This is a bare-bone starter for an alt-history I hope to write. Simple POD, Shiran Shiran fails to assassinate Robert F Kennedy on June 5th 1968 shortly after his victory speech following the defeat of Eugene McCarthy in the California Primary. I was extremly disappointed by a book published on a similar POD which is frankly Demowank, as such I want a more realitistic Alt-History. Most informed sources and the simply the US Political Machine suggests RFK had little chance of winning the 1968 Democratic Nomination due to Humphrey's control of party bosses. However what effect will RFK have on the nomination? The Antiwar vote was split at the Convention due to animosity between former Kennedy and McCarthy supporters, could RFK have pulled off a deal? Leading to a closer race? Would this have calmed tempers that led to the famous Chicago riots or only enflamed them more at a close defeat? If the riots did still take place, Party democratisation would have taken place as in OTL, pretty much guaranteeing RFK the 1972 nomination (the only nomination were the party machine was completly surbordonate to grass root voting). Such reform was led by George McGovern, and if McCarthy was unwilling to make friends with RFK I can see him as a running mate as a solid Middle-American. What then? Any thoughts?