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  1. I've decided to update the endorsers in my 2020 election, since I hadn't done so since November or December 2016, which has allowed for some Governors and Senators that are unlikely to serve in those positions, since rumors have changed. I'd say I changed about 15 of the endorsers. This will be included in the update, whenever I post it.
  2. As you know, I posted my updated 2020 Election, which I will continue to update. Please post your feedback and suggestions for improvement here. I know, for instance, that I should update the campaign issues, and some of the potential endorsers, as well as add some candidate. Currently, I've been adding some more Events. I will probably have one event per day to make it appear like a real Trump-era news cycle. What's funny is one of my events-to-add was "Trump fires Bannon" on July 19, 2019. I've since changed that to, "Bannon's Back! Trump makes controversial Steve Bannon as new Chief of Staff!," Since I have him firing his Chief of Staff a few days before. As the establishment GOP is attacking Trump at this point, I have Trump going full populist, for the most part. If things appear worse for Trump in real life, I may make the possibility that he runs 3rd party. I'm not sure how this happens. 1) He doesn't gain the nomination. 2) He voluntarily creates his Nationalist Populists Party. 3) He gets evicted by Republicans that feel their attachment to Trump will ruin their careers or chances of a 2020 victory. I'm not sure how I would program this in a single scenario, but I will attempt to do so through events. However, I won't add this into the scenario unless Trump's approval drops below 30% in the polls, and more Republicans other than Kasich, Sasse, Collins, Murkowski, McCain, Graham, Corker, Hatch, Rubio, etc. speak out against him. You'll notice I have Jon Huntsman as a Senator. I don't expect him to accept Trump's offer as Ambassador to Russia, except maybe as a means to investigate Trump himself. I think if he does take it, he won't stay long, and he will still run for the Utah senate seat by January or February 2018. He and his family are popular in Utah, and I think he could win any primary or election for that seat rather easily.
  3. Here's another thing that could use your feedback -- candidate strengths! My 2020 election assumes that even Republicans are getting tired of Trump and, since Democrats are nearly as unpopular as Republicans as a whole, that Republicans challenging Trump is a realistic possibility. Trump approval rating is about 34% in this. He is facing likely impeachment (but probably not removal). Democrats have failed to excite their base, and have failed to win over reluctant Trump voters. Outside of Trump's base, Republicans hope for a change. Both primaries, and the general election as well, are tossups. Those interested in helping me with candidate strength for this scenario can use my template and make their own amendments: DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY STRENGTH Tier 1 (Clear front-runner, controls nearly every state; likely 25-50% in the polls): none Tier 2 (Realistic primary victor; has a national presence that expands beyond their region; likely 15% to 25% in the polls): Fmr Sec. Hillary Clinton of NY (possibly controls NY, AR, and every state she won in the 2016 primaries) Fmr VP Joe Biden of DE (controls DE, possibly PA, and possibly every state Clinton carried in the 2016 primaries) Sen. Bernie Sanders of VT (controls VT, possibly NH, OR, WA, ND, SD, ID, AK, WI, OK, NE, KS, WY, WV) Sen. Elizabeth Warren of MA (controls MA, possibly ME, RI, CT, as well as the possible Sanders states listed above) Gov. Andrew Cuomo of NY (possibly controls NY, possibly CT, PA, NJ, with strength in IL and other states with massive cities) Sen. Al Franken of MN (controls MN, possibly ND, SD, MI, WI, IA, with strength in CA, NY) Tier 3 (Upset candidate, has the traits to build a national presence, a powerful office, and the upside of being a fresh face; likely 5% to 10% in