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Republicans warn that although the farmers concerns are warranted, the government made the wrong decision. The silver standard is not a good idea, but the rate should be higher. The governments forgiving all debt is only going to add to growing concerns. Only the Republicans have clear goals in mind, while the other three bicker.

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OOC: Am I mistaken and misreading, or are the Conservatives ONLY ever running negative, attack campaigns against the governing and offering no implicitly-stated alternatives or solutions?

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3 hours ago, WVProgressive said:

Order the banks to forgive the farmers  debts, and threaten them with nationalization if they don't comply. 

OOC: Sorry that I'm late time sorta got away from me, won't happen again.

Pres. Brooke survives an assassination attempt while giving a major speech on the nationalizing of the financial industry. Some believe the would be assassin, who got away, was paid by the banks. Some say he was an immigrant. The bullets fired by the mysterious man did not hit any people, but grazed the president and a nearby local politician. 

The banks, realizing that the nationalizing process wouldn't be finished by election day, hold out for the upcoming election, refusing to forgive the farmers debts. 

OOC: I'll wait for one last response from @WVProgressive before I type up the state of the union. @Patine They sometimes offer some sort of plan, but they should probably make sure they do offer an alternative for this upcoming election. 

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The Republicans condemn any attack on a political figure. This kind of rhetoric is not welcome in America, and must not be tolerated. Rumors don’t help anything either, and we encourage an investigation.

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As do the Conservatives, it is a terrible thing to attack one physically on the basis of political beliefs. It is one thing to campaign to defeat the President at the ballot box to install Small Government Conservative thinking, it is entirely another to make an attempt on an opponent's life.

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39 minutes ago, vcczar said:

Pres. Brooke survives an assassination attempt while giving a major speech on the nationalizing of the financial industry. Some believe the would be assassin, who got away, was paid by the banks. Some say he was an immigrant. The bullets fired by the mysterious man did not hit any people, but grazed the president and a nearby local politician. 

The banks, realizing that the nationalizing process wouldn't be finished by election day, hold out for the upcoming election, refusing to forgive the farmers debts. 

Brooke blames his assassination attempt on the banks, says that this and their attempts to delay nationalization shows that they are belligerent enemies of America and her people.  

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I am in line with my colleagues. We have to condemn this attack harshly. If we cannot win with words anymore we have to admit that we lost. It is better to lose than attacking any opponents. Politics need to calm down and we must be sure to hinder such attacks in the future. It is truly disgraceful what is happening in our beloved America right now. 

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State of the Union for Election of 1884

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National Strength: We rank behind Great Britain, France, and Germany in national production. We have sunk below Russia in production to number 5. We are are ahead of Italy, Japan, Mexico.  

Military Strength: Our professional army is 120,000 men and 64 ships, but this force is costly. 

Foreign Affairs: We are part of the German Alliance, which is becoming increasingly at odds with the British Alliance. War is most likely to occur this year. Mexico and Canada could launch a simultaneous invasion. 

Military: Our military is used to guard our borders. 

Economy: Our economy still has not recovered from an Economic Panic. We are still in a depression.

Trade: Because of our alliance, tariffs are low for our allies, but they have been risen on our enemies. Trade with Britain and France has mostly ceased. We are not trading as much as would be ideal, especially with war seeming likely. 

Budget: Our budget is shrinking for the first time in years.. We are spending more than we collect, despite taxes at an all time high. The national debt is untouched. 

Social Harmony: Occasional revolts are occurring due to the high taxes during the depression, the fear of war, and because of high debt for farmers. Business are now rebelling against nationalization efforts of certain industries. 

Immigration: Immigration has slowed. White Southerners are leaving our country. 

Mood of the people: The people are as depressed as the economy. They fear a war in Europe. 

Popularity of the Incumbent: Pres. Brooke is still highly popular among African-Americans in the South and among women as he granted the right to vote to both demographics through winning the Civil War and leading a new Constitutional Convention. Elsewhere, Brooke is unpopular. Brooke still has a chance for reelection despite this. 

