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  1. Dynamism (which I almost never play with) was off, believe it or not. I tried several different combos in that scenario to get a shutout, but the best I could do previously was Hillary v. Frist, which ended up being something like 514-24 EV and 60%-39% PV. Obama v. DeLay exceeded ALL my expectations.
  2. This is from Ultimate 2008. I'm playing as Obama (obviously). Given the competition, it was less difficult than normal, and I was in a more than commanding lead wire to wire. At the outset, DeLay had most of the south, but the only states that ended up really close by October were Alaska and Idaho, and DeLay was actually leading in each state by about 5-6 points in the last poll before the election. But I made several visits to AK and ID, and pumped all my ads continuously into those two states about 3 days before the election and ended up winning both.
  3. That was almost too easy, and I'd already figured that out right after I posted the Twelfth Amendment. I just figured I wouldn't retract my question for fear of looking the victim of the simple question, obvious answer syndrome.
  4. This is the Rising Stars - 2020 scenario: I'm playing as Matt Gonzalez. I ended up losing California by .00045 (4.5 ten-thousandths of a percentage point). The election was then thrown into the House, and, for some ungodly reason, the House elected the third place finisher in electoral votes.
  5. Yep. Good ol' Twelfth Amendment. Amendment XII (in part) The Electors shall meet in their respective states, and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves; they shall name in their ballots the person voted for as President, and in distinct ballots the person voted for as Vice-President, and they shall make distinct lists of all persons voted for as President, and of all persons voted for as Vice-President and of the number of votes for each, which lists they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed
  6. I notice that when selecting a running mate, the game allows you to choose one from the same state as the Presidential candidate, which is unconstitutional. Any plans to fix that?
  7. No problem, and thanks. I can't really take too much credit for it, since we just did an entire unit on the 1824 election (plus the whole dirty "corrupt bargain" thing) in my Jeffersonian history course before finals, so it's still kinda ingrained in my mind! The only other issue in your list, KE, that I was going to address but didn't know how to is Campaigning. How particularly were you going to use that?
  8. Pardon the longwindedness of some of these suggestions. I'm a history major; I can't help it. Vice Presidents really weren't a big issue, since the Twelfth Amendment had been ratified in 1804 and the issue had been resolved. Guns weren't an issue, I don't think, since pretty much everyone had one. France wasn't causing much trouble at that point, either. Perhaps you could replace English Relations and France with a more encompassing "Monroe Doctrine" issue? Left: America must always use force to defend its interests. Center-Left: America must be master of its own hemisphere, for
  9. as Hillary in "Ultimate 2008": no dynamism, two big scandals on Frist in the last week offset my medium scandal, but Hillary led wire-to-wire pretty much.
  10. One minor quibble with your scenario, you might want to remove Vice Presidents, since the 12th Amendment had already been ratified at that point, so it was no longer an issue. Maybe replace it with Internal Improvements?
  11. If Bush loses, would he run again? Or, God forbid, if he were to "win" again, would he run again? Push through a repeal of the 22d Amendment so we can have "continuity" in the war on terror so he can get another four years?
  12. Jefferson, as a President, I feel is overrated. Besides the Louisiana Purchase, what did he do while President that makes him worthy of the greats? Don't get me wrong, I'm not belittling the Louisiana Purchase, but can anyone name one other thing unrelated to it that makes Jefferson a great President?
  13. Careful now. We said something like that in 1984 and look what happened to us.
  14. There've only been two Presidential elections decided by the House: 1800, Jefferson-Burr-John Adams, and 1824, John Quincy Adams-Jackson-Crawford-Clay. I think what you might be referring to is the 1876 contest between Rutherford B. Hayes and Samuel Tilden. That was decided by an "independent" Electoral Commission instituted by Congress, made up of eight Republicans and seven Democrats. Speaking of the election of 1800, I wonder if there's a way to tweak the scenario currently up to reflect the method of election pre-12th Amendment, before the Veep was elected separately?
  15. Anyone working on an 1824 scenario? I would be really interested to see how that one would turn out on P4E. I bought P4E in April and it is the most addicting game since CIV3. Keep up the excellent work, Tony!
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