Counterfactual 1968: What if Ronald Reagan had been killed?

It’s not as far out as it sounds.

You see, back in 1968, Ronald Reagan was the Governor of California. And like governors do, he attended a Governors’ conference that year. At this conference, one of the other governors – Lester Maddox of Georgia – bumped against some guy. Just a random accident.

Except that Maddox had bumped against the guy in exactly the right place to find his hidden revolver. The Secret Service arrested the guy, who stated that he was there to kill Reagen…

But what if Lester Maddox had not fortuitously bumped into that would-be assassin?
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