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First off, this scenario is not going to be started YET. But it will be done once i get my comp back (less than a week) and once I finish Post-Gore 2008 (Probably one week, candidates+issues). This scenario presumes that Kerry won Ohio against George Bush in 2004. As always with my scenario, here is a little background on Kerry's administration:

DOMESTIC: Without control of the senate, Kerry failed to do much on the domestic front, though he did push for ethics reform. He also successfully placed a ban on assault weapons, as long as he agreed to sign a bill that shortened the national wating period on handguns from 3 days to 1.

FOREIGN: Changed US policy in Iraq from one of policemen (patrolling the streets and terrorist hunting) to one of firemen (responding to crucial situations and attacks). Also shortened tours of duty and (along with support from Sec. of Defense Wes Clark) ended the stop-loss system. Kerry also redistributed some funding from Iraq towards the war on terror. But with increased violence in Iraq and a steady loss of U.S. lives even in their more limited role, Kerry announced in September of 2006 that he would begin to withdraw troops from Iraq, with the end date being June of 2007. This "September Surprise" was viewed as a political stunt more than anything else. In the '06 Midterms the Dems took onlyOhio and Pennsylvania, while losing seats in Maryland and New Jersey. The H.O.R. remains essentially the same.

ECONOMIC: Much remained unchanged with the economy, as Kerry failed to role back Bush's tax cuts or significantly cut down on outsourcing. Kerry did change U.S. Free trade strategy towards one of Fair trade, but did not gain the support from congress to significantly modify NAFTA or gain fast track authority. As far as the current economic crisis, it did occur, and despite Kerry's attempt to push through substantial relief packages he failed to do much more than what has been done in real life.

All and all things do not look good for Kerry, and this will be a republican leaning scenario

GOP CANDIDATES:

McCain

Romeny

Giuliani

Huckabee

Condi Rice

George Allen

DEM CANDIDATES

Kerry

Obama (Off by default, but he symbolizes the Ted Kennedy 1980 candidate who could actually give the Dems a better chance to win in November)

INDEPENDETS

Bloomberg (IND)

Nader (Green)

Paul (Libertarian)

I could use some ideas for issues and other possible candidates

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First off, this scenario is not going to be started YET. But it will be done once i get my comp back (less than a week) and once I finish Post-Gore 2008 (Probably one week, candidates+issues). This scenario presumes that Kerry won Ohio against George Bush in 2004. As always with my scenario, here is a little background on Kerry's administration:

DOMESTIC: Without control of the senate, Kerry failed to do much on the domestic front, though he did push for ethics reform. He also successfully placed a ban on assault weapons, as long as he agreed to sign a bill that shortened the national wating period on handguns from 3 days to 1.

FOREIGN: Changed US policy in Iraq from one of policemen (patrolling the streets and terrorist hunting) to one of firemen (responding to crucial situations and attacks). Also shortened tours of duty and (along with support from Sec. of Defense Wes Clark) ended the stop-loss system. Kerry also redistributed some funding from Iraq towards the war on terror. But with increased violence in Iraq and a steady loss of U.S. lives even in their more limited role, Kerry announced in September of 2006 that he would begin to withdraw troops from Iraq, with the end date being June of 2007. This "September Surprise" was viewed as a political stunt more than anything else. In the '06 Midterms the Dems took onlyOhio and Pennsylvania, while losing seats in Maryland and New Jersey. The H.O.R. remains essentially the same.

ECONOMIC: Much remained unchanged with the economy, as Kerry failed to role back Bush's tax cuts or significantly cut down on outsourcing. Kerry did change U.S. Free trade strategy towards one of Fair trade, but did not gain the support from congress to significantly modify NAFTA or gain fast track authority. As far as the current economic crisis, it did occur, and despite Kerry's attempt to push through substantial relief packages he failed to do much more than what has been done in real life.

All and all things do not look good for Kerry, and this will be a republican leaning scenario

GOP CANDIDATES:

McCain

Romeny

Giuliani

Huckabee

Condi Rice

George Allen

DEM CANDIDATES

Kerry

Obama (Off by default, but he symbolizes the Ted Kennedy 1980 candidate who could actually give the Dems a better chance to win in November)

INDEPENDETS

Bloomberg (IND)

Nader (Green)

Paul (Libertarian)

I could use some ideas for issues and other possible candidates

rick perry

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Suggestions for the GOP:

George Pataki

Bill First

Newt Gingrich

Jeb Bush (?)

Mark Sanford

Rick Santorum

Bob Barr for the Libetarian party versus Ron Paul.

Liberman as an independant or for the GOP.

Also, it is possible (for a nice change) to have minor parties just for fun.

Prohibition Party

Socialist Party USA

Socialist Workers Party

Alan Keyes for an independant.

Maybe some democrats as opposition (you can always put them off):

Al Sharpton

Wesley Clark

Dennis Kucinich

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I'm not to sure about Perry, as he is not particularly popular even in Texas. I do agree about all the other GOP candidates minus Santorum, who I projected losing to Casey even in this alternate history. I also agree with Kucinich and Sharpton, since I'm gonna add Obama (but he'll be default off). I don't agree with Clark, as he is Kerry's minister of defense in this history.

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