King wanted a good ending for his novel. He was not worried about the standards of ASB. If JFK survived I think Wallace would have run in 1968 but would have done as well as he did OTL.
The book is ASB.
Is the story of a guy,Jake Epping, a high-school English teacher from Maine. Jake travels through a time portal to 1958, intending to stop Oswald from shooting JFK .
The story takes place almost entirely in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The narrative tracks Oswald's movements leading up to the Dallas shooting.
Epping has succeeded,and Kennedy lives.
But when come back in 2011 he found a dystopic present.
Now,the part really ASB is this:
San Francisco is destroyed from a catastrophic earthquake,
Because in 1999 a nuclear central in USA is exploded and have caused some type of modification in the Earth's crust.
Reading a book of history Epping found that JFK have win with strict margin on Goldwater in 64, in 65 not have send American troops in Vietnam,but have only attempted to defend the city of Saigon (in west Berlin style),and have lost Saigon (and all south Vietnam) in 1967.
Not has succeeded to achieve a civil rights legislation,but as result of a
interviews,in 1965-66, in which blame the egoism of white peoples, erupted racial riots in all American cities.
So in 1968, George Wallace become President (with Curtis LeMay like Vice),and President Wallace drop atomic bombs on Hanoi.
From this point,and sincerly do not understand why,the world go crazy in a more and more dystopic future.
Atomic war from India and Pakistan,terrorism in USA,any type of crisis,even the Beatles come back together in 80s,but are killed during a concert.
At the end we have some nuclear incidents.
So Epping come back in 63 and stop himself from saving Kennedy