*This scenario was greatly updated by the Historical Scenario Commission on August 28, 2017. It can be downloaded here: United States – 1900 v. 2.0
The 1900 election was a rematch between William McKinley and pro-labor, pro-silver Democrat, William Jennings Bryan. Both nominees were virtually unopposed. McKinley’s reelection seemed pretty much assured as the economy was strong and he had just won the Spanish-American War.
The election allows for some what-if scenarios so that these candidates face some competition:
- What if Governor Theodore Roosevelt attempted a premature run for president?
- What if leading progressive Republican, Robert La Follette ran against McKinley?
- What if wealthy, pro-labor publisher, William Randolph Hughes, ran for president?
- What if Grover Cleveland, the pro-business, pro-Gold Standard former president ran for a 3rd non-consecutive term?
- Admiral George Dewey, a hero of the recent war, wanted to run for president, but the media slammed him for his gaffes and his obvious political naivety.
Feedback to improve the scenario is desired.
9 thoughts on “President Infinity 1900 Election”
YES! McKinley is one of my favorite presidents. I have a vintage 1896 newspaper when he won the 1896 nomination with Garrett Hobart. Can’t wait until the 1880 one to have Winfield Scott Hancock defeat Garfield.
That’s awesome, Nick.
Yeah that is really awesome Nick, would love to have that myself.
@Nick That’s really great.
@vcczar Love your scenarios, really excited for 1896.
I’m apart of APIC and I try to collect as much as I can. The newspaper was my sweet sixteen gift.
@vcczar Will you ever reconsider making scenarios past 1960? Anthony will probably not make the scenarios for months, and since you are such a great scenario designer, it would be very fun to play those.
I might, but it won’t come before I head all the way back to 1788/1789 election, and then update the scenarios from the first election back to 1956. I’m less interested in those episodes, so it isn’t urgent for me. I would hope someone else would pick those up. I can help with advice. If no one picks them up by the time i work myself up to them, then I’ll do them.
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