the polls) Gov. Gavin Newsom of CA (possibly controls CA, has strength in WA, OR) Sen. Sherrod Brown of OH (controls OH, possibly MI) Sen. Kamala Harris of CA (possibly controls CA, may have some strength in states with a high African-American demographic) Sen. Cory Booker of NJ (controls NJ, may have strength in states with a large African-American population) Tier 4 (Wild Card outsider candidate, has unique traits to build a national presence, and being a fresh face; likely 5% in the polls): Fmr Starbucks CEO & billionaire Howard Schultz of WA (possibly controls WA, and with some strength in Starbucks-heavy states) CEO and billionaire Tom Steyer of CA (some strength in CA) Tier 5 (Has the qualities of the tier 3 candidates, but lacks the excitement that the tier 3 candidate or the wild card candidate can bring); like 3% to 5% in the polls): Sen. Martin Heinrich of NM (possibly controls NM) Sen. Terry McAuliffe of VA (controls VA) Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of NY (possibly controls NY, may have some strength in CT and NJ) Gov. Steve Bullock of MT (controls MT, and possibly states similar to MT) Gov. John Bel Edwards of LA (controls LA, and possibly other Southern states) Tier 6 (Has little national presence, holds a relatively weaker office, might not even win their state; likely 1% in the polls): Mayor Eric Garcetti of CA (some strength in CA) Rep. Seth Moulton of MA (some strength in MA) Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of HI (possibly controls HI) Fmr Rep. Alan Grayson of FL (some strength in FL) Rep. Julian Castro of TX (possibly controls TX, with some strength in NM, AZ) Mayor Pete Buttigieg of IN (possibly controls IN) Tier 7 (Has a little national presence, and has quality experience, but is neither a fresh face or has what it takes to be an upset candidate; likely 1% in the polls) Fmr Gov. Martin O'Malley of MD (possibly controls MD) Fmr Gov. Lincoln Chafee of RI (has strength in RI) REPUBLICAN PRIMARY STRENGTH Tier 1 (Clear front-runner, controls nearly every state; likely 25-50% in the polls): Pres. Donald Trump of NY (controls about every state, except the states in which politicians of his own party are most outspoken) Tier 2 (Realistic primary victor; has a national presence that expands beyond their region; likely 15-25% in the polls): Fmr Gov. John Kasich of OH (controls OH, has strength in every relatively liberal state) Tier 3 (Upset candidate, has the traits to build a national presence, a powerful office, and the upside of being a fresh face; likely 5-10% in the polls) Sen. Rand Paul of KY (controls KY, has strength in states that voted heavily for a Libertarian) Sen. Ted Cruz of TX (controls TX, possibly controls evangelical-heavy states outside the Midwest) Tier 4 (Wild Card outsider candidate, has unique traits to build a national presence, and being a fresh face; likely 5% in the polls): None Tier 5 (Has the qualities of the tier 3 candidates, but lacks the excitement that the tier 3 candidate or the wild card candidate can bring; likely 3 to 5% in the polls): Sen. Jon Huntsman of UT (controls UT) Sen. Susan Collins of ME (controls ME, possibly other New England states) Fmr Gov. Susana Martinez of NM (controls NM) Sen. Marco Rubio of FL (controls FL, possibly some strength in moderate-to-conservative states outside the Midwest) Sen Tom Cotton of AR (controls AR) Sen. Ben Sasse of NE (Controls NE) Tier 6 (Has little national presence, holds a relatively weaker office, might not even win their state; likely 1% in the polls): None Tier 7 (Has a little national presence, and has quality experience, but is neither a fresh face or has what it takes to be an upset candidate; likely 1% in the polls) Sen. Lindsey Graham (possibly controls SC, with some strength in AZ, thanks to John McCain)
