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  1. I've been playing v9 for a few weeks now (difficulty: medium) and have noticed a recurring trend in the nomination process on the Democratic side; Hillary will not withdraw when she's clearly beaten. Whether it be 6 weeks before the end of the primaries and is mathematically eliminated even if she were to win every remaining state's delegation or after the final vote has been counted and every delegate assigned, she never bows out to let the player/nominee gear up to face the presumptive Republican nominee. This opens the door to the computer player researching scandal on her fellow Democratic opponent which, in turn, has an effect on national momentum and late leadership endorsements. The Republican Party players always seem to withdraw and endorse the front runner when faced with certain defeat, I wonder why this would not be the case with the Democrats.
  2. Nice win, c/b08! Quick gripe/suggestion regarding the new update. Bill Richardson isn't exactly Barack Obama as far as charisma is concerned but to give him a "1" is a bit too harsh I think. The guy's as charismatic as General Clark or Senator Clinton and is certainly more than Governor Vilsack (who received a 2). Richardson couldn't have even won the election of president of his fraternity with a 1!
  3. Here's an interesting link that may be helpful in determining policy positions for the candidates on future scenario creation: 2008 Presidential Candidate Selector
  4. A general note to all future scenario creation; It looks as though California will bump up it's primary to Feb. 5. http://www.topix.net/content/kri/373712131...864213974428897
  5. Gov. Mike Huckabee (R- Arkansas) will file papers tomorrow to form a Presidential Exploratory Committee.
  6. New to the forums here, hi everybody! This was my first game playing the Primaries version, I've only just updated from the '04 version. I'd went into the editor and replaced John Kerry with a Bill Richardson profile I'd created, giving him 5 experience, 4 charisma and 3 integrity, also changed the platform to the appropriate stances and altered starting percentages to be a bit lower than Kerry's, particularly in the Northeast but gave the Gov higher numbers in the West by an average of 3 percentage points starting off with $3.5 million. Also edited in crusaders Barbara Richardson (Base Power: 1), Madeline Albright (2), Jon Tester (3) and Warren Christopher (2). I added Harold Ford (2) after learning he'd become the DLC chairman this week. After wins in Iowa and New Hampshire, nearly bankrupting the campaign and working Bill about 2/3 of the way to death, Hillary rolled through pretty well through Super Tuesday with her bankroll and Ad placement but the Mo' was good enough to help Richardson snag some decent delegate portions before the pace slowed a bit more going into late March. An early research attack on Obama's experience from my camp rendered him largely ineffective and, of course, the computer was attacking Clinton from all sides, so that left Richardson to pick up a lot of pieces in the overall strategy. Biden made things interesting for a while in April with a narrow win in Cali but shortly thereafter dropped out and offered support to Richardson. Primaries continued until New Jersey after the rest of the field exited and Clark gave his votes to Hillary. We were both in the 1500s when late money and advanced placement of foot soldiers put Richardson just over the top in the final primary. Warner was the VP for the dems and Romney picked Bush. I made sure to target Texas early on, maintaining a substantial ground presence throughout with foot soldiers and making sure to get every national endorsement available for the general election to get some early momentum. From then on out, it was back and forth in Ohio, Florida, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Tennessee, New Mexico (!!!), and Colorado. Love the new Primaries version! Way to go Anthony et. al!
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