List of Alternate Presidents and PMs II

A brief (and still subject to change) list of Presidents and Vice-Presidents of the United States between 1920 to 1940 for my timeline, Pro Patria Mori.

1920-1924
President: Alexander Mitchell Palmer (Democrat)
Vice-President: William Gibbs McAdoo (Democrat)


1924-1928
President: Alexander Mitchell Palmer (Democrat)
Vice-President: William Gibbs McAdoo (Democrat)


1928-1932
President: Herbert Hoover (Republican)
Vice-President: Charles Curtis (Republican)


1932-1936
President: Alfred Emanuel Smith (National Progressive)
Vice-President:
Huey Pierce Long (National Progressive)

1936-1940
President: Huey Pierce Long (National Progressive)
Vice-President: William Lemke (National Progressive)
 
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Let's say Richard Nixon is elected Governor of California in 1962....

Presidents of the United States, 1961-
John F. Kennedy Sr. (Democratic) 1961-1963[1]
Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic) 1963-1969[2]
Barry M. Goldwater Sr. (Republican) 1969-1977[3]
Henry M. "Scoop" Jackson (Democratic) 1977-1983[4]
Eugene J. McCarthy (Democratic) 1983-1993[5]
Barry M. Goldwater Jr. (Republican) 1993-2001[6]
James H. Meredith (Republican) 2001-2009[7]
John F. Kennedy Jr. (Democratic) 2009-2017[8]
Randy Daniels (Republican) 2017-[9]

Governors of California, 1963-
Richard M. Nixon (Republican) 1963-1971[10]
Jesse M. Unruh (Democratic) 1971-1979[11]
Barry M. Goldwater, Jr. (Republican) 1979-1987[12]
Leo T. McCarthy (Democratic) 1987-1995[13]
Clinton Eastwood Jr. (Republican) 1995-2003[14]
Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown (Democratic) 2003-2011[15]
Abel O. Maldonado Jr. (Republican) 2011-2017)[16]
Van T. Tran (Republican) 2017-[17]

Notes:

1. Presidency and demise as OTL.
2. Faces Nixon in 1964, and wins, but less decisively.
3. Sensing that Nixon was looking at 1964, Goldwater runs for governor instead, and president four years later.
4. Dies in office.
5. Different career trajectory ITTL, but same political shifts as OTL.
6. Wins election championing his father's legacy, his own record in California, and due to Democratic divisions post-McCarthy.
7. Congressman and U.S. senator in this timeline before being VP under Goldwater Jr. First black president.
8. Lives longer in TTL. Heals fissures in the Democratic Party with Camelot 2.0.
9. Second black president. LG of NY 2003-2007; governor from 2007-2017.
10. Serves two terms before becoming the elder President Goldwater's special envoy to China.
11. Successful bid for governor ITTL
12. After ten years in Congress, including during his father's presidency, Junior wins the governorship of his adoptive home state.
13. Different career trajectory ITTL
14. Actor/director turned politician. Goes back to making movies after leaving office.
15. Son of the incumbent Nixon defeated ITTL 1962. Different career trajectory.
16. Resigns the governorship due to election as Vice President.
17. First Asian governor of California.
 
Joker

1966-1970: Abraham Beame (Democratic)
1965 def. John Lindsay (Republican), William F. Buckley (Conservative)
1970-1974: John J. Marchi (Republican)
1969 def. Abraham Beame (Democratic), Norman Mailer (Liberal)
1974-1982: Mario Biaggi (Democratic)
1973 def. John J. Marchi (Republican), Bella Abzug (Liberal)
1977 def. Barry Farber (Republican), Michael Rockefeller (Independent)

1982-1990: Ed Koch (Democratic)
1981 def. Mario Biaggi (Conservative), Roy M. Goodman (Republican)
1985 def. Ronald Lauder (Republican)

1990-2003: Rudy Giuliani (Republican)
1989 def. Andrew Stein (Democratic)
1993 def. Harrison J. Goldin (Democratic)
1997 def. Al Sharpton (Democratic)
2001 def. Alan Hevesi (Democratic)

2003-2010: Rudy Giuliani (Independent)
2005 def. Anthony Weiner (Democratic), Christopher X. Broduer (Green), Tom Ognibene (Conservative)
2010-2018: Bill De Blasio (Democratic)
2009 def. Rudy Giuliani (Independent)
2013 def. Rudy Giuliani (Republican), Jimmy McMillan (The Rent Is Too Damn High)

2018-0000: Bruce Rockefeller (Independent)
2017 def. Adolfo Carrion Jr. (Democratic), Kelsey Grammer (Conservative), Randy Credico (Green)

Following 1977's general unrest over income inequality and the city's budget crisis, it was largely assumed that Mayor Mario Biaggi was finished, especially with the recent entrance of Independent candidate Michael Rockefeller. At least that was until the assassination of Johnny Carson on live television by failed singer-songwriter John Hinkley Jr., which was followed by a night of rioting that ended with the shooting death of Michael Rockefeller.

