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  1. Select Leader Button now enabled for Congress Infinity 2022.
    3 points
  2. Adding Congress Infinity > Spreadsheets > Import-Export > local candidate info (on ballot, name, strength, incumbent, highscore bonus, position). This is in addition to the %s spreadsheet import-export.
    2 points
  3. Ted Cruz and Sherrod Brown possibly.
    2 points
  4. The five features I would most like to see added are: 5. An official 2000 campaign. 4. More third parties. I would set a flat threshold for inclusion at 0.1 % in their historic performances. This would add: 2004. Libertarian, Constitution, Green 2008. Constitution, Green 2012. Green 2016. Constitution 3. Undecided independent candidates, who would declare under conditions detailed in the editor. For example, McMullin declares in the Republican party nominates Donald Trump. 2. More detailed / accurate third party primaries. For example, the Libertarian party's primaries are non-binding, and Bob Barr had Mary Ruwart, Wayne Root, and Mike Gravel, among others, as notable opponents at the 2008 convention. 1. Simulator function for primaries. This would probably take the most work, but it would make me very happy to see which of the 11,486,116 Democrat candidates is the most likely to win a 2020 primary.
    2 points
  5. https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/577140-cassidy-says-he-wont-vote-for-trump-if-he-runs-in-2024
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  6. McConnell (of course), Cruz, Scott (FL), Johnson, Portman, Lee (Senate Scenario) Warren, Bennet, Whitehouse, Schumer, Sanders, Klobuchar, Stabenow, Brown, Shaheen, Tester(?). I dunno. What is your criteria (i.e., do they have to be in a seat that's up or not?)? Because if it's literally anyone (like in the 2020 POTUS scenario), then we could go for Biden/Trump/Pence/Harris as choices as well. But if it's seats up/those not up-that knind of thing-options become limited for each scenario. Which I actually kind of like. Makes it so that you're not playing as Obama every 2 years lol
    2 points
  7. No way to do this currently (outside of creating a state-based campaign).
    2 points
  8. OK, ads now use the same CPs system as polls. So if you are creating more ads than your Ads Strength, it costs 1 CP per ad.
    2 points
  9. Making the leaders the "actual" senate/house leaders would also make the US games more like the UK games. Nice change.
    2 points
  10. Yes, very good idea!
    2 points
  11. Considering making Congress Infinity a bit more leader focused. For ex., in 2020 instead of the NRSC leader Todd Young, it would be Senate leader Mitch McConnell as leader in the Senate 2020 campaign. I think this is a) more engaging, as people tend not to know who the NRSC leader (in this case) is, and b) more realistic - the Senate leader probably has more influence than the NRSC Chair. In addition to the cosmetic change (name), there might be more possibilities opened up in terms of leader actions (fundraisers, interviews, policy speech are the likely ones).
    2 points
  12. My understanding is they do these events on a set in a building across from the Whitehouse for technical reasons. But just looks silly to me.
    2 points
  13. Version 1.1 @lizphairphreak@vjw@populist86@Ishan@Sunnymentoaddict Forum 2020.zip
    2 points
  14. ... and also it is easier to improve code speed.
    2 points
  15. It means better development. Fewer bugs, faster features implementation.
    2 points
  16. Have switched from using Visual Studio to Jet Brains Rider for developing the game. At first, it's a bit like learning to walk again. Rider gives me so much information I almost don't know what to do. The biggest complaint I have at this point is it gives me almost too much information. Visual Studio was a big upgrade from the coding environment I was using before switching to C#, but Rider is a significant upgrade from Visual Studio.
    2 points
  17. You just press the Export button in the Editor, and it creates it for you. Then you edit the relevant fields in a spreadsheet program, saving as Csv format.
    1 point
  18. Would you consider making a 'How To' guide on using this feature (how we should lay out the sheet, parameters for info, etc.) in a doc for the stupid (me) tech illiterate among us (lol)?
    1 point
  19. Yeah that's true. Also strengthens my argument that DeSantis is stronger than Trump for this reason. There isn't a national bipartisan NeverDeSantis movement (I use the term bipartisan because the movement isn't bound to just Democrats).
    1 point
  20. I will say, the Single State Campaigns (like Michigan, Florida, NY) will be a lot more fun when you get to lead the parties as Whitmer, DeSantis, Schumer, in the 2018 House campaigns.
