United States 1960 Election

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.

9 thoughts on “United States 1960 Election”

  1. You’re all obviously the same person, and just trolling. Probably JohnnyK.

    I appreciate feedback, even when critical, if it comes with feedback that is helpful in improving the scenario.

  2. Great scenario (as usual). One suggestion would be to adjust the cost of ad’s and turn web ads off.

  3. I tried downloading this and other scenarios, but it doesn’t work, I followed the steps, but I don’t know what I’m doing wrong.

  4. Happy Chandler suggested himself as the presidential nominee with Kennedy as the VP nominee.

  5. Orval Faubus ran as the “State’s Rights” candidate and got around 6-7% in his home state of Arkansas.

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