Campaign Trail Results: Game #23447

This Game:

  • Year: 1968
  • Player Candidate: Richard Nixon
  • Running Mate: Ronald Reagan
  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Winner Take All Mode?: Yes
  • Game Played:
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CandidateElectoral VotesPopular VotesPop. Vote %
---- Hubert H. Humphrey40433,522,13345.47
---- George Wallace7611,532,49415.64
---- Richard Nixon5728,666,42438.88


  • Texas:7
  • New York:2
  • Michigan:1
  • Minnesota:1
  • Pennsylvania:1


  • 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?
    How can anyone be satisfied with the course our nation has taken? Inflation is killing the value of the dollar and the gold standard itself is at risk. Unemployment is highest under the Johnson Administration among the very people he claims to care about the most.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • What is the maximum number of troops that you would commit to Vietnam?
    We need to reduce our troop strength to the minimum necessary level to prevent the downfall of South Vietnam while we work these issues out at the bargaining table.
  • 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.
  • 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?
    As President, I'm confident that all sides can come together and negotiate a long-term peace agreement. Certainly the return of the Sinai or the Golan Heights should not be off the table.
  • 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.
  • Would you appoint federal judges who support the decision Engel v. Vitale outlawing mandatory school prayer?
    We have Catholics, Jews, and others in this country who should not be forced to pray in a certain way because of what some principal believes in a public school. This is a First Amendment issue in my opinion.
  • 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 stand opposed to the legal segregation of our schools. Legal segregation promotes inferior education. I also think that busing promotes inferior education. My goal is to see every child in this country get a good education.
  • Can you comment on the newly created Head Start program?
    We need to do anything we can to ensure quality education for our youngsters. Let's see how this program develops and whether it seems to work or not.
  • Have you given any thought to programs that would set racial quotas for job hiring or college admissions, in order to accelerate the process of integration?
    We promise an equal opportunity to every person to succeed in America. I oppose discrimination in federal hiring and so on, but we also need to ask ourselves if a quota system is really the best way to monitor this issue.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
    We are keeping the unemployment rate artificially depressed with unsound fiscal and monetary policies. In the long-run, this will lead to a poor economy and higher unemployment.
  • 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 these international trade negotiations, but we must be sure that we don't undermine the rights of our own unions with one-sided agreements.
  • 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.
  • As Governor of California, Ronald Reagan will be crucial to your chances in that state. Can you reassure him that you are sufficiently conservative to warrant his enthusiasm after your battle for the Republican nomination?
    Reagan and I have real common ground on the law and order issue. I will remind him of this when we discuss our politics.
  • 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.