US 1984 Presidential Election

1984 US Election

This scenario is a greatly updated and expanded version of the 1984 scenario that was begun by Victor. It was created by the Historical Scenario Commission on November 12, 2017 and it can be downloaded here: United States – 1984v2.0

This scenario, while traditionally a landslide victory for Reagan, allows for potentially a more competitive election as several what-if candidates are included, all of whom may have fared better than Mondale.

Further additions include: Governors and senators as endorsers and surrogates, historical events, primary dates set, issues updated, etcetera–a whole sale update to the other 1984 scenario.

United States – 1984

With inflation down, oil prices down and employment up, President Reagan seems unstoppable for a victory in November.



  •  Ronald Reagan
  • Harold Stassen
  • Ben Fernandez
  • Gerald Ford[off]
  • Howard Baker[off]
  • John Connaly[off]
  • Bob Dole[off]
  • John Anderson
  • George Bush
  • Ron Paul


  • Walter Mondale
  • John Glenn
  • Gary Hart
  • Jesse Jackson
  • Geraldine Ferraro[off]
  • Jimmy Carter[off]
  • Ted Kennedy[off]
  • Jerry Brown[off]

National Unity[off]:

  • John Anderson[off]

United States – 1984

OLDUnited States – 1984