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Ok, while I wait for Theoryspark to get back to me on my current project, I'm going to do one of those create your own candidates scenarios. 10 democrats, and 10 republicans at the max.

Stats: each candidate gets 25 points to spend on stats (leadership, integrity, experience, issue familiarity, stamina, charisma, debating skill).

Political Influence points: All candidates will have 15 PIPs.

Issues: Each candidate will set their issue positions based off of the 2008 wonk edition issues, except for a few I'm going to change, which I'll let you know later.

Starting Percentages: All candidates will start off at 1% nationally. I'll then run a few games with a space bar candidate, then I will use the results from the primaries to determine who will start off at what percentage where.

Crusaders: Each candidate gets one crusader with a cost of 0 PIPs, and a power of 1, for unlimited days (wife, relative). Each candidate may also have one more crusader. This crusader can have up to a power of 4, but will cost 5 PIPs. A power of 3 = 4 points, 2 = 3, and 1 = 2. These crusaders will have 150 days.

Funds: All candidates will have $1,500,000. Candidates can give up PIPs, with 1 PIP = $200,000, in order to gain more money

How Well Known: All candidates will be set at Medium. By random drawing, 2 candidates will be set to High, and 1 set to low. Candidates can always request that their level be set lower, but not higher.

How Well Established: All candidates start at 3. By random drawing, 1 candidate will be set at 4

VPs: All VPs will be generated by me, but suggestions are welcome. Remember this is fictional though, so no real politicians.

Bios: Candidates may be nearly anything, cabinet secretaries, senators, mayors, governors, congressmen, actors, businessmen, etc. I however have the right to veto any bio fact. The first person to post with a certain bio position has claims to that position. I can't have two current governors of Ohio running...

Scenario Background: The outgoing President is Howard Thune, very similar to George Bush. His unpopular war in Quman(Fictional Middle Eastern Country Similar to Iraq) has the nation weary and the war on terror has put citizens on edge. The 2008 election is shaping up to be a very divisive election.

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I'll make the first Candidate

Name: Secretary James Knupp

Age: 63

Home State: Illinois

Bio: Secretary Knupp served as Illinois' senator in the late 80's, early 90's, before becoming the Secretary of State to the Democratic Branson administration. Serving there for all 8 years of the administration, he became known for diffusing potentially volatile situations in Africa and the former Soviet Union and former Yugoslav Republic. With both domestic and foreign affairs experience, Knupp seems to be well rounded for the job of President. however, his absence from any public office for nearly 7 years has some worried that he's not truly committed.

Stats:

Leadership: 4

Experience: 4

Integrity: 4

Issue Familiarity: 3

Charisma: 4

Stamina: 3

Debating: 3

Crusaders: Donna Knupp PIP: 0 Power: 1

Mayor Gary Ford PIP:4 Power: 3

PIPS: 15

Funds: 1,000,000

Issues:

Abortion: Left

Education: Center Left

Energy: Left

Environment: Left

Free Trade: Center Left

Government Spending: Center

Gun Control: Left

Health Care: Center Left

Immigration: Center

Iran: Center Left

Military: Center

Qumam: Center Left

Regulation: Center Left

Same Sex Marriage: Far Left

Social Security: Center Left

Subprime Mortgages: Center

Tax Rates: Center Left

War on Terror: Center Left

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Hows about this

Name: Governor Marjory-Caroline Binton (Rep)

Age: 35

Home State: Oklahoma

Bio: Recently elected as governor of Oklahoma, Marjory is a controversial former housewife and mother of six. In office she halved the rate of tax for the highest earners and tried to privatise social security as well as narrowly missing out on passing a bill to outlaw masturbation. Her platform will be based around large tax cuts for the richest AND a balanced federal budget as well as taking American society back to the more culturally conservative land it was before the 1960's. Many see her mental capacity as an obstacle to the presidency as she recently scored just 33 in an IQ test.

