Campaign Trail Results: Game #1083681

Hall of Fame: 1968 - George Wallace - Normal: #7

This Game:

  • Year: 1968
  • Player Candidate: George Wallace
  • Running Mate: Curtis LeMay
  • Difficulty Level: Normal
  • Winner Take All Mode?: Yes
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CandidateElectoral VotesPopular VotesPop. Vote %
---- George Wallace49252,351,34970.87
---- Ralph Nader4621,520,54329.13

Visits:

  • Alabama:12

Answers:

  • What is your overall position on the Vietnam War?
    We keep emboldening the enemy in Vietnam with half-measures. We will never win this war unless we escalate it.
  • If elected, what will you do to get the student and Negro riots in this country under control?
    If we had peace in Vietnam and more investment in education here at home, we wouldn't be having these riots.
  • What is your opinion of Lyndon Johnson's new Medicare program?
    Medicare is the first step towards socialized medicine in this country. We need to end this program as soon as possible and return health care to the states and to the people.
  • Are you satisfied with this nation's economic performance over the previous five years?
    The worst thing we can do right now is to sabotage the progress we have seen by continuing to squander our money on a war in Vietnam. I support a full employment economy as well -- meaning we must be vigilant against misguided attempts to raise interest rates.
  • Are you satisfied with the progress of desegregation in this country since the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964?
    We need to be very aggressive in fighting racism and its effects where they exist. I support programs such as busing, affirmative action, the new HUD department, and anything else that is necessary to integrate all regions of the United States.
  • With all of the new programs that have implemented over the past five years, do you still believe there is room for the federal government to expand its responsibilities?
    We still need a national health care system. We still need a federal education system. Our work is never finished as long as poverty exists in the United States.
  • What do you think about the efforts of the AFL-CIO and other large unions? Do they have a positive effect on America?
    The AFL-CIO is a centerpiece of the great American bargain. Our economy can never thrive unless the people who work to keep it going thrive as well. I fully support the AFL-CIO.
  • Do you believe that the newly implemented federal welfare programs will be effective?
    Ineffective, immoral, and illegal. Intellectuals in improperly influential offices are destroying the United States.
  • What is the maximum number of troops that you would commit to Vietnam?
    I will provide as many troops as our generals say they need. One of the reasons we are losing this war right now is because we are not fully committed to it.
  • What is your stance on the Six-Day War that occurred last year, and how should Israel handle the new territories it has taken possession of?
    This business in Israel is no business of America. I wish them the best, but we should not be obtrusively inserting ourselves into these multilateral peace negotiations. Doing so will only serve to entangle us in the long run.
  • Are you concerned with some of the activist stances that Earl Warren has taken in his time with the Supreme Court?
    The Warren Court is the first Supreme Court in history which has had the guts to use constitutional law for the benefit of the common citizen. I will continue to appoint sound judges like Mr. Warren, Abe Fortas, and Thurgood Marshall.
  • What do you think of programs that require schools to use busing to achieve racial balance?
    I do agree with the idea that education is a local matter. I'm not especially opposed to busing where local authorities deem it necessary, but I would only use the federal government in extraordinary circumstances.
  • Can you comment on the newly created Head Start program?
    Programs like Head Start are the only way that we will end poverty in our cities and rural districts. I fought for this program from the beginning and I will support it as President.
  • What is your opinion of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965? Is it a good idea to liberalize our immigration policy and to outlaw national origin quotas?
    This is a fair and sensible policy that will allow skilled immigrants to enter the United States. It's ludicrous to state that this will somehow compromise our culture and our values.
  • What is causing the massive increase of crime in America? How will you reverse the trend?
    There is a cynicism in our poorest neighborhoods engendered by poverty and by the brutality of the police. I will vigorously address both of these issues when I'm elected.
  • 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?
    I dream of a country where every citizen has clean air to breathe. The Clean Air Act is a good start but I'm not opposed to further legislation in this area.
  • Can we all agree that the Black Panthers are a menace to the security of the United States?
    The Black Panthers are a radical group of militants who are plotting the overthrow of the United States government. It is my firm position, in accordance with the Constitution, that anyone planning treason against our country should be imprisoned and possibly executed.
  • Do you hope to achieve an arms control agreement with the Soviet Union during your time in the Oval Office? What conditions would you agree to?
    My goal is a world without nuclear weapons. While being mindful of reality, I hope to negotiate an expansive agreement that can put an end to the arms race.
  • The unemployment rate is currently under 4%, in spite of the chaos that prevails in our nation. What will you do as president to keep unemployment low?
    The unemployment rate won't stay low for long if we continue to pass new regulations on housing, mining, and industrial concerns. I speak for the working man when I say that we need to get the federal government out of these areas.
  • Do you believe that President Johnson overstepped his bounds in negotiating the Kennedy Round of trade agreements? Do you support the liberalization of international trade under the GATT?
    I support the overall thrust of this policy. Foreign trade supports our Cold War allies, reduces the cost of goods in America, and supports a broader economic prosperity.
  • Do we need more spending in the War on Poverty, especially in light of the riots since 1965?
    We need to focus less on handouts and more on encouraging initiative among our black and ethnic business owners. They will build the prosperity in our inner cities. I will analyze the War on Poverty on a program-by-program basis and cut those which are unnecessary.
  • What will be the overall message of your campaign?
    I am campaigning on the issue of ending desegregation. That is my appeal and that is the issue I will stick to.
  • 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)?
    It looks like Nixon is the favorite, so I'm going to focus most of my efforts on campaigning where he's ahead.
  • Alabama is a right-to-work state. What can you say to factory workers -- who are largely sympathetic on the racial issue -- to assuage their concerns about union rights and wages?
    Let's remind them that if the blacks get special rights and even priority in hiring, they are liable to drive down wages and hurt the unions in the north.
  • If there is no majority in the electoral college, what are your goals at the bargaining table?
    I will support whatever candidate agrees to rescind the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and agrees to appoint justices who will overturn Brown v. Board of Education. If no candidate agrees to those conditions, then I will not support either one of them.