Additional tributes came from Paul Simon's chart-topping song "Mrs. Roosevelt".
Oh, haha, I get it, an alternate version of "Mrs. Robinson". Here's to you, Mrs. Roosevelt
. Nice. Well, let's see what Wikipedia has to say…
Nichols asked if the duo had any more songs to offer, and after a break from the meeting, they returned with an early version of "Mrs. Robinson". They had been working on a track titled "Mrs. Roosevelt",
are you kidding me
Anyway, I'm not sure I have anything substantial to say, but I'm thoroughly enjoying this so far. The choices of Presidents Winant and Meyer are both very bold and original choices. I haven't heard of either before now, but doing cursory research on them, I'm impressed how aspects of their OTL lives and careers have been woven into the story, how their OTL has been extrapolated into their ATL one, and how they just suitably fit the story you're all going for. It doesn't feel like they were picked just to use a non-obvious choice, is what I'm getting at.
The state of the world is very interesting, too. The US going social-democratic while Europe stays conservative (both relatively speaking) is something I can't really recall much of (outside explicit "reverse Cold War" etc scenarios), though I'm not sure why — you have all laid out a compelling case for it being a very plausible outcome! Still, I get the impression we're only just getting started. After all, the US of real-life isn't too
far removed from this. As we move into the 70s, it'll be interesting to see what replaces the New Deal Coalition and Wallace–Winant consensus, and if the US continues on a moderate-left path or if it takes the reactionary route that's been left open…