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ELECTION 2008

The Powell Administration was looked at in the beginning as a beam of optimism for the country. The first black president was a respected military leader, who pledged to try and get the support of the UN to build a new, democratic government in Iraq. These dreams slowly started to die out however, when HUrricane Katrina hit in August of 2005, FEMA's response was horrible, as money had been redirected to the Defense Department during the Biden Administration. Despite those facts, Powell was blamed for the lackluster response and black citizens of America would refer to him as "President Tom", as most affected by Katrina were African American. On March 6, 2006, Powell would announce that removal from Iraq would not be possible during his term, saying that by the time he would leave office, Iraq should be stable enough for his successor to cease combat operations. A troop surge later that year would send Powell's approval down into the 30% range, his approval of building a border fence didnt help either. By the time midterm elections came around, Republicans would lose control of both houses of Congress, and Nancy Pelosi would become the first female Speaker of the House. 

DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY

The Democrats had nothing to lose going into the 2008 primary. The frontrunner in the race was former Vice President Hillary Clinton, she was also the first to declare her candidacy, on the same day former President Joe Biden would announce his campaign for re-election. Other candidates with a chance at winning soon declared, including General Wesley Clark, Senator John Kerry, former Senator John Edwards, former VIrginia Governor Mark Warner, and New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson. One candidate however that proved to be the biggest challenger to Clinton was freshman Senator from Illinois Barack Obama. Obama was a excellent speaker, as well as young and charismatic. Pundits would compare him to former Vice President John F. Kennedy. As the primaries raged on, the delegate count got tighter and tighter between Obama and Clinton, and the attacks got dirtier and dirtier, with Clinton supposedly having a role in spreading rumor that Obama was born in Kenya. By the time the convention came around, it was unexpectedly contested. Obama's grassroots support wasn't enough, and Hillary Clinton, the establishment leader of the Democratic Party, became the first woman nominated by a major party for president. She would nominate Virginia Governor Tim Kaine to be her running mate. 

 

Democratic Primary Results

 

Clinton - 1516 delegates

Obama - 1392

Clark - 218

Biden - 202

Kerry - 202

Warner - 172

Edwards - 122

Richardson - 85

Vilsak - 73

Dodd - 72

Bayh - 1

 

REPUBLICAN PRIMARY

With the shocking failure of the Powell presidency, as well as his promise to serve one term, the Republicans were looking for a candidate that could possibly win. The obvious candidate was Vice President McCain, however, most didnt see him as the right person for the job, as he had a reputation for being a warmonger. Other candidates to declare were Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice (the first woman and African American to hold the position, who also had the endorsemnt of President Powell), former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (the son of former VP George Bush and brother of Texas Governor and 2000 nominee George W Bush, former VP Ron Paul, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, former Senator Fred Thompson, former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee.  Giuliani and Rice were early frontrunners, but that would change in Iowa, when Romney and McCain came into a close 3rd and 4th place, and in New Hampshire where Gingrich would win the primary. By the time of the convention, no one held the majority of delegates. After multiple rounds of voting, Mitt Romney would win the nomination, and named Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal as his running mate, making him the first Asian American Vice Presidential nominee since Hiram Fong, and the first Indian American on a presidential ticket. 

 

Republican Primary Results

 

McCain - 274

Gingrich - 435

Romney - 410

Rice - 298

Giuliani - 190

Thompson - 161

Bush - 68

Huckabee - 47

Hunter - 46 

Paul - 1

GENERAL ELECTION

With a popular approval rating, Mitt Romney would take advantage of his record as a successful businessman to win on economic issues, facing a housing crisis and recession. This would all change however, as the stock market would crash. Powells bailouts, plus a increasing negative view of business people, severely damaged Romney's popularity. HIllary Clinton would gain an upper hand with the polling due to this and major third party campaigns from Michael Bloomberg as well as the Green, Libertarian, and COnstitution parties, and would destroy Romney in the debates, even though Tim Kaine couldnt do the same against Bobby Jindal. Come election night, CLinton would win in a huge landslide, making her the first woman president. 

