Alternative History

POD September 1970: Jimi Hendrix survives a drug overdose in his london flat. This makes him realise that he needs to get off drugs, and he enters rehab. He cuts short his tour after he checks himself in at Zurich.

Entrance into Politics[]

  • March 1972: Hendrix is discharged from a rehab clinic in Switzerland with a clean bill of health.
  • August 1972: Hendrix meets Ron Paul after he gives a speech about government trust. Hendrix is impressed by Ron Paul's words. Paul encourages Hendrix to enter politics as an old time Libertarian Republican which is an ideology that appeals to Hendrix.
  • January 1973: Hendrix writes in the New York times about Roe v. Wade being hypocritical in that the SCOTUS said that executing criminals was unconstitutional a few months previously in. He also converts to Methodism.
  • April 1974: Hendrix publicly denounces President Nixon on national television over the watergate scandal.
  • 1975: Hendrix moves to Nevada and begins to take interest in politics. Jimi and Monika are married in a ceremony at Reno.
  • 1976: Hendrix refuses to endorse President Ford or Governor Carter for the Presidency. In November Carter is elected President.
  • May 1977: Hendrix states that he is a Libertarian Republican during an interview on CBS news.
  • December 1977: Hendrix says he will run for the governorship of Nevada in the upcoming 1978 mid-term election. His campaign hits a snag after Monika Danneman is killed in a car crash. But he decides to continue otherwise.
  • May 1978: Hendrix against all odds defies the Republican party base and defeats John List for the Republican nomination for governor of Nevada.
  • November 1978: After leading in the polls over Democratic incumbent Mike O'Callaghan by 9 points for several months,Hendrix is elected the 24th governor of Nevada.

Governor of Nevada[]

  • 1979: Hendrix is sworn in as the 24th Governor of Nevada. Days after his inauguration in an interview with ABC news Hendrix says he will defend the rights and liberties of the people of Nevada by resisting corruption and by cutting taxes for all Nevadans.
  • 1980: Hendrix, now popular from his tax cuts begins a comprehensive plan to double Nevada's surplus and invest in education for the citizens of Nevada. Hendrix also endorses California Governor Ronald Reagan for the presidency. In November, after several debates Reagan defeats President Carter in a landslide.
  • 1981: Governor Hendrix signs the Nevada firearms defense act. The bill defends a Nevadans right to hold firearms. Shortly after the signing of the bill Hendrix is thanked by president Reagan.
  • 1982: The Nevada state senate, under Hendrix's guidance legalizes marijuana. The decision is controversial but in time leads to reduced drug use throughout Nevada and the collapse of the drug cartels operating within the state.
  • 1983: Hendrix signs a bill that puts 10,000 new police officers on the streets of Las Vegas,Reno and Carson City in order to fight corruption and organized crime throughout Nevada. In October Hendrix announces that he will run for the U.S senate in 1984.
  • November 1984: Hendrix once again endorses Ronald Reagan for his reelection in a key note address at the Republican national convention.. In November Hendrix defeats his Democratic challenger by a landslide 64%-36% in the Nevada senatorial election. President Reagan is also reelected carrying 49 states to his opponent's, Walter Mondale's 1.

United States Senator[]

  • 1985: Hendrix is sworn in as a United States Senator.
  • 1986: Senator Hendrix tells president Reagan to take a much more diplomatically aggressive stance towards the Soviet Union. Hendrix and Reagan soon begin to turn to each other for advice regularly.
  • 1987: Hendrix travels with President Reagan to Berlin. After his speech there Reagan says that Hendrix was instrumental in the idea for his speech. Hendrix soon declares his candidacy for the Republican nomination for President of the United States. At first Hendrix is seen as too radical to attain the nomination and his race is seen by many to be a weight on his ship, but after several months of campaigning Hendrix sees a rise in his poll numbers.
  • 1988: In the first contest of the election and the nomination Hendrix places Hendrix brings a bill before congress that creates much longer prison time for members of congress and senate that knowingly commit serious crimes while in office. The bill passes by a landslide. Later in the year Hendrix is thanked by president Reagan for his aid in helping his administration during his farewell speech.
  • 1989: During the fall of the Berlin wall Hendrix and long time friend Ron Paul make speeches praising capitalism's victory over communism.
  • 1991: Hendrix tells President Bush not to invade Iraq after the liberation of Kuwait saying "there will be a Vietnam like insurgency".
  • 1992: Hendrix says that President Bush's decision to raise taxes will probably cost him the election. In November Hendrix is proven right when Bush loses reelection to Arkansas governor Bill Clinton.

Speaker of the House of Representatives[]

  • 1994: Republicans gain control of the senate and House of Representatives. Soon after Hendrix is named Speaker of the house. House republicans soon pass a bill giving a tax cut to 95% of Americans.
  • June 1995: After much thought Hendrix announces his biggest and most ambitious plan yet. Hendrix announces he will seek the republican nomination for president of the United States.

1996 Presidential Election[]

Timeline of the Hendrix administration (President Hendrix)

2004 Presidential Election[]

2004 presidential election(President Hendrix)

John McCain is selected as the Presumptive nominee at the RNC convention in Phoenix, and he chooses Ron Paul as his VP. They later go on to win in a landslide against Al Gore and the Democrats with over 300 electoral votes due to a large amount of confidence towards the Republicans from the American public.

2005 European visit[]

In a effort to boost EU/US relation outgoing President Hendrix visits Europe where they strengthen relations via a joint nuclear missile defence shield which became a serious proposal, since the US economy was really strong ATL, and less dependent on China. He praised John McCain for his handling of Hurricane Katrina


Hendrix writes to the New York Times saying why he supported the war in Venezuela, saying Chavez was given the opportunity to retain control, but he rejected it. The James M. Hendrix Presidential library is also opened, with a large music library.


Hendrix went to Iraq, Afghanistan and Venezuela to assess US progress in those regions. He establishes the James M Hendrix narcotics education centre, a rehab clinic in downtown NYC. Hendrix decides to run the charity, and puts much of his money into the fund. By the end of 2008, there would be rehab clinics across America, with drug addiction rates down by 5%.


2008 presidential election (President Hendrix)

Jimi Hendrix worked on the McCain campaign trail, and his predecessor's legacy helped McCain secure a second term with McCain getting all but Ohio with his rival, Dennis Kucinich, only getting 21 electoral votes in ohio.

President Hendrix Links[]

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Differences from OTL (President Hendrix)