Campaign Trail Results: Game #1080744

This Game:

  • Year: 1968
  • Player Candidate: Richard Nixon
  • Running Mate: Spiro Agnew
  • Difficulty Level: Normal
  • Winner Take All Mode?: Yes
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CandidateElectoral VotesPopular VotesPop. Vote %
---- Richard Nixon27630,813,32142.00
---- Hubert H. Humphrey21732,090,54543.75
---- George Wallace4510,452,99014.25


  • Texas:6
  • New York:4
  • Michigan:2


  • What is your opinion of Lyndon Johnson's new Medicare program?
    We need to be very cautious about this program. It's important to ensure that the indigent can receive care, but programs like these always run the risk of adding precipitously to our national deficit.
  • Are you satisfied with this nation's economic performance over the previous five years?
    Our current economic path is not sustainable. We need to continue the growth we have seen but we cannot allow this inflation we have to continue.
  • Are you satisfied with the progress of desegregation in this country since the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964?
    I strongly support what we have done to end the insidious practice of segregation in the South. However I'm also alarmed at some of the ideas I've heard about forced integration of neighborhoods, or the proposed busing of students to distant schools.
  • What do you think about the efforts of the AFL-CIO and other large unions? Do they have a positive effect on America?
    We should always be wary of the corruption inherent in these large unions. I cannot say that I'm a supporter of the AFL-CIO.
  • What is your opinion of the military draft that is currently in place?
    We need to make sure that our military is adequately filled with personnel. That being said, I would prefer to see a volunteer system in place. I'm confident that there are enough patriotic young men in this country to make that system work.
  • Do you believe that the black community in most cities overreacted to the assassination of Martin Luther King this past April?
    I believe that both the black community and the police overreacted in many areas. First and foremost, we must speak out against violence wherever it may occur -- and against whoever is the source of it.
  • Should Lyndon Johnson have been able to prevent the Tet Offensive?
    We should have had greater security in those places where we were attacked. Let us not forget, however, that this attack greatly hurt the Viet Cong and was a victory for the United States.
  • Would you be willing to place increasing responsibility in the hands of South Vietnam for their own defense?
    This should be the primary goal of our policy in Vietnam. It's tragic how many American boys have died to defend a country that is not ready to defend itself.
  • Do you support opening a new dialogue with our Communist adversaries, such as the Soviet Union and China?
    We should always be looking for areas of agreement, however limited, between ourselves, the Soviet Union, and Red China. At the very least, we can implement arms treaties and avoid the threat of a nuclear war.
  • Are you concerned with some of the activist stances that Earl Warren has taken in his time with the Supreme Court?
    On the balance I would not appoint another justice like Mr. Warren. Desegregating our schools was one thing, but he has gone off the deep end on these issues like school prayer, Miranda rights, and other activist decisions.
  • Has the current Supreme Court contributed to our disorder with decisions such as Gideon v. Wainright and Miranda v. Arizona?
    My priority as President will be to fight for law and order in this country. The Court had good intentions but I am concerned that they overstepped their bounds in these cases.
  • What is your opinion on the legality of abortion? Would you attempt to legalize or prohibit this practice at the federal level?
    I'm opposed to the practice of abortion personally, but I would support a federal law protecting access to this procedure in the most dire cases for the woman, such as when her life or health are in danger.
  • Would you appoint federal judges who support the decision Engel v. Vitale outlawing mandatory school prayer?
    I was disappointed with this decision. I would certainly appoint judges who see the wisdom in teaching our kids a few lessons about morality.
  • Did the Supreme Court overstep its bounds in Loving v. Virginia by declaring state miscegenation statutes unconstitutional?
    I'm not going to comment on a decision like this one. I certainly don't support miscegenation laws by any means, but I also think the Court has to be careful about overstepping the rights of the states.
  • Do you think the Department of Housing and Urban Development, newly created by Lyndon Johnson, serves a useful purpose in American life?
    I will do my best to ensure that this program is managed soundly and does not become some kind of welfare program without accountability.
  • What is causing the massive increase of crime in America? How will you reverse the trend?
    We have a system in place that gives precedence to the rights of criminals over law-abiding citizens. I will take a firm stand on this issue as President.
  • What do you think of the late Dr. Martin Luther King?
    Dr. King is an American hero. I'm proud of his efforts to desegregate the southern schools and businesses, and I was deeply affected by his tragic demise this year.
  • What is your position on expanding the Clean Air Act of 1963? Do you believe that stricter enforcement against pollutants is necessary, or does the current law suffice?
    We need to find a balance between protecting the environment and protecting our economy. I support this Act but we also need to enforce it in a practical manner.
  • Do we need more spending in the War on Poverty, especially in light of the riots since 1965?
    I support the War on Poverty as it stands. We have passed a lot of new initiatives and we should wait to see what effect they have. To me, cracking down on the law and order issues is more important.
  • What will be the overall theme of your campaign as you criss-cross the United States?
    My primary focus is to return law and order to this country. The riots, the murders, the drug use, and the protests we've seen since 1965 are unacceptable.
  • What will be the thrust of your speech as you accept the Republican nomination in Miami?
    The Vietnam War and the disorder in this country shows that our leadership has failed. I will work for American enterprise, end the war with honor, and end the violence in the streets.
  • How far are you willing to go to compete in the American South against the campaign of George Wallace?
    We'll win some states and lose some states in the South. I will campaign elsewhere in the country and ignore racial issues as much as possible.
  • Sources have indicated that Johnson is close to reaching a breakthrough in negotiations with the North Vietnamese, which could almost assure a Democratic win on Tuesday. An operative with connections to the South Vietnam government is willing to sabotage these negotiations with promises that you will offer a better deal when elected. Will you take a chance on this plan?
    This will guarantee victory for us if successful. Let's roll the dice.
  • Your Democratic counterpart has repeatedly challenged you to a debate. After your debacle against Kennedy in 1960, will you debate your opponent this time?
    We can't have the American people saying that I'm afraid to debate Hubert Humphrey. Let's do it.
  • What is more important to you -- competing with Nixon in the border states (to help Humphrey) or winning over Humphrey voters in the northern cities (to help Nixon)?
    Humphrey and the Democrats need to know in the future that they cannot ignore the due concerns of the South and win elections. I will focus on winning potential Humphrey supporters.