  4. Here are some more issues, with candidate stances. Please let me know if anything should be changed. FL: Defense spending should be reduced to focus on other things.; No overseas deployment. [Sanders] L: The armed forces using too much of our budget. Cancel unneeded future weapons systems. [Paul, Garcetti, Warren, Grayson, Newsom] CL: Reorganize the armed forces to deal with modern threats. Avoid ground troops for drones and rockets, and cut down on ground troops currently in use. [Biden, McAuliffe, O'Malley, KHarris, Castro, Gabbard, Bullock, Steyer, Booker, Gillibrand, ShBrown, Heinrich, Schultz, HClinton, Franken, Buttigieg, Cuomo, Moulton] C: The military is solid, but could use more ground troops. [Chafee, Edwards] CR: The military could use more funding, but we don't need funding to all the future and current weapons systems. [Trump, Kasich, Cruz, Rubio, Martinez, Huntsman, Cotton, Sasse, Collins] R: We need a major expansion of military budget to combat possible threats from places like Iran and Russia. FR: The armed forces must be cable of fighting a multi-front war, including engaging with China. [Graham]
  5. Here's another 2020 Election issue, along with candidate positions. Let me know if anything needs to be altered. FL: Terrorism will be reduced if we stop meddling in other country's affairs. Civil liberties are important. [Paul] L: Work with the UN to build an anti-terrorism strategy [Sanders, Warren, Newsom] CL: Focus on multilateral foreign policy aimed at engaging terrorism. Protect civil liberties. [Biden, McAuliffe, O'Malley, Chafee, KHarris, Castro, Edwards, Bullock, Garcetti, Steyer, Booker, Gillibrand, ShBrown, Schultz, Grayson, Buttigieg, Cuomo, Moulton] C: Focus on terrorist cells rather Syria. Civil liberties important. [Cruz, Gabbard, Heinrich, HClinton, Franken] CR: We must not hesitate to use military force against terrorism; Civil liberties must sometimes be sacrificed. [Trump, Kasich, Rubio, Martinez, Huntsman, Cotton, Sasse, Collins] R: Terrorism can only be stopped through military force. Unilateral attacks are justified, as are limitations on civil liberties. [Graham] FR: Unilaterally attack countries suspected of hiding terrorists.
  6. Here's another 2020 issue w/ candidate positions. Let me know if I should alter anything. Thanks. FL: The environment should be our first national priority to combat global warming/climate change. Expand National Park System. Large government programs and regulations. L: The environment and gobal warming is a major concern. Ratify Kyoto. Increase environmental regulations and pollution cleanup. [Biden, Sanders, O'Malley, KHarris, Gabbard, Garcetti, Steyer, Schultz, ShBrown, Warren, Newsom, Booker, Gillibrand, Heinrich, Grayson, HClinton, Franken, Cuomo, Moulton] CL: We need to leave a healthy environment for our children. Work to reduce emissions and harmful toxins. Modified Kyoto. [Huntsman, McAuliffe, Chafee, Castro, Edwards, Bullock, Buttigieg] C: Balance environmental policies with sound economic policies. [Martinez, Collins] CR: The environment is important. Find market based solutions to environmental problems. [Kasich, Graham, Paul, Rubio, Cotton, Sasse] R: Economic policies and priorities take precedence over environmental concerns. [Trump, Cruz] FR: The environment is fine. We don't need to worry about it. Global warming/climate change is a hoax.
  7. Here is another 2020 issue, w/ candidate positions. Let me know if I should change anything. FL: LGBT equality is a fundamental human right. [Sanders, Newsom, Buttigieg, Garcetti, Warren, Moulton] L: LGBT equality is a constitutional right. [Biden, O'Malley, Chafee, KHarris, Gabbard, Steyer, Schultz, Heinrich, Grayson, ShBrown, Booker, Gillibrand, Cuomo, Franken] CL: LGBT rights must be upheld, even if not in name. However, state level efforts should also be supported. [Paul, Collins, McAuliffe, Castro, Edwards, Bullock, HClinton] C: If the states want to pass LGBT legislation , let them. [Martinez, Huntsman] CR: Marriage is between a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others. Pro-LGBT legislation should be discouraged. [Trump, Kasich, Graham, Rubio] R: Support a constitutional ban on same-sex marriages, and work against LGBT legislation. [Cruz, Cotton, Sasse] FR: The LGBT community needs to be treated for their condition.
