How much of the political landscape does that change particularly in the south? Would the dixiecrats be able to use the threat of going third party or party switching since the black vote...
  18. JFK killed in 1960 instead of 1964

    Jeff Greenfield wrote a great book about some potential alternate histories and one was about if in 1960 a few weeks after winning the presidency Richard Pavlick who in real life almost killed president-elect Kennedy in a suicide bombing actually decided to go through with it and succeed. But...
  19. LBJ runs and wins in 1968?

    What if LBJ had won the 1968 presidential election? Perhaps verging on the ASB, but not entirely impossible My question is what would LBJ do in a third term? Equally, given that in OTL he died of a heart attack two days after the end of the 1969-73 presidential term, its highly likely that...
  20. Bomster

    WI: JFK picks Walter Reuther to be his running mate

    IOTL, Democratic candidate John F. Kennedy went against his brother's advice and picked a southerner, Lyndon B. Johnson, to be his running mate. However, Bobby Kennedy wanted his brother to pick a labor-friendly liberal, namely Walter Reuther. What if Kennedy listened to his brother's advice and...
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