NYC's urban unease would continue into the 80s, even as the reigns of power were handed over to Ed Koch. In 1985, college-age billionaire heir Bruce Rockefeller would strike an open alliance with the city's new DA, Rudy "Two-Face" Giuliani in an effort to support public-private partnerships that would benefit the city and lower skyrocketing crime rates. 1985 would also see the appearance of the vigilante Batman who, following the 1985 Subway Murders, patrolled the NYC subway at night beating up alleged criminals and suspicious individuals. Giuliani saw a sky-rocketing conviction rate, partially assisted by evidence provided by the Batman.

After Giuliani's election to Mayor in 1989, the NYPD would openly associate and work with the Batman, a tactic partially inspired by both the ties Batman formed with Giuliani in previous years and its ability to act as a scare tactic. While the New York Police Department and the Batman engaged in controversial tactics to lower crime in NYC, Mayor Giuliani and Bruce Rockefeller worked above-the-board to re-establish the Mayor's office over a still very chaotic city. In the 90s, New York City was dominated by Mayor Giuliani, Police Commissioner Bratton, Bruce Rockefeller, and the Batman.

Giuliani and Rockefeller would very publicly break in 2004, shortly after a failed assassination attempt on Giuliani that left him partially disfigured. In 2005, the Batman would return to ostracization from law enforcement efforts as he publicly sided with fired police whistleblower detective James Gordon. Although both Rockefeller and Batman would find themselves once again on the inside in 2010 after their public backing of new Mayor Bill De Blasio and the NYPD, respectively, amidst the city's coping with the Great Recession. Despite promises of reforms, the NYPD would continue to abuse and brutalize New Yorkers under De Blasio's watch. This could not be more apparent than during the 2012 "Bane" Riots, which ended in thousands injured and scores killed by an out-of-control and fully militarized New York City police force. De Blasio would limp into a second term regardless of the police controversy, however.

Now in 2020, Mayor Bruce Rockefeller struggles to set New York City on the right track. Since the disappearance of the Batman in 2013, many feel that the city has lost a unifying symbol. Additionally, as calls for police reform and defunding grow citywide, the Mayor struggles with the idea of profoundly changing an institution that he largely ran on defending. Time will tell if Mayor Rockefeller will move with the tide or fight against it.
 
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Dukakis doesn't blow it
Governor Micheal Dukakis (D-MA)/Senator John Glenn (D-OH) 1989-1997

1988 def. Vice President George Bush (R-TX)/Senator Dan Quayle (R-IN)
1992 def.
Governor Carroll Campbell (R-SC)/Senator Phil Gramm (R-TX)
Governor John Engler (R-MI)/Senator John McCain (R-AZ) 1997-2005
1996 def. Senator Al Gore (D-TN)/Secretary of Interior Bill Clinton (D-AR)
2000 def. Senator John Kerry (D-MA)/Senator Paul Wellstone (D-MN)

Senator John Edwards (D-NC)/Senator Tom Daschle (D-SD) 2005-2013
2004 def. Vice President John McCain (R-AZ)/Governor George Pataki (R-NY)
2008 def. Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS)/Representative Tom Tancredo (R-CO)

Vice President Tom Daschle (D-SD)/Senator Barrack Obama (D-IL) 2013-2017
2012 def. Former Governor Mike Huckabee (R-AR)/Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA)
Nuero Surgeon Ben Carson (R-MI)/Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) 2017-2025
2016 def. President Tom Daschle (D-SD)/Vice President Barrack Obama (D-IL)
2020 def. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)/Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ)

Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)/Senator Krystal Ball (D-VA) 2025-2033
2024 def. Entrepreneur Andrew Yang (R-NY)/HUD Secretary Nikki Haley (R-SC)
2028 def. Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR)/Governor Doug Burgum (R-ND)

Vice President Krystal Ball (D-VA)/Senator Charles Booker (D-KY) 2033-2041
2032 def. Senator Lance Bristan (R-NV)/Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO)
2036 def. Governor Henry Botez (R-GA)/Senator Mike Lee (R-UT)
Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO)/Governor Andrew Yang (R-NY) 2041-