Stats:

Leadership: 2

Experience: 1

Integrity: 3

Issue Familiarity: 1

Charisma: 4

Stamina: 3

Debating: 2

Crusaders: Derek Binton PIP: 0 Power: 1

Fox Newsreader Donald Diehard PIP:4 Power: 5

PIPS: 15

Funds: 2,000,000

Issues:

Abortion: Far Right

Education: Right

Energy: Far Right

Environment: Right

Free Trade: Centrist

Government Spending: Far Right

Gun Control: Far Right

Health Care: Right

Immigration: Right

Iran: Right

Military: Right

Qumam: Right

Regulation: Far Right

Same Sex Marriage: Far Right

Social Security: Far Right

Subprime Mortgages: Right

Tax Rates: Far Right

War on Terror: Right

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here's my person

Ambassador to France Powel Shepherd Republican

age 56

Home state Pennsylvania

Bio Powel Shepherd is the son of the infamous PA governor Henry Shepherd. In 1984 Henry Shepherd selected him to replace the dead former Senator Henry C. Clay. After an uproar Sheppard spent his two years in the Senate quietly however he was overall seen as a good Senator who would compromise. After leaving the Senate Shepherd retired for two years before returning to the post of PA Secretary of State in which he served 4 years. 1993 Sheppard was appointed to Ambassador to Germany by President Branson. In 1996 Branson appointed Shepherd to Secretary of the Interior in which he served from 2001. In 2005 he was appointed Ambassador to France by president Young. Shepherd has began the steps to run for President however with the Republican party going more conservative can Shepherd promote a moderate agenda.

Leadership: 3

Experience: 3

Integrity: 2

Issue Familiarity: 3

Charisma: 4

Stamina: 3

Debating: 4

Crusaders: Jessica Shepherd PIP: 0 Power: 1

President Allan Young PIP:4 Power: 5

PIPS: 15

Funds: 1,500,000

Abortion: Center Right

Education: Right

Energy: Center

Environment: CENTER

Free Trade: Center left

Government Spending: F Right

Gun Control: Center Left

Health Care: Center Right

Immigration: Right

Iran: Center

Military: Right

Qumam: Center

Regulation: Right

Same Sex Marriage: Center Left

Social Security: Right

Subprime Mortgages: Right

Tax Rates: Center Right

War on Terror: Center

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Name: Cynthia O'Byrne

Party: Democratic

Age: 59

Home State: California

Bio: Senator from California for 20 years, Cynthia O'Byrne defeated a Republican incumbant who'd suffered a sex scandal in a landslide for her initial victory at age 39 back in 1990. She is a moderate on most issues, but left-leaning socially. She vows as President to clean up corruption in both parties and bring social justice to immigrants, women, and minorities.

Leadership: 4

Experience: 4

Integrity: 4

Issue Familiarity: 3

Charisma: 3

Stamina: 3

Debating: 4

Crusaders: Jack O'Byrne PIP: 0 Power: 1

Governor of California Kenneth Colden PIP:4 Power: 5

PIPS: 15

Funds: 1,500,000

Abortion: Left

Education: Left

Energy: Center-Left

Environment: Centre-Left

Free Trade: Center

Government Spending: Centre-Left

Gun Control: Center

Health Care: Centre-Left

Immigration: Left

Iran: Centre

Military: Centre

Qumam: Centre

Regulation: Centre

Same Sex Marriage: Left

Social Security: Left

Subprime Mortgages: Centre

Tax Rates: Centre

War on Terror: Centre

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GREAT idea - looking forward to this one!

Name: Congressman John Gordon (Republican)

Age: 38

Home State: Oklahoma

Bio: A hero to both the evangelical Christian and more libertarian wings of the GOP, this up-and-coming Congressman is taking his brand of conservatism to the next level. Well known for causing train-wrecks in Congress with procedural motions, Gordon is a thorn in the side of anyone (even Republicans) who does not vote with his fiscal views. With a strong emphasis on cutting government, eliminating the deficit, and paying off the national debt, can he persuade the American people that he is the man for the job?

