List of Alternate Presidents and PMs II

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POD is that Bobby Kennedy is never shot, however Humphrey still wins the primary

37(first term): Richard Nixon/Spiro Agnew(January 20 1969-January 20 1973)
-Election of 1972: Richard Nixon/Spiro Agnew(Republican) vs Robert F Kennedy/George McGovern(Democrat)
37(second term): Richard Nixon(January 20 1973-August 9 1974)/Spiro Agnew(January 20 1973-October 10 1973), Gerald Ford(December 6 1973-August 9 1974)
38(first term): Gerald Ford(August 9 1974-January 20 1976)/George HW Bush(December 19 1974-January 20 1977)
-Election of 1976: Ronald Reagan/Richard Schweiker(Republican) vs Robert F Kennedy/Jimmy Carter(Democrat)
39(first term): Robert F Kennedy/Jimmy Carter(January 20 1977-January 20 1981)
-Election of 1980: Robert F Kennedy/Jimmy Carter(Democrat) vs Ronald Reagan/Howard Baker(Republican)
40(first term): Ronald Reagan/Howard Baker(January 20 1981-January 20 1985)
-Election of 1984: Ronald Reagan/Howard Baker(Republican) vs Llyod Bentsen/Jesse Jackson(Democrat)
40(second term): Ronald Reagan/Howard Baker(January 20 1981-January 20 1989)
-Election of 1988: Paul Laxalt/Lamar Alexander(Republican) vs Gary Hart/Joe Biden(Democrat)
41(first term): Gary Hart/Joe Biden(January 20 1989-January 20 1993)
-Election of 1992: Gary Hart/Joe Biden(Democrat) vs Bob Dole/Jack Kemp(Republican)
41(second term): Gary Hart/Joe Biden(January 20 1993-January 20 1997)

The 1972, 1980 and 1984 elections are much closer than they were IOTL.

Abridged list
  • 35: John F Kennedy**/Lyndon B Johnson(1961-1963)
  • 36: Lyndon B Johnson(1963-1969)/Hubert Humphrey(1965-1969)
  • 37: Richard Nixon(1969-1974)/Spiro Agnew(1969-1973), Gerald Ford(1973-1974)
  • 38: Gerald Ford/George HW Bush(1974-1977)
  • 39: Robert Kennedy/Jimmy Carter(1977-1981)
  • 40: Ronald Reagan/Howard Baker(1981-1989)
  • 41: Gary Hart/Joe Biden(1989-1997)
 
John McCain as William Howard Taft:

43. George W. Bush (Republican - Texas) January 20th, 2001 - January 20th, 2009| Vice President: John McCain
Elections and Defeated Tickets:

  • 2000: Al Gore (Democratic - Tennessee)/Bob Graham (Democratic - Florida)
  • 2004: John Kerry (Democratic - Massachusetts)/Lee H. Hamilton (Democratic - Indiana)
44. John McCain (Republican - Arizona) January 20th, 2009 - January 20th, 2013| Vice President: Tom Ridge
Election and Defeated Ticket:

  • 2008: Al Gore (Democratic - Tennessee)/Dick Gephardt (Democratic - Missouri)
45. Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic - New York) January 20th, 2013 - January 20th, 2021| Vice President: Evan Bayh
Elections and Defeated Tickets:

  • 2012: Jeb Bush (Jeb!! - Florida)/Bill Frist (Jeb! - Tennessee), John McCain (Republican - Arizona)/Tom Ridge (Republican - Pennsylvania), Bernie Sanders (Green - Vermont)/Jeff Merkley (Green - Oregon)
  • 2016: Mitt Romney (Republican - Utah)/John Thune
46. Donald Trump (Republican - New York) January 20th, 2021 - March 4th, 2023| Vice President: Mike Pence
Election and Defeated Ticket:

  • 2020: Elizabeth Warren (Democratic - Massachusetts)/Beto O'Rourke (Democratic - Texas)
Ah yes, the Jeb! Party. I know who I am voting for!
 
What if George Herbert Walker Bush had been re-elected in 1992?

