Blue Skies in Camelot: An Alternate 60's and Beyond

Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: After 1900' started by President_Lincoln, Nov 29, 2017.

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  1. historybuff Well-Known Member

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    Interesting field so far. If I were a Democratic voter in this TL, I'd go for either Sanford or Udall.
     
  2. President_Lincoln The Great Emancipator

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    Thank you, historybuff! :D Mo Udall is a character I've been excited to get to for some time in Blue Skies. His Lincoln-esque qualities, sense of humor, and progressive policies have always made him a favorite of mine. Even if he fails to get the nod ITTL (which I'm not saying that he will!) , I wanted to at least give him a good run. :)
     
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    RIP, LBJ; you had a good run ITTL (and IOTL, until Vietnam). And those last words are so in character for him...

    Good field so far; wonder who'll win (I like Udall and Bentsen, myself; I could see that as the final Democratic ticket)…

    "Born to Run" was a song sung by Bruce Springsteen and released in August of 1975, so congrats for continuing the pattern, @President_Lincoln (wonder how SNL fares ITTL)...
     
  4. President_Lincoln The Great Emancipator

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    Thank you, Unknown! :D I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the update and the introduction to the candidates. :) Udall/Bentsen is a strong ticket methinks as well, and I'd be very interested to see how they could fare against Bush/Reagan. Only time will tell if that ends up being the case, of course... Also thrilled to hear that the streak lives as well. Just like I needed to have a chapter be named after a Townes Van Zandt song for @AeroTheZealousOne, I knew I wanted a Springsteen chapter for myself too.
     
  5. President Earl Warren Well-Known Member

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    Great update glad to see you taking some of my ideas. Sad to see Jackson not run (I’m sure Kerry is sadder), Mills seems to be trying to run the Bill Clinton campagin but how it will work with a older man like him and with his corruption scandals, probably not that great. Bentsen right now needs to punch out the campaigns of Mills and Sanford to build a southern fire wall and then move North. Could score a big win in Iowa to get himself on the map too (he has exceedingly good credentials for it, what with the Evangelicals and Farmers being a big voting base up there).
     
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  6. President_Lincoln The Great Emancipator

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    Thank you for the great ideas to use, Mr. President! :) You lay out a solid campaign strategy for Bentsen here, he'll definitely need to corner the South if he wants to secure a path to the nomination. Early primary wins will also help to build momentum, which will be essential to winning the whole thing.
     
  7. Alpha-King98760 Aku's most favorite assassin, babe!

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    Udall! Udall!! :D
     
  8. President_Lincoln The Great Emancipator

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    A man after my own heart! ;)

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  9. AeroTheZealousOne Hey! Wait! I've got a new complaint!

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    Woah. Woah. Apparently I missed the entirety of this chapter. *goes back to read*

    Rest in peace, LBJ. You've had a good run here, and my opinion of you ITTL is considerably brighter, especially since Vietnam wasn't on you.


    Makes two of us, @President_Lincoln.

    The one and only playlist has been updated to reflect the newest addition to the story of Blue Skies in Camelot. And Springsteen being added only makes sense, naturally. I just requested it for you, mainly, especially since I know you enjoy your outlaw country, and for you not to have named at least one chapter after Townes Van Zandt sounded to me like something you wouldn't do at some point or another. :p

    John Glenn '76 (as I'm a biased Ohioan), although I'll be pretty happy with another term for George Bush at this point too. I also like Udall... Damn, you're making this difficult!
     
  10. Alpha-King98760 Aku's most favorite assassin, babe!

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    Thanks. Though if Udall does become the Democratic presidential candidate, then I’m going to have one hell of a hard time choosing between him & President Bush.
     
  11. President_Lincoln The Great Emancipator

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    Thank you very much, @AeroTheZealousOne! :D I'm thrilled to hear that '76 is shaping up to be a race where it is difficult to pick a favorite candidate. ;) I can't tell you how grateful I am for the playlist. Listening to it has been so great while I plow through these last few weeks of finals. You sir, are a lifesaver!

    You and me both, partner; you and me both. :) Imagine that, a race where you can't tell which candidate you want to win because they're both so... good (or at least, very capable and qualified). ;)
     
  12. Kaiser Julius Well-Known Member

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    So did McCarthy drop out or why isn't he polling? Also have you read Give Peace A Chance?
     
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  13. Kaiser Julius Well-Known Member

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    I've never seen a Mills presidential campaign before.
     
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  14. Thomas Wilkins Banned

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    A lot of Democrats I have never even heard of before. Suprisining LBJ lasted a 2 years more than OTL, tough bastard.
     
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  15. Kennedy Forever Well-Known Member

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    Hey Mr President. Sorry for not responding sooner. Sad about LBJ's death. He will certainly be remembered. A lot of Democrats running for President. The field is certainly wide open.
     
  16. John Spangler A man of wealth and taste

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    Man, politics really is a mess. So many people competing for a nomination! If I had to choose one of them, I'd pick John Glenn, 'cause I like astronauts. Mo Udall seems cool too, though. Like JFK says at the end of the chapter, he's someone we should keep an eye on.
     
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  17. QTXAdsy That Fifer

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    Another good update. Did you get my PM message by chance? Hoping to update my supplement soon. :)
     
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  18. President Earl Warren Well-Known Member

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    Also Looking forward to the 76 reps, possibly one of my favorite parts of this tl
     
  19. Kaiser Julius Well-Known Member

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    seeing as how we have Governor Bentsen, I guess it's time for Senator Dolph Briscoe.
     
  20. Pokemon Master What's it to you?

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    does anyone agree Dolph Briscoe is a badass name?
     
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