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alternate_history:robert_kennedy [2009/10/14 12:07]
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 Policy: Vietnamisation,​ phased withdrawal of US troops. Will try to enact a UHC proposal, likely similar to Nixon'​s OTL CHIP. Focus on urban development,​ decentralization of Great Society programs: not privatizing,​ but handing over control to state and municipal governments. ​ Pursuit of detente with USSR, relations with China, and perhaps outreach to India. Policy: Vietnamisation,​ phased withdrawal of US troops. Will try to enact a UHC proposal, likely similar to Nixon'​s OTL CHIP. Focus on urban development,​ decentralization of Great Society programs: not privatizing,​ but handing over control to state and municipal governments. ​ Pursuit of detente with USSR, relations with China, and perhaps outreach to India.
  
-**Why middle class suburbanites Hated Bobby:** First: the motorcades. If the average middle-class burb resident sees one older candidate delivering a speech on their needs, speaking in an indoor voice- they'​ll be sympathetic. Then we have the candidate who allows people to touch his person, take shoes and cufflinks (without precedent before or since), speaks very passionately,​ prefers the streets to canned indoor speeches, who do you think they'​ll vote for? Not someone who summons them to the barricades and tries to persuade them of his concerns rather than the opposite. ​+**RFK and the middle class:** First: the motorcades. If the average middle-class burb resident sees one older candidate delivering a speech on their needs, speaking in an indoor voice- they'​ll be sympathetic. Then we have the candidate who allows people to touch his person, take shoes and cufflinks (without precedent before or since), speaks very passionately,​ prefers the streets to canned indoor speeches, who do you think they'​ll vote for? Not someone who summons them to the barricades and tries to persuade them of his concerns rather than the opposite. ​
  
 Typical suburban view: "​He'​s ruthless and phony as a twelve-dollar bill." ​ Typical suburban view: "​He'​s ruthless and phony as a twelve-dollar bill." ​
  
-**Why the South loathed Bobby**+**RFK v. Dixie**
  
 Civil rights, thinking he'd try Reconstruction,​ Round Two. Often wanted him dead.  Civil rights, thinking he'd try Reconstruction,​ Round Two. Often wanted him dead. 
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