  8. If you look at the other posts in this Campaign Creation thread, you can see all the 2020 issues I'm using, as well as candidate positions. Please go through all of them and offer feedback if you wish. Here are the candidates in the game from most liberal to most conservative. Bernie Sanders -2.4 Elizabeth Warren -2.0 Gavin Newsom -1.8 Eric Garcetti -1.7 Sherrod Brown -1.6 Seth Moulton -1.6 Tulsi Gabbard -1.5 Alan Grayson -1.5 Kamala Harris -1.5 Andrew Cuomo -1.5 Al Franken -1.4 Julian Castro -1.4 Kirsten Gillibrand -1.3 Howard Schultz -1.3 Tom Steyer -1.3 Joe Biden -1.2 Martin O'Malley -1.2 Cory Booker -1.1 Martin Heinrich -1.0 Pete Buttigieg -1.0 Hilary Clinton -0.9 Terry McAuliffe -0.9 Lincoln Chafee -0.6 Steve Bullock -0.5 John Bel Edwards -0.3 Jon Huntsman 0.5 Susan Collins 0.6 John Kasich 0.8 Susana Martinez 0.9 Rand Paul 1.0 Lindsey Graham 1.2 Marco Rubio 1.2 Ben Sasse 1.2 Donald Trump 1.4 Tom Cotton 1.5 Ted Cruz 2.0
  9. Here's another 2020 issue, w/ candidate positions. Let me know if anything should be altered. FL: Ban all guns! L: We need gun control! Ban certain guns. Require registration/background checks. Gun control protects children. [Biden, Warren, KHarris, Newsom, Gabbard, Garcetti, Steyer, Schultz, Booker, ShBrown, HClinton, Franken, Cuomo, Moulton] CL: The right to bear arms, but only responsibly! Ban assault rifles, require registration/background checks. [Sanders, McAuliffe, O'Malley, Castro, Gillibrand] C: Gun control is a state issue. Responsible gun ownership is fine. [Huntsman, Collins, Chafee, Edwards, Bullock, Heinrich, Buttigieg] CR: We should be wary of gun control. The Second Amendment protects the right to bear arms. [Martinez, Grayson] R: Gun ownership is constitutionally protected. Protect sportsmen's rights and the Second Amendment. [Trump, Kasich, Graham, Paul, Rubio, Cotton, Sasse] FR: The Second Amendment is not negotiable! No restrictions on firearms! [Cruz]
  10. Here's another issue w/ candidate positions. Let me know if anything should change. FL: Forgive all student loans immediately; pass legislation to make public colleges free or inexpensive [Sanders, Warren] L: Forgive student loans after 10 years of income-based repayment; pass legislation to make college affordable [Gabbard, Garcetti, ShBrown, Grayson, Newsom, Moulton] CL: Forgive student debt after 20 years of income-based repayment; work to make college affordable [Biden, McAuliffe, O'Malley, KHarris, Castro, Steyer, Schultz, Booker, Gillibrand, Cuomo, Heinrich, Franken, Buttigieg] C: We have other important matters right now; keep things as they are, including income-based repayments [Kasich, Huntsman, Collins, Chafee, Edwards, Bullock, HClinton] CR: Remove current forgiveness policies, but allow national service as a way for forgiving loans. Keep income-based repayment. [Graham, Rubio, Martinez, Cotton, Sasse] R: Only the student's are to blame for their loans; remove all forgiveness and income-based repayments [Paul, Cruz] FR: Remove loan forgivness policies; support insurance agents in their desire to increase interest rates for profit [Trump]
  11. Here's another 2020 issue, along with candidate positions. Let me know if anything should be amended. FL: No compromise with conservatives; gridlock preferable to compromise. [Warren] L: Work with Republicans when they are willing to work on Progressive issues [Sanders, O'Malley, Gabbard, Garcetti, ShBrown, Grayson, Franken, Newsom, Moulton] CL: Work with Republicans to fulfill our agenda [McAuliffe, Castro, KHarris, Booker, Gillibrand, HClinton, Buttigieg, Cuomo] C: We must work together on everything for the American people; sometimes we have to let the opposition win [Huntsman, Biden, Chafee, Edwards, Bullock, Steyer, Heinrich, Schultz] CR: Work with Democrats to fulfill our agenda [Kasich, Graham, Martinez, Sasse, Collins] R: Work with Democrats only if they are willing to work on conservative issues [Trump, Paul, Rubio, Cotton] FR: Gridlock is preferred to any compromise with liberals or progressives. [Cruz]