2040 def. Senator Birch Danleys (D-MT)/Governor Rowen Achtinson (D-MA)
 
ASB: Theodore Roosevelt keeps his ego in check
Present Date: September 1939
25: William McKinley**(March 4 1897-September 14 1901)/Garret Hobart*(March 4 1897-November 21 1899), Theodore Roosevelt(March 4 1901-November 21 1899)
26/28: Theodore Roosevelt*(September 14 1901-March 4 1909, March 4 1917-January 6 1919)/Charles Fairbanks(March 4 1905-March 4 1909), Hiram Johnson(March 4 1917-January 6 1919)-T.R decides not to push the issue any further in 1912, figuring the party split would just throw it to the Democrats. Instead he waits until next election and manages to become the first three term president, although he is only getting elected twice. He sees a swifter end to the war, but is criticized for his militaristic and warhawk actions. He also works getting America into the League of Nations, however his time in the Amazon has taken a toll and dies before solidifying it. Still, the man left a hell of a legacy. Kind of ironic he got into office through one president's death and set the stage for another through his own.
27: William Howard Taft(March 4 1909-March 4 1917)/James S Sherman*(March 4 1909-October 30 1912), Nicholas M Butler(March 4 1913-March 4 1917) -Taft's no warhawk, but he handles the Great War and reaction to it a lot better than Wilson. Whom he defeated without a party split, but it was a close one
29: Hiram Johnson(January 6 1919-March 4 1921)-picked by T.R to fill that progressive quota, Johnson had big shoes to fill. And he would work to establish the U.S and the League of Nations. But after a generation of victory, exhaustion for the Republicans set in. A "return to normality" seemed in order
30: James M Cox/Oscar Underwood(March 4 1921-March 4 1929)-OK, I've extended Underwood's life by a year or two because of the medical attention his office may afford. The first two-term president since Cleveland, Cox was a moderate and compromise candidate who followed his promise on normality. However T.R wasn't in office long enough to stop the October Revolution(assuming even he is capable of doing so), only Trotsky replaces Stalin in the timeline. Cox demonstrates a time of peace and prosperity mixed in with some unease of a Red Scare.
31: Douglas MacArthur(March 4 1929-Present)/Charles G Dawes(March 4 1929-March 4 1937), Theodore Roosevelt Jr(March 4 1937-Present): The current U.S President during what is been called the Russo-American War(March 1936-present). MacArthur is in a "triumvirate" with Britain and Strasserist Germany against the forces of the Soviet Union and their allies in what may be a second world war. The American Caesar has some worried about the potential of him pulling off what the original Caesar did, and he has been the second to break Washington's tradition. Only time will tell
 
The Business of America is Business: Presidents of the United States in a timeline in which Coolidge runs again in 1928:

J. Calvin Coolidge (Republican) 1923-1933
Melvin A. Traylor (Democratic) 1933-1934
Newton D. Baker (Democratic) 1934-1937
Wendell L. Willkie (Democratic) 1937-1944
Bascom N. Timmons (Democratic) 1944-1949
H. Styles Bridges (Republican) 1949-1957
W. Averell Harriman (Democratic) 1957-1965
Luther H. Hodges. (Democratic) 1965-1969
Winthrop Rockefeller (Republican) 1969-1973
George W. Romney (Republican) 1973-1981
Milton J. Shapp (Democratic) 1981-1989
Pierre S. "Pete" Du Pont IV (Republican) 1989=1997
Donald J. Trump (Democratic) 1997-2005
Malcolm S. "Steve" Forbes Jr. (Republican) 2005-2013
John W. Hickenlooper Jr. (Democratic) 2013-2021
 
A Different Kennedy Cursse
"The Kennedy family is a Massachusetts-based family best known for their prominence in politics and business. The Kennedys have produced a significant number of Massachusetts-based politicians, including Senators and Governors. They are most famous, however, for the 'Kennedy curse' that afflicts the Democratic Party in years where a member of the Kennedy family is placed on a presidential ticket. Kennedys have been nominated for president or vice president on five occasions from 1960 on and in each case the ticket with the Kennedy on it has lost."
-Excerpt from Wikipedia
Richard Nixon/Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. 1961-1965
1960: Def. John F. Kennedy/Lyndon Johnson, Harry F. Byrd/various
Hubert Humphrey/Al Gore, Sr. 1965-1969
1964: Def. Richard Nixon/Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
Richard Nixon/John Tower 1969-1973

