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Greetings,

I have decided to create "United States 2016 President Romney". I am about 90% done with the scenario, but I want your recommendations and suggestions before I post it.

Here are the candidates...

Democrats:

Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Sen. Mark Warner

Sen. Russ Feingold

Sen. Joe Manchin

Gov. Martin O'Malley

Gov. Deval Patrick

May. Rahm Emanuel

Rep. Dennis Kucinich

Secy. of St. Hillary Clinton (OFF)

VP. Joe Biden (OFF)

Possible:

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Sen. Dick Durbin

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

Sen. Sherrod Brown

Rep. Chet Edwards

Sen. Michael Bennett

Republican:

Pres. Mitt Romney

Sen. Rand Paul (OFF)

Possible:

Sen. Rick Santorum

Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr.

Gov. Rick Perry

VPs:

Paul Ryan

Chris Christie

Kelly Ayotte

Jim DeMint

Rob Portman

Mitch Daniels

Jeb Bush

To be released soon! Please submit ideas and feedback!

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For once, Brian Schweitzer isn't included as a 2016 candidate, which is a bit unusual, though I don't know how interested he is. I don't know if Kucinich would be a candidate, he's set to be booted out of the House this year thanks to redistricting and he's also quite old.

I'd also like a centrist Republican to be available as an (off) candidate. My suggestion is (former) Maine Senator Olympia Snowe. Huntsman is more to the right than his image, so he doesn't count.

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A centrist isn't going to challenge Romney - Romney would be challenged from the right.

Emanuel won't run and the only of your possibles that I would include = Gillibrand and Brown.

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Greetings,

I have decided to create "United States 2016 President Romney". I am about 90% done with the scenario, but I want your recommendations and suggestions before I post it.

Here are the candidates...

Democrats:

Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Sen. Mark Warner

Sen. Russ Feingold

Sen. Joe Manchin

Gov. Martin O'Malley

Gov. Deval Patrick

May. Rahm Emanuel

Rep. Dennis Kucinich

Secy. of St. Hillary Clinton (OFF)

VP. Joe Biden (OFF)

Possible:

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Sen. Dick Durbin

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

Sen. Sherrod Brown

Rep. Chet Edwards

Sen. Michael Bennett

Republican:

Pres. Mitt Romney

Sen. Rand Paul (OFF)

Possible:

Sen. Rick Santorum

Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr.

Gov. Rick Perry

VPs:

Paul Ryan

Chris Christie

Kelly Ayotte

Jim DeMint

Rob Portman

Mitch Daniels

Jeb Bush

To be released soon! Please submit ideas and feedback!

Senator Elizabeth Warren should be a possible, if she won the Senate races against Scott Brown. Tim Kaine could be a candidate if he wins the senate race. Cory Booker could a dark horse candidate. How about Mike Beebe, John Hickenlooper, Kathleen Sebelius, and Janet Napolitano?

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A question. What are the issues in this scenario? And another question that leads into it. As far as this scenario's concerned, what do you imagine were the focal points and accomplishments and failings of Romney's four years in power? Is there anything he was especially congratulated or criticized for? You kind of need to know these things to do an accurate scenario.

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Here's a brief synopsis of Romney's first term...

After the Republicans took control over the Senate in 2012, President Mitt Romney and the GOP led Congress passed Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, reform as well as turning over more of the responsibilities of education to the states. Romney also passed a major tax cut in early 2013 that increased economic optimism from "Weak" to "Strong". The US Budget outlook improves and the S&P restores the US Credit Rating to AAA.

However, tensions with Iran and Israel continue to grow while the European Union struggles to fight its way out of the muck. Meanwhile, the coalition in Afghanistan has pretty much collapsed after newly elected Prime Minister Ed Milliband of the UK withdraws his troops from the region. Also, rumors of a revolution begin to emerge in Russia as Vladimir Putin continues his crackdown on the free press and human rights.

Several issues will revolve around these events.

A question. What are the issues in this scenario? And another question that leads into it. As far as this scenario's concerned, what do you imagine were the focal points and accomplishments and failings of Romney's four years in power? Is there anything he was especially congratulated or criticized for? You kind of need to know these things to do an accurate scenario.

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Here's a brief synopsis of Romney's first term...

After the Republicans took control over the Senate in 2012, President Mitt Romney and the GOP led Congress passed Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, reform as well as turning over more of the responsibilities of education to the states. Romney also passed a major tax cut in early 2013 that increased economic optimism from "Weak" to "Strong". The US Budget outlook improves and the S&P restores the US Credit Rating to AAA.

