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JerseyBoy last won the day on September 7 2011

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  1. I can tell I'm going to take a lot of crap for this, but I don't think the Bush name thing is too big an issue. I think people are beginning to forgive Bush a bit, and people understand that Jeb Bush is a helluva guy, and a great pick for VP. Plus, it's mainly the snooty, rich, media, hyper-liberal types that hated Bush the most, who wouldn't vote against Obama for anything in the world anyway. By the logic of the Bush name being an election-changing issue, how did GW get elected in the first place? A lot of people disliked his father, and he only came along 8 years afterwards. Public memory isn't that short.
  2. I don't see takeover of the Presidency as a major issue this year. I mean, Democrats and Republicans alike shudder at the thought of President Biden, but he's still on the ticket! I really think the VP pick on the GOP side is more of an issue of appeal, and that means you have to pin down your swing states. There are the constant swing states, like Florida and Ohio, states that swung to Obama in 2008 and may return to the GOP in 2012, like VA, NC, NV, IA and CO, states where a rising number of upset conservatives are challenging their states' Democratic status quo, like PA, MI, NJ, NH and WI, and then there's NM, where the growing Hispanic vote threatens the state's former stable Republican vote for president. Chris Christie is well-known, has a solid record, and the only detriment to Christie being veep is his own past objections to the job, which the Dems would love to use against. He could also take NJ from a fringe swing state to a major battleground, and as one of the top 15 most populous states, this would certainly benefit the Republican cause. Marco Rubio, of course, appeals to Hispanic voters, which gives the Republicans an edge over the President in Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico, which together pack a healthy 40 electoral votes, and were all states where Obama edged out McCain in 2008. Those are the two candidates I like best for VP, and I would also like to throw in that I don't like a Romney/Santorum or Santorum/Romney ticket, that's like painting a massive bullseye on the back of the Republican party, and would let the President and the Dems nationwide pile on about the way they hated each other and the gridlock it could create in a theoretical Romney or Santorum White House. All in all, if I had to pick the best ticket for the Republicans to win, I'd say Romney/Rubio, but if I had my dream ticket here it'd be Santorum/Christie. (Well actually it'd be Perry/Christie, but Perry's been out of the running for a while) -JerseyBoy
  3. Great scenario, challenging but not too challenging. I played as Buchanan and the ANP, I had a foothold in the south and mountain west, and I ran ads in these areas. I fundraised like crazy and at one point had arond 75 EV's. On election day, Romney and Obama were in a dead EV heat, with me receiving 0 thanks to ties in states I had previously been winning. End result:
  4. Best run with Bachmann. 20% of the popular vote, didn't win a single state.
  5. I know I just did a Jersey scenario, but that one was really more of a practice for this one. NJ GOVERNOR 2013 In 2009, Chris Christie ousted Governor Jon Corzine and put New Jersey back in Republican hands. 4 years have passed, and New Jersey stands sharply divided. With a wide variety of Democratic challengers to the popular one-term Governor, who will his challenger be? More importantly, who will govern the Garden State in 2014? REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES -Governor Chris Christie -Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno (off) -State Senator Jennifer Beck (off) -Congressman Chris Smith (off) DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES -Mayor Cory Booker -State Senator Barbara Buono -State Senator Dick Codey -Party Chair John Wisniewski -Speaker Sheila Oliver -Majority Leader Lou Greenwald -Majority Leader Joe Cryan (former) -Congressman Rob Andrews -County Executive Joe DiVincenzo -Mayor Chris Bollwage -Director Lisa Jackson -Governor Jon Corzine (off) -Congressman Rush Holt (off) -Senator Bob Menendez (off) -Senator Bill Bradley (off) INDEPENDENT CANDIDATES -Chris Daggett -Bruce Springsteen (off)- in a PPP Poll in July '11, Springsteen tied Christie in the polls 42-42. I don't think he'd run on either party's ticket. What I still need: -Democratic Lt. Gov Candidates -New issues -Updated poll numbers by county -Preferably more democratic candidates This is a work in progress and I can't send it out yet, as it's still identical in all but name to the 2012 Senate scenario. Stay tuned! -JerseyBoy
  6. How'd you manage to win New York and not Montana?
  7. As a politically inclined Jerseyan, I HIGHLY doubt Christie will lose re-election. Our last 3 democratic governors were complete nutjobs- Florio was a borderline socialist, McGreevey lied to his wife and came out of the closet mid-term, and Corzine lost $1 billion. Sure, Whitman and Christie weren't the best, but Jerseyans on both sides are starting to get a little sick of being predictable. And of Democrats.
  8. The scenario was sent to all who asked for it. And also I account for Corzine's scandals, he has an integrity of 1.
  9. I was Kyrillos. Primaries were rough, I had an uphill battle against Jennifer Beck, who secured all the major endorsements (Obama, Christie, Wittman, etc.) and in the end she got 235 delegates, where 250 are needed to win. I split my PIPs in trying to get the endorsement of both the other candidates (Little and Baroni) and secured them easily, which gave me 265 delegates and the nomination. The general was hard too, but I pounded Menendez on Leadership and campaigned hard in Middlesex, Mercer and Bergen. I only won Bergen of those 3, but it has the most E.V.s of the 3 or all of NJ with 50. But on election night, all 3 were tied. Mercer was the closest- Kyrillos 49.5 Menendez 49.9 Pason 0.5 Bard 0.2. Menendez won the popular vote, which in reality would've made him the victor, but thanks to th P4E engine I won
  10. I ran the 2012 Scenario as Rick Perry. Perry, of course, begins the primaries restricted to Texas and the surrounding states. I started a grassroots footsoldier campaign in Nevada (to give me early traction) and set about increasing my leads in the deep south. Romney and Cain duked it out, with Cain taking Iowa narrowly and Romney taking New Hampshire. I now had Nevada solidly, 18 points above Romney. Romney took South Carolina, and then I took Nevada. I unleashed my high-strength scandals on Cain and Romney, and secured Gingrich's endorsement, the week after, propelling me to the position of narrow frontrunner. I started to win states by the dozen, picking up Cain and Santorum's endorsements not long after. Romney remained a stone in my shoe the whole time through though. Around March I went flat broke, and he nearly overtook me, but miraculously and without warning, Ron Paul endorsed me. Because of all the negativity flying around, he had been polling almost 12%, and that helped me stay in the lead. Finally, Romney agreed to run on the bottom of my ticket in May. At the start of the general, the President had about $400,000,000, so it was going to be a long haul for me and my $25,000,000. I began researching scandals and placing footsoldiers in states that were red but in danger of turning white, as is my strategy. I campaigned in the tied states, and ran ads in blue states. Obama was pounding me with negative ads, and he overtook me in the polls at one point. However, suddenly, a few weeks after the convention, the President found himself with $4,000,000 to my $75,000,000. He stopped advertising at all, but he still had +7 momentum on integrity, -2 on leadership and -1 on experience. I released 3 negative ads, 2 on integrity and one on experience. That Sunday, I went up 100 E.V.s and 5 points nationwide. The President tried to mount a comeback, but he ran out of money again after I released a high-strength scandal 10 days before the election. I didn't use the "advertise nationwide before the election" trick. Closest State: NM Perry/Romney 50.2 Obama/Biden 49.8 Farthest State: UT Perry/Romney 88.4 Obama/Biden 11.6 Surprisingly, I got 47% in DC.
  11. Great! Did you go on to the General as whoever won?
  12. Okay I'll do that, I've never done this before!
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