Campaign Trail Results: Game #23403

This Game:

  • Year: 1968
  • Player Candidate: Richard Nixon
  • Running Mate: Spiro Agnew
  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Winner Take All Mode?: Yes
  • Game Played:
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View overall results, or a specific state:
CandidateElectoral VotesPopular VotesPop. Vote %
---- Richard Nixon44734,009,91046.49
---- Hubert H. Humphrey4529,250,92239.98
---- George Wallace459,901,99413.53

Visits:

  • Massachusetts:2
  • Michigan:2
  • Minnesota:2
  • New York:2
  • Arkansas:1
  • Connecticut:1
  • South Carolina:1
  • Texas:1

Answers:

  • 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.
  • Would you be willing to call an unconditional bombing halt of North Vietnam in the hopes of restarting peace negotiations?
    I would be willing to take this step and see what develops. It is imperative that we end the war in Vietnam as soon as possible.
  • What do you think about the efforts of the AFL-CIO and other large unions? Do they have a positive effect on America?
    Every man should have a choice on whether to join a union or not. These large outfits monopolize the work force and use their power to perpetrate voter fraud and to enrich their bosses.
  • Do you believe that the newly implemented federal welfare programs will be effective?
    I hope for all of our sakes that these programs work, but history proves that they may well have unintended consequences.
  • Some have proposed implementing an Environmental Protection Agency at the federal level to combat industrial pollution. Would you support this as President?
    This is something I whole-heartedly support. We have rivers that are unusable to humans, acid rain falling from the skies, and smog so thick in some cities that people can barely see.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • What is the maximum number of troops that you would commit to Vietnam?
    I believe that the troop strength we have now is sufficient to hold the lines until we obtain a peace agreement.
  • 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?
    Israel has every right to these territories they now occupy. They were attacked from all sides by an enemy bent on their destruction.
  • Are you concerned with some of the activist stances that Earl Warren has taken in his time with the Supreme Court?
    It would be better in some cases if we could get Congress to make these decisions, but I do support the stances Mr. Warren has taken on the Court.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • If elected as President, what would you do to lower the inflation rate in this country, which currently stands at over 4%?
    The inflation rate we have in this country speaks to the heart of the Democrats' problems in running the economy. They claim to be the party of the working man, but they are fine with debasing wages and property values with their misguided social engineering.
  • 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?
    We need to be vigilant on the amount of immigration that we allow, but I also agree that we shouldn't restrict the practice based on national origin. In a Cold War world, we need to be mindful of international perceptions.
  • Did you support Lyndon Johnson's 1965 intervention in the Dominican Republic?
    I do support the intervention. We also need to reexamine our policies in general towards Latin America to ensure higher economic growth and more political freedom there.
  • 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.
  • Would you consider a constitutional amendment to outlaw the birth control pill, given the Supreme Court's decisions on that issue?
    We have bigger priorities to deal with right now in America. I don't think that most Americans support or expect this kind of an initiative.
  • What will be the overall theme of your campaign as you criss-cross the United States?
    I am not a radical like Goldwater. I am a pragmatic, moderate problem-solver who will tackle the challenges of inflation and disorder with even-handedness.
  • What will be the thrust of your speech as you accept the Republican nomination in Miami?
    I will praise Johnson's social programs like Medicare, while also lamenting the disorder in the streets. I will pledge to work with Democrats to find common ground at home and to end the war in Vietnam.
  • How far are you willing to go to compete in the American South against the campaign of George Wallace?
    By staking the middle ground between Wallace and Humphrey on racial issues, I will split them apart and win a national majority.
  • 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?
    I refuse to condone this kind of a plan. I have limits on what I will do to win an election.
  • 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.