  12. Here is another issue with candidate positions. Let me know if I should alter anything here. FL: We should be the greatest friend for those in need. Take in all refugees. [Sanders] L: We should help find communities for most of the refugees applying to enter our country. [Newsom, Cuomo] CL: We should encourage states to accept refugees, but we shouldn't force the issue. [Biden, McAuliffe, O'Malley, Chafee, KHarris, Castro, Gabbard, Edwards, Bullock, Garcetti, Steyer, Warren, Booker, Gillibrand, ShBrown, Heinrich, Schultz, Grayson, HClinton, Franken, Buttigieg, Moulton] C: Except for exceptional cases, we shouldn't encourage more refugees to enter our country, but we should keep those that are already here. [Huntsman] CR: We shouldn't allow refugees to enter our country, except in special cases. [Kasich, Graham, Paul, Martinez, Sasse, Collins] R: Ban on refugees [Trump, Cruz, Rubio, Cotton] FR: Ban on refugees and deport those that are already here.
  13. Here's another 2020 issue with candidate positions. Please let me know if I should change anything. FL: Renewable energy all the way! Ban all polluting forms of energy like oil and coal. L: Move towards energy independence focusing mostly on renewable energy sources. Subsidize clean energy. [Biden, Sanders, O'Malley, KHarris, Gabbard, Garcetti, Newsom, Steyer, Schultz, Warren, Heinrich, Booker, Gillibrand, Franken, Cuomo, Moulton] CL: Invest in clean energy and end oil company subsidies. Cut oil use significantly by 2030. [McAuliffe, Chafee, Bullock, ShBrown, Grayson, HClinton, Buttigieg] C: Renewable and non-renewable energy must be equally researched. [Martinez, Huntsman, Collins, Castro, Edwards] CR: Reduce dependence on foreign sources of oil. Some research on alternate energy sources. [Kasich, Graham, Paul, Rubio, Cotton, Sasse] R: Coal and oil are our main concerns right now. End dependence on foreign energy. Let private funds research other energy. [Trump, Cruz] FR: We don't need to worry about renewable energy sources. Oil is king!
  14. Here's another 2020 issue, along with candidate stances. Let me know if anything should be changed. FL: Full reproductive rights for women! Only appoint pro-choice judges to Supreme Court and extend abortion rights! [Sanders, Warren] L: Keep abortion as it is presently. Safe, legal, and rare. Keep partial-birth abortion legal. Increase funding to Planned Parenthood. [O'Malley, KHarris, Gabbard, Garcetti, Steyer, Gillibrand, ShBrown, Schultz, Grayson, HClinton, Franken, Newsom, Cuomo, Moulton] CL: Protect responsible choice. Ban partial-birth abortions except in the case of life of the mother. Increase funding to Planned Parenthood. [Biden, McAuliffe, Chafee, Castro, Bullock, Booker, Heinrich, Buttigieg] C: Abortion is not an issue for government intrusion. Oppose government control over abortion, but keep Planned Parenthood. Leave abortion policy to the states. [Collins, Edwards] CR: Some restrictions on abortion. Allow abortions in cases of rape, incest, or life of the mother. Ban partial birth abortions. Defund Planned Parenthood. [Trump, Kasich, Graham, Martinez, Huntsman] R: Only allow abortion in cases where the mother's life is at risk. Ban partial-birth abortion. Defund Planned Parenthood. [Paul, Cruz, Rubio, Cotton, Sasse] FR: Abortion is murder! Total ban on abortions including rape and incest. Planned Parenthood should be shut down completely.
