随着麦卡锡竞选活动的消退和罗伯特肯尼迪的谋杀，那些反对美国卷入越南的人感到沮丧和愤怒。 8月初，共和党在佛罗里达州迈阿密海滩举行了提名大会。会议大厅被围起来，抗议者通常无法进入。理查德·尼克松在第一轮投票中轻松获得提名，并选择了马里兰州州长斯皮罗·阿格纽（Spiro Agnew）作为他的竞选搭档，后者在全国范围内不为人知。民主党全国代表大会将在芝加哥市中心举行，并计划举行大规模的抗议活动。成千上万的年轻人抵达芝加哥，决心反对战争。被称为The Yippies的“青年国际党”的挑衅者怂恿人群。芝加哥市长兼政治老板理查德戴利发誓，他的城市不允许任何破坏。他命令他的警察被迫袭击示威者，全国电视观众看到警察在街头殴打抗议者的照片。在会议中，事情几乎是喧闹的。有一次，新闻记者Dan Rather在会议室被殴打，因为Walter Cronkite谴责了似乎为市长Daley工作的“暴徒”。休伯特·汉弗莱获得民主党提名，并选择缅因州参议员埃德蒙·马斯基作为他的竞选伙伴。进入大选后，汉弗莱发现自己陷入了一种特殊的政治束缚。他可以说是那年参加比赛的最自由的民主党人，然而，作为约翰逊的副总统，他与政府的越南政策挂钩。当他面对尼克松以及第三方挑战者时，这将是一个令人烦恼的局面。当民主党和共和党人选择候选人时，前民主党阿拉巴马州州长乔治华莱士作为第三方候选人发起了一场新贵运动。五年前华莱士在全国闻名，当时他确实站在门口，发誓要“永远隔离”，同时试图阻止黑人学生融入阿拉巴马大学。当华莱士准备竞选总统时，在美国独立党的票上，他发现南方以外的选民数量惊人，他们非常保守地传达了这一信息。他嘲笑新闻界并嘲笑自由主义者。不断上升的反文化给了他无尽的目标，可以释放辱骂。对于他的竞选伙伴，华莱士选择了退役的退役空军将军柯蒂斯勒梅。作为第二次世界大战的空中战斗英雄，LeMay在对日本进行了令人震惊的致命燃烧爆炸活动之前曾对纳粹德国进行过猛烈袭击。在冷战期间，勒梅曾指挥战略空军司令部，他的反共主义观点众所周知。
With the dismissal of McCarthy’s campaign and the murder of Robert Kennedy, those who oppose the US involvement in Vietnam are frustrated and angry. In early August, the Republican Party held a nomination meeting in Miami Beach, Florida. The conference hall was surrounded and protesters were usually unable to enter. Richard Nixon easily won the nomination in the first round of voting and chose Maryland Governor Spiro Agnew as his running mate, which is unknown nationwide. The Democratic National Convention will be held in downtown Chicago and plans to hold a large-scale protest. Thousands of young people arrived in Chicago and determined to oppose the war. The provocateur of the “Youth International Party” known as The Yippies. Chicago mayor and political boss Richard Daley vowed that his city does not allow any damage. He ordered his police to be forced to attack the demonstrators, and the national television audience saw photos of police officers beating the protesters on the streets. In the meeting, things are almost noisy. On one occasion, journalist Dan Rather was beaten in the conference room because Walter Cronkite condemned the “thugs” who seemed to work for Mayor Daley. Hubert Humphrey was nominated for the Democratic Party and chose Maine Senator Edmund Muskey as his running mate. After entering the general election, Humphrey found himself caught in a special political bondage. He can be said to be the freest Democrat who participated in the competition that year. However, as Vice President of Johnson, he is linked to the government’s Vietnamese policy. This will be an annoying situation when he faces Nixon and third-party challengers. When Democrats and Republicans chose candidates, former Democratic Party Governor Alabama George Wallace launched a new campaign as a third-party candidate. Wallace was famous throughout the country five years ago, when he stood at the door and vowed to “separate forever” while trying to stop black students from joining the University of Alabama. When Wallace was preparing to run for the presidency, on the US Independence Party’s ticket, he found that the number of voters outside the South was staggering, and they conveyed this message very conservatively. He laughed at the press and laughed at the liberals. The rising anti-culture has given him endless goals and can release insults. For his campaign mate, Wallace chose the retired retired Air Force general Curtis Lemme. As a hero of the air battle of the Second World War, LeMay had violently attacked Nazi Germany before the shocking fatal explosion of Japan. During the Cold War, Leme had commanded the Strategic Air Command, and his anti-communist views were well known.