The United States 1960 Election
*This scenario has been greatly updated by the Historical Scenario Commission on Oct 14, 2017: United States – 1960 v.2
This campaign is as complete as the 1788-1956 scenarios, which means it will be update with further improvements, most specifically events, in the future. There are likely small errors that I missed in this inaugural version.
This election follows the relatively peaceful and prosperous presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower, viewed by some as a rare progressive conservative.
Pres. Eisenhower reluctantly supports his VP, Richard Nixon, for his party’s nomination. However, the conservative Nixon has a challenger from the liberal Republican, Nelson Rockefeller, who give his wing of the party his name. Several minor candidates and a few what-if candidates are included.
The Democrats hope to take back the White House with four major candidates: Catholic Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy, the New Deal-ing Texan Lyndon B. Johnson, two-time nominee Adlai Stevenson, and the liberal nominee Hubert Humphrey. Several minor candidates and a few what-if candidates are included.
A 3rd party of unpledged Democrats is included in the game.
Please report any inaccuracies, errors, and constructive criticism. Thanks.