  15. Here's another issue with candidate position. Let me know if I should amend anything: FL: Working Americans need a single-payer universal healthcare! Healthcare is a right! [Sanders, Warren, Grayson, Gabbard] L: We defend and expand upon Obamacare! [Biden, HClinton, O'Malley, KHarris, Booker, Castro, Schultz, Garcetti, Newsom, Steyer, ShBrown, Gillibrand, Cuomo, Franken, Moulton] CL: Defend Obamacare, consider making some amendments to make it more affordable for our country and citizens [McAuliffe, Bullock, Heinrich, Buttigieg] C: Forge a bipartisan replacement for Obamacare. [Kasich, Collins, Huntsman, Chafee, Edwards] CR: Repeal and replace Obamacare, but work with some Democrats to get it passed. [Graham, Martinez] R: Repeal and replace Obamacare, but without working with Democrats. Try to pass TrumpCare. [Trump, Cotton, Sasse, Rubio] FR: Repeal Healthcare, and do not replace it. Healthcare is NOT a right! [Paul, Cruz]
  16. Here's another 2020 Issue with candidate positions. Will listen to any suggestions for changing anything below. This assumes tension between the US and Russia increased by 2019. FL: We should ignore Russia; increase cyber security; do not risk war with Russia. L: We should avoid military confrontation with Russia, but combat their hackers. [Trump, Paul, Sanders, Grayson] CL: We need to pressure Russia by exerting our influence on the world; however, we should avoid military conflict. Consider sanctions if they keep meddling. [Biden, McAuliffe, O'Malley, Chafee, KHarris, Gabbard, Castro, Edwards, Bullock, Garcetti, Steyer, Warren, Booker, Gillibrand, ShBrown, Heinrich, Schultz, Franken, Newsom, Buttigieg, Cuomo, Moulton] C: We should increase military and political influence within the Russian sphere of influence, combat hacking, but avoid conflict otherwise. Consider sanctions. [Huntsman, HClinton] CR: We should warn Russia by increasing our influence and our allies against Russian; be prepared for war, consider sanctions, but hope nothing happens. [Kasich, Martinez, Cotton, Sasse, Collins] R: Russia today is as large of a threat as they were during the Cold War. Actively and openly work against them, even if it means war. Slap on sanctions now. [Graham, Cruz, Rubio] FR: We should work to declare war and remove Putin from power. Massive increase in defense spending and troops within Russia's Sphere of influence.
  17. Here's another 2020 issue w/ candidate positions. Let me know if anything should be changed. This assumes we are close to a trade war with China in 2019. I'm totally open to rewording any part of this. FL: China is a threat to American labor; we should produce from home rather than import. However, avoid risking a trade war and be respectful. L: We should rework some trade deals with China to help American labor. Avoid calling China a currency manipulator. [Sanders, ShBrown] CL: Avoid trade war and maintain friendly relations, but keep a strong pro-American trade policy. [Paul, Biden, McAuliffe, O'Malley, Chafee, KHarris, Castro, Gabbard, Edwards, Bullock, Garcetti, Steyer, Warren, Booker, Gillibrand, Heinrich, Schultz, Grayson, HClinton, Franken, Newsom, Buttigieg, Cuomo, Moulton] C: We should keep things as they were in 2016. [Huntsman] CR: Avoid a trade war, but put on pressure to prevent China from manipulating currency. Work to contain Chinese influence. [Kasich, Rubio, Martinez, Cotton, Sasse, Collins] R: We should pressure China to stop manipulating currency, even if it leads to a Trade War. It will hurt them more than us. [Trump, Graham, Cruz] FR: Increase presence in the Chinese sphere of influence; maximum pressure to curb China's economic policies and growing influence.