Party Power: Opposition parties have more power in Congress for the first time since before the Civil War. Of the opposition parties, the Conservative Party has the most seats, followed by the New Republicans, and then the American Progress Party. The latter dominates the West. The Liberty Party has one more member of congress than the Conservative Party, however. 

*******

Will Brooke run for reelection? If not, who will lead the Liberty Party? Brooke still has a chance for reelection, while another Liberty Party candidate will likely lose. Who will challenge Brooke from among the other parties? Will the work on some deal to help each other bring the Liberty Party down, or does such a strategy seem unnecessary with the Liberty Party so vulnerable?

Name and office:

Resident State:

Platform (read the State of the Union and offer specific alternatives to how you plan to deal with the major issues):

VP for your candidate, name, office, state: 

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Name and office: John Wesley

Resident State: New York

Platform (read the State of the Union and offer specific alternatives to how you plan to deal with the major issues): 

National Strength: We need to utilize our ability to mass produce war equipment to gain money.

Military Strength: We must not invest anything more into this army.

Foreign Affairs: We must follow through with our alliance, fight whatever war we face, and then go back to focusing in only our hemisphere.

Military: Our military is used to guard our borders, and should continue too.

Economy: Reinvigorate the economy to a full war economy.

Trade: Trade war equipment with our allies, also utilize our agriculture to produce the food needed for war.

Budget: We need to cut further internal improvement and focus on making our budget balanced.

Social Harmony: Bring back unity in a time of despair.

Immigration: We need all the immigrants we can get.

Mood of the people: We need to protect our home front.

Popularity of the Incumbent: Brooke has alienated almost everyone he has lead.

Party Power: It is time for the party that has always stood against elitism from the Liberty and Republican parties to lead the forgotten.

 

We will boost our farmers by utilizing their ability to grow our food industry to help with the war effort and to trade abroad.

 

We will secure Alaska and the West coast by making a military push from western canada east if war happens.

 

We will hold the Mexican border until Canada is dealt with in the event of war.

 

We will support the Conservative party if they make it to the 2nd round.

 

We will return to the greenbacks system, integrated with bimetalism, to pay for the war.

 

"It is time to take a stand against elitism, and vote for the party for those that have been neglected."

 

VP for your candidate, name, office, state: Senator Jeremy King of Wisconsin

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3 hours ago, vcczar said:
State of the Union for Election of 1884

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National Strength: We rank behind Great Britain, France, and Germany in national production. We have sunk below Russia in production to number 5. We are are ahead of Italy, Japan, Mexico.  

Military Strength: Our professional army is 120,000 men and 64 ships, but this force is costly. 

Foreign Affairs: We are part of the German Alliance, which is becoming increasingly at odds with the British Alliance. War is most likely to occur this year. Mexico and Canada could launch a simultaneous invasion. 

Military: Our military is used to guard our borders. 

Economy: Our economy still has not recovered from an Economic Panic. We are still in a depression.

Trade: Because of our alliance, tariffs are low for our allies, but they have been risen on our enemies. Trade with Britain and France has mostly ceased. We are not trading as much as would be ideal, especially with war seeming likely. 

Budget: Our budget is shrinking for the first time in years.. We are spending more than we collect, despite taxes at an all time high. The national debt is untouched. 

Social Harmony: Occasional revolts are occurring due to the high taxes during the depression, the fear of war, and because of high debt for farmers. Business are now rebelling against nationalization efforts of certain industries. 

Immigration: Immigration has slowed. White Southerners are leaving our country. 

Mood of the people: The people are as depressed as the economy. They fear a war in Europe. 

Popularity of the Incumbent: Pres. Brooke is still highly popular among African-Americans in the South and among women as he granted the right to vote to both demographics through winning the Civil War and leading a new Constitutional Convention. Elsewhere, Brooke is unpopular. Brooke still has a chance for reelection despite this. 