1968: Def. Hubert Humphrey/Al Gore, Sr., George Wallace/Orval Faubus
John Tower/George Romney 1973-1977
1972: Def. Robert F. Kennedy/John McKeithen, George Wallace/Edwin Walker
Henry 'Scoop' Jackson/Frank Church 1977-1983 (Died in office)
1976: Def. John Tower/George Romney, Jesse Helms/Larry MacDonald
1980: Def. John Connally/Howard Baker
Frank Church/vacant 1983-1984 (Died in office)
Carl Albert/vacant 1984-1985

Larry Pressler/Donald Rumsfeld 1985-1993
1984: Def. Jerry Brown/Edward Kennedy
1988: Def. Robert Casey/Sam Nunn, Ralph Nader/Lenora Fulani
Ron Dellums/Mike Gravel 1993-2001
1992: Def. Donald Rumsfeld/Jack Kemp
1996: Def. John McCain/Carroll Campbell
Christine Todd Whitman/Bill Weld 2001-2009

2000: Def. Mike Gravel/John F. Kennedy, Jr.
2004: Def. Russ Feingold/Mary Landrieu
Bill Weld/Colin Powell 2009-2013
2008: Def. John F. Kennedy, Jr./Al Franken
Rocky Anderson/J.B. Pritzker 2013-2021

2012: Def. Bill Weld/Colin Powell, Andrew Breitbart/Tom Tancredo
2016: Def. Lisa Murkowski/Gary Herbert
Joe Scarborough/Michael Bloomberg 2021-

2020: Def. Joaquin Castro/Jay Inslee
 
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1977-1981:Gerald Ford/Bob Dole(Republican)
1976 def.Jimmy Carter/Walter Mondale
1981-1989:Reubin Askew/Ted Kennedy(Democratic)
1980 def. Bob Dole/Howard Baker(Republican)
1984 def. John Connally/Charles Percy(Republican)

1989-1993:Ted Kennedy/Dick Gephardt(Democratic)
1988 def. Lamar Alexander/Richard Lugar(Republican)
1993-2001:Phil Gramm/Alan Keyes(Republican)

1992 def. Ted Kennedy/Dick Gephardt(Democratic)
1996 def.Bob Kerrey/Carol Moseley Braun (Democratic)

2001-2005:Alan Keyes/George Pataki(Republican)
2000 def.Bill Clinton/John Silber(Democratic)
2005-2013:Paul Wellstone/Wesley Clark(Democratic)

2004 def.Alan Keyes/George Pataki(Republican)
2008 def. Rick Santorum/Rafael Cruz(Republican)
 
Governor Ronald Reagan (R-CA)/Senator Clifford Case (R-NJ) 1969-1977
1968 def. Vice President Hubert Humphrey (D-MN)/Senator Edmund Muskie (D-
1972 def. Senator Scoop Jackson (D-WA)/Senator Eugene McCarthy (D-MN)

Former Senator Fred Harris (D-OK)/Representative Shirley Chisholm (D-NY) 1977-1985
1976 def. Vice President Clifford Case (R-NJ)/Senator Bob Dole (R-KS)
1980 def. Senator Howard Baker (R-TN)/Former Secretary of Interior John Connally (R-TX)

Senator John Heinz (R-PA)/Representative Jack Kemp (R-NY) 1985-1993
1984 def. Senator Gary Hart (D-CO)/Senator Ernest Hollings (D-SC)
1988 def. Senator Lloyd Bentsen (D-TX)/Representative James Traficant (D-OH)

Vice President Jack Kemp (R-NY)/Senator Bob Dole (R-KS) 1993-1997
1992 def. Former Governor Jerry Brown (D-CA)/Senator Paul Tsongas (D-MA)
Reverend Jesse Jackson (D-MD)/Governor Mario Cuomo (D-NY) 1997-2005
1996 def. President Jack Kemp (R-NY)/Vice President Bob Dole (R-KS)
2000 def. Governor John Engler (R-MI)/General Colin Powell (R-NY)
Governor Howard Dean (D-VT)/Senator John Edwards (D-NC) 2005-2009

2004 def. Speaker Dick Cheney (R-WY)/Former Secretary of War Donald Rumsfeld (R-IL)
Senator John McCain (R-AZ)/Former Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA) 2009-2017

2008 def. President Howard Dean (D-VT)/Senator Barack Obama (D-IL)
2012 def. Former Secretary of War Hillary Rodham (D-IL)/Former Governor Bill Richardson (D-NM)
Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT)/Governor Joaquin Castro (D-TX) 2017-

2016 def. Vice President Mitt Romney (R-MA)/Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)