Stats:

Leadership: 3

Experience: 2

Integrity: 4

Issue Familiarity: 3

Charisma: 3

Stamina: 5

Debating: 4

Crusaders: Elise Gordon PIP: 0 Power: 1

Sen. Tom Allen PIP:3 Power: 2

PIPS: 15

Funds: 1,500,000

Issues:

Abortion: Far-Right

Education: Far-Right

Energy: Right

Environment: Center-Right

Free Trade: Center Left

Government Spending: Right

Gun Control: Far-Right

Health Care: Right

Immigration: Right

Iran: Center

Military: Center-Right

Qumam: Center-Right

Regulation: Right

Same Sex Marriage: Right

Social Security: Right

Subprime Mortgages: Far-Right

Tax Rates: Far-Right

War on Terror: Center-Right

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All right, i'll add two.

Name: Senator Stella Strohman

Age: 46

Home State: California

Bio: Senator Strohman is the Junior Senator from the Golden State. Born in New Hampshire, and attending Boston College, Strohman was a pro-choice activist for decades until winning election to the Senate ten years ago over popular Senator Arnold Vinnick. Now having changed her politics to becoming a more moderate member of the party, she has a powerful base amongst women and feminists. Can she turn this into a sucessful White House bid?

Stats:

Leadership: 3

Experience: 4

Integrity: 3

Issue Familiarity: 4

Charisma: 5

Stamina: 3

Debating: 3

Crusaders: Ralph Strohman PIP: 0 Power: 1

Congressman Nelson Ford PIP:4 Power: 3

PIPS: 15

Funds: 1,000,000

Issues:

Abortion: Left

Education: Center Left

Energy: Center-Left

Environment: Center-Left

Free Trade: Center

Government Spending: Center-Left

Gun Control: Center

Health Care: Center Left

Immigration: Left

Iran: Center Left

Military: Center-left

Qumam: Center Left

Regulation: Center Left

Same Sex Marriage: Center Left

Social Security: Center Left

Subprime Mortgages: Center-Left

Tax Rates: Center Left

War on Terror: Center

AAAAND MY ONE

Name: Governor Nathanial McCarthy

Age: 52

Home State: Wisconsin

Bio: Governor McCarthy was elected eight years ago to the WI Governors office. Notre-Dame educated, born and bred in Iowa, with immense intellect and charisma, he may be exactly what the Democrats want in a candidate. But will his remkarkably left-wing politics and tendency to run at the mouth be his undoing?

Stats:

Leadership: 5

Experience: 3

Integrity: 3

Issue Familiarity: 5

Charisma: 5

Stamina: 1

Debating: 3

Crusaders: Elizabeth McCarthy PIP: 0 Power: 1

Mark McCarthy PIP:0 Power: 1

PIPS: 15

Funds: 1,000,000

Issues:

Abortion: Center

Education: Center

Energy: Left

Environment: Left

Free Trade: Center-Left

Government Spending: Left

Gun Control: Center-right

Health Care: Far-Left

Immigration: Left

Iran: Center-Right

Military: left

Qumam: Center Left

Regulation: Left

Same Sex Marriage: Far-Left

Social Security: Center Left

Subprime Mortgages: Center-Left

Tax Rates: Left

War on Terror: Center-Left

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Name: Congressman Mike Holmes (Democrat)

Age: 46

Home State: North Carolina

Bio: A leading member of the Blue Dog Caucus, Congressman Holmes is fed up with the left-ward tilt of the Democrat Party, and the growing extremism in the GOP. Holmes is running of a platform of unifying America from the middle. Can Democrats find his centrism palatable, and can he persuade enough Republicans and Independents to win the general?

Stats:

Leadership: 4

Experience: 2

Integrity: 4

Issue Familiarity: 3

Charisma: 4

Stamina: 3

Debating: 3

Crusaders: Susan Holmes PIP: 0 Power: 1

Fmr. Gov. Mitchell Smith PIP: 4 Power: 3

PIPS: 15

Funds: 1,250,000

Issues:

Abortion: Center-Right

Education: Center-Left

Energy: Center-Left

Environment: Center

Free Trade: Left

Government Spending: Center-Right

Gun Control: Center-Right

Health Care: Center-Left

Immigration: Center

Iran: Center-Left

Military: Center-Left

Qumam: Center-Left

Regulation: Center-Left

Same Sex Marriage: Center

Social Security: Left

Subprime Mortgages: Center

Tax Rates: Center

War on Terror: Center-Left

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I have two

Name: Governor Max Baldwin (Democrat)

Age: 56

Home State: North Dakota

Bio: Max Baldwin was a US General in charge in Qumam after two years Baldwin was infuriated with President Thune and resigned his post as General. Since than he was a network newscaster for LNMC a liberal network. He recently was elected to Governor of North Dakota despite the state's conservative record. Can Baldwin win?

