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Sequel to The Wedge

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somebody thought a sequel would be neat, so - since I'm not doing anything but listening to soccer via RealAudio (Chelsea v. Norwich, then at noon, Manchester United v. Crystal Palace), I've decided to give it a go (since the World Map Cold War thing is stalled w/ map errors at the moment)

idea so far

2012 - The Driver

After thier shock victory in the 2008 elections, the Progressives added to thier gains and became the majority party in Congress. However, health issues have forced the popular imcumbent to decline re-nomination. Can the Democrats or the GOP regain their former glory and take back the White House?

something like that

thinking of adding a fourth party candidate as well, along the lines of a Ross Perot

hmmmm

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The Progressives would be - assuming you won in the '08 scenerio

default Prog ticket was Bob Kerrey/Christine Whitman, so I will make Whitman the incumbent VP and default nominee

Leaning toward Lindsey Graham as the GOP default and Barak Obama as the Democratic

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Progressives: Christine Whitman, Lincoln Chafee, Russ Feingold, Matt Gonzalez

Republicans: Mark Sanford, Lindsey Graham, Condi Rice, Sam Brownback, Jeb Bush

Democrats: Barack Obama, Tom Vilsack, Gavin Newsom, Mary Landrieu, Mark Warner, Rod Blagojevic

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issues:

Reproductive Rights

Minority Preferences

Budget Surplus - how to spend it?

Business Tax

Supreme Court - term limits?

Ecology

Education

Jobs

Middle East

Statehood - DC, Puetro Rico, Guam?

Political Reform - free airtime, limit contributions etc.?

China

Military Intervention

Personal Tax

Public Health Care

Renewable Energy

Social Security

International Relations

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Wow! This is awesome, I suggested a sequal and I'm so excited to see it in action :D

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gonna add State's Rights as an issue as well

the idea is the Supreme Court is hold-over conservatives from the Dubya era and are making rulings contrary to the general pulse of the nation - ie, reveresed Roe v. Wade, serious curtailing of Affirmative Action et al, gay marriage, medical marijuana, physician assisted suicide, that kind of thing and the debate has become how much rights individual State's have v. the Federal government

the economy will be strong and peace and prosperity will reign

gonna be a toughie for either a Dem or a Repub to win, I think

should the 4th party candidate be a bitter liberal or a raving right winger?

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Hmm...why not both? Leave it as an "Independent" and input both a right wing and left wing kook Independent candidates with ~1% nationally...with their highst support in more populous states and states like Maine/Alaska that just seem to like third...or in this case 4th party candidates.

For 2012, ideas for candidates:

Republican - Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush, Condolezza Rice, Colin Powell, (ya never know at that point), Michael Reagan, Bill Owens

Democratic - Barack Obama, Eliot Spitzer (who I predict becoming the next NYS governor), Tom Vilsack, John Edwards (the comeback kid), Bill Richardson

Right/Left Wing 4th Party Candidates - Jason West (Green - New York), Rev. Creighton Lovelace (Constitution - SC, why not :P ), Roy Moore (Constitution - Alabama), Ronald Reagan, Jr. (CA? - Independent...unless he became a Progressive and uses the family name to help his political career...)

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good call Matty

want to make the 4th party a tad stronger though, which would entail doing two or three electoral_trends folders

.....

the GOP are, say, becoming too "liberal" for the religious right and a popular televanglist is running as a protest candidate, attracting broad support in the midwest and southern states

or

the Democrats are becoming too "conservative" for the liberal wing and a popular celebrity is running as a protest candidate, attracting broad support in the northeastern and pacific states.....

copy and paste, why not?

no rule saying every scenerio must have one set of electoral_trends, is there?

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@issues

Reproductive Rights

Minority Preferences

Budger Surplus

Business Tax

The Supreme Court

Ecology

Education

Jobs

The Middle East

State's Rights

Civil Liberties

Homeland Security

Military Spending

Personal Tax

Public Health Care

Renewable Energy

Social Security

International Relations

@end

@initial economy

// 1 - 5

5

@end

// scenario money coefficient, 100 is 2004

120

@issue external events

//Reproductive Rights

Pro-Life Protestors Demand Stronger Enforcement!

Pro-Choice Protestors Demand Return Of Clinics!

@

//Minority Preferences

Minority College Admission Declines!

Gays Flock To Canada To Exchange Vows!

@

//Budget Surplus

Record Surplus Predicted

Federal Reserve Chairman Goes On Vacation

@

//National Holidays

Momentum Grows For Heritage Day Holiday

America Has Fewer Holidays Than Europe

@

//The Supreme Court

Court Average Age Now 80

Poll: 67% Say Court Out Of Touch

@

//Ecology

Wolf Population in Yosimite Healthy Says Expert

Panda Couple Has Baby In San Diego Zoo!

@

//Education

American students Excel In World Rankings

Art And Music Classes Make Curriculum Comeback!

@

//Jobs

Unemployment At 25 Year Low!

Workers Want Longer Holidays!

@

//The Middle East

Palestinians Celebrate State's Third Anniversy

Saudis Elect First Female Prime Minister

@

//State's Rights

Nevada Passes Legal Cannabis Law!