Played as - Bob Barr

Legend - 

Grey - Independents

Pink - Federalists

Purple - Democratic Republicans

Blue - Democrats 

Orange - Whigs

Red - Republicans 

Teal - Reformers

PRESIDENTS AND VICE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES

1. Samuel Adams (1789-1793)                                               1. John Adams (1789-1797)

2. Patrick Henry (1793-1797)

3. Aaron Burr (1797-1813)                                                      2. Thomas Jefferson (1797-1813)

4. Thomas Jefferson (1813-1821)                                          3. John Quincy Adams (1813-1817)

                                                                                                      4. Andrew Jackson (1817-1821)

5. Henry Clay (1821-1825)                                                      5. John Quincy Adams (1821-1825)

6. Andrew Jackson (1825-1837)                                             6. John C. Calhoun (1825-1833)

                                                                                                       7. Martin Van Buren (1833-1837)

7. William Henry Harrison (1837-1841)                                  8. John Tyler (1837-1841)

  (dies in office)                                                                           (assumed the presidency)

8. John Tyler (1841-1845)                                                           (Vice Presidency vacant the remainder of the term)

   (Served as independent the remainder of the term)

9. Henry Clay (1845-1852)                                                       9. William Seward (1845-1852)

    (died in office)                                                                          (assumed the presidency)

10. William Seward (1852-1853)                                                  (vice presidency vacant remainder of the term)

11. Stephen Douglas (1853-1861)                                           10. Sam Houston (1853-1861)

12. Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865)                                            11. Hannibal Hamlin (1861-1865)

                                                                                                    12. Andrew Johnson (1865)

     (assassinated)                                                                            (assumed the presidency) 

13. Andrew Johnson (1865-1869)                                             13. George McClellan (1866-1869)

                                                                                                         (appointed in 1866)

14. Ulysses Grant (1869-1881)                                                   14. Schuyler Colfax (1869-1873)

                                                                                                              (resigned in 1873)

                                                                                                      15. William Wheeler (1877-1881)

15. Samuel Tilden (1881)                                                            16. William Hayden English (1881)

    (Assassinated)                                                                               (Assumed the Presidency)

16. William Hayden English (1881-1885)                                          (Vice Presidency vacant reminder of term)

17. William Tecumseh Sherman (1885-1889)                             17. Robert Lincoln (1885-1889)

18. Robert Lincoln (1889-1901)                                                   18. Frederick Douglass (1889-1893)

                                                                                                      19. William McKinley (1893-1901)

19. William McKinley (1901)                                                        20. Theodore Roosevelt (1901)

     (assassinated)                                                                               (assumed the presidency)

20. Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1905)                                               (Vice Presidency vacant remainder of term)

21. Grover Cleveland (1905-1908)                                              21. Edward C. Wall (1905-1908)

      (died in office)                                                                              (assumed the presidency)

22. Edward C. Wall (1908-1909)                                                   22. William Jennings Bryan (1908-1909)

                                                                                                              (appointed in September 1908)

23. Theodore Roosevelt (1909-1917)                                           23. William Howard Taft (1909-1917)

24. Woodrow Wilson (1917-1921)                                                 24. Thomas Marshall (1917-1921)

25. John J. Pershing (1921-1925)                                                  25. Calvin Coolidge (1921-1925)

26. Calvin Coolidge (1925-1933)                                                    26. Herbert Hoover (1925-1933)

    (Died in office)                                                                                    (assumed the presidency)

27. Herbert Hoover (1933)                                                                    (Vice presidency Vacant remainder of term)

28. Franklin Roosevelt (1933-1945)                                               27. John Nance Garner (1933-1941)

                                                                                                              28. Harry Truman (1941-1945)

   (died in office)                                                                                         (assumed the presidency)

29. Harry Truman (1945-1949)                                                       (Vice Presidency vacant remainder of term)

30. Arthur Vandenburg (1949-1951)                                               29. Everett Dirksen (1949-1951)

   (died in office)                                                                                            (assumed the presidency)

31. Everett Dirksen (1951-1957)                                                       30. Richard Nixon (1953-1957)

32. Lyndon Johnson (1957-1969)                                                     31. John F. Kennedy (1957-1963)

                                                                                                                        (assassinated)

                                                                                                                32. Hubert Humphrey (1965-1969)

33. Richard Nixon (1969-1974)                                                          33. Hiram Fong (1969-1974)

      (resigned)                                                                                                  (assumed the presidency)

34. Hiram Fong (1974-1977)                                                              34. Gerald Ford (1974-1977)

                                                                                                                        (appointed)

35. Jimmy Carter (1977-1981)                                                          35. Walter Mondale (1977-1981)

36. Ronald Reagan (1981-1989)                                                         36. George Bush (1981-1989)

37. Bob Dole (1989-1993)                                                                     37. Dan Quayle (1989-1993)

38. Jimmy Carter (1993-1997)                                                            38. Al Gore (1993-1997)

39. Pat Buchanan (1997-2001)                                                              39. Ron Paul (1997-2001)

      (Served as an Reformer from 1999-2001)

40. Joe Biden (2001-2005)                                                                     40. Hillary Clinton (2001-2005)

41. Colin Powell (2005-2009)                                                                 41. John McCain (2005-2009)

42. Hillary Clinton (2009-now)                                                               42. Tim Kaine (2009-now)

 

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This has been a solid campaign so far. Keep up the good work! I always read these with much interest!

