Campaign Trail Results: Game #23984

This Game:

  • Year: 1968
  • Player Candidate: Richard Nixon
  • Running Mate: Nelson Rockefeller
  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Winner Take All Mode?: Yes
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View overall results, or a specific state:
CandidateElectoral VotesPopular VotesPop. Vote %
---- Hubert H. Humphrey44036,929,42951.06
---- George Wallace5310,988,39215.19
---- Richard Nixon4424,406,46233.75


  • Ohio:4
  • California:3
  • Arkansas:1
  • New York:1
  • Oklahoma:1
  • Texas:1
  • Vermont:1


  • 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?
    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?
    Whites and Negroes are naturally unsuited to mix together in society. The entire premise of desegregation is a farce, and my campaign is dedicated to ending this misguided policy.
  • Would you be willing to call an unconditional bombing halt of North Vietnam in the hopes of restarting peace negotiations?
    If anything, we need to escalate the bombing of North Vietnam. I don't go to bed at night with the feeling that they truly respect the power of America.
  • 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?
    My God, this is a truly frightening question. Responsibilities of government need to be turned over to the states, and the federal government needs to be drastically reduced in size.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Some have proposed implementing an Environmental Protection Agency at the federal level to combat industrial pollution. Would you support this as President?
    I believe that existing government agencies can handle the issues we have. It does upset any decent American to see rivers filled with black sludge and industrial waste.
  • Would you be willing to place increasing responsibility in the hands of South Vietnam for their own defense?
    Only if they proved themselves capable of repelling Communist aggression. The best thing we can do right now is escalate the war with more American troops.
  • 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.
  • Are you concerned with some of the activist stances that Earl Warren has taken in his time with the Supreme Court?
    Earl Warren is without a doubt the worst Supreme Court justice in the history of the United States. From Brown v. Board of Education up through the present day, he has been nothing but an agent of tyranny for the federal government.
  • Has the current Supreme Court contributed to our disorder with decisions such as Gideon v. Wainright and Miranda v. Arizona?
    Due process for defendants is a Constitutional right. I'm confident that we will find a way to enforce the law in this country without devolving into a police state.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
    International trade will undermine the prosperity of the working man as quickly as it will undermine the sovereignty of the United States. I don't support any of these global organizations.
  • What will be the overall theme of your campaign as you criss-cross the United States?
    I am the true conservative in this election. I support free enterprise, a hard line against Communism, and a devolution of responsibilities to the state governments.
  • What will be the thrust of your speech as you accept the Republican nomination in Miami?
    The actions of Lyndon Johnson since 1964 are exactly what Goldwater warned us about. The American people are ready to reconsider the message of true conservatism.
  • How far are you willing to go to compete in the American South against the campaign of George Wallace?
    We want to compete in every southern state. I will run to the right of Wallace on economic issues while lamenting the interference of the federal government in education and housing.
  • 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?
    Ronald Reagan and I do not agree on every issue. I trust that he will work for the team in 1968 if he wants a future in the Republican Party.
  • 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.