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Quebec_Dave last won the day on March 15 2012

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  1. I recall recently reading that there are a significant percentage of voters, including Democrats, that are opposed to recalls in principle which explains, at least partially, Walker's standing in head-to-heads. If this is indeed the case, Walker could start with a built in advantage requiring 52% favouring the Democratic nominee in order to neutralise the anti-Walker/anti-recall voters. Of course, would the anti-Walker/anti-Walker voters end up boycotting the voting? Also, the recall format is different than the famous 2003 California recall. In California, the recall and special election we
  2. I think that Tom Barrett will win the recall primary. Barrett still has name recognition due to being mayor of Milwaukee and his 2010 gubernatorial run. Kathleen Falk has some residual name recognition from her 2002 run and 2006 Attorney General campaign and she has been on the airwaves. This will allow her to place in double digits. Doug LaFollette is the long-time Secretary of State. He is a septuagenarian, hasn't raised much money and will likely perform poorly due to voters voting tactically between Barrett and Falk. He has probably won his races for Secretary of State due to the LaFolle
  3. As anyone ever won electoral votes playing either as Nader or Root?
  4. I ran as Rick Perry. I won Iowa narrowly while Romney easily won New Hampshire and Cain won South Carolina. After Gingrich won Florida, Romney lost his momementum and I exploited that to a narrow loss over Romney in Nevada and Michigan while winning Arizona. Romney did win Washington State but I countered with a win in Colorado while Pawlenty won Minnesota. There was a three way split between me (Perry) with Cain and Romney on Super Tuesday. I then picked up positive momentum and got the endorsements of Gingrich, Pawlenty and Bachmann as they dropped out. Santorum decided to endorse Romney, t
  5. I think the future of the contest revolves around Ohio. If Santorum wins Ohio, the contest will continue on and Santorum might get another shot of momentum. If Romney eeks out a win, the contest is basically over barring a major scandal. I think Romney wins Idaho, Massachusetts, North Dakota, Vermont and Virginia. I think Santorum wins Oklahoma and Tennessee. I think Gingrich wins Georgia. Alaska is a toss-up between Paul and Romney. Ohio is a toss-up between Santorum and Romney. Romney's win in Idaho provides no momentum because it is has the second highest LDS population in the United S
  6. Kucinich has a tough primary against Marcy Kaptur on Tuesday. If he were to be defeated, it is easy to see him considered to be politically 'dead' and a run wouldn't have the same 'oomph' that it would if he were an actual congressman seeking re-election. It would be seen as an act of pique from a sore loser. His impact would be more like Nader in 2008 than the Nader of 2000. If Kucinich wins the primary, he might want to shore up his strength in the Akron portions of his new district. I'm unsure if Ohio election law allows a person to run for two offices in the general election. I know that
  7. Should Obama foolishly decide to invade Iran, I think in an Obama vs. Romney vs. Dean matchup, Obama might finish third in the popular and/or electoral vote. The way I see it, the base abandons him for Dean, independents abandon him for starting another war and the resulting economic shock and the people who actually want a war wouldn't support him under any circumstances. It could easily end up as the worst defeat for an incumbent president since William Howard Taft in 1912.
  8. Actually, Romney has lost five contests thus far: 1) Iowa cauci 2) South Carolina primary 3) Colorado cauci 4) Missouri primary (albeit zero delegates at stake) 5) Minnesota cauci
  9. Besides the recount option, I thought of a few more ideas. 1) Allow a player to offer the VP slot if their combined delegate totals are a majority. Offering a VP slot AFTER winning the nomination offers little strategic value. Of course, if it isn't possible, running with a VP candidate in the primaries could be done. After all, Ronald Reagan chose Richard Schweiker of Pennsylvania as his designated VP pick in the 1976 primary race. 2) Have the DNC superdelegates/RNC automatic delegates remain uncommitted or fluid during the race. Allow a candidate to sway and poach uncommitted delegates and
  10. I ran as John C. Breckinridge in the 1860 scanario. Being unopposed for the nomination, I began by honing my issue knowledge and debate skills as well as building up my campaign organisation. I eventually get John Bell to drop out and endorse me. An immediate effect of this is that the states where the Constitution Union became solid or safe states for me. After a while, I use up a lot of PIP's to get Stephen A. Douglas to accept the Vice Presidential slot despite him being the prohibitive favourite for the Democrat nomination. This leaves Senator Robert R.T. Hunter as the Democratic nomine
  11. How, praytell, were you able to get Pat Schroeder to win the nomination? Did you turn off any candidates or turned them all on or what? Also, did you get the endorsements of other candidates? I would be very interested in reading the backstory of a Schroeder victory!
  12. I run as John Edwards. Dodd wins Iowa and Bayh wins New Hampshire. I start spending early and releasing scandals on Clinton. After a little while, Dodd, Bayh and the others drop out leaving Edwards (me), Clinton and Obama. I win most of the remaining states but Clinton has some late victories. I finish with 31.6% support versus Clinton's 31.7% and Obama's 36.7%. However, I have a narrow plurality of delegates (~1,400) with Obama finishing with 9 more delegates than Clinton. I earlier used some PIP's to attain the endorsement of Mike Huckabee, a straggler still in the race despite Giuliani hav
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