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  1. Open Primaries are open to all voters while Closed Primaries are restricted to register members of the parties. Caucuses are local elections for delegates to state convention to pick delegates to national convention. Don't know how the last one comes into the game.
  2. it's cool to see p4e primary edition coming along, but personally i'm a lot more interested in seeing congress forever sooner (if only because there's one this year, and not a presidential starting for real until at least a year from now) any news on the congress version?
  3. Well, in real life, a resolution to invade Iraq had not passed the Security Council so the Coalition invade unilaterally, which is the most likely situation to come of the scenario: the "Indecision" party wins and the Security council takes no action in regards to it. It is possible to win as Bush if you can take France, Russia, and China, and not lose US or UK, and the same is true for Chirac in the vice versa situation. The scenario is to decide whether the UN takes action regarding Iraq: the choice was between immediate invasion or continued inspections. The UN made no decision in real life, sorry if you don't like the truth.
  4. This scenarios I finally just sent it in so it's on the 80soft site now. After the fact I've noticed some stupid ploblems still (Schroeder starts in US) so i'm oging to fix those and re-submit, but it's pretty much completed now.
  5. What options did you use and who did you try to play as? I'll see if I can recreate the problem... Sorry, can't please everyone I guess.
  6. I tried playing with Mihos this morning and managed to win in a landslaide. I think the funds to cost of ads ratios is a bit large, cause it was a bit to easy to just run tons of attack ads, even though he's got a third the funds of the major party candidates. Also, just saw a funny article regarding the real Christy Mihos campaign: Some Mihos family members give to Reilly campaign Thanks a lot, it's still in progress.
  7. I fixed the link. As for Security COuncil, I might finish that this morning and submit.
  8. Massachusetts Gubernatorial Election 2006 (rough draft) Comments please!
  9. That's rather odd logic, cause I don't think the Republicans were blamed for 9/11 (except among conspiracy theorists). If Gore had been President, I think we would have seen an end to the idea that Democrats are weak on defnense, a smarter war in Afghanistan that, no war in Iraq, and a sustained multilateral battle against international terrorism. Most likely cnadidates in 2004 would be some one like McCain (for his millitary credibility and strong moderate support) or a right-wing placeholder candidate (like 64, or conversely 84).
  10. I think Haffley and Sullivan are the only two Republicans of those shown likely to run in 2010. I seriously doubt any real challenge to President Santos except maybe from the conservative Dem likely to be Speaker. As for Santos ideology, he seems almost identical to Bartlett on the issues (the moderate progressive catholic: pro-life, pro-choice, and commited to social justice) but not as hardcore neoliberal as Bartlett was (an aspect of his being an economist no doubt).
  11. i had thought of the first two myself very recently, imminient domain is a good one to add. it kind of goes along with the local control of public land issue that's been big lately, though it has a major differences in some ways, so i'll probably add it. the candidates are shaping up well in my scenario and i've been using excel to create a good approximation of electoral trends from the 02 results and the feb through april polling numbers. i feel i'm doing it a lot more carefully than the 2002 one so it should be even better. i made new party logos for Independent and Green-Rainbow (the Massachusetts state seal of Mihos, and the GRP logo, better than a G since it's both Green Party and Rainbow Coalition) the scenarios starts the day after the september primary when all parties candidates will be finalized. i'm probably not gonna submit this till June after the state conventions when we know who will definitely be on the primary ballot (and thus possibilities for november) (also by then i might be able to make the primary part of the game too:) but i'll probably get an almost finished version next month, (probably when procrastinating right before my qualifyers).
  12. it's so close to done, it's ridiculous. i need to do descriptions for bush and blair, and put in the random events, or maybe do some specifically timed events... but thanks for reminding me...
  13. I think GDP/GNP are good if you're doing a Capitalism vs Communism thing... millitary if doing Democracy vs Totalitarianism
  14. Baker is definitely cloer to Santos than Russell, Russell and Hoynes were the DLC types
  15. well, Nuclear Power is an obvious one now... i'll take a look at what's already in the game...
  16. It's Congressional Quarterly's "Presidential Election 1789-1992"
  17. i just picked up a book at the library of all the presidential election results in the electoral college, all the popular votes since a certain point in the early 1800s, and all the primary results since 1912, which might be useful for primary edition 20th century stuff..
  18. I added Howell to that so one could run Mihos as a Republican but still have a second small party candidate, though there is the problem that she would have Christy's poll numbers (Carla might be the Lib. candidate for senate, if she announces that, I'd take her off this list). I do have cape Wind and the MBTA on my new list of issues. Tolls on the MassPike would be a good one to add. What Big Dig issues are there at this point? I'm very open to ideas. (Thanks about MA-02, it was my first full scenario i made, and the first election i voted in, but it think this one will be better as the issues will be more relevent and easier to come up with for all the candidates etc...) PS: the Santos/Vinnick scenario was great!
  19. I've been working on the Mass 06 election scenario over the past few ways, as the candidates seem to be solidified this past week, except which democrat will be candidate, so the scenario starts on the day after the september primary. A few dark-horse maybes and alternative candidates are included in it too. Now just setting up the issues and positions for the candidates, and to keep watching the polls for more data to estimate the poll numbers more accurately. Republican: Kerry Healy (alt: Christy Mihos [now Ind], Andrew Card [bush's C of S]) Democrat: Deval Patrick or Tom Reilly (alt: Chris Gabrieli) Independent: Christy Mihos (alt: 2002's Libertarian Carla Howell) Green: Grace Ross (alt: 2002's Jill Stein) info on the election: Wiki: Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 2006 (i've been contributing and receiving a lot of info to and from this page)
  20. 38 states and 50% [my first try of the scenario actually] PS: Brownback came back in Kansas at the last minute. I only lost it by a few hundred votes i think. PPS: it was Brownback/Pataki, Bayh/Clark, and Witt/LaMarche. Which reminds me that Pat LaMarche is from Maine not RI.
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