Saturday, September 15, 2012
FRSDailyPost: NBC News Election Night 1968: The Congressional Races, How George Wallace Affected The Control of Congress
George Wallace running for President for what was called the Independence Party back in 1968, which I believe should come back. And would be a force in American Politics but thats the topic for a different blog, blew a golden opportunity of having a say or a shot even at winning the Presidential Election. When he selected General Curtis Lemay who of course made that crazy statement at that Press Conference about Nuclear Weapons, without that maybe Governor Wallace wins 25-30 of the Electoral Vote. Sweeps the South or a least becomes a big enough factor there to prevent Vice President Hubert Humphrey or Richard Nixon from winning the Electoral College and forcing. The Presidential Election into the House of Representatives, where George Wallace believed he could've picked off enough Southern Democrats to perhaps win the election or force either. Humphrey or Nixon to adopt a lot of his platform, this was Wallace's strategy to win the 1968 Presidential Election and to be a factor in Southern House Races and elect enough Conservative Republicans down there. To win the Presidential Election in the House, it was a long shot but the House GOP did pick up seats in the House, thanks to the South, making them a major player there in the next Congress.