41: George H W Bush/Dan Quayle (20th January 1989-20th January 1997)
Presidential Elections Won:
  • 1988: Michael Dukakis/Lloyd Bentsen (D)
  • 1992: Bill Clinton/Al Gore (D), Ross Perot/James B Stockdale (I)
42: Bill Bradley/Paul Wellstone (20th January 1997-20th January 2005)
Presidential Elections Won:
  • 1996: Dan Quayle/Jack Kemp (R), Ross Perot/Pat Choate (Reform)
  • 2000: John McCain/James Baker (R)
43: George W Bush/Dick Cheney (20th January 2005-January 2009)
Presidential Elections Won:

  • 2004: Paul Wellstone/Howard Dean (D)
44: John Kerry/John Edwards (January 20th 2009-January 2017)
Presidential Elections Won:
  • 2008: George W Bush/Dick Cheney (R)
  • 2012: Rick Santorum/Wayne Allard (R)
45: Elizabeth Warren/Barack Obama (20th January 2017-20th January 2021)
Presidential Elections Won:
  • 2016: Ted Cruz/Mitch McConnell (R)
46: Rand Paul/Tom Cotton (20th January 2021-Present)
Presidential Elections Won:
  • 2020: Elizabeth Warren/Barack Obama (D)
 
A Third Cup Of Coffee

26(second term): Theodore Roosevelt/Charles W Fairbanks(March 4 1905-March 4 1909)
-Election of 1908: Theodore Roosevelt/Curtis Guild Jr(Republican) vs George Clay/John W Kern(Democrat)
26(third term): Theodore Roosevelt/Curtis Guild Jr(March 4 1909-March 4 1913)
-Election of 1912: Elihu Root/Alben B Cummings(Republican) vs Champ Clark/Oscar Underwood(Democrat)
27(first term): Champ Clark/Oscar Underwood(March 4 1913-March 3 1917)
-Election of 1916: Champ Clark/Oscar Underwood(Democrat) vs Robert La Follette/Warren G Harding(Republican)
28(first term): Robert La Follette/Warren G Harding(March 4 1917-March 4 1921)
-Election of 1920: Robert La Follette/Warren G Harding(Republican) vs Alexander Mitchell Palmer/John W Davis(Democrat)
28(second term): Robert La Follette/Warren G Harding(March 4 1921-March 4 1925)
-Election of 1924: Miles Poindexter/Herbert Hoover(Republican) vs John W Davis/George Berry(Democrat)
29(first term): John W Davis/George Berry(March 4 1925-March 4 1929)
-Election of 1928: John W Davis/Bennett Clark(Democrat) vs William Borah/Herman Ekern(Republican)
29(second term): John W Davis/Bennett Clark(March 4 1929-March 4 1933)
-Election of 1932: Albert Ritchie/Melvin Alvah Traylor(Democrat) vs Theodore Roosevelt Jr/James Wolcott Wadsworth
30(first term): Theodore Roosevelt Jr/James Wolcott Wadsworth(March 4 1933-January 20 1937)
-Election of 1936: Theodore Roosevelt Jr/James Wolcott Wadsworth(Republican) vs Franklin D Roosevelt/George White(Democrat)
30(second term): Theodore Roosevelt Jr/James Wolcott Wadsworth(January 20 1937-January 20 1941)

Abridged list
  • 26: Theodore Roosevelt(1901-1913)/Charles W Fairbanks(1905-1909), Curtis Guild Jr(1909-1913)
  • 27: Champ Clark/Oscar Underwood(1913-1917)
  • 28: Robert La Follette/Warren G Harding(1917-1925)
  • 29: John W Davis(1925-1933)/George Berry(1925-1929), Bennett Clark(1929-1933)
  • 30: Theodore Roosevelt Jr/James Wolcott Wadsworth(1933-1941)
 
The more things change...

This is a TL that I've been playing around with. I'd love to hear what the community think potential PODs might be...
I'm new to the forum and happy to take on any suggestions/comments

List of post-war presidents of the U.S.A. / U.S.N.A.

(taken from en.m.realpedia.aca under Creative Commons Contract 0)

33. Harry S. Truman, 1884 - 1972 (Lived: 88 years)
Presidency: April 16, 1945 - January 20, 1953
Prior Office: 34th Vice-President of the United States
Party: Democratic
Elections Won: 1948
Vice President: Office Vacant (1945 - 1949)
Alben W. Barkley (1949 - 1953)

34. Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1890 - 1969 (Lived: 78 years)
Presidency: January 20, 1953 - January 20, 1961
Prior Office: Supreme Allied Commander Europe (1949 - 1952) No prior elected office
Party: Republican
Elections Won: 1952, 1956
Vice President: Richard Nixon

35. Richard Nixon, 1913 - 1965 (Lived: 52 years)
Presidency: January 20, 1961 - August 9, 1965
Prior Office: 36th Vice-President of the United States
Party: Republican
Elections Won: 1960, 1964
Vice President: Winthrop Rockefeller

36. Winthrop Rockefeller, 1912 - 1973 (Lived: 60 years)
Presidency: August 9, 1965 - January 20, 1969
Prior Office: 37th Vice-President of the United States
Party: Republican
Elections Won: --
Vice President: Office Vacant (1965 - 1966)
Henry Cabot Lodge Jr, (1966 - 1969)

37. Hubert H. Humphrey, 1911 - 1978 (Lived: 67 years)
Presidency: January 20, 1969 - January 20, 1977
Prior Office: U.S. Senator from Minnesota (1949 - 1969)
Party: Democratic
Elections Won: 1968, 1972
Vice President: Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jr.

