Nixon’s back, baby! The 1960s were a tumultuous time in American history. How did Johnson’s 1964 blowout win lead to the resurgence of the conservative movement? Warning: you may experience audio hallucinations of Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Fortunate Son" during this post.
In this election, the Democratic candidate ran on a platform of unity, his ability to make deals in Washington, and the record of his predecessor. The Republican candidate was known for racist dog-whistling, a reckless foreign policy, and erratic quotes that dominated news cycles. I bet you'd like to know how this one turned out!
Outgoing President Dwight Eisenhower was immensely popular. Vice President Richard Nixon tried to capitalize on his large base for his own candidacy, but a handsome, young New Englander stood in his way. The result was one of the closest elections of all time!
As the torch passes to Harry Truman, our Month of Roosevelt reaches its end. Unfortunately, Truman was tasked with the unenviable challenge of living up to Franklin Roosevelt's legacy, all while taking on America's greatest rival - the damn Commies! If he wins this one, it would be the greatest polling upset of all time!