Stats:

Leadership: 4

Experience: 3

Integrity: 4

Issue Familiarity: 2

Charisma: 3

Stamina: 3

Debating: 2

Crusaders: Amy Baldwin PIP: 0 Power: 1

Actor Brad Kingsly PIP: 4 Power: 3

PIPS: 15

Funds: 1,250,000

Issues:

Abortion: Center

Education: Center-Left

Energy: Center

Environment: Center

Free Trade: Left

Government Spending: Right

Gun Control: Left

Health Care: Center-Left

Immigration: Right

Iran: Center-Left

Military: Center-Left

Qumam: Far-Left

Regulation: Center-Left

Same Sex Marriage: Center-Left

Social Security: Left

Subprime Mortgages: Center

Tax Rates: Center

War on Terror: Left

Name: Governor James Parker Republican

Age: 66

Home State: Maryland

Bio: The Governor of Virginia has served over 30 years in Public Office. beginning with his election as State Speaker of the House of MAryland at 32 a posistion he served for 10 years before becoming Senator for 18 years and most recently governor.

Stats:

Leadership: 3

Experience: 4

Integrity: 3

Issue Familiarity: 3

Charisma: 2

Stamina: 2

Debating: 3

Crusaders: Mary Parker PIP: 0 Power: 1

Steve Jones PIP:0 Power: 1

PIPS: 15

Funds: 1,000,000

Issues:

Abortion: Center

Education: Center

Energy: Left

Environment: Center right

Free Trade: Center-Left

Government Spending: Right

Gun Control: Center-right

Health Care: Center

Immigration: Left

Iran: Center-Right

Military: Center Right

Qumam: Center Left

Regulation: Left

Same Sex Marriage: Left

Social Security: Center

Subprime Mortgages: Center

Tax Rates: Center

War on Terror: Center-right

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Name: Senator Ilyich Vissarionovich

Party: Democratic

Age: 47

Home State: New York

Bio: The son of two Soviet refugees, Vissarionovich is a home town Brooklyner born in 1961 and one of the leaders of the left in the party. He was elected as an independent to the New York City Council in a surprise upset in 1982 fresh out of college at only 21. He quickly rose in popularity and the Democratic Party agreed to endorse his 1988 mayoral run following Ed Koch's retirement. At 27 Vissarionovich was the youngest mayor the city had ever seen. He became a close friend and ally of Cuomo and replaced him as governor in 1994. Vissarionovich then served 8 years as governor before entering the US Senate in 2002. He has served as chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus in the 6 years since then and, after giving the keynote address in 2004, has become one of the leading figures of the Democratic Party and the founder of the modern left-populist movement within the party.

Stats

Leadership: 5

Experience: 3

Integrity: 3

Issue Familiarity: 3

Charisma: 4

Stamina: 3

Debating: 4

Crusaders: Governor Mario Cuomo PIP: 5 Power: 4

Director Michael Moore PIP: 5 Power: 4

Senator Bernie Sanders PIP: 4 Power: 3

Attorney General Andrew Cuomo PIP: 3 Power: 2

Joseph Vissarionovich (Brother) PIP:0 Power: 1

PIPS: 15

Funds: 2,000,000

Issues:

Abortion: Center-Right

Education: Center-Left

Energy: Center-Left

Environment: Center-Left

Free Trade: Far-Left

Government Spending: Far-Left

Gun Control: Center

Health Care: Far-Left

Immigration: Center

Iran: Center

Military: Center-Left

Qumam: Center-Left

Regulation: Far-Left

Same Sex Marriage: Center

Social Security: Far-Left

Subprime Mortgages: Center-Left

Tax Rates: Far-Left

War on Terror: Center

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Name: Senator Bruce Gibson

Party: Republican

Age: 44

Home State: Washington

Bio: Bruce Gibson began acting at the age of 8. He went on to star in many Hollywood blockbuster movies, which made him well-known worldwide. He was always one of the few openly Republican Hollywood stars, and in 1998, he ran against Senator Patty Murray, and defeated her by a narrow margin. He won re-election easily in 2004. He has now decided to run for President. However, many in his party consider him to be a 'RINO'. Will he convince them that he is the right choice?

