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1  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Who would you rather be President? on: Today at 07:36:25 am
Nigel Farage.

Between Cuomo and Warren though, Cuomo, although it would be an incredibly reluctant choice.
2  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Scottish Independence Referendum - 18 September 2014 on: Today at 04:16:35 am
I wouldn't necessarily say that. Right now it's able to present itself to the electorate as the defender of Scottish interests in a hostile environment (Westminster). If Scotland became independent there'd be no need for that position anymore and a number of nationalist voters would probably move (back) to the other parties.

The same thing would probably happen in an independent Bavaria which I doubt would see the Christian Democrats run away with every election.

Would Scotland retain the British parties as they exist up there though? UKIP, for starters, would be irrelevant in their current form up in Scotland.
3  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1972 Presidential Election on: September 14, 2014, 07:23:39 pm
Nixon without hindsight, McGovern Hospers with
4  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: LA Gubernatorial Election, 1991: Roemer makes the runoff instead of Duke on: September 14, 2014, 07:23:10 pm
5  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: PM Series: Question 20 on: September 14, 2014, 07:18:44 pm
Agree

Also a critical issue for me.
6  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: New York Gubernatorial election 2014 (Head-to-Head) on: September 14, 2014, 07:18:23 pm
Astorino
7  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1848 Presidential Election on: September 13, 2014, 01:44:07 am
8  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: AK's Australian Election Series - 1979 (Includes Referendum) on: September 12, 2014, 08:43:13 pm
Voting is now closed, thank you all for your participation.
9  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: AK's Australian Election Series - 1979 (Includes Referendum) on: September 12, 2014, 08:26:50 am
Final bump, with 12 hours left to vote.
10  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Which group of western states do you prefer? on: September 12, 2014, 07:08:21 am
Rockies
Southwest
Northwest
California
11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Are you a young rich white liberal? on: September 11, 2014, 11:12:54 pm
Young? Yes.
Rich? No, middle-class is more accurate for me.
White? Yes.
Liberal? To an extent regarding the old sense of the word, particularly on the economy, but I'd call myself a conservative.
12  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Rank the parties with representation in the National Assembly of Poland on: September 11, 2014, 10:38:32 pm
1. Congress of the New Right
2. Law and Justice
3. United Poland
4. Poland Together
5. Civic Platform
6. Polish People's Party
7. Your Movement
8. Democratic Left Alliance
9. Labour United
13  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: AK's Australian Election Series - 1979 (Includes Referendum) on: September 11, 2014, 07:49:39 pm
Bumping, with a reminder that voting closes tomorrow at 9.30am AWST, or in just over 24 and a half hours.
14  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1992 Presidential Election on: September 11, 2014, 10:51:39 am
Clinton. Would have been tempted to cast for Perot in hindsight.



Wow, this is close.

I might make a hypothetical '92 map from the results here, once the poll closes.

Please do!

Not sure if the results are closed yet, but here's the 1992 map, based on this poll:


NOTE: The shadings/results are based on raw vote uniform swings, and in practice, would be somewhat different (for example, Bush would stay above 40% in AL, and Perot might win WA.)
15  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Democrats for Susan Collins on: September 11, 2014, 09:29:00 am
I don't really care what Democrats do about Susan Collins.
16  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: What kind of election do you prefer? on: September 11, 2014, 08:25:48 am
Option 1, most definitely.

WAY more interesting from an analytical point of view, especially on the night itself!
17  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1789 Presidential Election on: September 10, 2014, 10:37:29 pm
Anti-Federalist
18  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: PM Series: Question 19 on: September 10, 2014, 09:49:55 pm
Key word here is all people. I certainly support government assisted basic needs for the severely disabled, severely injured veterans and the very poor. However, this is a very collectivist idea that massively expands the welfare state. Disagree (Critical)
19  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: AK's Australian Election Series - 1979 (Includes Referendum) on: September 10, 2014, 08:58:53 pm
Does Referendum One count out the obvious caveats (i.e. vulnerable to a "Citizens United but in Australia"). If not, then No. (and then No, and Yes)
'

Referendum One is very much based on the American First Amendment, if that helps.
20  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: AK's Australian Election Series - 1979 (Includes Referendum) on: September 10, 2014, 08:10:35 am
Shocked You should have made Cairns leader, a truly great Aussie.

I considered making Cairns leader when I did the write-up, maybe I should have, who knows.

On another note, look how badly both the Liberals and Labor are polling!
21  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Do you like the Treehouse of Horror episodes? on: September 10, 2014, 01:28:00 am
Yes, mainly the older ones though, mind you, I prefer classic Simpsons (1989-1997) over the years succeeding them in general, although I don't mind newer Simpsons.

Some of my favourite segments? King Homer, The Raven and Homer3, to name three.
22  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of Jim Varney on: September 10, 2014, 01:25:02 am
FF, and R.I.P.

Used to love the Ernest movies when I was younger, I'm also a fan of Varney's voice work in the first two Toy Story films.
23  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Would you let your children play with these "toys"? on: September 10, 2014, 01:23:46 am
No way (R)
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which European political party is the preceding poster best suited for? on: September 09, 2014, 11:31:32 pm
PASOK
25  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: AK's Australian Election Series - Master Thread on: September 09, 2014, 08:21:45 pm
With this particular history going as it is, will Don Chipp still breakaway from the Liberals to form the Democrats?

We'll have to wait and see, in this timeline, Chipp was one of the Liberal MPs from Victoria who re-gained his seat in 1970, after losing it in 1967. It will depend on who is in government during that period, and the success of the Australia Party (who already have a Senator in this TL)

Looks like the Democrats as we know them won't exist, although Chipp has joined the Australia Party.
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