Party Power: Opposition parties have more power in Congress for the first time since before the Civil War. Of the opposition parties, the Conservative Party has the most seats, followed by the New Republicans, and then the American Progress Party. The latter dominates the West. The Liberty Party has one more member of congress than the Conservative Party, however. 

*******

Will Brooke run for reelection? If not, who will lead the Liberty Party? Brooke still has a chance for reelection, while another Liberty Party candidate will likely lose. Who will challenge Brooke from among the other parties? Will the work on some deal to help each other bring the Liberty Party down, or does such a strategy seem unnecessary with the Liberty Party so vulnerable?

Name and office:

Resident State:

Platform (read the State of the Union and offer specific alternatives to how you plan to deal with the major issues):

VP for your candidate, name, office, state: 

Senator Frederick J. Carpenter (C-NY)

Foreign Affairs: This Presidency has been an absolute mess, it has completely bungled our Foreign Affairs. We must make all efforts we can to remove ourselves from our European Entanglements and immediately declare neutrality, we cannot go to war during a depression! It's a disgrace that we were about to engage in a World War on the whims on one man. The ordinary American understands our government needs to snap back to reality and focus back here home.

Economy: I'll tell you why we are in a depression, our government has decided in its infinite totalitarian wisdom that it can better make the decisions for our economy than the private entrepreneur. This directly conflicts our founding values. I will work to be a Pro-Business Administration and to further denationalization and make nationalization much harder for any power-hungry leader in the presidency, we are a nation of Liberty, and that includes economic liberty. In addition, we must cut down on taxes and make the government much smaller, to remove the government from the economy is to recover from this depression, laissez-faire economics is just what the doctor ordered.

Trade: The decrease in Trade is a huge factor in American economic malaise. This is because of the reckless Foreign Policy of this administration and I will go back to working with the British and French to better our economic ties across the world while keeping our integrity as an international player by implementing strict neutrality, we need to focus on America and a war is the last thing we need.

Budget: This budget is grotesque, cutting Spending and Taxing, returning to fiscal responsibility is exactly what we need to help cure our nation of the irresponsibility of this administration. I'm in it for the Americans being crushed by Big Government.

Social Harmony: I am the candidate who encompasses all of these concerns, we hope to utilize this anger to organize these activists into large Conservative victories in Congress and the White House. I will stand up for Business against government nationalization, I will stand for the employee against government over-taxation, and I will stand for all Americans against government warmongering, I stand to make the government the limited friend of the people, not their unlimited master.

Immigration: I support a hard-line on Immigration and am discouraged by White Southerners leaving their nation but the latter is not the most pressing concern. Immigration needs to be greatly stemmed, the American people need jobs first!

Mood of the People: *As stated in Social Harmony* We hope to appeal to this mood to carry the Conservative Party into power and to fix these enumerated problems that trouble our downtrodden people.

Popularity of the Incumbent: President Brooke had the opportunity to be a great President, I supported his Civil Rights initiatives wholeheartedly as our government stopped disenfranchising people. Then it all fell apart. The Government began to grow totalitarian once more as its opponents were silenced, financial interests were stolen, the people were put aside for war, and our economy turned into a dark experiment in Socialism. It is time to retire this administration and let one that stands for true freedom and equality, for Civil Rights AND for Economic Liberty for real Americans take the lead to deliver prosperity to the American people.

Party Power: *As seen in Mood and Social Harmony* The Conservative strategy is to form a grand alliance of employers crushed by the government's nationalization attempts and employees crushed by huge tax increases as well as all those Nationalists and Patriots worried about our nation in general, both with our nation's loose immigration policies and irresponsible handling of Foreign Affairs. We are the Party of Freedom and small Government, a message which, after this Big Government administrations Foreign and Domestic Failures, should resonate well with the people. While we know that the President will dominate the Black vote, we will work to appeal to women as much as we can to pick off female voters as well as many Northern working and business whites as we can. We'll take Southern White votes certainly but at this point that is not a viable demographic. We are looking to cut the government down to size and we need control of Congress and the White House to do that. We will also need Justices friendlier to the Small government message of the Constitution. The people downtrodden and scared by this administration should come out in droves for the Conservative Party!

