Campaign Trail Results: Game #24064

This Game:

  • Year: 1968
  • Player Candidate: Richard Nixon
  • Running Mate: Nelson Rockefeller
  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Winner Take All Mode?: Yes
  • Game Played:
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CandidateElectoral VotesPopular VotesPop. Vote %
---- Richard Nixon46536,420,48949.89
---- George Wallace459,773,10013.39
---- Hubert H. Humphrey2726,810,16036.72

Visits:

  • Minnesota:6
  • Connecticut:2
  • Arkansas:1
  • Massachusetts:1
  • Texas:1
  • West Virginia:1

Answers:

  • What is your opinion of Lyndon Johnson's new Medicare program?
    I commend this piece of legislation. Already we see many Americans receiving health care who would otherwise be stricken with serious and/or fatal conditions.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
    That was a very tough event for many of us to take, no matter what our backgrounds were. I believe that more precautions should have been taken to keep things from getting out of hand, but we must also remember that most Negroes wanted no part of these riots.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Do we need more spending in the War on Poverty, especially in light of the riots since 1965?
    I support the War on Poverty as it stands. We have passed a lot of new initiatives and we should wait to see what effect they have. To me, cracking down on the law and order issues is more important.
  • 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.
  • 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.