2020 Election Poll:
President Bernie Sanders (D-VT)/Governor Joaquin Castro (D-TX) 48.3%
Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR)/House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) 36.9%

Neurosurgeon Ben Carson (I-MI)/Former Governor Bobby Jindal (I-LA) 17.6%
 
I'm BACK, BITCHES: An Era of Cleveland-Esque Shenanigans
1997-2001: Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole Jr. of Kansas/Governor Pete Wilson of California

1996: def. President Bill Clinton of Arkansas/VP Al Gore of Tennessee, Businessman Ross Perot of Texas/Former Governor Jerry Brown of California
2001-2005: Former President Bill Clinton of Arkansas/Senator Joe Biden of Delaware
2000: def. VP Pete Wilson of California/Senator John McCain of Arizona, Senator Mike Huckabee of Arkansas/Representative Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania
2005-2009: VP Joe Biden of Delaware/Governor John Edwards of North Carolina
2004: def. Governor Tommy Thompson of Wisconsin/Senator George Allen of Virginia
2009-2013: Senator Mitt Romney of Utah/Governor Kay Bailey Hutchinson of Texas

2008: def. President Joe Biden of Delaware/Governor Hillary Clinton of Illinois [1]
2013-2017: Former President Joe Biden of Delaware/Senator Roy Cooper of North Carolina [2]

2012: def. Incumbents, Representative Ron Paul of Texas/Former Governor Bill Weld of Massachusetts
2017-2021: Former President Mitt Romney of Utah/Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina
2016: def. Secretary of State John Edwards of North Carolina/Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, Former Governor Gary Johnson of New Mexico/Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky

2020 Election Polls (as of August 27, 2020):
Senate Majority Whip Russ Feingold of Wisconsin/Governor Julian Castro of Texas*----45.1%
Vice President Nikki Haley of South Carolina/Former Governor Pam Bondi of Florida**----43.3%
Representative Tom Cotton of Arkansas/Former Governor Jan Brewer of Arkansas----11.3%

[1]: VP Edwards declined to run due to family matters

[2]: Elected in 2004 against Richard Burr; re-elected in 2010 against Mark Meadows
*: Elected in 2014 against Katrina Pierson; re-elected against Louie Gohmert

**: Elected in 2014; def. in 2018 by Gwen Graham
 
United States Senator Fritz Hollings of South Carolina / Former Vice President Walter Mondale of Minnesota (Democratic)
(January 20, 1985-January 20, 1989)

1984 Def: President Ronald Reagan/ Vice President George H.W Bush (Republican)
United States Senator Rudy Boschwitz of Minnesota / United States Senator John Warner of Virginia (Republican)
(January 20, 1989-January 20, 1997)

1988 Def: President Fritz Hollings of South Carolina/ Vice President Walter Mondale of Minnesota (Democratic) Actor Clint Eastwood of California/ Former U.S Secretary of Transportation Sylvester Stallone (Independent)
1992 Def: Former United States Attorney General Ramsey Clark/ United States Senator Bill Bradley of New Jersey (Democratic) United States Senator Gordon J. Humphrey/ Former U.S Secretary of Agriculture Gordon B. Hinckley (Independent)
Governor John Siber of Massachusetts/ United States Senator Gordon J. Humphrey of Vermont (Democratic)
(January 20, 1997-January 20, 2005)

1996 Def: Senator Paul Cloverdale of Georgia/ House Representative Geraldine Ferraro of New York (Republican)
2000 Def: Senator Elizabeth Dole of North Carolina/ Former United States Secretary of Commerce Richard Lugar (Republican)
United States Senator Russ Finegold of Wisconsin/ Former Chief Justice of the U.S Supreme Court David Koresh of Texas (Democratic)
(January 20, 2005-October 15, 2006)

2004 Def: Governor Linda Lingle of Hawaii/Former Representative J.C Watts of Oklahoma (Republican)
Vice President of the United States David Koresh of Texas/Vacant (Democratic)
(October 15, 2006-January 20, 2009)

United States Senator Barry Goldwater Jr of California /United States Secretary of the Interior Sarah Palin (Republican)
(January 20, 2009-January 20, 2017)

2008 Def: President of the United States David Koresh of Texas/Chairman of the Children's Health Defense Robert F. Kennedy Jr of Massachusetts(Democratic)
2012 Def: Former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Heath Shuler of North Carolina/ United States Senator Joe Biden of Delaware (Democratic)

2020 Election Poll
Former Governor Paula Dean of Florida/Governor Alton Brown of Georgia(Republican)- 50.3%
Former United States Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Bernie Sanders/ United States Ambassador to Syria Gary Johnson (Democratic) -38.0%
Actor Robin Williams of California/ Game show host Drew Carrey of Ohio (Comedy)-10.2%
Others-0.5%
 