38. George Romney, 1907 - 1993 (Lived: 86 years)
Presidency: January 20, 1977 - January 20, 1981
Prior Office: 11th Governor of Utah (1965 - 1977)
Party: Reform-Rublican
Elections Won: 1976
Vice President: John B. Anderson

39. Eddy Brown, 1938 - (Age: 81)
Presidency: January 20, 1981 - January 20, 1989
Prior Office: 34th Governor of California (1975 - 1980)
Party: Democratic
Elections Won: 1980, 1984
Vice President: Ed Kennedy

40. Donald J. Trump, 1946 - (Age: 73)
Presidency: January 20, 1989 - January 20, 1993
Prior Office: Secretary of Housing (1981 - 1985)
Party: Democratic Coalition
Elections Won: 1988
Vice President: Geraldine Anne "Gerry" Ferraro

41. Ronald Reagan, 1911 - 2004 (Lived: 93 years)
Presidency: January 20, 1993 - January 20, 2001
Prior Office: 33rd & 36th Governor of California (1967 - 1975 & 1983 - 1991)
Party: Reform
Elections Won: 1992, 1996
Vice President: Dan Quayle (1993 - 1997)
John Glenn (1997 - 2001)

42. Colin Powell, 1937 - (Age: 82)
Presidency: January 20, 2001 - January 20, 2009
Prior Office: U.S. Ambassador to Quebec (1993 - 1998)
Party: Democratic Coalition / Coalición Democrática
Elections Won: 2000, 2004
Vice President: Dorothy “Ann” Richards (2001 - 2006)
Sila María Calderón Serra (2006 - 2009)

43. Mitt Romney, 1947 - (Age: 72)
Presidency: January 20, 2009 - January 20, 2017
Prior Office: 3rd Governor of Chihuahua (1998 - 2004)
Party: Reform
Elections Won: 2008, 2012
Vice President: Vicente Fox Quesada

44. Andrés Manuel López Obrador, 1953 - (Age: 65)
Presidency: January 20, 2017 - Incumbent
Prior Office: Director of the Southern Regeneration Taskforce
Party: Coalición Democrática / Democratic Coalition
Elections Won: 2016
Vice President: Condoleezza Rice
 
OTL Presidents, but sorted according to their age

1973 - 1981: Ronald Reagan (b. 1911)
1981 - 1982: Richard Nixon (b. 1913, Jan.)*
1982 - 1985: Gerald Ford (b. 1913, July)

1985 - 1993: John F. Kennedy (b. 1917)
1993 - 1997: George H.W. Bush (b. 1924, June)
1997 - 2005: Jimmy Carter (b. 1924, Oct.)
2005 - 2009: Donald Trump (b. 1946, June)
2009 - 2013: George W. Bush (b. 1946, July)
2013 - 2018: Bill Clinton (b. 1946, Aug.)**
2018 - : Barack Obama (b. 1961)

*resigned when his criminal activities were exposed
**resigned because of sexual misconduct allegations

My question: What happened from 1960 to 1973?
 
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The more things change...

This is a TL that I've been playing around with. I'd love to hear what the community think potential PODs might be...
I'm new to the forum and happy to take on any suggestions/comments

List of post-war presidents of the U.S.A. / U.S.N.A.

(taken from en.m.realpedia.aca under Creative Commons Contract 0)

33. Harry S. Truman, 1884 - 1972 (Lived: 88 years)
Presidency: April 16, 1945 - January 20, 1953
Prior Office: 34th Vice-President of the United States
Party: Democratic
Elections Won: 1948
Vice President: Office Vacant (1945 - 1949)
Alben W. Barkley (1949 - 1953)

34. Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1890 - 1969 (Lived: 78 years)
Presidency: January 20, 1953 - January 20, 1961
Prior Office: Supreme Allied Commander Europe (1949 - 1952) No prior elected office
Party: Republican
Elections Won: 1952, 1956
Vice President: Richard Nixon