Vice President: Governor Dayton Greldum (C-OH)

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Brooke says he won't run for president again, endorses Bunt.

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The Conservative Party emboldens its voters now that it appears a Socialist will take the nomination of the Liberty Party.

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Name:Doug Stamper

State:South Carolina

Office:US Senator

Party:Democratic

Platform:

National Strenght:Our nation used to be much stronger than it is today!I plead to you to lead it back into golden era!

Foreign Affairs:Leave alliance!Go back to our pre-dictatorship foreign policy!

Military:Reinforce troops at the border by adding more of them!

Economy:Strenghten economy through taxes and tarrifs!

Immigration:Do all we can to prevent Southerners emigration!

Incumbent:Brooke is a dictator,narcissistic tyrant.

Party:Be ready to form anti-Brooke bloc if others are ready to join it

 

 

 

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8 hours ago, vcczar said:
State of the Union for Election of 1884

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National Strength: We rank behind Great Britain, France, and Germany in national production. We have sunk below Russia in production to number 5. We are are ahead of Italy, Japan, Mexico.  

Military Strength: Our professional army is 120,000 men and 64 ships, but this force is costly. 

Foreign Affairs: We are part of the German Alliance, which is becoming increasingly at odds with the British Alliance. War is most likely to occur this year. Mexico and Canada could launch a simultaneous invasion. 

Military: Our military is used to guard our borders. 

Economy: Our economy still has not recovered from an Economic Panic. We are still in a depression.

Trade: Because of our alliance, tariffs are low for our allies, but they have been risen on our enemies. Trade with Britain and France has mostly ceased. We are not trading as much as would be ideal, especially with war seeming likely. 

Budget: Our budget is shrinking for the first time in years.. We are spending more than we collect, despite taxes at an all time high. The national debt is untouched. 

Social Harmony: Occasional revolts are occurring due to the high taxes during the depression, the fear of war, and because of high debt for farmers. Business are now rebelling against nationalization efforts of certain industries. 

Immigration: Immigration has slowed. White Southerners are leaving our country. 

Mood of the people: The people are as depressed as the economy. They fear a war in Europe. 

Popularity of the Incumbent: Pres. Brooke is still highly popular among African-Americans in the South and among women as he granted the right to vote to both demographics through winning the Civil War and leading a new Constitutional Convention. Elsewhere, Brooke is unpopular. Brooke still has a chance for reelection despite this. 

Party Power: Opposition parties have more power in Congress for the first time since before the Civil War. Of the opposition parties, the Conservative Party has the most seats, followed by the New Republicans, and then the American Progress Party. The latter dominates the West. The Liberty Party has one more member of congress than the Conservative Party, however. 

*******

Will Brooke run for reelection? If not, who will lead the Liberty Party? Brooke still has a chance for reelection, while another Liberty Party candidate will likely lose. Who will challenge Brooke from among the other parties? Will the work on some deal to help each other bring the Liberty Party down, or does such a strategy seem unnecessary with the Liberty Party so vulnerable?

Name and office:

Resident State:

Platform (read the State of the Union and offer specific alternatives to how you plan to deal with the major issues):

VP for your candidate, name, office, state: 

1. Name and office. Governor Stephen M. McEnroe

2. Resident state. Missouri

3. Party. Conservative

4. Platform 

National Strength: Continue to work here. This generation must work very hard in order to provide a better future for the coming generation. 

Military Strength: We are fine here, but make sure to use those forces just for defending. Currently nation building is inconceivable since we lack a stable condition at home. Rebuild our nation first.

Foreign Affairs: I am skeptical on alliances. For economical purposes is it could profitable but beware of getting into any European conflicts. Our forefathers have fought for independence from Europe and we should not make any mistakes here. The Liberty Party seems to be ready to take arms up and if you do not want American blood covering European battlefields vote Conservative! The Liberty establishment will not fight the war. The war will be fought by hard-working laborers and farmers, who were ignored by the Liberty Party for decades, but when it comes to fighting they will certainly call you.