However, tensions with Iran and Israel continue to grow while the European Union struggles to fight its way out of the muck. Meanwhile, the coalition in Afghanistan has pretty much collapsed after newly elected Prime Minister Ed Milliband of the UK withdraws his troops from the region. Also, rumors of a revolution begin to emerge in Russia as Vladimir Putin continues his crackdown on the free press and human rights.

Several issues will revolve around these events.

The Economy is strong???!!! I find it highly likely that the EU creates massive drag on the economy (both the World's and the U.S.'s) for the next few years. The U.S. economy should be mediocre at best. Besides the economy Romney's first term seems very realistic! Also it is HIGHLY likely that Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid cuts like raising the retirement age and eligibility age for Medicare would be enacted during the lame duck session.

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The Economist recently predicted as well as Investor Business Daily that the Eurozone crisis or a China Bubble Burst would have long term positives for the US. While the short term crisis won't help the economy, in the longterm, more investors who switched over to Euro portfolios and stocks during the 2008 recession will eventually come back to the US and our economy will boom. That's what happened during the 1990s with President Bill Clinton. The world economy as a whole was struggling, but since Clinton managed to make the US into an attractive business haven (he cut corporate taxes significantly).

Not withstanding, the eurozone will still be a slight damper on the world economy, so it will be a big issue. It will probably be an issue of disagreement between democratic candidates, whether to financially assist Europe or not.

The Economy is strong???!!! I find it highly likely that the EU creates massive drag on the economy (both the World's and the U.S.'s) for the next few years. The U.S. economy should be mediocre at best. Besides the economy Romney's first term seems very realistic! Also it is HIGHLY likely that Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid cuts like raising the retirement age and eligibility age for Medicare would be enacted during the lame duck session.

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Feedback noted. Possible candidates will be included in the game as "OFF"

it looks good Cant wait to try it out and i think the possible candidates should be off candidates

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The Democratic Veeps will be all the Presidential Candidates with probably a few other reknown Democrats (like Elizabeth Warren and Corey Booker).

and BTW who are the democrats VP choices?

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After receiving feedback, here is the new and edited candidate list...with attributes...

Democrats

Gov. Andrew Cuomo... L-4...I-3...E-3...IF-4...C-5...S-4...D-3

Sen. Mark Warner...L-4...I-4...E-4...IF-3...C-4...S-3...D-3

Sen. Russ Feingold...L-4...I-4...E-4...IF-4...C-3...S-3...D-4

Sen. Joe Manchin...L-5...I-4...E-4...IF-3...C-3...S-3...D-4

Gov. Martin O'Malley...L-3...I-4...E-3...IF-5...C-3...S-4...D-3

Gov. Deval Patrick...L-4...I-3...E-3...IF-4...C-3...S-3...D-3

May. Rahm Emanuel...L-3...I-3...E-4...IF-4...C-4...S-3...D-3

Sen. Sherrod Brown... L-4...I-4...E-4...IF-3...C-3...S-3...D-4

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (OFF)... L-3...I-3...E-3...IF-3...C-4...S-4...D-3

Sen. Dick Durbin (OFF)...L-4...I-2...E-4...IF-3...C-4...S-4...D-4

Secy. of St. Hillary Clinton (OFF)...L-4...I-3...E-5...IF-5...C-3...S-4...D-3

VP. Joe Biden (OFF)... L-4...I-2...E-5...IF-4...C-3...S-2...D-4

Veeps:

(note: all Democratic Presidential Candidates will be included on the VP list, with the exception of Biden)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Gov. Bill Richardson

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Shultz

Gov. Howard Dean

Sen. Mark Begich

Republicans

Pres. Mitt Romney... L-4...I-3...E-4...IF-4...C-4...S-4...D-4

Sen. Rand Paul (OFF)... L-4...I-5...E-2...IF-3...C-4...S-3...D-2

Gov. Rick Perry (OFF)... L-3...I-3...E-5...IF-2...C-4...S-3...D-2

Veeps:

Paul Ryan

Chris Christie

Kelly Ayotte

Jim DeMint

Rob Portman

Mitch Daniels

Jeb Bush

Any more feedback would be appreciated! The scenario is rolling along!

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After receiving feedback, here is the new and edited candidate list...with attributes...