I’m Running Out of Ideas: Making Every (Currently) Former Senator/Governor/whatever I Remember President (1992 Onwards)
1993-2001: Governor Ann Richards of Texas/Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa

1992: def. President George Bush of Texas/Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, Businessman Ross Perot of Texas/Former Admiral James Stockdale of California
1996: def. Former Defense Secretary Dick Cheney of Wyoming/Governor George Allen of Virginia, Businessman Ross Perot of Texas/Former Secretary of State James Baker of Texas

2001-2005: Former Governor Evan Bayh of Indiana/Governor Bill Frist of Tennessee
2000: Former Governor Evan Bayh of Indiana/Senator Bill Clinton of Arkansas, Senator John McCain of Arizona/Governor Bill Frist of Tennessee, Governor Jeb Bush of Florida/Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut
2005-2009: VP Bill Frist of Tennessee/Senator Brian Schweitzer of Montana
2004: VP Bill Frist of Tennessee/Senator Dan Coats of Indiana, President Evan Bayh of Indiana/Senator Brian Schweitzer of Montana, Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut/Former Governor Tommy Thompson of Wisconsin
2009-2013: Former Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut/Senator Bill Nelson of Florida
2008: Former Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut/Senator Kent Conrad of North Dakota, Senator Jay Inslee of Washington/Senator Bill Nelson of Florida, House Minority Whip Norm Coleman of Minnesota/Former Governor George Pataki of New York
2013-now: Governor Christine Gregoire of Washington/House Speaker Barack Obama of Illinois
2012: def. Former House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio/Governor Phil Scott of Vermont, Incumbent President/Secretary of State Mitt Romney of Michigan
2016: def. Former Secretary of Defense Lindsey Graham of South Carolina/
Governor Mark Kirk of Illinois, Former Governor Rick Scott of Florida/Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio

2020 Polls:
VP Barack Obama of Illinois/Governor Beto O’Rourke of Texas—41.2%
Governor Evan McMullin of Utah/Senator Bill Haslam of Tennessee—39.3%
Senator Mike Gravel of Alaska/Senator Ross Perot Jr. of Texas—25.5%
 
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1962: the War goes hot
35 Massachusetts Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy/ Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Baines Johnson from Texas 1961-1962 (Democratic)

def 1960 Vicepresident Richard Nixon from California/ Former Massachusetts Senator Henry Cabot Lodge Jr (Republican)
Acting Former President Dwight David Eisenhower from New York 1962-1967
Committee for National Security (Collective Leadership) 1967-1969

36 Former Vicepresident Richard Milhous Nixon from California/ Alabama Governor George Corley Wallace (National Union) 1969-1972

def 1968 New York Governor Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller/ South Dakota Senator Joseph Foss, South Dakota Senator George Stanley McGovern/ Nevada Governor Grant Sawyer
37 Vicepresident George Corley Wallace from Alabama/ Vacant 1972-1973/ Agricolture Secretary Ezra Taft Benson from Utah 1973-1981
def 1972 New York Governor Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller/ Michigan Senator George Romney (Liberal Republican), South Dakota Senator George Stanley McGovern/ Activist Coretta King from Georgia (Democratic Progressive)
def 1976 Michigan Senator George Romney/ Iowa Senator Harold Hughes, Oklahoma Senator Fred Roy Harris/ Kentucky Senator Albert Benjamin "Happy" Chandler
38 Vicepresident Ezra Taft Benson from Utah/ House Speaker Phil Crane from Illinois 1981-1985
def 1980 South Dakota Senator Larry Lee Pressler/ Delawere Senator Joseph Robinette Biden III, South Dakota Senator George Stanley McGovern/ Colorado Rapresentative Hunter Stockton Thompson
39 Secretary of State Jeremiah Denton from Alabama/ Nevada Senator Paul Dominique Laxalt 1985-1987
40 Vicepresident Paul Dominique Laxalt from Nevada/ Vacant 1987/ Texas Senator William Philip Gramm 1987-1989