35. Richard Nixon, 1913 - 1965 (Lived: 52 years)
Presidency: January 20, 1961 - August 9, 1965
Prior Office: 36th Vice-President of the United States
Party: Republican
Elections Won: 1960, 1964
Vice President: Winthrop Rockefeller

36. Winthrop Rockefeller, 1912 - 1973 (Lived: 60 years)
Presidency: August 9, 1965 - January 20, 1969
Prior Office: 37th Vice-President of the United States
Party: Republican
Elections Won: --
Vice President: Office Vacant (1965 - 1966)
Henry Cabot Lodge Jr, (1966 - 1969)

37. Hubert H. Humphrey, 1911 - 1978 (Lived: 67 years)
Presidency: January 20, 1969 - January 20, 1977
Prior Office: U.S. Senator from Minnesota (1949 - 1969)
Party: Democratic
Elections Won: 1968, 1972
Vice President: Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jr.

38. George Romney, 1907 - 1993 (Lived: 86 years)
Presidency: January 20, 1977 - January 20, 1981
Prior Office: 11th Governor of Utah (1965 - 1977)
Party: Reform-Rublican
Elections Won: 1976
Vice President: John B. Anderson

39. Eddy Brown, 1938 - (Age: 81)
Presidency: January 20, 1981 - January 20, 1989
Prior Office: 34th Governor of California (1975 - 1980)
Party: Democratic
Elections Won: 1980, 1984
Vice President: Ed Kennedy

40. Donald J. Trump, 1946 - (Age: 73)
Presidency: January 20, 1989 - January 20, 1993
Prior Office: Secretary of Housing (1981 - 1985)
Party: Democratic Coalition
Elections Won: 1988
Vice President: Geraldine Anne "Gerry" Ferraro

41. Ronald Reagan, 1911 - 2004 (Lived: 93 years)
Presidency: January 20, 1993 - January 20, 2001
Prior Office: 33rd & 36th Governor of California (1967 - 1975 & 1983 - 1991)
Party: Reform
Elections Won: 1992, 1996
Vice President: Dan Quayle (1993 - 1997)
John Glenn (1997 - 2001)

42. Colin Powell, 1937 - (Age: 82)
Presidency: January 20, 2001 - January 20, 2009
Prior Office: U.S. Ambassador to Quebec (1993 - 1998)
Party: Democratic Coalition / Coalición Democrática
Elections Won: 2000, 2004
Vice President: Dorothy “Ann” Richards (2001 - 2006)
Sila María Calderón Serra (2006 - 2009)

43. Mitt Romney, 1947 - (Age: 72)
Presidency: January 20, 2009 - January 20, 2017
Prior Office: 3rd Governor of Chihuahua (1998 - 2004)
Party: Reform
Elections Won: 2008, 2012
Vice President: Vicente Fox Quesada

44. Andrés Manuel López Obrador, 1953 - (Age: 65)
Presidency: January 20, 2017 - Incumbent
Prior Office: Director of the Southern Regeneration Taskforce
Party: Coalición Democrática / Democratic Coalition
Elections Won: 2016
Vice President: Condoleezza Rice
Well your going to have to get rid of Reagan's dementia
 
A list entirely for the fun of it.

List of Presidents of the United States, 1961 - 2037

35. Richard M. Nixon, R - California, January 20th, 1961 - November 22nd, 1963
def: 1960: Sen. John F. Kennedy, D - Mass. / Senate Majority Leader Lyndon B. Johnson, D - Tex.
36. Neil McElroy, R - Ohio, November 22nd, 1963 - January 20th, 1969
def. 1964: Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey, D - Minn. / Sen. George Smathers, D - Fla., Gov. Orval Faubus, AIP - Ark./ Gov. George Wallace, American Independent-Ala.