Stats

Leadership: 4

Experience: 3

Integrity: 3

Issue Familiarity: 4

Charisma: 5

Stamina: 4

Debating: 4

Crusaders: Senator John McCain PIP: 5 Power: 4

Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani PIP: 5 Power: 4

PIPS: 15

Funds: 5,000,000

Issues:

Abortion: Center-Left

Education: Center

Energy: Center-Left

Environment: Center-Left

Free Trade: Centre-Right

Government Spending: Center

Gun Control: Center-Left

Health Care: Center-Left

Immigration: Center-Left

Iran: Center-Right

Military: Center-Right

Qumam: Center-Right

Regulation: Center

Same Sex Marriage: Center

Social Security: Center

Subprime Mortgages: Center

Tax Rates: Center-Right

War on Terror: Center-Right

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PEOPLE! Read the requirements before posting a candidate!! In particular...

Crusaders: Each candidate gets one crusader with a cost of 0 PIPs, and a power of 1, for unlimited days (wife, relative). Each candidate may also have one more crusader. This crusader can have up to a power of 4, but will cost 5 PIPs. A power of 3 = 4 points, 2 = 3, and 1 = 2. These crusaders will have 150 days.

Funds: All candidates will have $1,500,000. Candidates can give up PIPs, with 1 PIP = $200,000, in order to gain more money

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Name: Gen. Peter Newman (Republican)

Age: 52

Home State: Idaho

Bio: A recently retired and highly-decorated Marine Corps General, Peter Newman is running for President. Scion of a family with deep and respected roots in the military, Newman commanded the initial (and highly successful) assaults into Afghanistan and Quman. Can he convince the American public that they need a military man, with close ties to the now-unpopular war in Quman, at the helm of the nation?

Stats:

Leadership: 5

Experience: 2

Integrity: 4

Issue Familiarity: 3

Charisma: 4

Stamina: 4

Debating: 3

Crusaders: Sarah Newman PIP: 0 Power: 1

Gen. Norman Gates (Ret.) PIP:3 Power: 2

PIPS: 15

Funds: 1,250,000

Issues:

Abortion: Right

Education: Center-Right

Energy: Center-Right

Environment: Right

Free Trade: Center

Government Spending: Right

Gun Control: Far-Right

Health Care: Right

Immigration: Far-Right

Iran: Right

Military: Far-Right

Qumam: Right

Regulation: Right

Same Sex Marriage: Right

Social Security: Right

Subprime Mortgages: Far-Right

Tax Rates: Far-Right

War on Terror: Right

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Name:A. Ronald Tilsley

Age:46

Home State:California

Bio:Just 5 years after his term ended as California's Governor, now venture capitalist Ron Tilsley is looking to return to public service with a presidential run. From 1995 to 2003, Tilsley led California, leaving the state with a surplus every year while in office. Can his business minded leadership and charisma be enough to win the presidency?

Stats:

Leadership: 4

Experience: 3

Integrity: 4

Issue Familiarity: 4

Charisma: 4

Stamina: 3

Debating: 3

Crusaders: Arnold Schwarzenegger PIP:5 Power:4

Gov. Mitt Romney PIP:5 Power: 4

PIPS: 15

Funds: 5,000,000

Issues:

Abortion: Right

Education: Center-Right

Energy: Center-Right

Environment: Right

Free Trade: Center-Right

Government Spending: Right

Gun Control: Right

Health Care: Right

Immigration: Right

Iran: Center-Right

Military: Right

Qumam: Right

Regulation: Right

Same Sex Marriage: Center-Right

Social Security: Right

Subprime Mortgages: Far-Right

Tax Rates: Right

War on Terror: Right

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