def 1984 Connecticut Senator Lowell Palmer Weicker Jr/ Georgia Rapresentive Newton Gingrich, Former Colorado Rapresentative Hunter Stockton Thompson/ Activist Bobby Seale from California
41 Former National Industrial Recostruction Program Administrator Lido Anthony "Lee" Iacocca from Michigan/ Reverend James Earl Carter from Georgia 1989-1995
def 1988 President Paul Dominique Laxalt from Nevada/ Vicepresident William Philip Gramm from Texas, Former National Police Chief Willard Cleon Skousen from Utah/ Massachusetts Rapresentative Howard Jay Philipps (Christian Will), Iowa Senator Thomas Richard Harkin/ Colorado Governor Richard Lamm
def 1992 Former Secretary of State William Childs Westmoreland from New York/ House Minority Leader Phyllis Schafly from Illinois, Irvine Mayor Larry Agram from California/ Minnesota Senator Paul Wellstone
42 Vicepresident James Earl Carter from Georgia/ Vacant 1995-1997/ Oregon Senator Theodore Robert Bundy 1997-1999/ Vacant 1999
def 1996 Minnesota Senator Paul Wellstone/ Former Secretary of Labor Ralph Nader from Connecticut, House Minority Leader Phyllis Schlafy from Illinois/ Indiana Senator James Danforth "Dan" Quayle
43 House Speaker Richard Bruce "Dick" Cheney from Wyoming/ Vacant 1999/ Utah Senator Orrin Hatch 1999-2000
44 Vicepresident Orrin Hatch from Utah/ Vacant 2000-2001

45 West Virginia Senator John Davidson "Jay" Rockefeller IV/ Michigan Senator Willard Mitt Romney 2001-2009

def 2000 President Richard Bruce "Dick" Cheney from Wyoming/ Vicepresident Orrin Hatch from Utah, Former Secretary of Labor Ralph Nader/ Rapresentative John Hagelin from Massachusetts
def 2004 Georgia Governor Ralph Reed/ Kansas Governor Fred Phelps, Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer/ Former Secretary of Defense Robert "Bob" Kerrey from Nebraska
46 Vicepresident Willard Mitt Romney from Michigan/ Texas Rapresentative Thomas Chester "Chet" Edwards 2009-2013
47 Oklahoma Governor Steve Largent/ California Senator Duncan Lee Hunter 2013-2017
48 Virginia Senator James Henry Webb Jr/ House Leader Michael Pence from Indiana 2017-...

2020 Election:
President James Henry Webb Jr from Virginia/ Vicepresident Michael Pence from Indiana vs Former Vicepresident Thomas Chester "Chet" Edwards from Texas/ Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo vs Texas Rapresentative Alexander Emerick "Alex" Jones/ Washigton Rapresentative Matthew Thomas Shea
 
Ready For Another Round, Tricky Dick?

Two POD: Nixon succeeds in becoming California governor, and the Kennedy assassination doesn't occur. Maybe Oswald joins the hippie movement instead

35: John F Kennedy*/Lyndon B Johnson(January 20 1961-August 13 1968)-Nixon was proud in his position of California governor, enough to challenge Kennedy in a rematch. Unfortunately for him, Kennedy had an even better lead. However Kennedy's second term proved more lackluster and the open secret on his personal life hurt him. Ironically his lack of Vietnam intervention is what's critiqued. His medical problems increase and culminate in his death from natural causes late into his presidency
36: Lyndon B Johnson*(August 13 1968-May 13 1972)/George McGovern(November 13 1968-May 13 1972)-LBJ had an increased presence in his second term as VP, mainly for senatorial and progressive means. He succeeded at becoming president in his own right and completing much of his social policies, before dying of a heart attack earlier due to the stress of the job. He is better remembered in this timeline, despite his shorter tenure
37/39: George McGovern(May 13 1972-January 20 1973, January 20 1977-January 20 1981)/Fred Harris(August 23 1972-January 20 1973), Jerry Brown(January 20 1977-January 20 1981)
38: Ronald Reagan/Bob Dole(January 20 1973-January 20 1977)-by LBJ's admission, McGovern was more a throwaway to appeal to a general audience. Poor McGovern was unable to beat Reagan in election of his own right, but given the brevity of things and genial personality he got back at the cynical, conservative Reagan.
40: George HW Bush/John B Anderson (January 20 1981-January 20 1989)
41: Jesse Jackson/Bill Clinton(January 20 1989-January 20 1993)
 
Ready For Another Round, Tricky Dick?