37. Lyndon B. Johnson, D - Texas, January 20th, 1969 - January 20th, 1973
def. 1968: Gov. Paul Bagwell, R - Mich.. / Gov. James "Jim" Rhodes, R - Ohio., Gov. George Wallace, AIP - Ala. / Fmr. Agriculture Secy. Ezra T. Benson, AIP - Utah
38. Charles Percy, R - Illinois., January 20th, 1973 - January 20th, 1981
def. 1972: Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson, D - Tex. / VP James "Jimmy" Carter, D - Geor.
def. 1976: Gov. Robert F. "Bobby" Kennedy, D - N. York / Sen. Henry "Scoop" Jackson, D - Wash.
39. F. Grant Sawyer, D - Nevada, January 20th, 1981 - January 20th, 1985
def. 1980: VP James "Jimmy" Stewart, R - Calif. / Sen. William Ruckelshaus, R - Ind.
40. Jack Kemp, R - New York., January 20th, 1985 - January 20th, 1993
def. 1984: Pres. F. Grant Sawyer, D - Nev. / VP Birch E. Bayh, D - Ind.
def. 1988: Gov. William "Bill" Clinton, D - Ark. / Mayor Elizabeth Holtzman, D - N. York
41. Guy Vander Jagt, R - Michigan, January 20th, 1993 - January 20th, 2001
def. 1992: Fmr. Gov. Gerald "Jerry" Brown, D - Calif. / Gov. Maurice Ferré, D - Fla.
def. 1996: Fmr. Gov. Mario Cuomo, D - N. York / Sen. Robert "Bob" Graham, D - Fla.
42. James "Jim" Hunt, D - North Carolina, January 20th, 2001 - January 20th, 2009
def. 2000: VP Kay Bailey Hutchinson, R - Tex. / Fmr. Commander of SACEUR Collin Powell, R - New York
def. 2004: Gov. William "Bill" Owens, R - Colo. / Sen. John Warner, R - Vir.
43. Luis Fortuño, R - Puerto Rico, January 20th, 2009 - January 20th, 2013
def. 2008: Sen. Hillary Rodham, D - Illinois / Gov. Joseph "Joe" Manchin, D - W. Virginia
44. B. Evans Bayh, III, D - Indiana. January 20th, 2013 - January 20th, 2017
def. 2012: Pres. Luis Fortuño, R - P. Rico / VP Willard "Mitt" Romney, R - Utah
45. Robert "Rob" Portman, R - Ohio., January 20th, 2017 - January 20th, 2025
def. 2016: Pres. B. Evans Bayh, III, D - Ind. / VP Anthony Foxx, D - N. Carolina
def. 2020: Gov. Julián Castro, D - Tex. / Sen. Margaret "Maggie" Hassan, D - New Hampshire
46. Joshua "Josh" Hawley, R - Missouri, January 20th, 2025 - January 20th, 2029
def. 2024: Gov. Jason Kander, D - Miss. / Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, D - Missouri
47. Jason Kander, D - Missouri, January 20th, 2029 - January 20th, 2037
def. 2028: Pres. Joshua "Josh" Hawley, R - Miss. / VP Nikki Haley, R - S. Carolina
def. 2032: Gov. Daniel "Dan" Crenshaw, R - Tex. / Sen. Erin Stewart, R - Conn.
 
Why would Nixon pick Winthrop Rockefeller as his running mate in 1960?
I wouldn't put it beneath Nixon to do that just to spite Nelson. ;)
Meta reason: I was having a play with some AH cliches and Nelson Rockefeller is one of those names who keeps popping up, so I thought why not his brother instead?
In Universe Reason: As suggested above, Nelson says no, so Tricky Dick offers it to his brother to play (family) politics - you will notice Winthrop does not win election in his own right.
 
Hamilton Trash

POD is that Hamilton's sex scandal doesn't blow up like it did IOTL. Also, Adams Sr wins re-election.

2(first term): John Adams/Thomas Jefferson(March 4 1797-March 4 1801)
-Election of 1800: John Adams/Charles Pinckney(Federalist) vs Thomas Jefferson/Aaron Burr(Democratic-Republican)
2(second term): John Adams/Charles Pinckney(March 4 1801-March 4 1805)
-Election of 1804: John Adams/Rufus King(Federalist) vs George Clinton/James Madison(Democratic-Republican)
3(first term): George Clinton/James Madison(March 4 1805-March 4 1809)
-Election of 1808: George Clinton/James Monroe(Democratic-Republican) vs Alexander Hamilton/Rufus King(Federalist)
4(first term): Alexander Hamilton/Rufus King(March 4 1809-March 4 1813)
-Election of 1812: Alexander Hamilton/Jared Ingersoll(Federalist) vs Aaron Burr/DeWitt Clinton(Democratic-Republican)
5(first term): Aaron Burr/DeWitt Clinton(March 4 1813-March 4 1817)
-Election of 1816: Aaron Burr/Henry Clay(Democratic-Republican) vs John Quincy Adams/John E Howard(Federalist) vs Andrew Jackson/William Henry Harrison(Populist)
5(second term): Aaron Burr/Henry Clay(March 4 1817-March 4 1821)

Abridged list
  • 1: George Washington/John Adams(1789-1797)
  • 2: John Adams(1797-1805)/Thomas Jefferson(1797-1801), Charles Pinckney(1801-1805)
  • 3: George Clinton/James Madison(1805-1809)
  • 4: Alexander Hamilton/Rufus King(1809-1813)
  • 5: Aaron Burr(1813-1821)/DeWitt Clinton(1813-1817), Henry Clay(1817-1821)
 
Well your going to have to get rid of Reagan's dementia
Hence the removal of Dan Quayle from the VP role - you can't have an Alzheimer diagnosed President AND Dan Quayle as VP . The more incredible thing is that Reagan survives his 1998 impeachment.

