Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: After 1900' started by President_Lincoln, Nov 29, 2017.
Do you really have to ask?
You’re good enough for this!
Agreed! Go for it, @President_Lincoln !
I don't know, this is a time line where Ed Brooke could theoretically do well. He's actually young enough he could run in '88.
He'd probably need Johnson to win in 72, then a successor in 76 (Johnson's health isn't great) against Reagan, showing conservatives can't win with the GOP, then that successor getting a second term and Brooke in 84. Alternatively, Bush could win in 72 and then Reagan makes some missteps and lose and 76 with conservatives going to the Democrats and Brooke in 84 or 88.
Slim chance but possible.
Wow ... honestly you just never fail to amaze me with your creativity and ideas, Mr. President! Just do the readership a favor ... and Make this a reality!
I wonder what Muhammad Ali is up to ITTL? Without being absent from the sport for several years due to dodging the draft (1), he probably is the undisputed king of boxing ITTL...
(1) One might disagree on this, but at least Ali was straightforward and honest as to why he refused to go to Vietnam, and was willing to take the punishment for it...
Ali not losing 3 years "might" butterfly away his Parkinsons as if he didn't get more or less banned from boxing he would have made enough money to retire at a much earlier age. By the end of his career in the OTL, he had been hit 200000 times which surely attributed to his later illness. One possible thing with MLK not dying is Ali could be convinced that the Nation of Islam does not have his best interests in mind and could split from them earlier which means that a large part of his money isn't lost to them. I could see Ali maybe even run for politics being convinced that now that the black community has the same rights as whites that someone will need to defend them and who better than the Louisville Lip.
(Sorry if this makes no sense to anyone I just finished work after 18 hours and tend to ramble on)
He might not be called Mohammed Ali in this tl because the Nation of Islam only let him in as a public member after he beat Liston in a close fight. Things could go very differently
Why not? Sounds interesting!
Love this idea, man.
Thank you, Historybuff!
Great idea - be interesting if the Rogers lived in an affluent neighbourhood (in New York maybe) at the start of the timeline, then see it going downhill during the 70/80's only for it to get yuppie-ifed and revived in the 90/2000's...?
Sorta like what happened to this House in Liverpool: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09l64y9
Have you read "That Wacky Redhead"?
Speaking of, what's Lucille Ball doing?
And did the Paramount deal happen? Looking back over the Timeline I cannot find any mention of the sale of Desilu to Gulf+Western/Paramount. I'd like to think Lucille Ball had the dream meeting with Carole Lombard that @Brainbin describes in That Wacky Redhead and didn't sell out to G+W - (not that this Timeline is that one obviously - Just look at the Presidents! ) just so we get better Star Trek and just for the butterflies...
Looking back at it, That Wacky Redhead was a bit of a Demwank. Not that Im complaining
Hows the ERA looking up to pass in the near future? I cant imagine the Democrats would support it at the moment, as it seems Johnson has taken over the party. But Bush's Republicans dont seem to be going in that direction either, if only to appease the Right faction
Would Johnson necessarily oppose it? His whole platform is "bigotry is a tool the fat cats use to keep the little guy down". He has a strong reason to support antidiscrimination measures.
Wouldn't this depend on what rights Jumbo has to get some air post-ERA?
(Why can't I sleep?!?)
Did Nat King Cole still die in 1965?
Is Fred Hampton dead?
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