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AFCassidy last won the day on December 14 2011

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  1. I'd like to try it! afcassidy @ gmail.com
  2. The events, maybe... but the candidates should definitely be updated as we go. Giving Obama an accurate token challenger (Richardson) and the LP nomination to Gary Johnson would enhance the scenario's realism. The 1992 scenario wouldn't be any fun if it didn't include Ross Perot, simply because he didn't get into the race by October of 1991.
  3. Maybe not Randall Terry then, because he's only on in three states. Darcy Richardson appears to have filed in all 5 which have had deadlines so far as... and he's raising some half-way decent money to do it I guess. http://www.darcy2012.com I just like the idea of having the "real" underdogs. I used to play the 2004 scenario as Chaffee all the time, just trying to win some delegates.
  4. Could we see Darcy Richardson and Randall Terry added to the Democratic primaries? Both are super-extreme longshots. But they'd be fun to play. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Party_presidential_candidates,_2012#Challengers
  5. I just ran into a weird bug.... I ran as a Republican in this scenario and came from the back of the pack to a commanding delegate lead on primary day. I have 900+ of the 1200 needed... no one else had even 350. The Dems had their convention, the Libs had theirs. But there were no Green or GOP conventions. As such, I went blind into a general election with about 12 candidates on the ballot... 9 of them Republicans. The Democrat got 40% of the vote and won all but one county.... a 1 electoral vote county that went to Scranton. I finished second with 15% and then the rest of the field had between 2% and 8% each. Weird election. The ultimate sore loser scenario I guess.
  6. I tried playing Pat Buchanan in the 1992 race as a challenge. It was fun and very interesting! First, I decided to place all my bets on a win in Alaska but it soon became obvious I couldn't get much traction there. I pulled back and focused every bit of money, time, and manpower on New Hampshire. It was a rough start to the campaign. Bush beat me 79.5% to 20.5% in Alaska. Then rolled through January and won a 91-9% victory in Iowa. But I kept pushing in New Hampshire and it was close. When the votes were counted... 50-50%... Buchanan won the state by a margin of only ELEVEN POPULAR VOTES! While it seems like a loss in NH should have sent the Bush campaign crashing toward the ground... they largely brush it off, and few momentum changes seem to have occurred in the upcoming states. By this point Bush had 89 delegates to the 12 for Buchanan in New Hampshire. The handwriting is clearly on the wall here, but I kept on. Buchanan wins 14.4% in South Dakota and adds 2 more delegates. Then Super Tuesday comes along and Bush runs the table. Buchanan picks off a total of 5 delegates based on a 12% showing in Colorado. Now it's 19 for Buchanan and 431 for Bush. I've decided to focus the limited resources that I have left at the 3-4 other states that allow for proportial delegate allocation. Maybe I can pick off a few dozen extra delegates. Despite a burst of barnstorming and over $150,000 in advertising... the Louisana primary goes to Bush by a margin of 86.6% to 13.4%. Buchanan adds another 5 delegates, bringing the total to 24. But Bush now has 914 delegates and is poised to lock-up the nomination any day now. Off to New York, the next contest where it's possible for us to win delegates. In the meantime, Bush blasts past the minimum number of delegates needed to win. Buchanan is largely broke and exausted. We win 10.2% in New York, which is good enough for 15 delegates. That puts us up to 39 in total. Bush now has 1281. Oregon, Washington, and New Mexico are the three states left where it's possible for us to win delegates. Maybe Buchanan can make it to 50. It's the end of April and just when we don't need it, Buchanan is hit with a scandal that makes fundraising even more impossible. I decide to focus the last of my money and assets on Washington. The Washington and Oregon primaries are the same day, but Washington is worth more delegates. Bush wins both of those states and Buchanan falls $20,000 into debt. However, the bright spot is that we captured 22.5% in Washington and won 9 delegates there. Plus a 14% showing (3 delegates) in Oregon and Buchanan now has 51 total delegates nationally. New Mexico votes in a week and it is the last place for Buchanan to realistically win any more delegates. On June 2nd, Bush sweeps through California and several other states. Buchanan wins between 10% and 12% in all except for New Mexico, where a last minute ad push and barnstorming give us 19.5% and 4 more delegates. It's now mid-June and George Bush is leading for the GOP nomination by a margin of 2164 to 55 delegates. With no other options, Buchanan considers pulling out. Then at the last second, offers his endorsement to independent candidate Ross Perot...
  7. I was playing on Medium level with the primaries turned off...
  8. I was McCain in the last game. I tried to use my too limited resources to fight for NH, SC, and Michigan all at the same time. Lots of decent second place showings... but that does no good. But McCain's main strength was his ability to roll up endorsements and compete in the later states where money wasn't such a huge factor. On Super Tuesday I think he won 3-4 states, but they were either his homestate of Arizona or secondary ones like Maryland and Oklahoma. Paul played the big state strategy and it worked for him. Definitely learned a lot and with that experience I think another game as McCain would be a lock for a win. An interesting side note was that McCain just barely squeaked past Paul in Penn (by 1%) and then Paul beat McCain by less than that in Indiana. It was a nail biter of a race for second place. Looking forward to another round!
  9. I'd like to test this out as well! afcassidy@yahoo.com
  10. My game keeps downloading a new update, but when it tries to install p4e.exe... it says Install Failed and all I can seem to do is keep downloading it and it keeps failing to install.
  11. Add Congressman Ron Paul from Texas to the mix...
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