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4 hours ago, Kingthero said:

This has been a solid campaign so far. Keep up the good work! I always read these with much interest!

I'm glad you enjoy it! This here will run till 2020, and I already have each election finished, and am brainstorming an idea thhat I'm sure yall will love!

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ELECTION 2012

The election of the first woman president amidst a time of political turmoil gave citizens hope in President Hillary Clinton. Her first actions were more bailouts for failing companies across the country. A year into her presidency, the Affordable Care Act was signed, a bill simillar to now- Secretary of State Barack Obama proposed during his presidential race. The bill was heavily opposed by conservative Republicans. The unpopularity of the act, as well as big government policies under Republican and Democratic administrations, led to the growth of the Tea Party movement, which would gain back the House in the midterm elections. Clinton would also repeal don't ask don't tell. She also was conterversial for her role in the overthrow and intervention in Libya against Muammar Gaddafi, which would further destablize the middle east. In May of 2011, in the midst of whispers that Barack Obama may run against Clinton, who's popularity in her own party and nationwide was dwindling, Osama Bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaeda, was killed by US Special Forces in Afghanistan. While this helped her numbers nationwide, this would ensure that she would not face any challenges in the Democratic Primary, and would be re-nominated alongside Tim Kaine for a second term. Later that month, she announced that the War in Iraq is over, and that US troops would be home by December. 

 

REPUBLICAN PRIMARY

The Republicans were poised to take Hillary Clinton out of the White House. The first candidate to declare was former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson (who was widely considered to be one of the candidiates for VP in 2000), but  he also dropped out first about 3 months in to seek the Libertarian nomination, which he would win. The first major candidaate to declare was former Vice President Ron Paul, who had gained a huge following of young people, but his campaign kept getting laughed off by party leaders and silenced by news media. Jeb Bush was quickly a frontrunner, being of the prominent Bush family. Other major candidates included NJ Governor Chris Christie, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, Congressman Paul Ryan, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, former Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Senator Rick Santorum, businessman and 2 time presidential candidate Donald Trump, 2008 Vice Presidential nominee Bobby Jindal, and Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann. The race was hotly contested and became one of the highest rated events in television history. Through the race, the frontrunners were Bush, Christie, Daniels, and Ryan. The convention came aand went, but with controversy from Paul and Palin supporters, who would back Daniels. Bush would be nominated on the first ballot, with Paul Ryan as his running mate. 

 

Republican Primary Results

 

Bush - 617

Christie - 449

Daniels - 269

Ryan - 268

Gingrich - 186

Barbour - 155

Palin - 95

Huckabee - 63

Jindal - 57

Giuliani - 49

Trump - 49 

Cain - 6
Perry - 6

Paul - 5 

Brown - 4

Huntsman - 3

Bachmann - 2

Pawlenty - 1

Santorum - 1

GENERAL ELECTION

After the conventions, it was a dead heat between Clinton and Bush, one week one would be ahead, the next the other. Pundits were divided by the party lines, conservatives gave Bush the edge and liberals gave it to Clinton. That all changed however on September 11, 2012, when the US Embassy in Benghazi, Libya was attacked by terrorists. 4 people, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, were killed. Initial responses on the attack, originally called by President Clinton and Secretary of State Obama a protest, but later revealed it to be a terror attack by the terror group ISIS. Investigation into the attack led to Secretary Obama resigning his post. Bush surged into the lead in the polls, most in the nation expected him to win. Come election night, Bush would win the popular vote over Clinton by 4 million, but he would lose the electoral vote, 280-258. This loss gave way to more instability in the GOP, putting the libertarian and conservative wings of the -party to gain more ground for 2016. 

Played as - Jeb Bush

Legend - 

Grey - Independents

Pink - Federalists

Purple - Democratic Republicans

Blue - Democrats 

Orange - Whigs

Red - Republicans 

Teal - Reformers

PRESIDENTS AND VICE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES

1. Samuel Adams (1789-1793)                                               1. John Adams (1789-1797)

2. Patrick Henry (1793-1797)

3. Aaron Burr (1797-1813)                                                      2. Thomas Jefferson (1797-1813)

4. Thomas Jefferson (1813-1821)                                          3. John Quincy Adams (1813-1817)

                                                                                                      4. Andrew Jackson (1817-1821)

5. Henry Clay (1821-1825)                                                      5. John Quincy Adams (1821-1825)

6. Andrew Jackson (1825-1837)                                             6. John C. Calhoun (1825-1833)

                                                                                                       7. Martin Van Buren (1833-1837)

7. William Henry Harrison (1837-1841)                                  8. John Tyler (1837-1841)

  (dies in office)                                                                           (assumed the presidency)