    1 point
  21. inflation is not transitory of course they have to say it is bc the already screwed up it is not transitory
    1 point
  22. Here's some interesting graphs: 1. The first graph should give Biden some hope. He's ahead of Trump at this point and he's about where Clinton was. Clinton bounced back. Trump improved slightly. Will Biden do the same? 2. Graph two shows Biden is still extremely popular among registered Democrats. His base hasn't collapsed. This probably means that Democrats don't blame Biden for the continuing pandemic or for inflation or anything like that. Personally, I don't see anything bad domestically or economically that Biden is doing. I think inflation and the pandemic would likely be the same had Trump won. I think my only issue with Biden (other than his age) is that he doesn't isn't getting his agenda through Congress. This is basically how I felt with Obama too. As an action-oriented progressive, I'm used to the disappointment, but I'd rather be disappointed than angry. I'd be a "reluctant approve." The drop in Independents is worrying, but that doesn't mean they wouldn't support Trump or someone more radical than Trump. So I don't worry too much over that yet. 3. Graph three is the most worrisome. Without high turnout among blacks, Biden can't win GA or NC, and possibly PA and MI. Without high turnout among Hispanics, Biden can't win AZ, NV, TX, or FL. Without high turnout among whites, Biden can't win WI, NH, AZ, TX. I think the decline of success, at least among Hispanics and Blacks, has more to do with disappointment. Biden was promising voting rights, build back better, etc. He isn't getting those through. Once he does, support from these two groups--especially Blacks--will increase. I think the white vote is always the trickiest to satisfy because there is less cohesion on what their priorities are; whereas Blacks and Hispanics have a higher proportion of those seeking protections to maintain equality and equity to give them an equal footing of those with greater agency to maximize their potential.
    1 point
  23. I have played independent a few times (West 2020, Custom 2020, currently playing Custom 2016, might play Barr 2008 sometime), and this general pattern has worked for me thus far: 1. Maximize Command and Spin stats. 2. Maximize leader Issue Familiarity and Debating. 3. Accept all interview offers, then spin those interviews. After those things, play however you would as a Democrat or Republican. I have both won outright and lost, but this strategy gets me to 150 - 200 EVs reliably.
    1 point
  24. Oddly, true. Biden is the most establishment president we’ve had since the first Bush. Trump is now the establishment of the GOP that he recreated. Cassidy, Hogan, Kasich, Romney, etc (the “good ones”) are now the outsiders.
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  25. Chuck Grassley, John Barrasso, John Thune, Roy Blunt, John Cornyn, Joni Ernst, Todd Young, Mike Lee, Mike Crapo, Shelley Moore Capito, Cory Gardner, James Lankford, Martha McSally, Rob Portman, Mitt Romney, Tim Scott, Thom Tillis, Todd Young Dick Durbin, Patty Murray, Debbie Stabenow, Mark Warner, Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Joe Manchin, Tammy Baldwin, Catherine Cortez-Masto, Brian Schatz, Cory Booker, Jeff Merkley, Bernie Sanders
    1 point
  26. Debate Prep affects Barnstorms and Interviews???
    1 point
  27. Might make the ads system like the new polls system, in that you can make upto Ads Strength number of ads simultaneously without it costing any CPs. But for each one above that threshold, it costs 1 CP.
    1 point
  28. You could add more options for the Republican Party & Democratic Leaders. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_Speaker_of_the_United_States_House_of_Representatives_election
    1 point
  29. That's because we are becoming more and more focused on human rights and the environment. It's also probably because more and more presidents and candidates seem to lack integrity. Carter was also relatively non-interventionist compared to all other Cold War presidents, and we are in a period where people want to be more non-interventionist. Carter comes off as ahead of his time. This is my rationale as to why he is rising.
