FINALLY got 1960: The Making of the President on the table (after having it sat on the shelf unplayed for... 30 months?), and ermagerd, this game is amazing - it's so much fun! Granted, neither of us have any idea what we're doing in terms of the long term strategy of the game since it's the first time we've played it, but that just makes it even more fun to see the cards for the first time and boggle at their effects and the decisions we have to go through.
This was the state of the game as we were getting started (Turn 2, phase 1). I'm Kennedy, my opponent is Nixon. Nixon romped across America in turn one since he had THREE of the four "Gaining Momentum" cards which gave him all the previously empty states in the West, Midwest and East. And then in Turn 2 he got the fourth (good grief...). But as the game progressed I was getting more Rest Cubes (which meant more in the bag, which meant I won the initiative more) and when we got to the Debates I trounced Nixon in all three because of Debate Event cards I'd played.
We ended for the evening at the start of Turn 8 (shown in the second picture). I have a feeling Nixon's going to win this one (we're really fighting over New York, but he's got a lot of the other states), but maybe a Kennedy miracle will happen in the last turn before Election Day. We'll conclude the game on Thursday night!