But in seriousness, if I actually create my TL which inspired this list, I will probably change this and replace Hubert Humphrey with a 1970's Democratic Ronald Reagan (slightly less outlandish than what I've proposed here).
 
The Sunshine Express

1969-1974: Ed Muskie/Howard Cannon¬
defeated Ronald Reagan/Frank Carlson, George Wallace/Anthony Imperiale (American Independent)
defeated John Ashbrook/Louis Wyman

1974-1974: Ed Muskie/vacant
1974-1977: Tip O'Neill/vacant
1977-1980: Richard Nixon/John Connally¬

defeated Tip O'Neill/Joseph Alioto
1980-1981: Richard Nixon/vacant
1981-198?: Julian Bond/Joe Edwards

defeated Richard Nixon/Bob Dole, John Connally/James Santini (New Alliance)

Through an utter twist of fate, Humphrey's cancer metastasis' earlier, effectively forcing him out of the '68 election. In the power vacuum, both moderate doves and establishment dems coalesce around Governor Muskie. In another twist, Nixon finds himself much too comfortable in the offices of Mudge Rose Guthrie Alexander & Ferdon, and as such decides against running just yet. The Democrats haven't lost enough steam yet.

That steam-losing comes when VP Cannon falls prey to a tax-evasion sting operation and resigns in disgrace. You think that's bad? Two weeks later a retired teacher shoots Muskie through the chest. This leaves Tip, who recently ascended to the position of House Speaker after Albert wanted an early retirement, to pick up the pieces as POTUS. This is Nixon's time to strike, offering a return to normality. This, however, proves false when his VP is kicked off the ticket to rubber band between parties before running as an independent. Then of course, instead of Watergate, the media find out about Iran Contra and Anna Chennault. Not good.
 
Reverse Tippecanoe, Then Taylor Too

11(first term): James K Polk*/George M Dallas(March 4 1845-February 4 1849)[1]
-Election of 1848: Lewis Cass/William O Butler(Democrat) vs Zachary Taylor/Millard Fillmore(Whig) vs Martin Van Buren/Charles F Adams(Free Soil)
12(first term): George M Dallas(February 4 1849-March 4 1849)
13(first term): Zachary Taylor(March 4 1849-March 4 1853)/Millard Fillmore**(March 4 1849-April 17 1850)[2]
-Election of 1852: Zachary Taylor/John Bell(Unionist) vs William L Marcy/Franklin Pierce(Democrat)
13(second term): Zachary Taylor*/John Bell(March 4 1853-December 28 1855)[3]
14(first term): John Bell(December 28 1855-March 4 1857)
-Election of 1856: John Bell/Charles Sumner(Unionist) vs James Buchanan/Trusten Polk(Democrat)
14(second term): John Bell/Charles Sumner(March 4 1857-March 4 1861)
-Election of 1860: John Bell/Charles Sumner(Unionist) vs Jefferson Davis/James Guthrie(Democrat)[4]
14(third term): John Bell/Charles Sumner(March 4 1861-March 4 1865)
-Election of 1864: Charles Sumner/Hannibal Hamlin(Unionist) vs Thomas H Seymour/George H Pendelton(Democrat)
15(first term): Charles Sumner/Hannibal Hamlin(Unionist)
-Election of 1868: Charles Sumner/Hannibal Hamlin(Unionist) vs Salmon P Chase/Asa Parker(Democrat)
15(second term): Charles Sumner/Hannibal Hamlin(March 4 1869-March 4 1873)
-Election of 1872: Reuben Fenton/Richard Taylor(Unionist) vs George H Pendelton/James E Speed(Democrat)
16(first term): George H Pendelton/James E Speed(March 4 1873-March 4 1877)
-Election of 1876: George H Pendelton/James E Speed(Democrat) vs Henry Wilson/Charles Francis Adams(Unionist)
16(second term): George H Pendelton/James E Speed(March 4 1877-March 4 1881)

