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Old 11-08-2018, 10:42 AM
 
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if he wasn't assassinated.
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Old 11-08-2018, 10:45 AM
 
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if he wasn't assassinated.
He'd be too conservative nowadays even for the Republicans. No way. Unless he threw out his principles from the WW2 era and adopted the current cultural norms.
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Old 11-08-2018, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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in '64?... by a landslide..
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Old 11-08-2018, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Under Moon & Star
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if he wasn't assassinated.
Very likely.

In 1964, the United States was in the midst of a major period of economic growth that wouldn't taper off until 1969. Also, Kennedy's job approval rating had never fallen below 56% as measured by Gallup. In any event, his opponent would likely have been Goldwater - who JFK would have easily defeated - or a more liberal candidate, such as Rockefeller - who would have been greeted unenthusiastically by the growing conservative movement in the party.
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Old 11-08-2018, 04:09 PM
 
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Very likely.

In 1964, the United States was in the midst of a major period of economic growth that wouldn't taper off until 1969. Also, Kennedy's job approval rating had never fallen below 56% as measured by Gallup. In any event, his opponent would likely have been Goldwater - who JFK would have easily defeated - or a more liberal candidate, such as Rockefeller - who would have been greeted unenthusiastically by the growing conservative movement in the party.

I agree.. Johnson carried all but 6 states. He probably got a little love rub from the electorate that Kennedy wouldn't have gotten, nor would he have gotten without the circumstances of Kennedy's death.. But.. Johnson won in a landslide. You can't really think that Kennedy would have done significantly worse.

I also think many of the things that Johnson did which caused him to realize he wasn't going to win in '68.. Kennedy might likely have done the same things, but he wouldn't have done them until his second term.
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Old 11-08-2018, 04:14 PM
 
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In 64, yes . But not by democrats today, they would never elect him he was way to conservative.
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Old 11-08-2018, 05:21 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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He’d be 101 years old now. But, had he lived he would probably have been re-elected in ‘64. I wonder if LBJ would have remained on the ticket.
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Old 11-08-2018, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Mount Pleasant, SC
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Today, he'd be shut down by #MeToo
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Old 11-08-2018, 07:58 PM
 
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Yes to reelection in 1964 based upon the economic conditions and probably even today because he'd abide by his dad's advice "It's not what you are that counts but what people think you are" - the more 'controlled' media would have kept the damage control in motion.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-ima...eated-camelot/



In today's contemporary historical times he would be akin to Canada's Justin Trudeau. The equivalent MSM / PR support would fawn endlessly and #metoo would treat him like Bill Clinton because most are partisan.
https://www.politico.com/magazine/st...-me-too-220840
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:17 PM
 
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He'd have easily been reelected. The economy was good and he was well liked by the public. Vietnam was going on, but was just a blip on the horizon in 1963. JFK was a decent president, but he had the good fortune to be regarded as a better president than he actually was. When Johnson ran against Goldwater in 1964, he didn't beat him, he crushed him. The vote tally was something on the order of 61% to 38%. In 1964, the democrats were almost destined to win the presidency.
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