8. John Tyler (1841-1845)                                                           (Vice Presidency vacant the remainder of the term)

   (Served as independent the remainder of the term)

9. Henry Clay (1845-1852)                                                       9. William Seward (1845-1852)

    (died in office)                                                                          (assumed the presidency)

10. William Seward (1852-1853)                                                  (vice presidency vacant remainder of the term)

11. Stephen Douglas (1853-1861)                                           10. Sam Houston (1853-1861)

12. Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865)                                            11. Hannibal Hamlin (1861-1865)

                                                                                                    12. Andrew Johnson (1865)

     (assassinated)                                                                            (assumed the presidency) 

13. Andrew Johnson (1865-1869)                                             13. George McClellan (1866-1869)

                                                                                                         (appointed in 1866)

14. Ulysses Grant (1869-1881)                                                   14. Schuyler Colfax (1869-1873)

                                                                                                              (resigned in 1873)

                                                                                                      15. William Wheeler (1877-1881)

15. Samuel Tilden (1881)                                                            16. William Hayden English (1881)

    (Assassinated)                                                                               (Assumed the Presidency)

16. William Hayden English (1881-1885)                                          (Vice Presidency vacant reminder of term)

17. William Tecumseh Sherman (1885-1889)                             17. Robert Lincoln (1885-1889)

18. Robert Lincoln (1889-1901)                                                   18. Frederick Douglass (1889-1893)

                                                                                                      19. William McKinley (1893-1901)

19. William McKinley (1901)                                                        20. Theodore Roosevelt (1901)

     (assassinated)                                                                               (assumed the presidency)

20. Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1905)                                               (Vice Presidency vacant remainder of term)

21. Grover Cleveland (1905-1908)                                              21. Edward C. Wall (1905-1908)

      (died in office)                                                                              (assumed the presidency)

22. Edward C. Wall (1908-1909)                                                   22. William Jennings Bryan (1908-1909)

                                                                                                              (appointed in September 1908)

23. Theodore Roosevelt (1909-1917)                                           23. William Howard Taft (1909-1917)

24. Woodrow Wilson (1917-1921)                                                 24. Thomas Marshall (1917-1921)

25. John J. Pershing (1921-1925)                                                  25. Calvin Coolidge (1921-1925)

26. Calvin Coolidge (1925-1933)                                                    26. Herbert Hoover (1925-1933)

    (Died in office)                                                                                    (assumed the presidency)

27. Herbert Hoover (1933)                                                                    (Vice presidency Vacant remainder of term)

28. Franklin Roosevelt (1933-1945)                                               27. John Nance Garner (1933-1941)

                                                                                                              28. Harry Truman (1941-1945)

   (died in office)                                                                                         (assumed the presidency)

29. Harry Truman (1945-1949)                                                       (Vice Presidency vacant remainder of term)

30. Arthur Vandenburg (1949-1951)                                               29. Everett Dirksen (1949-1951)

   (died in office)                                                                                            (assumed the presidency)

31. Everett Dirksen (1951-1957)                                                       30. Richard Nixon (1953-1957)

32. Lyndon Johnson (1957-1969)                                                     31. John F. Kennedy (1957-1963)

                                                                                                                        (assassinated)

                                                                                                                32. Hubert Humphrey (1965-1969)

33. Richard Nixon (1969-1974)                                                          33. Hiram Fong (1969-1974)

      (resigned)                                                                                                  (assumed the presidency)

34. Hiram Fong (1974-1977)                                                              34. Gerald Ford (1974-1977)

                                                                                                                        (appointed)

35. Jimmy Carter (1977-1981)                                                          35. Walter Mondale (1977-1981)

36. Ronald Reagan (1981-1989)                                                         36. George Bush (1981-1989)

37. Bob Dole (1989-1993)                                                                     37. Dan Quayle (1989-1993)

38. Jimmy Carter (1993-1997)                                                            38. Al Gore (1993-1997)

39. Pat Buchanan (1997-2001)                                                              39. Ron Paul (1997-2001)

      (Served as an Reformer from 1999-2001)

40. Joe Biden (2001-2005)                                                                     40. Hillary Clinton (2001-2005)

41. Colin Powell (2005-2009)                                                                 41. John McCain (2005-2009)

42. Hillary Clinton (2009-now)                                                               42. Tim Kaine (2009-now)

 

 

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