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James G. Blaine is shot and killed along with President Garfield in 1881
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WolfBear
2017-09-26 22:24:38 UTC
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What if disgruntled office seeker Charles Guiteau would have shot and killed U.S. Secretary of State James G. Blaine along with President Garfield? (Considering that Blaine was the one who personally rejected Guiteau's pleas for a government job, this doesn't appear to be particularly implausible.)

Who would the Republicans nominate in 1884 in this TL? Also, would the Republicans' 1884 nominee in this TL defeat Grover Cleveland that November?

Also, if so, how does U.S. history develop since that point in time?
Rich Rostrom
2017-09-29 02:33:44 UTC
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Post by WolfBear
What if disgruntled office seeker Charles Guiteau
would have shot and killed U.S. Secretary of State
James G. Blaine along with President Garfield?
Was Blaine present???
Post by WolfBear
(Considering that Blaine was the one who personally
rejected Guiteau's pleas for a government job, this
doesn't appear to be particularly implausible.)
Guiteau considered himself "a Stalwart of the Stalwarts",
and thus part of the Blaine faction in the party. Did he
say anything about Blaine's rejection - did he blame
Blaine personally, or did he believe Garfield controlled?
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Robert Woodward
2017-09-29 05:21:50 UTC
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Post by WolfBear
What if disgruntled office seeker Charles Guiteau
would have shot and killed U.S. Secretary of State
James G. Blaine along with President Garfield?
Was Blaine present???
According to this wikipedia article
(<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_James_A._Garfield#The_sh
ooting>), he was.
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WolfBear
2017-09-29 19:07:21 UTC
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Post by WolfBear
What if disgruntled office seeker Charles Guiteau
would have shot and killed U.S. Secretary of State
James G. Blaine along with President Garfield?
Was Blaine present???
As Robert Woodward points out, Yes, he was.
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Post by WolfBear
(Considering that Blaine was the one who personally
rejected Guiteau's pleas for a government job, this
doesn't appear to be particularly implausible.)
Guiteau considered himself "a Stalwart of the Stalwarts",
and thus part of the Blaine faction in the party. Did he
say anything about Blaine's rejection - did he blame
Blaine personally, or did he believe Garfield controlled?
Actually, the Stalwarts were Conkling's and Arthur's faction. Blaine was a Half-Breed.
Post by Rich Rostrom
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Nous sommes dans une pot de chambre, et nous y serons emmerdés.
--- General Auguste-Alexandre Ducrot at Sedan, 1870.
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