    1 point
  30. Jimmy Carter continues to move up the rankings of Presidents ...
    1 point
  31. Would like your thoughts on this @vcczar. This article really spells out my concerns for Biden's chances. https://www.politico.com/news/2021/10/11/biden-coronavirus-pandemic-515764 Why isn’t President Joe Biden’s diminished job rating rebounding? All nine participants from Tuesday’s session gave Biden C- grades or lower. And their answers circled back to a similar point: The pandemic and the many ways it continues to hinder normal life is souring their views of Biden. People don’t feel like their lives have been improved. They did sort of feel that promises aren’t being kept.” They point to polling showing strong support for his legislative agenda, anchored by physical infrastructure and social and climate spending packages (*This isn't getting passed unless in a bipartisan way). But Biden’s standing with Americans has plummeted, with his average approval rating plunging by nearly 15 points since late June. He's seen a drop among Democrats and even more with Republicans, but the decline has been particularly steep among independent voters (major red flag). Longwell said she was struck by how similar the concerns of Democrats sounded to Republicans, and also by how little Democrats in her surveys blame Republicans for standing in Biden’s way. It’s a point echoed by nearly a dozen strategists who have compiled or reviewed research into Biden’s precipitous decline. In interviews in the swing state of Georgia and focus groups conducted in other battlegrounds, most Democratic base voters echoed those concerns. Kayla Scott, 30, a cafe worker in southeast Atlanta, said more financial assistance from the federal government to help with the pandemic fallout would go a long way (0 chance this ever happens again). Future Majority President Mark Riddle, whose recent surveys with Change Research look at battleground states and swing congressional districts, called it concerning that Biden’s approval rating on handling Covid stood at 46 percent in battleground states. Just two presidents in the post-World War II era — including Trump — have had worse approval ratings than Biden by this point in their tenures. And although that may be a product of a more polarized nation, his foundering is fraying nerves among Democrats across the country — especially in Virginia, where a governor’s race next month presents one of the party’s first major political tests since Biden took office.
    1 point
  32. This reminds of a week ago when I went to Bristol, PA. I’m not sure what the general politics of the town is. Seems kinda mixed. But there was this 80-year-old angry white guy driving around in an old vintage hot rod with a huge “F Joe Biden” sign. That was the first time I saw that. I didn’t get much of a reaction out of. Sort of seemed like a desperate old man trying to cling to some sort of relevance in the 21st century. I didn’t see anyone else really reacting to him either. I am yet to see an open Trump supporter in Eastern PA or Western or Southern NJ that is younger than than 50 or non-white and male.
    1 point
  33. RCP has also definitely covered this. See here for example https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2021/10/07/sen_cruz_lets_go_brandon_captures_everything_about_fake_news_all_at_once.html
    1 point
  34. Biden's net approval rating down 25 pts from Jan. +18 -> -7. Disapproval > 50%.
    1 point
  35. That is a weird image. Reminds me of the photo in which Trump is at a short desk for some reason.
    1 point
  36. For those who have ears to hear ...
    1 point
  37. I totally understand where you are coming from, but I live in Minnesota and was born here, but it just is to dominated by the larger cities. One point on Florida they have had a Republican since 1998? Or 2002 as a Governor, even though Crist is a Democrat now, and looking at the shellacking Biden recieved in Florida I hope Desantis and bring his brand for longer than the next term he will serve.
    1 point
  38. To clarify, Kim Jong-il's older brother, Kim Jong-chul is a video game addict.
    1 point
  39. There’s still a lot of time for Biden to turn his approval around. He and the Democrats definitely aren’t doing many politically expedient things to raise their approval at the moment. I also get the feeling Biden is just trying to ride out the low approval a bit. He hasn’t been in the headlines much. It’s also possible he’s banking a lot on the infrastructure bill. As it currently stands, I’m conflicted if Biden should or shouldn’t run for re-election. I’m certain DeSantis (although I disagree with him on about everything) is certainly better for the GOP than Trump. I kind of want Trump to run and DeSantis to run so they damage each other. Might be the best shot for a Biden re-election. I expect Covid to be no longer an issue by 2024, by the way.
    1 point
  40. Agreed. He lost bc of COVID (and shady voting). But looking ahead into 2024, Trump knows now exactly what the response needs to be. He's also in favor of the vaccine, which with DeSantis at his side moves him both more to the center for voters and maintains his GOP base to the highest level. Biden in 2024 (or Kamala) will still be talking about the dangers of COVID in 2024 and most likely why the 6th/7th COVID shot at that point is necessary. That's a losing battle and the Democrats are stuck with it. I think potentially in 2022 it might still work in their favor, but no chance in hell it will in 2024.
