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  1. admin_270

    2020 Candidate Charisma

    'Aggressiveness' in relation to rhetoric might be the right sort of word. It could be a trait, with a rating on the opposite end being 'tactful', say. I'll think about it.
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    2020 Candidate Charisma

    Why do you think this would make things more onerous? The 0-10 scale seems more intuitive to me, and both require choosing one value, so no difference there.
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    2020 Candidate Charisma

    If that's the case, Trump's Integrity in the new system would be 2 or 3, Charisma would remain 7 or 8.
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    2020 Candidate Charisma

    An alternate mapping system is 1 -> 1 2 -> 3 3 -> 5 (both are true midpoints for respective systems) 4 -> 7 5 -> 9 In this case, I think the natural way to think of this would be 1 -> 0-1 2 -> 2-3 3 -> 4-6 (extra slot, mapping requires one has 3 slots) 4 -> 7-8 5 -> 9-10 I'm favoring this system now.
  5. admin_270

    2020 Candidate Charisma

    To capture the rhetoric aspect would require a new game feature, something like an 'inflammatory rhetoric' meter for speeches and so on. The higher it is, the more people who aren't close on the issue position react negatively, perhaps.
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    2020 Candidate Charisma

    In The Art of the Deal, Trump talks about how people have always reacted strongly to him (both pro and con). In part, I think it's just the type of rhetoric he has chosen to use, in part the issue positions, but I also think Trump has a personality that is polarizing. In the 2016 campaign, old system, his Integrity is a 2. That maps onto a 3 or 4 using the mappings above.
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    2020 Candidate Charisma

    Charisma also affects Fundraising. I have no problem believing Trump would have an advantage here as well due to his charisma.
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    2020 Candidate Charisma

    Have you watched his rallies? The crowds are huge (YUGE) for *mid-terms* and seem highly enthusiastic. For Barnstorming, personal charm is important, which again, he seems to have. He has a good sense of humor and a quick wit (see his Republican debates in particular). The concept of Charisma is defined in terms of how it operates in the game. Bonuses for Barnstorming, Rallies, Speeches, Interviews, Debates. Any game attribute is going to be an approximation to the real world. You're right that Sanders was drawing large crowds in 2016, but Sanders doesn't have high charm, what he has is perceived integrity and his message.
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    2020 Candidate Charisma

    @vcczar Trump was a celebrity before becoming a politician. As Lizphairphreak notes, he has a strong personal charm. I have read various anecdotes that support this. However, he's a polarizing figure. Some people dislike him because he says things they really dislike, not because he's low charisma, IMHO. I start with the question, is he above average charisma? It seems yes. If so, in the old game system he would be a 4 or 5. Is he a 5? No, I don't think so. So, that means a 4. In the new game system, that means two options, 7 or 8.
  10. admin_270

    2020 Candidate Charisma

    Note 5 is the precise middle point in the new system and is meant to indicate average, as 0 is a valid value.
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    2020 Candidate Charisma

    The automatic mapping (for campaigns that use 1-5) the latest game engine (not released yet) currently uses is 1 -> 2 2 -> 4 3 -> 6 4 -> 8 5 -> 10 The natural way to think of this, I think, is 1 -> 1-2 2 -> 3-4 3 -> 5-6 4 -> 7-8 5 -> 9-10 Trump is a 4 for Charisma in 2016, and so will probably be a 7 or 8.
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    Preferred 2020 Democratic Candidate

    The Dems need stronger candidates. I would rank Booker as perhaps the strongest of these, but I wouldn't put him as a strong candidate. Which of these Dem candidates would be over 70 in Nov. 2020? Sanders 79 Biden 78 (both of these would be almost octogenarians! to be fair, turns 78 on Nov. 20, 2020) Clinton 73 Warren 71 None of the Dem candidates listed are high charisma. I would say Biden has the highest charisma, but even there I would probably put him at 6 or 7/10. Clinton 4/10. Sanders 4/10. Warren 5/10. Booker 5/10. Harris 5/10. Gillibrand 5/10. Avenatti 5/10.
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    Preferred 2020 Democratic Candidate

    Most preferred to run? Most preferred as President?
  14. admin_270

    9 divided by 10 is not 82%

    My best guess is a rounding error somewhere.
  15. admin_270

    Why is this happening?

    @thr33 It's on the to-do list, but has not been done yet.