  18. Here's another 2020 issue, along with candidate positions. Please let me know if you think I should amend anything. FL: Raise income tax in a highly progressive tax system. Eliminate corporate loop holes [Sanders] L: Make the tax system more progressive by increasing the marginal tax rate on the wealthy. Reform corporate tax system. [Garcetti, Warren, Newsom, Cuomo, Moulton] CL: Raise taxes on the rich, reduce taxes for the middle class, reform corporate tax [Biden, McAuliffe, O'Malley, Chafee, KHarris, Castro, Gabbard, Steyer, Booker, Gillibrand, HClinton, ShBrown, Heinrich, Schultz, Grayson, Franken, Buttigieg] C: Leave income tax as it presently is. Keep progressive tax. Remove small hidden tax, like the marriage tax. [Edwards, Bullock] CR: Reduce corporate and income tax moderately [Kasich, Graham, Rubio, Martinez, Huntsman, Collins] R: Major tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations; trickle down economics [Trump, Paul, Cotton, Sasse] FR: Single rate flat tax for everyone; low tax rate for corporations [Cruz]
  19. Here's another issue for 2020, along with candidate positions. Let me know if I should amend anything. What I need most help on is playing the Republicans on this list, especially those who would be Right and Far Right] FL: Protect the American labor market. Punish companies that send jobs overseas. L: Increases taxes on companies that send jobs overseas. Free trade must include labor and environmental conditions. [Sanders, KHarris, Castro, Gabbard, Steyer, Warren, ShBrown, Schultz, Grayson, Franken, Moulton] CL: Consider new free trade carefully, and create incentives to keep jobs in America. [Trump, Biden, McAuliffe, O'Malley, Garcetti, Booker, Gillibrand, Newsom, Heinrich, HClinton, Buttigieg, Cuomo] C: Free trade is doing fine as it is. Corporate and labor culture are coping. [Chafee, Edwards, Bullock] CR: Outsourcing is not a problem, it is part of the globalized world and helps America. Additional free trade agreements. [Kasich, Graham, Paul, Cruz, Rubio, Martinez, Huntsman, Cotton, Sasse, Collins] R: Outsourcing allows US workers to find better jobs. Global free trade would only help America. FR: Businesses should be encourage to do whatever it takes to make a profit.
  20. Here's another campaign issue, along with candidate stances. This is basically an issue that separates the level of establishment and anti-establishment candidates. FL: We need total political and electoral reform to bring power to the people and working class! Abolish electoral college [Sanders] L: We must make an effort at political and electoral reform, abolish the electoral college and curb corruption. [KHarris, Gabbard, Garcetti, Steyer, Warren, ShBrown, Schultz, Grayson, Franken, Newsom, Cuomo, Moulton] CL: For the most part, everything is fine. We must make some minor changes towards political and electoral reform. [Biden, Chafee, Castro, Gillibrand, Heinrich, Buttigieg] C: Everything is fine as it is. [Kasich, Graham, Rubio, Martinez, Huntsman, McAuliffe, O'Malley, Edwards, Bullock, Booker, HClinton] CR: For the most part, everything is fine. Some reform is okay, as long as our valued institutions are still influential. [Cruz, Collins] R: We must make reform to make sure elections are not rigged, but things are otherwise mostly fine. [Trump, Cotton, Sasse] FR: We need major political and electoral form, but this must be done through the state level or through independent committees, rather than by the state government. [Paul]
  21. Here's another issue, along with candidate positions. Let me know if amendments are necessary. FL: Dramatic increase in funding. No to private investments. [Sanders] L: No to private and personal investment accounts. Increase in funding. [O'Malley, KHarris, Castro, Gabbard, Garcetti, Steyer, Warren, Booker, Gillibrand, ShBrown, Schultz, Grayson, Newsom, Cuomo, Moulton] CL: Allow a small amount of private investments but keep it regulated. [Biden, McAuliffe, Chafee, Edwards, Bullock, Heinrich, HClinton, Franken, Buttigieg] C: Keep social security as it is [Trump, Collins] CR: Let workers privately invest some of their retirement payments [Kasich, Graham, Rubio, Martinez, Huntsman] R: Gradually scale down federal involvement and implement privatization of social security over time. [Cruz, Cotton, Sasse] FR: Social Security is a ponzi scheme. Let workers privately invest all retirement payments. [Paul]
