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  • Birthday 10/24/1971

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  1. Giziar

    Momentum

    hehe. Was playing as Republican frontrunner Guiliani once. Had a whole bunch of opponents enabled (some 11/12). My momentum took a dive and hoovered between -20 & -25 at a certain time. I checked my opponents themes and some 12 themes where directly targeted against me.
  2. After I failed to win the nomination I offered the frontrunner to become the VP-candidate. Frontrunner accepts and game continues so I can play the frontrunner now. All goes well till the convention. Then a message pops up: "You have lost the primaries elections and will be deleted from the game. Thank you for playing"
  3. I've noticed in the primary season that when I scheduled more than one "develop campaign" sessions within one week that only the first one got done and the others got ignored
  4. Where did that extra electoral vote came from?
  5. Slight problem in my game. Played as McCain and managed to lose the primaries against Romney. Just couldn't handle his momentum. If I only would have won Indiana (which I lost by 0.8%) the final tally in delegates would have been 1167-1166 but alas. Enfin, I asked to become McCain's VP which he agreed to. Because I got the endorsement of Hillary before McCain was about 18-20% up against Obama. Republican convention came up. Got thrown out of the game: "You have lost the primaries elections and will be deleted from the game. Thank you for playing"
  6. Congrats! And all the best during the remaining days!
  7. I experience some very heavy shifts in voters from the candidates to the undecideds and back. 3 weeks before Iowa there were hardly any undecideds on the Democratic side 2 weeks before the caucus 60% (!) was undecided 1 week before the primary almost every one has made their mind up again. This current week (the week of the Iowa result) the number of undecides in some states: NH 0% NV 0% MI 0% SC 0% FL 44.5% The Super Tuesday states: CT 0% DE 50.6% AK 49.5% GA 0% AL 58.4% ID 54.3% IL 11.1% MA 51.6% AR 40.2% MN 0% MO 45.8% AR 40.2% CA 0% NJ 17.1% NM 0% NY 32.7% NC 61% ND 41.4% OK 67.7% RI 0% CO 51.6% TN 52.8% UT 0%
  8. Played the scenario as Obama with 12 candidates on both sides. I think the length of the scenario is interesting but it has some side effects as time manages to slice some of the other influences away so third party candidates are a bit strong in the final end. At the republican side there were 7 candidates with around or more than 200 delegates. Paul the leader, Romney the eventual nominee. On the democratic side Gravel was about unstoppable. I needed some endorsements on the way to finally pull it off during the convention. (One of the endorsements came from Condi Rice who eventually became the Republican VP, talk about a major-flipflop). Managed a landslide against Romney with Romney grabbing only 9 states and I was only 0.1% or 2.448 votes short of grabbing KY as well. As I said Libertarian/Constitution candidates did pretty well except in the early primary states. They took 16% in between them nationally but less than 5% in IA, NH, SC & FL. One minor issue. It's nice to have more endorses so I salute to have the senators in it but it's a bit odd when you play as Obama and you get the newsitem that senator Obama has endorsed Bill Richardson. All Senators (and Govenors for that matter) who are running should start with a 100 in their own direction.
  9. Played my first game with this scenario. Was a nice one despite my failure to win the general election. Played as Huckabee and won IA, NV & FL out of the early states. WY & NH going to Romney, SC went to McCain. Winning FL gave me enough momentum to propellor me into Super Tuesday leaving McCain but especially Romney & Guiliani with some crumbs. Nomination was decided somewhere after Super Tuesday but some of the opponents just wouldn't give up. Offered McCain the VP-spot but Romney buggered me all the way upto the convention. Clinton won the nomination on the Democratic side fairly easily and, at least for her, her opponents had the decency to drop out fairly quickly. Went into the general elecion with a 1-4% deficit in votes and that remained that way all the way upto election day. Momentum was about 9 points better than Clinton's but Clinton took about 1% of the undecided voters with only 0.5% going to me. About 2% went to the minor parties. I blame: 1) Inaccurate polling 2) Lack of skills of course (Could not even make a clean sweep in the south with TN, LA & FL going to Hillary) PS: Somone should have informed this ignorant Dutchie that advertising during the last days is forbidden ...
  10. Wild thought: What if you give every district the same amount electoral votes as they have inhabitants and then use PR for dividing the elecotral votes over the different candidates?
  11. I'd like to have a copy please. piar_nl@yahoo.co.uk
  12. It would be ace if the country was devided in CD's. Not just because there are less of them as counties but also because they are more evely populated than counties. Added bonusses: As mentioned by Warner'12: Delegate distribution the way the Democrats do Republicans have in some states distributed (a part of) their delegates based on CD's as well (SC, AR & MI spring into mind) If media markets are implemented CD's can be used to determine the size of the media markets Endorsesments by members of congress It can be used for applying different political views to CD's in states which have clearly different political areas (City of New York vs upstate NY; Greater Chicago vs southern IL; Eastern TN vs Western TN, Coastal WA vs mountain WA and so on). The way NE & ME distribute their Electoral Votes on election night can be used.
  13. Although I am a Dutchie I have a fascination with the US elections so I have by now a small collection of US election games. I must say the combination of the primary season together with the election makes this one that stands out a bit. Anyhow my first two games turned out to be Clinton vs Romney followed by Romney vs Clinton. Both matches included quite a bunch of contestants. Started off as Clinton who starts with a huge lead in the Democratic race and despite Warner grabbing almost all the early primaries I was able to sweep Super Tuesday and end the primary season only a few primaries after that. Obama only managed to get his first delegates in DC (getting none in IL!). Romney grabbed the nomination on the Republican side but heading into the general election Clinton had build up such a lead national that it was only a case of consolidating and eating further into red states. Electionnight tipped the lead into a landslide victory with Romney only getting Hawaii, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Nebraska, South Carolina & Indiana (despite picking Bayh as VP on the Democratic ticket). To be honest the election was closer than the Electoral College vote showed as Clinton won 13 states where she was less than 5% up against Romney and those states included WA, IA, TX, OH & MI. To be fair, the reverse match was much more interesting. Played Romney this time and applied the early state strategy to build up momentum. Partly succesfull as I managed to win NV, IA & NH but MI, SC & FL all went to Paul. However after the early primaries Guiliani still had the national lead. I focussed heavily on running an-anti Guiliani message in CA, IL & MN and added NJ to it when it seemed competitive. On top of that selective campaigns in the south and the mountain west. To my surprise I managed to sweep Super Tuesday and left Guiliani with only some crumbs here and there. Even New York went for Romney despite giving it zero attention. Nomination was secured within a few primaries after Super Tuesday. General election was against Clinton who grabbed the Democratic ticket easily. During the entire campaign the matchup Romney mostly was within a single percent off Clinton and despite trying to build up some momentum it seemed impossible to build a lead in the polls. It was a very nasty campaign btw with scandals going back and forth. Heading into election night it was the (extended) midwest that was the key to the election. ND, WI, IA, MO, TN, KY, OH, PA & MI were all classified as toss-up and the general election could go either way. A very well timed last leak of a scandal about Clinton (2 days before the election), a heavy add-blitz campaign while campaigning in the midwest finally tipped the country to Romney and won the election. Although quite some states from the toss-ups mentioned above flipped over and over during the counting only ND went in the end Democratic. Surprise win: MA for Romney. Heading into the election it was Clinton 49%, Romney 30%, final result: Clinton 49.2%, Romney 49.4%.
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