    1 point
  41. I don't know too much about bitcoin, so I won't really make too much of a judgment on them. But I do have some concerns with bitcoin that would have to be alleviated for me to really support them. I have an interesting bitcoin story though, which might show some of the flaws of bitcoin at the moment. I used to go to a 24-hour coffee shop in Austin called Bennu. For awhile it had a Bitcoin ATM, which was it's only ATM machine. The owner of the business supported Bitcoin. One day I walked in and ordered a coffee. All I had was my debit card. I was below the required minimum for using my debit card, so I asked the barista if there was an ATM machine besides the Bitcoin machine. She said, "no." I went to the machine to see if there was a way to get money out of it. Couldn't figure out a way to do so. I then asked, "Do you even take bitcoins?" Barista said, "no." I then asked, "Does anyone every use this ATM?" The barista said, "Yeah, I've seen someone use it once or twice since I've been here." "How long have you been here?" "About 4 years." I remember thinking that it might as well distribute monopoly money as I walked out of the coffee shop to get on a bus so I could get to the next ATM machine so I could get my coffee. I asked the bus driver if he took Bitcoins. He said, "no." Some of my concerns with bitcoins are the following: Can everyone have access to them, even if they don't have standard technology like a CPU or cell phone? Do people that jumped on the bandwagon early have a clear financial advantage over those that jump in late or very late? Is it a less volatile currency? Is it less subject to inflation? Is there a chance the currency could be wiped out--made useless--either by cyber attack or by government intervention or etc. This would be a shame if someone had all their money in bitcoins. Is this a currency would can carry in their pocket if they need pocket currency? If it must be exchanged into standard US Currency to do this, then it just seems better to cut out the middle man (Bitcoin) I heard that there's something called mining that is done on CPUs to create currency. I was sort of half-watching something on it. A man mined bitcoins in his basement with the help of dozens of CPUs. If this is something that happens or creates wealth, I feel it unfairly rewards people that 1) got started early, and 2) rewards those that are already wealthy enough to afford many CPUs and the space to have them. And I probably have some other concerns I can't think of at the moment. I think some sort of currency reform is a good idea, but I'm not convinced Bitcoin is the right way to do it at the moment. There's a lot of things about it that seem schemish or speculative in my rather superficial understanding of them.
    1 point
  42. 1. 10 PIP 2.On a 1-10 scale what would your attributes be? Leadership: 5 Experience: 2 Integrity: 5 Issue Familiarity General/Primaries" (5 for primaries/8 for general) Charisma: 5 Stamina: 10 Debating General/Primaries: (8 for primaries/9 for general) Idealogue: 1 Ambition: 3 Corruption (It is a Campaign attribute, but still...): 2 I'll have it that Campaign attributes will be automatically 7 in the general election, so I would request only numbers for primary elections. Command: 2 Strategic: 6 Ads: 10 Spin: 5 Fundraising: 1 Research: 2 Polling: 10 Ground: 5
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  43. Name: Leo Francisco Occupation: Businessman from Pennsylvania Money :$20000/$100000 Surrogates: The Lions (1/1/1)
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  44. Hello, sorry, i wasnt, i will restart, i made the most things, is in advanced phase.
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  45. Right now Anthony seems to be focusing all efforts on bringing the two US games into the "modern" 2021 engine for Unity, and thus any want of a "updated" UK/Canada game, mashup of the two, a new EU-focused game, or anything other than an updated President Infinity or Congress Infinity is going to most likely be a 'no' from him. I don't represent him or the company in any way whatsoever, I'm just relaying what I've seen as the answer to questions I and others have had in the past.
    1 point
  46. So this is why Patine is so sensitive about emotes...
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  47. The biggest loser is probably the Green party leader as her leadership might be questioned further and she failed to win her riding. O'Toole most likely will stick around as the Tories might not want to change leadership too quickly and frankly he's a good leader. PPC while improving on the popular vote didn't really gain any seats. Maxine Bernier should probably run out west tbh especially if he wants to have a voice in parliament. The Bloc did well too. They certainly still hold a good amount of influence like previous years. The NDP is also satisfied with itself but there might be questions just like there were after Mulcair as to what they need to do next to gain more seats. As for Singh's leadership, who knows? He's certainly popular with the base but there's always the possibility of a leadership challenge. The Maverick Party. I'll need to look into how they did before I can give my own thoughts. Don't take me too seriously. Just my thoughts on the whole post election
    1 point
  48. 2016 (He is a Republican.)
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