Economy: Reduce taxes immediately. Denounce nationalizing our industries.

Trade: Currently we are at odds with half of the world. It is no surprise that our trade is decreasing thanks to the Liberty Party. Let us return to a normal and less aggressive foreign policy.

Budget: Reduce taxes and cut spending. 

Social Harmony: If you vote Conservative down ballot no one will be left behind and we will have a real shot to take back our country. As President I will look on all Americans and I will be a true president of all Americans. A thing we did not experience since decades.

Immigration: Our priority as Americans is not to get more immigrants first, but to create a good social environment that Americans do not leave our soil again. It is inconceivable that Americans are losing their jobs to immigrants. However, we have to make sure that immigrants are treated fairly and not lynched like in California. We need to implement and execute our laws finally to end injustice. That does not just apply to immigrants, but for women, the working class and black people as well. Those people are often treated unfairly, but the Liberty establishment is ignoring those facts. Our current administration is very lenient here and they do nothing to prevent true Americans from leaving our wonderful nation. What a disgrace!

Mood of the people: What if one day the black community becomes more and more upset with the Liberty Party? What if the working class and laborers become unhappy with our government and demand certain rights? What if women stand up for the execution of their promised rights? Will those groups also be prohibited from voting, if the Liberty Party is likely to lose everything? We have already seen that Liberty wants to implement a totalitarian regime and I am extremely worried about this. I believe that electing someone new could give that country a positive push into the right direction. Let us try this experiment together and let us call for an amendment which prohibits collective punishment under the constitution.

Popularity of the Incumbent: It seems that we were electing our own emperor. Now President Brooke is retiring but he has already chosen his heir apparent. The Conservative Party offers to serve all Americans, rich and poor, white and black, women and men from the South and North and West alike. Let us rebuild our country and unite under a new leadership.

Party Power: At the end of the day America is developing backwards into a one-party state with an elected emperor. People's interests will get and more and more unimportant to the ruling class, who is absorbing more and more power through nationalization and we will get into a war soon. Look at all those unnecessary alliances we and other power-hungry leaders are building up. The Conservative Party offers to all people who are not ignoring those facts and extremely worried on this situation as well an alternative. Thank you and God bless you all.

If offered I serve as VP.

Conservatives will support any party if there will be a run-off election.

Vice President: Senator Frederick J. Carpenter (C-NY)

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Name and office: Senator Sven Atkinson

Resident State: Ohio 

Party: Republican

Platform (read the State of the Union and offer specific alternatives to how you plan to deal with the major issues):

National Strength: It's a little sad that we're talking about falling behind Mexico when we beat them in a war not too many years ago. We need to increase our production to sell to the world.

Military Strength: Maintain what we have here for now, there's no point to have a costly force right now. If war starts, prepare militias to be integrated with the main US force.

Foreign Affairs: As is well known, the Republicans hated the alliance from the very beginning. While we do not call to pull out of this alliance, we instead will only join the Germans in a defensive war. If they start it, it is no longer our concern. If they're dumb enough to start it, then we have no use for them.

Military: Continue guarding our borders.

Economy: Work to get more government jobs out to people to help with what we can. Encourage people to find jobs they might not have been comfortable with before. Raise tariffs on those that we have dropped to a normal level. 

Trade: Offer GB and France to lower the tariff to normal level. This will be coupled with raising our allies' to slightly below normal level. Say that there is no one who will get preferential treatment in America with a Republican at the helm. 

Budget: There is nothing we can do but maintain on this front. Hope our other measures work so we can eventually stop the High tax. 

Social Harmony: Work to quell fears about the fear of war. Republicans will not send us into a needless war just to be at war like Liberty would have us do. There is little we can do about the high taxes except assure people that we're working to end that. 

Immigration: Work on a proposal with the Conservatives that would allow these White Southerners to vote. We need a higher tax base to continue our government being funded evenly.