  22. Here is another 2020 issue, along with candidate stances. Let me know if I should amend anything. FL: Completely public school system run by the state. Massive increase in education funding. L: Large increase in funding. No school vouchers. Modernize the school system. Add more after school programs. [Biden, Sanders, KHarris, Castro, Gabbard, Garcetti, Warren, Gillibrand, ShBrown, Grayson, HClinton, Franken, Newsom, Cuomo, Moulton] CL: Increase funding. Make teachers accountable with performance-based pay. Remain open to charter schools. [McAuliffe, O'Malley, Chafee, Edwards, Bullock, Steyer, Heinrich, Schultz] C: Support public schools, but allow room for vouchers. [Booker, Buttigieg] CR: School vouchers for low-income students. Privatize failing schools. Charter schools provide competition. [Rubio, Martinez] R: Reduce federal government's role in education. Support vouchers and charter schools. [Trump, Kasich, Graham, Huntsman, Cotton, Sasse, Collins] FR: School vouchers for anyone. Get the federal government completely out of education. [Paul, Cruz]
  23. Here is another 2020 issue, along with candidate positions. Let me know if anything should be altered. I really don't like the default Iran positions. FL: Iran should be allowed to develop nuclear technology. They'll only use it for peaceful purposes. L: We should deal with Iran through the UN, and uphold the Obama-era Iran Deal [Biden, Sanders, KHarris, Garcetti, Steyer, Warren, Booker, Gillibrand, ShBrown, Schultz, Grayson, Franken, Newsom, Cuomo, Moulton] CL: Diplomacy and economic sanctions should make Iran see things our way. [McAuliffe, O'Malley, Chafee, Castro, Gabbard, Bullock, Heinrich, HClinton, Buttigieg] C: Use diplomacy and economic sanction. Keep war on the table as a last resort. [Trump, Paul, Huntsman, Edwards] CR: We should prepare for an attack if intelligence suggests that we should [Kasich, Cruz, Rubio, Martinez, Cotton, Sasse, Collins] R: We should launch a pre-emptive attack, destroying their potential nuclear sites. [Graham] FR: Launch a full-fledged attack and invasion against Iran for threatening our interests.
  24. Here's another issue from my campaign, along with where the candidates are on this issue. Let me know if I should consider any changes. FL: More government is always a good thing and should be expanded to every part of a citizen's life. [Sanders] L: Government is an activist force for good. [KHarris, Castro, Gabbard, Garcetti, Warren, Schultz, Gillibrand, ShBrown, Grayson, Newsom, Cuomo, Moulton] CL: Government is not inherently bad or good, but plays an important role in society [Biden, McAuliffe, O'Malley, HClinton, Steyer, Booker, Heinrich, Franken, Buttigieg] C: Government needs to be more efficient but is otherwise fine as it is. [Trump, Collins, Chafee, Bullock, Edwards] CR: Government is not inherently bad or good, but government should be reduced and more power given to the states. [Kasich, Graham, Rubio, Martinez, Huntsman, Sasse] R: The smaller and less active the government, the better. Local control when possible. [Paul, Cruz, Cotton] FR: Government should only run the military, the courts, and the police. That's it.
  25. Here's another one of the 2020 issues. Feedback is welcome in regards to the stances and the candidate's positions on the issues: Far left: Remove all US troops from foreign soil. No intervention. We should never use our military. Left: Military intervention is another way to say, "Empire building" [Paul, Sanders, Castro, Warren, Newsom] Center-left: For humanitarian reasons or if we are attacked [Biden, O'Malley, Chafee, KHarris, Gabbard, Edwards, Bullock, Garcetti, Steyer, Booker, Gillibrand, ShBrown, Heinrich, Schultz, Grayson, Franken, Buttigieg, Cuomo, Moulton] Center: Only if we are attacked should we retaliate. War is okay to stop ethnic cleansing. [McAuliffe, HClinton] Center-Right: We should intervene when our national interests are threatened. [Kasich, Cruz, Rubio, Martinez, Huntsman, Cotton, Sasse, Collins] Right: We must never hesitate to defend America! Unilateral attacks are fine for national security purposes. [Trump, Graham] Far-right: We have the most powerful military in the World! We should exert our power across the globe.
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