Bizarre... I haven't played for a while.
I ran as my character in the 2008 Dem primaries. I won IA, NH, NV and Obama won SC. Clinton won a few during Super Tuesday, but the writing was on the wall, and she withdrew and endorsed me before mini-Tuesday (OH, TX, VT and RI) which I swept. But Obama would not give up.
I secured the nomination after winning North Carolina. I then started running national ads and the Dem numbers jumped. However, Obama didn't withdraw and refused anything short of the VP slot... so it seemed.
So I went to the convention with Obama still there... I chose Bill Richardson. The following week, the GOP chose Romney (who had secured the nomination in April) and he chose Giuliani as his running mate. Probably due to the contested nature of the Dem convention, we went through a bad patch.
Our numbers collapsed.
I got into a trough that I couldn't get out of, hit with scandals and just needed to dump money all over the shop. I picked up across the mid-west and the upper south in the last two weeks and I slipped on the west coast.
I surged in the national polls from being down 45-49 to drawing almost even 47-48.
This was the end...
I spent too much time and money in states like TX which I only lost by 2% and yes, I lost CA 1.4%284 EV - 49.5%
254 EV - 50.5%
Romney only cracked 60% in AL and UT but I did it in MA, CT and RI. I also won VA and TN by a greater margin that I did OR, WA, PA, WI and MI.