''Progressive Congressman/Senator Joseph McCarthy'' is an interesting possibility,given his opportunism and the power that the party would have had in Wisconsin in a No New Deal world.God that would be fucking shit. But yeah, a world where there’s still like statewide Leftist Parties and Progressive Populism or Fiscal Conservatism is a good way to win a Governor’s seat.
It’s not that out there for him to still be a massive demagogue too.''Progressive Congressman/Senator Joseph McCarthy'' is an interesting possibility,given his opportunism and the power that the party would have had in Wisconsin in a No New Deal world.
Not quite,you forgot about the La Follettes,they'll still be around by then.It’s not that out there for him to still be a massive demagogue too.
Progressive Governor Joseph McCarthy causing a Statewide Governmental Crisis sounds about right for him.
If that happens (which honestly I find it kind of unlikely),we mustn't forget that by 1953 McCarthy's alcoholism was at its height,being visibly drunk during Senate hearings and dying in '57 because of it so I'd imagine his Governor run either doesn't happen because of it or it falls apart quickly due to him being drunk all the time.I was thinking Mid to Late 50s here, where the LaFollette’s probably have fallen out of fashion slightly.
"...I mean, Banksy, have you seen what Kinnock has been saying? We need Tony..."I arrived early for a talk with Chris and Tony Banks. Michael Foot let it be known today, or rather it was known as a result of his refusing nomination for the Party leadership, that there would be a leadership contest, and Tony, who has just been newly elected for Newham North West, offered to stand down so that I could have his seat and be eligible to contest the leadership. I wouldn’t hear of it. It would be manipulative and I wouldn’t contemplate such a thing. But I have never known anyone make such a generous offer before. - Tony Benn, End of an Era: Diaries 1980-1990
the idea i had is that the democratic machine tries desperately hard to hold on for longer, so the chicago party emerges as this kind of left-wing populist party, mostly voted for by chicago african-americans following the ideals of harold washingtonWhat's the Chicago Party's deal? Are they the Anti-LaRouche party?
tbh that's a really interesting concept for a chicago focused tlA better POD could have been the '68 DNC with a stronger New Left after he agrees to endorse RFK.