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My closest race yet! (2004)


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Okay, so I've never actually played the 2004 election. So I decide to play as Lieberman my first time. I decided to head to New Hampshire first then Iowa so I could build up enough of a lead to win at least one. After ahead in New Hampshire, I moved on over to Iowa to gain momentum. I ended up winning both NH and Iowa which gave me a huge boost in momentum. Lieberman's stamina is rather low, so about mid way in the election I started asking for Endorsement from the lower tier candidates to make up for not being able to campaign in certain states due to low EP. (Clark, Sharpton, etc.)

Later on into the election, it was a four man race between myself, Kerry, Dean, and Edwards. Kerry was gaining momentum. I was just barely able to keep my momentum going a bit by winning Ohio and New York. (Just barely winning them over Kerry.) Kerry won by a big margin in California, leaving me with a lead of just a couple of delegates over him.

I started to get worried about Edwards or Dean endorsing Kerry. I kept pushing and pushing for Edwards to endorse me, because at the time, he had about 400 delegates. Kerry having around 700 delegates and my self around 710 delegates. Dean at this time just a couple of hundred. Edwards ended up endorsing Kerry with about 500 delegates after I had won a few more states leaving Kerry with a 150 delegate lead over myself. Dean however, started gaining a lot of momentum at the end. And got up to 700 delegates. after a few more states, it looked like this:

Dean: 700

Lieberman 1100

Kerry 1300

I had a horrible feeling that Dean would endorse Kerry and screw me over. I kept pushing and pushing for Dean to endorse me with about a 7% chance of success. Out of the blue, Dean offered to Endorse me. Of course I accepted. This insured me the nomination. Kerry went on to beat me in the last couple of states. The final Delegate count:

Lieberman: 1960

Kerry: 1493

This was played using the original 2004 file with no modifications on Medium difficulty. The players were all the default players.


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very cool, almost an exact opposite of my 2004 race!

Yeah I saw that one. Very surprised how easily you can play as Lieberman. Still pretty challenging and I would have lost if I didn't get lucky with Dean.

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