Democrats

Gov. Andrew Cuomo... L-4...I-3...E-3...IF-4...C-5...S-4...D-3

Sen. Mark Warner...L-4...I-4...E-4...IF-3...C-4...S-3...D-3

Sen. Russ Feingold...L-4...I-4...E-4...IF-4...C-3...S-3...D-4

Sen. Joe Manchin...L-5...I-4...E-4...IF-3...C-3...S-3...D-4

Gov. Martin O'Malley...L-3...I-4...E-3...IF-5...C-3...S-4...D-3

Gov. Deval Patrick...L-4...I-3...E-3...IF-4...C-3...S-3...D-3

May. Rahm Emanuel...L-3...I-3...E-4...IF-4...C-4...S-3...D-3

Sen. Sherrod Brown... L-4...I-4...E-4...IF-3...C-3...S-3...D-4

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (OFF)... L-3...I-3...E-3...IF-3...C-4...S-4...D-3

Sen. Dick Durbin (OFF)...L-4...I-2...E-4...IF-3...C-4...S-4...D-4

Secy. of St. Hillary Clinton (OFF)...L-4...I-3...E-5...IF-5...C-3...S-4...D-3

VP. Joe Biden (OFF)... L-4...I-2...E-5...IF-4...C-3...S-2...D-4

Veeps:

(note: all Democratic Presidential Candidates will be included on the VP list, with the exception of Biden)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Gov. Bill Richardson

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Shultz

Gov. Howard Dean

Sen. Mark Begich

Republicans

Pres. Mitt Romney... L-4...I-3...E-4...IF-4...C-4...S-4...D-4

Sen. Rand Paul (OFF)... L-4...I-5...E-2...IF-3...C-4...S-3...D-2

Gov. Rick Perry (OFF)... L-3...I-3...E-5...IF-2...C-4...S-3...D-2

Veeps:

Paul Ryan

Chris Christie

Kelly Ayotte

Jim DeMint

Rob Portman

Mitch Daniels

Jeb Bush

Any more feedback would be appreciated! The scenario is rolling along!

i would add Michael Bennett, Brian Schweitzer for the Dems VP list, and Bob McDonnell to Republican VP List

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Bennett, Schweitzer added. McDonnell added.

i would add Michael Bennett, Brian Schweitzer for the Dems VP list, and Bob McDonnell to Republican VP List

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Romney should have 5 Experience. I know Emanuel was Chief of Staff but he should be 3. Hillary and Biden should be 4 not 5 in experience. Feingold/Brown should also be 3 not 4.

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After receiving feedback, here is the new and edited candidate list...with attributes...

Democrats

Gov. Andrew Cuomo... L-4...I-3...E-3...IF-4...C-5...S-4...D-3

Sen. Mark Warner...L-4...I-4...E-4...IF-3...C-4...S-3...D-3

Sen. Russ Feingold...L-4...I-4...E-4...IF-4...C-3...S-3...D-4

Sen. Joe Manchin...L-5...I-4...E-4...IF-3...C-3...S-3...D-4

Gov. Martin O'Malley...L-3...I-4...E-3...IF-5...C-3...S-4...D-3

Gov. Deval Patrick...L-4...I-3...E-3...IF-4...C-3...S-3...D-3

May. Rahm Emanuel...L-3...I-3...E-4...IF-4...C-4...S-3...D-3

Sen. Sherrod Brown... L-4...I-4...E-4...IF-3...C-3...S-3...D-4

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (OFF)... L-3...I-3...E-3...IF-3...C-4...S-4...D-3

Sen. Dick Durbin (OFF)...L-4...I-2...E-4...IF-3...C-4...S-4...D-4

Secy. of St. Hillary Clinton (OFF)...L-4...I-3...E-5...IF-5...C-3...S-4...D-3

VP. Joe Biden (OFF)... L-4...I-2...E-5...IF-4...C-3...S-2...D-4

Veeps:

(note: all Democratic Presidential Candidates will be included on the VP list, with the exception of Biden)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Gov. Bill Richardson

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Shultz

Gov. Howard Dean

Sen. Mark Begich

Republicans

Pres. Mitt Romney... L-4...I-3...E-4...IF-4...C-4...S-4...D-4

Sen. Rand Paul (OFF)... L-4...I-5...E-2...IF-3...C-4...S-3...D-2

Gov. Rick Perry (OFF)... L-3...I-3...E-5...IF-2...C-4...S-3...D-2

Veeps:

Paul Ryan

Chris Christie

Kelly Ayotte

Jim DeMint

Rob Portman

Mitch Daniels

Jeb Bush

Any more feedback would be appreciated! The scenario is rolling along!

Feingold's IF should be 5.

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Romney should have 5 Experience. I know Emanuel was Chief of Staff but he should be 3. Hillary and Biden should be 4 not 5 in experience. Feingold/Brown should also be 3 not 4.

Hillary was First Lady for 8 years and very involved in Bill's politics, a Senator for 8 years, and Secretary of State for 4. How is that not a 5 in experience? And Biden's got 4 years as VP and 30 years in the Senate. Less got McCain a 5 in Experience.

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