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1  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: OH-Sen: Cincinnati Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld likely running on: Today at 10:08:32 am
While I like Sittenfield a lot and think he could have a bright future, I worry that he's setting himself up for something similar to what happened to another once promising up-and-comer from Hamilton County.  In 2010 Pepper was simply running for Auditor in the wrong year (much like Carney and Pillich in 2014).  A defeat can take some of the shine off a rising star and it is important to make sure we run them in races/years that they can win.  Someone like Mandel or Mary Taylor would be one thing, but Portman is more like DeWine in that he won't lose unless you get both the right A-list candidate and a decent year.  Portman won't shoot himself in the foot and will be flooded with more money than he knows what to do with. 

@ Lebron:  I think 20% is too low for Strickland.  By all accounts, the man has more energy and fire-in-the-belly than he did when he was elected Governor in 2006.  Plus, who cares if he'll only serve like two terms if it's the only way to sink Portman (I don't think Ryan or Cordrey will run, Strickland probably won't, but I'd only be mildly surprised if he does).  Sutton would lose to Renacci, she has literally zero cross-over appeal outside of the Barberton/Norton area, she should run for whatever State Senate seat includes that area (I think it's Roegner, who Sutton could certainly beat in that area).

Sittenfield is from Cincinnatti, so it's no surprise the progressive establishment there is supporting him or that he is on good terms with Pepper.  However, he won't help turn out the base b/c he has zero name-recognition outside of Hamilton County and probably won't be able raise enough money to change that in a meaningful way.  Btw, not only is Portman not scared of Sittenfield, I doubt he even thinks about him.  What does he gain by acknowledging Sittenfield and thus giving his candidacy more legitimacy?
2  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: I am entitled to the Presidency of Atlasia. on: January 26, 2015, 10:11:54 pm
I agree, if only for the sake of revoking Nappy's tenure.
3  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: People of the Republic of Atlasia vs. Midwest Governor LeBron FitzGerald on: January 26, 2015, 02:26:25 pm
Sorry for being slow, I'm busy irl. It will be psoted before the end of the week!

Bump
4  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 2: The Drone Release Act (Debating) on: January 25, 2015, 10:07:26 pm
Looks good, but I still don't get why anyone needs corporate drones.
5  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Petition to Unban Tyriontheimperialist on: January 25, 2015, 10:00:15 pm
X Mr. X
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Will Snowstalker and TNF start denouncing SYRIZA after they win? on: January 25, 2015, 09:19:21 pm
Snowstalker will, TNF won't. That's my guess at least.

Yeah, say what you will about TNF, but he seems fairly principled.
7  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Historic Northeast Blizzard Approachs on: January 25, 2015, 09:10:41 pm
RIP Lief, FF
8  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Four Roses Club's Tomb. (Coup against JoMCaR in process) on: January 25, 2015, 09:26:29 am
9  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: IA-1/3: Culver considering on: January 23, 2015, 10:48:36 pm
maybe Bruce Braley wants his old job back... Cheesy

I'd rather get punched in the cock.

Bruce Braley will do the honors Tongue

That's Bernard Benedict to you Tongue
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I'm taking a break from atlas on: January 23, 2015, 10:45:45 pm
Bye, Chris. No one will miss you.
11  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: OH-Sen: Cincinnati Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld likely running on: January 23, 2015, 04:36:02 pm
Strickland still considering. Ryan says he's completely preoccupied with his infant son ATM, but will make a decision within a month. Says while unafraid of a primary, having done that before, it would be preferable if one's avoided. Sounds like he's still out. Buckeyes, what do you think the odds are of Strickland running?

I'd say there's about a 33% chance of Strickland running.
12  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1816 Election (The Hearse at Monticello) on: January 23, 2015, 02:35:55 pm
Marshall
13  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: OH-Sen: Cincinnati Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld likely running on: January 23, 2015, 11:23:15 am
The OH democratic party is a joke party.

Not really.  It's going through a rough patch right now, but a joke party it is not.

Maybe "joke party" is kind of exaggerating the situation, but their bench is fairly thin (though I think Sittenfield is very promising for a future race) for a major party in a swing state.

I mean 2014 was the biggest Republican wave in modern US history and Ohio was one of the ground zeros for it.  That sort of thing tends to hurt a bench, as does the fact that the Republican congressional and state legislature maps are some of the most effective gerrymanders of the decade.  While we have a thinner bench than one might expect, we have both some extremely promising rising stars (Stinziano, Ginther, Bishoff, Klein, Sittenfield, Pillich, arguably Whaley and Kamrass, etc) and some strong, established, big-names (Leland, Cordrey, Carney, Strickland, Ryan, Cranley,  Gentile, Schiavoni, Budish, etc).  Those are just off the top of my head.  We've taken a beating due to 2010 and 2014, but the ODP is a far cry from the Florida Democratic Party.
14  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: OH-Sen: Cincinnati Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld likely running on: January 23, 2015, 07:51:03 am
The OH democratic party is a joke party.

Not really.  It's going through a rough patch right now, but a joke party it is not.
15  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 2: The Drone Release Act (Debating) on: January 23, 2015, 07:46:07 am
I would like to also see a specific penalty for the abuse of drones (maybe 1-2 years in prison).
16  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: OH-Sen: Cincinnati Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld likely running on: January 22, 2015, 09:09:20 pm

More power to him!
17  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Petition to unban Straha! on: January 22, 2015, 07:50:37 pm
     The place kind of did erupt for opebo. We lost multiple posters, including Lewis. I didn't care for opebo, but I did mind seeing Lewis go.

Who did we lose other than Lewis?

     Seatown left, though I didn't like him. I think someone else might have left and then returned later, but my recollection is imperfect. Also opebo left. Considering how many other posters have been banned and just made a load of sock accounts, I think that is significant.

Several other posters left for a while but eventually came back. Tweed and HockeyDude were among them.

It doesn't count if the poster wimped out and came back.
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What do you think the previous poster thinks of you? on: January 22, 2015, 07:06:39 pm
I don't think he has an opinion of me.
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Ask Retromike Part 2 on: January 22, 2015, 07:05:05 pm
Why?
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Favourite latest post by previous poster on: January 22, 2015, 04:10:51 pm
Any Dem will probably win the 1st, but if Culver is still unpopular, we could use a better candidate than him for the 3rd.
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Lief Reservoir of Simple Truths and Smart One-Liners on: January 22, 2015, 04:03:10 pm
Context:

This is in the top 10 of worst Atlas threads.
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Atlas Ministry of Purity Crimes Self-Reporting Thread on: January 22, 2015, 04:01:51 pm
This thread is the Atlas equivalent of The 1/2 Hour News Hour.
23  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: The Lion and the Rose: King's Landing on: January 21, 2015, 11:00:47 pm
OOC:
Just to clarify, Lord Rosby and Aurane Waters were named to the newly created positions of Deputy Master of Coin and Deputy Master of Ships.   Deputy Master of Laws is still vacant.
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Wearing Old Campaign Buttons on: January 21, 2015, 10:22:15 pm
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Thread Title on: January 21, 2015, 10:03:00 pm
I was actually wondering where you had gone. Nice to see you at least.
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