Campaign Trail Results: Game #23738

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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CandidateElectoral VotesPopular VotesPop. Vote %
---- Richard Nixon44734,492,42046.98
---- Hubert H. Humphrey4528,388,72338.66
---- George Wallace4510,543,34114.36

Visits:

  • New York:3
  • Pennsylvania:3
  • Minnesota:2
  • Texas:2
  • Michigan:1
  • South Carolina: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?
    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?
    I hope for all of our sakes that these programs work, but history proves that they may well have unintended consequences.
  • 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?
    I'm worried that for most or all of 1967, Lyndon Johnson repeatedly assured us that the North Vietnamese were on their last legs. It's difficult to assess the situation when we can't rely on the information that we have.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 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?
    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?
    Our goal is a society that works for everyone. The Black Panthers have instigated some ugly incidents, and I believe on the balance that they have done more harm than good for the cause of integration.
  • 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?
    I will definitely work towards the control of nuclear weapons as President. I sincerely hope that we can work out a reasonable agreement on this issue.
  • 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.
  • 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?
    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.