Mood of the people: Republicans promise a new plan, a new leadership that will lead us from the brink of war. We will maintain as we always have. We are persistent here in America and we will never let that aside.

Popularity of the Incumbent: Pres. Brooke has served our country for years. We thank him for the work he did at the beginning, but towards the end he got corrupted with power and couldn't stop. Liberty is no different.

Party Power: Republicans are angry and feel betrayed by their so-called allies in Congress. Their ire for the Liberty party is great, but it isn't their only harsh feelings toward any party. They blast the Liberty party as a cesspool of corruption with all good ideas spent. Progress is a party that has run the same man for 36 years and has lost every time. The Conservatives are really the only ones with any new ideas besides our own Party. Despite our ideological differences, they are at least willing to work.

VP for your candidate, name, office, state: Rep. Michael Hawthorne (R-MD)

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OOC: Need @CalebsParadox to respond since Brooke is dropping out and endorsing Bunt. 

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11 hours ago, Rodja said:

Name:Doug Stamper

State:South Carolina

Office:US Senator

Party:Democratic

Platform:

National Strenght:Our nation used to be much stronger than it is today!I plead to you to lead it back into golden era!

Foreign Affairs:Leave alliance!Go back to our pre-dictatorship foreign policy!

Military:Reinforce troops at the border by adding more of them!

Economy:Strenghten economy through taxes and tarrifs!

Immigration:Do all we can to prevent Southerners emigration!

Incumbent:Brooke is a dictator,narcissistic tyrant.

Party:Be ready to form anti-Brooke bloc if others are ready to join it

 

 

 

The Democratic Party turned into the Conservative Party

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We have 17 battleground states, the rest are locks for one party or the other. Can't start the election unless Bunt ( @CalebsParadox accepts Brooke's endorsement). If I don't hear from him by the end of the day, then I need someone to make a Liberty Party candidate. 

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Name: Fredrick Bunt

State: Alabama

Office: Former U.S. Senator, two term Vice President

Party: Liberty

Platform:

National Strength: America is the strongest nation in the Western Hemisphere, and we intend to continue being a dominant force in North America. While there will be less international focus in a Bunt administration, domestically the lives of workers and laborers will improve and our industrial might will continue to grow by leaps and bounds.

Foreign Affairs: We must be wary of entangling ourselves in European affairs, just as President Bunt once warned us of. The world is growing more and more tense, and war seems more likely every coming month. We have nothing to gain from an alliance with the Austrians and the Germans, and this could only put us into a war we have no desire to partake in with our British cousins and Mexican neighbors. We cannot fight a two front war, nor is there any need. Make negotiations with the British and French on what they can do to have us pull out of the alliance, and see if they will offer any economic incentive for our neutrality. If there is nothing they can offer, make it clear to our alliance members that we are only joining if the nature of the war is unquestionably defensive. 

Military: Our military has built up beyond levels that are necessary for the time being. Our focus should be inward, and with neutrality comes much less need for frivolous military spending and forces at our borders. 

Economy: President Brooke and I disagreed on many, many topics, but the one that we agreed upon most was nationalization. An eight hour work week, banning of child labor, and ensuring that workers have the right to unionize against their employers is a basic right to be guaranteed to each and every American. As President, I would strongly urge not only legislation implementing each and every one of these ideas, but I would also heavily support a workers rights amendment to the Constitution. The banks will be nationalized, and farmers debts WILL be forgiven. 

Immigration: Immigration is growing in America, and at the moment we cannot take on a higher amount of immigrants due to the lack of jobs for our own citizens. When the economy improves, privately consider pro immigration bills, but for now it must be restricted. 

Incumbent: President Brooke is domestically the greatest President to ever lead the United States of America. However, his foreign policy was incredibly lacking, and he made several mistakes on the international stage by allying with the Austrians and Germans. The opposition has only grown so strong due to the uncertainty of war, and while I distance myself from the President in many ways I believe that the American people will come out in droves to support his socialist intervention policy to corrupt industry, and welcome the economic growth of a Bunt administration. 