[1]Polk's health conditions get the better of him a few months earlier. Dallas only gets to serve as president for a month, and doesn't try to fight what'd be a losing battle
[2]The debate between Henry S Foote and Thomas Hart Benton turns even nastier and the vice president gets killed trying to break things up. This is the final straw for Taylor who vehemently opposes the compromise. Butterfly effect from this is that he avoids food poisoning, and by the beginning of 1852 an alternate civil war emerges. Taylor, the ever-ardent Unionist, proves good at being a military leader and is easily re-elected
[3]Though he doesn't get food poisoning, the stress of the war for a man reaching his seventies hurts Taylor's health, and after the glow of Unionist victory quietly passes in his sleep. Taylor, like Lincoln IOTL, is remembered as one of America's greatest presidents
[4]Bell's second re-election was met with some criticism for breaking Washington's tradition, however John Bell argued that as his first term was an accidental one, he kept the spirit of it intact. Davis, who's connections to the late Taylor kept him on the side of the Union, proved a difficult rival to beat

Unionist use brown as their colors, reflecting the "down to Earth" and "mixture" of those on their side. The party starts to die off in the late 1870s without a good cause left

Abridged list
  • 9: William H Harrison*/John Tyler(1841)
  • 10: John Tyler(1841-1845)
  • 11: James K Polk*/George M Dallas(1845-1849)
  • 12: George M Dallas(1849)
  • 13: Zachary Taylor*(1849-1855)/Millard Fillmore**(1849-1850), John Bell(1853-1855)
  • 14: John Bell(1855-1865)/Charles Sumner(1857-1865)
  • 15: Charles Sumner/Hannibal Hamlin(1865-1873)
  • 16: George H Pendelton/James E Speed(1873-1881)
 
Bush Vs. Gore: The Endless Election
43. Al Gore (Democratic - Tennessee) January 20th, 2001 - January 20th, 2005| Vice President: Lee H. Hamilton
Election and Defeated Ticket:

  • 2000: John McCain (Republican - Arizona)/Fred Thompson (Republican - Tennessee)
44. George W. Bush (Republican - Texas) January 20th, 2005 - January 20th, 2009| Vice President: Tom Ridge
Election and Defeated Ticket:

  • 2004: Al Gore (Democratic - Tennessee)/Lee H. Hamilton (Democratic - Indiana), Ron Paul (Libertarian - Texas)/Gary Johnson (Libertarian - New Mexico)
45. Al Gore (Democratic - Tennessee) January 20th, 2009 - January 20th, 2013| Vice President: Sam Nunn
Election and Defeated Ticket:

  • 2008: George W. Bush (Republican - Texas)/Tom Ridge (Republican - Pennsylvania)
46. George W. Bush (Republican - Texas) January 20th, 2013 - January 20th, 2017| Vice President: John Kasich
Election and Defeated Ticket:

  • 2012: Russ Feingold (Democratic - Wisconsin)/Alan Grayson (Democratic - Florida), Bernie Sanders (Green - Vermont)/Dennis Kucinich (Green - Ohio)
 
Nice Clevelanding. Here's my attempt

The Rise and Return Of Dick Nixon

34(first term): Dwight D Eisenhower*/Richard M Nixon(January 20 1953-September 24 1955)[1]
35(first term): Richard M Nixon(September 24 1955-January 20 1957)
-Election of 1956: Richard M Nixon/(Republican) vs Estes Kefauver/John F Kennedy(Democrat)
36(first term): Estes Kefauver/John F Kennedy(January 20 1957-January 20 1961)
-Election of 1960: Estes Kefauver/John F Kennedy(Democrat) vs Richard Nixon/George H Bender(Republican)
37(second term): Richard Nixon(January 20 1961-January 20 1965)/George H Bender(January 20 1961-June 18 1961)
-Election of 1964: Richard Nixon/Margaret Chase Smith(Republican) vs Lyndon B Johnson/Albert S Porter(Democrat)[2]
37(third term): Richard Nixon/Margaret Chase Smith(January 20 1965-January 20 1969)
-Election of 1968: George Romney/Winthrop Rockefeller(Republican) vs Edmund Muskie/Robert F Kennedy(Democrat)
38(first term): Edmund Muskie/Robert F Kennedy(January 20 1969-January 20 1973)
-Election of 1972: Edmund Muskie/Robert F Kennedy(Democrat) vs Nelson Rockefeller/Wally Hickel(Republican)
38(second term): Edmund Muskie/Robert F Kennedy(January 20 1973-January 20 1977)

[1]POD is Eisenhower's heart attack is fatal
[2]As Nixon's first term was an accidental one and under 24 months, he is allowed to run again. Unlike LBJ, he is in much better standing and able to win it