Oklahoma Makes Teaching Creationism Only Law

@

//Civil Liberties

Christain Groups Protest TV Nudity

FCC Fines Disc Jockey For "F-word" gaffe

@

//Homeland Security

More Americans Stay In Country For Vacation

Militia Group Held In Mississippi - Bombing Plot Foiled

@

//Military Spending

VA Reports Rise In Benefit Claims

Army Auction Brings Millions For Charity

@

//Personal Tax

Congress Debates Income Tax Bill

@

//Public Health Care

Americans Living Longer, Heathier Lives

Survey: Nurses Most Trusted Professionals

@

//Renewable Energy

Hydrogen Cars Out-Sell Gas Cars For First Time!

Hemp Oil? Clean Option For Home Heating, Say Activisits

@

//Social Security

Economist: Social Security System Safe

Seniors Spending Children's Inheritence?

@

//International Relations

World Leaders Welcome Secretary Of State

UN Secretary General Bill Clinton Wins Nobel Peace Prize!

@

@end

gonna finish this today

let you know when and i';ll send it to you

merry xmas!

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i changed one, Civil Liberties to Broadcast Standards

@issue position descriptions

// left to right, 1 - 5

//Reproductive Rights

Unrestricted access to abortions.

Roe vs. Wade should still be the law.

Abortion only for rape or incest; adoption should be encouraged.

No legal abortions.

Abortionists should face the Death Penalty.

@

//Minority Preferences

Preferences needed to ensure equal access and oppourtunity.

Preferences should be granted where discrimination is proven.

Preferences should be left up to individual States.

Preferences deter average Americans from seeking advancement.

Preferences are unconstitutional intrusions into the law.

@

//Budget Surplus

The Surplus should be used to pay off the debt.

Tje Surplus should be put into social welfare programs.

The Surplus should saved for possible emergencies.

The surplus should be invested in the private sector.

The Surplus should be refunded to the tax payer.

@

//National Holidays

Add more holidays, minimum one 3-day weekend a month.

Holidays to honor Native Americans and American Culture only.

We have enough holidays now.

We have too many holidays.

Bah-Humbug! Holidays are bad for business.

@

//The Supreme Court

Jusitces should be limited to 8 year terms.

Justices should have to retire at age 72.

Justices should be elected, like politicians.

Justices should continue to serve for life.

Justices should be replaced by religious leaders.

@

//Ecology

The environment must be our first national priority.

Good environmental policies are good economic policies.

Balance environmental policies with sound economic policies.

Economic policies must come before environmental policies.

The environment is fine, we don't need to worry about it.

@

//Education

More Federal funding is needed for college scholarships.

The school year should be lenghtened.

Education must be our nations top priority!

Schools recieve enough funding now.

The Education system should be privatized.

@

//Jobs

Workers deserve better benefits and longer paid vacations.

Business should share profits with workers more eqaully.

The American workforce is the best in the world!

Tax cuts for business and the wealthy will create more jobs.

Fewer jobs keep salaries down and increase corporate profits!

@

//The Middle East

We should press harder for democratic reforms!

We should build on our diplomatic success.

We should use trade as leverage for political reform.

We should not have sold-out Israeli interests!

We should invade the Middle East and take thier oil!

@

//State's Rights

States must obey Federal Law.

States have specified constitutional rights.

States laws should trump Federal laws, if the people wish it.

States have specified constitutional rights.

States must obey Federal Law.

@

//Broadcast Standards

Expression must not be restricted, no matter how offensive to some!

The media should be more senstive about what they air.

You can always change the channel if you don't like what is on!

The media must be more responsible for what they air.

The media are a cesspool of pornographers and should be imprisoned!

@

//Homeland Security

We should surrender to the militia groups!

We should respect the militia groups and negotiate compromises!

Domestic terrorists are the greatest threat to America.

We should arrest the militia groups leadership and execute them!

The Militia groups are right, we should back their Civil War!

@

//Military Spending

We should drastically reduce military spending.

We should look to make military spending more effecient.

We should continue to fund our military in case of emergency.

Military spending should be increased.

Military spending should be drastically increased.

@

//Personal Tax

Increase income tax for everyone.

Increase income tax for the rich.

Reduce income tax for lower- and middle-class tax brackets.

Reduce income tax across the board.

Reduce income tax for the rich.

@

//Public Health Care

We need a completely public health care system.

Universal health care, whether public or private.

Public health care benefits for the poor and elderly, the rest private.

Only a few public health care benefits.

The health care system should be completely private.

@

//Renewable Energy

Renewable energy all the way!

We should focus on renewable energy sources.

Renewable and non-renewable energy must be equally researched.

Coal and oil are our main concerns right now.

We don't need to worry about renewable energy sources.

@

//Social Security

Private savings accounts have been a fiscal disaster!

Private accounts need to be given more time.

Social Security seems fine as it is.

More private investment.

Abolish govenment funding altogether.

@

//International Relations

We should expand on our current diplomatic success!

International relations are important to our nation and economy.

We should not sacrifice our interests to further international ties.

We should only further ties when it is to our national advantage.

We should not concern ourselves with the world's opinion of us.

@

@end

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:P republicans:

Lindsey Graham

Mark Sanford

Jeb Bush

Mitt Romney

add who you want on your own time :P

democrats:

Barack Obama

Hillary Clinton

John Edwards

Evan Bayh

add who you want on your own time :P

fouth party will be a made-up televanglist and Tom Hanks :P

and I'm done with it

map is very colorful, btw!

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Lindsey Graham: (30%) 44, 999,663

139 EVs

Barack Obama: (31%) 47,104, 677

96 EVs

Christine Whitman: (35%) 52,737, 104

303 EVs

Bob Jones: (2%) 3,315, 718

about right, I think

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