Party: The Liberty Party needs to make outreaches to Northerners. Anti immigration stances can improve this somewhat, as can a more protectionist trade policy and taking a turn to support labors interests. Having an opposition is both normal and healthy, and I would gladly take Ohio Senator Sven Aktkinson ( @Hestia11) as my secretary of state, and allow him to have a very active role in foreign affairs. 

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Republicans decline the overture and plan to contest the election. @vcczar @CalebsParadox

We plan to be able to form our own Cabinet with Atkinson as President

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22 minutes ago, Hestia11 said:

Republicans decline the overture and plan to contest the election. @vcczar @CalebsParadox

We plan to be able to form our own Cabinet with Atkinson as President

OOC: This wasn't meant to be any official overture or done in return for a withdrawal, my apologies if it came across as so because that would be suicide for both or our parties. 

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OOC: oh okay haha. I get it better now lol

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1884 Election

For the first time in close to three decades, the American voter can expect a contested general election. Pres. Brooke's influence has been more profound than any president in history, but his popularity was so low that it appears he bowed out of another reelection. Instead, he endorses his VP Frederick Bunt, who will become the first African-American nominee in US history. Revels of GA, an African-American woman, is named VP nominee. 

The American Progress Party goes, once again, with Wesley. Sen. King of WI will be his VP. 

The new Conservative Party run two candidates, Sen. Carpenter of NY, Gov. McEnroe of MO. This convention is tight, leading to five rounds, but Carpenter leads the day, thanks to the support of the more populous Northeastern business Conservatives. McEnroe is made Carpenters VP nominee. 

The New Republican Party runs Rep. Doug Stamper of SC (can't make him a Sen, since SC Senators are all Liberty Party). and Sen. Atkinson of OH. Arkinson easily wins the first ballot as he gives a specific platform, while Stamper's platform appeared more like reactive comments than specific policy ideas. Nevetheless, Stamp is named the VP nominee. 

General Election 1st Round

Carpenter/McEnroe (Con) 122 EV 28% PV (LA, MD, DE, WV, KY, TX, OH, IN, MI, CT, VT)

Bunt/Revels (Lib) 110 EV 20% PV (MS, AL, GA, SC, NC, TN, VA, AR, FL, RI, ME, MA)

Atkinson/Stamper (Rep) 101 EV 35% PV (NY, PA, IL, NJ, NH)

Wesley/King (Pro) 78 EV 17% PV (CA, OR, NV, KS, CO, NE, MO, IA, MN, WI)

This was a close affair. Some surprises include the following: Conservatives beating Progress in TX. Liberty beating Conservatives in AR. Liberty beating New Republicans in FL. New England was the most contested region, with three parts equal support among Liberty, New Republicans, and Conservatives. The New Republicans won the popular vote, but was often the 2nd most favored party. The Liberty Party and the New Republican Party were the only party on every ballot. The Conservatives will have that luxury in the future. Seeing blood, voters are energized to vote against the Liberty Party in Round 2. 

General Election 2nd Round

Carpenter/McEnroe (Con) 206 EV  56% PV (Keeps all their states except loses LA, MD, VT, TX to Liberty. Gains MO, PA, IL, NY, NJ

Bunt/Revels (Lib) 195 EV 44% PV (Keeps all of their states except loses MA. Gains NH, WI, MN, IA, KS, NE, CO, NV, OR, CA

[Liberty seems to have been off to a good start, flipping 4 states, and losing only 1 from Round 1. Additionally, they swept the West, since the Conservative Party is much more likely to adhere to a Gold Standard than the Liberty Party. However, the urban centers, tired of crime, the depression, and the fear of war opted for the economically conservative party, which they also believes was likely to prevent war.]

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President-Elect Carpenter is jubilant at this conservative victory and anxious to see how his downballot strategy worked in devliering him workable margins in Congress for his Conservative Party to begin its much needed reforms.

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