Abridged list
  • 34: Dwight D Eisenhower*/Richard Nixon(1953-1955)
  • 35/37: Richard Nixon(1955-1957, 1961-1969)/George H Bender*(1961), Margaret Chase Smith(1965-1969)
  • 36: Estes Kefauver/John F Kennedy(1957-1961)
  • 38: Edmund Muskie/Robert F Kennedy(1969-1977)
 
Based on this discussion, I've come up with this scenario:

1989-1993: George H. W. Bush (Republican)/James Danforth "Dan" Quayle (Republican)
def 1988: Michael Dukakis (Democratic)/Lloyd Bentsen (Democratic)
1993-1996: Paul Tsongas (Democratic)/ Samuel A. "Sam" Nunn (Democratic)[1]
def 1992: George H. W. Bush (Republican)/James Danforth "Dan" Quayle (Republican); H. Ross Perot (Independent)/James Stockdale (Independent)
1996: Samuel A. "Sam" Nunn (Democratic)/VACANT
1996-2005: Samuel A. "Sam" Nunn (Democratic)/L. Douglas Wilder (Democratic)[2]
def 1996: Robert J. "Bob" Dole (Republican)/Gary Franks (Republican); H. Ross Perot (Reform)/Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown (Reform)[3]
def 2000: George W. Bush (Republican)/Alan Lee Keyes {Republican); Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown (Reform-Green Alliance)/William W. "Bill" Bradley (Reform-Green Alliance); Ronald E. "Ron" Paul (Reform-Libertarian Alliance)/Paul N. "Pete" McCloskey (Reform-Libertarian Alliance)[4]

2005-2013: John S. McCain III (Republican)/Peter G. Fitzgerald (Republican)[5]
def 2004: L. Douglas Wilder (Democratic)/Thomas A. "Tom" Daschle (Democratic); Jesse Ventura (Reform-Libertarian Alliance)/Robert C. "Bob" Smith (Reform-Libertarian Alliance); Maurice R. "Mike" Gravel (Reform-Green Alliance)/Ronald V. "Ron" Dellums (Reform-Green Alliance)[6]
def 2008: Michael R. Bloomberg (Democratic)/Birch E. "Evan" Bayh III (Democratic); Thomas G. "Tom" Tancredo (Reform-Libertarian Alliance)/Timothy J. "Tim" Penny (Reform-Libertarian Alliance); Matthew E. "Matt" Gonzalez (Reform-Green Alliance)/Cynthia McKinney (Reform-Green Alliance)[7]

2013-2021: Donald J. Trump (Democratic)/Harold E, Ford Jr. (Democratic)[8]
def 2012: Peter Fitzgerald (Republican)/Herman Cain (Republican); Bernard "Bernie" Sanders (Justice Party)/Ross C. "Rocky" Anderson (Justice Party); Gary Johnson (Liberty and Reform)/Charles E. "Buddy" Romer (Liberty and Reform); Virgil Goode (Independent Reform)/Gordon J. Humphrey (Independent Reform); Matthew E. "Matt" Gonzalez ("True" Green)/Malik Rahim ("True" Green)[9]
def 2016: Piyush "Bobby" Jindal (Republican)/Randal H. "Rand" Paul (Republican); Bernard "Bernie" Sanders (Justice Party)/Julian Castro (Justice Party); William F. "Bill" Weld (Liberty and Reform)/James G. Stavridis (Liberty and Reform); Theodore Roosevelt IV (Reform-Green Alliance)/Jay R. Inslee (Reform-Green Alliance)[10]
 
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And the notes for that off-the-rails list:

1. Paul Tsongas wins the 1992 Democratic presidential nomination. He chooses Sam Nunn of Georgia to be his running mate.
2. Tsongas dies in the midst of his reelection campaign. Most of the party quickly coalesces around his VP for the 1996 nomination. Sam Nunn chooses former Virginia governor L. Douglas Wilder as his running mate.
3. The presidential candidates for the GOP and the Reform Party are per OTL, but the running mates are different due to circumstances.
4. The Reform Party splits in two, as it did historically, but the factions end up in alliance with other small parties.
5. They're mavericks, and Fitzgerald, a firm social conservative, keeps the base on side. Therecession begins in the second term.
6. The minor party alliances continue.
7. Bloomberg is elected mayor as a Democrat ITTL. Matt Gonzalez is mayor of San Francisco ITTL.
8. What the mayor of NYC could not do, the TTL governor of New York does.
9. The divides in the Reform Party and the dissatisfaction of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party come to a head. A very messy election campaign ensues.
10. Every party makes a serious effort to defeat the incumbent. They all fail, setting up an immensely interesting 2020 campaign.
 
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