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  •  And Nixon won the general. (2+ / 0-)
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    Deep Texan, science nerd

    (Actually you know, Johnson did win NH, but only by a small amount,)

    It is unlikely that RFK would have gotten the nomination and even more unlikely that he would have won the Presidency. How do you think he would have done it? Were you of voting age in 1968? Do you remember George Wallace? Do you think RFK would have won Texas?

    You can't scare me, I'm sticking to the Union - Woody Guthrie

    by sewaneepat on Thu Sep 29, 2011 at 06:59:31 AM PDT

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    •  Kennedy would have cruised into the nomination (0+ / 0-)

      Johnson pulled out because he realistically saw the close vote as a repudiation of his candidacy.

      Now the poll is at 87% opposing finding out how any other democrat would poll against the republicans. Is this a denial driven Democratic death-wish?

      "too often, the head steals the heart's best blood."

      by robkallopednews on Thu Sep 29, 2011 at 07:17:11 AM PDT

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      •  His campaign manager did not think so. (0+ / 0-)

        What makes you think so?  Again, I ask you even if he won the nomination, how would he have won the general? Are you basing this just on your opinion or do you have some idea how that might have come about? What state would he have carried that Humphrey did not? Do you think RFK would have carried Texas? Were you even alive in 1968?

        You can't scare me, I'm sticking to the Union - Woody Guthrie

        by sewaneepat on Thu Sep 29, 2011 at 07:38:16 AM PDT

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      •  Since you aren't going to look it up. (0+ / 0-)

        Here are some facts. There were only 13 states with primaries, only one of which was held after Bobby was assassinated.

        McCarthy won 6, including the only one after Kennedy was killed. Kennedy won 4, Johnson won 1, Smathers won 1, and Stephen Young won 1. You notice Humphrey won none though Young and Smathers were his surrogates. Interestingly, McCarthy trounced Kennedy in the Mass. primary.

        The other non-primary states were for Humphrey. It is extremely doubtful that these party bosses would have gone for Kennedy. He would have hardly "cruised" to the nomination.

        You can't scare me, I'm sticking to the Union - Woody Guthrie

        by sewaneepat on Thu Sep 29, 2011 at 09:53:36 AM PDT

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