Two POD: Nixon succeeds in becoming California governor, and the Kennedy assassination doesn't occur. Maybe Oswald joins the hippie movement instead

35: John F Kennedy*/Lyndon B Johnson(January 20 1961-August 13 1968)-Nixon was proud in his position of California governor, enough to challenge Kennedy in a rematch. Unfortunately for him, Kennedy had an even better lead. However Kennedy's second term proved more lackluster and the open secret on his personal life hurt him. Ironically his lack of Vietnam intervention is what's critiqued. His medical problems increase and culminate in his death from natural causes late into his presidency
36: Lyndon B Johnson*(August 13 1968-May 13 1972)/George McGovern(November 13 1968-May 13 1972)-LBJ had an increased presence in his second term as VP, mainly for senatorial and progressive means. He succeeded at becoming president in his own right and completing much of his social policies, before dying of a heart attack earlier due to the stress of the job. He is better remembered in this timeline, despite his shorter tenure
37/39: George McGovern(May 13 1972-January 20 1973, January 20 1977-January 20 1981)/Fred Harris(August 23 1972-January 20 1973), Jerry Brown(January 20 1977-January 20 1981)
38: Ronald Reagan/Bob Dole(January 20 1973-January 20 1977)-by LBJ's admission, McGovern was more a throwaway to appeal to a general audience. Poor McGovern was unable to beat Reagan in election of his own right, but given the brevity of things and genial personality he got back at the cynical, conservative Reagan.
40: George HW Bush/John B Anderson (January 20 1981-January 20 1989)
41: Jesse Jackson/Bill Clinton(January 20 1989-January 20 1993)
So, did George McGovern lost the reelection to Bush in 1980?
 
Everything Can Be Worse: A Non-Dystopian List of A-Holes—er, US Presidents
1977-1981: George Wallace/Birch Bayh
1976: def. OTL Candidates

1981-1989: Paul Laxalt/Bob Dole
1980: def. incumbents, George Bush/Walter Mondale
1984: def. Birch Bayh/Shirley Chisholm

1989-1993: Bob Dole/Jack Kemp
1988: def. Mario Cuomo/Lawton Chiles
1993-2001: Michael Dukakis/Joe Lieberman
1992: def. incumbents, Michael Bloomberg/John McCain
1996: def. Dan Quayle/John Thune, Michael Bloomberg/Jack Welch
 
A brief (and still subject to change) list of Presidents and Vice-Presidents of the United States between 1920 to 1940 for my timeline, Pro Patria Mori.

1920-1924
President: Alexander Mitchell Palmer (Democrat)
Vice-President: William Gibbs McAdoo (Democrat)

1924-1928
President: Alexander Mitchell Palmer (Democrat)
Vice-President: William Gibbs McAdoo (Democrat)

1928-1932
President: Herbert Hoover (Republican)
Vice-President: Charles Curtis (Republican)

1932-1936
President: Alfred Emanuel Smith (New Populist)
Vice-President:
Huey Pierce Long (New Populist)
1936-1940
President: Huey Pierce Long (New Populist)
Vice-President: William Lemke (New Populist)
I love Huey Long and the New Populist Party.
 
"Upon a Cross of Globalism"
Based on this nightmare scenario, a more...cheery list:
45: Senator Mark Robert Warner of Virginia/Governor John Wright Hickenlooper of Colorado (2017-2021)
2016 primary: def. Governor John Wright Hickenlooper of Colorado, Representative Robert Francis 'Beto' O'Rourke of Texas
2016: def. Businessman Donald John Trump of Florida/Former Mayor Rudolph William Louis Giuliani of New York

46: House Speaker Paul Davis Ryan of Wisconsin/Representative Marsha Wedgeworth Blackburn of Tennessee (2021-2025)
2016 primary: def. Governor Gregory Wayne Abbott of Texas, Former Governor Scott Kevin Walker of Wisconsin, Senator Marco Antonio Rubio of Florida, others
2016: def. President Mark Robert Warner of Virginia/VP John Wright Hickenlooper of Colorado

47: Governor Gavin Christopher Newsom of California/Representative Joaquin Castro of Texas (2025-2033)
2024: def. President Paul Davis Ryan of Wisconsin/VP Marsha Wedgeworth Blackburn of Tennessee, Senator Christopher Brian McDaniel of Mississippi/Representative Matthew Louis Gaetz of Florida
2024 primary: def. Former VP John Wright Hickenlooper of Colorado, Senator Sherrod Campbell Brown of Ohio, Governor Hakeem Sekou Jeffries of New York, others
2028: def. Former VP Marsha Wedgeworth Blackburn of Tennessee/Senator John Edward James of Michigan, Representative Matthew Thomas Shea/various
2024 primary: unopposed

2032 Polling (as of August 2032):
VP Joaquin Castro of Texas/Senate Majority Leader
Pam Keith of Florida----47.5%
Senator Erin Elizabeth Stewart of Connecticut/Senator Adam Paul Laxalt of Connecticut----47.2%
 
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