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« on: April 14, 2013, 01:11:06 pm »
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Please don't move this Smiley

RULES

1- Sign up for a character from the list in this thread.

2- The game starts in October 2011.

3- All candidates must post their campaign schedule for every turn in the game thread. There are limits on plausibility - your candidates are not superhuman and cannot travel across the entire nation in a day. If you do not post your candidate takes a light hit in polling. You do have the option of taking a week off but not posting about it will be counted as a no show week. Weeks off freeze your numbers while absences decrease them.

4- Each turn will be 48 hours in our time and 1 week in the game's time (I'm willing to make it more weeks per turn if this slows down)

5- CONTACT ME FOR ENDORSEMENTS

6- Debates will occasionally held in the game thread for both parties.

7- I will be using a number randomizer from 1-50 to determine whether a candidate had a positive or negative experience in the week. 1-5 will be negative experiences (1 being terrible news) and 45-50 will be positive experiences (50 being a huge boost). 5-45 will be no news. The negatives can include, but are not limited to, gaffes, misstatements, medical problems, bad speculation, scandals, emergencies, etc. Positives can include, but are not limited to, surprise endorsements, fundraising boosts, poll surges, good speculation, etc.

9. All history up till October is as

- I will make an update of the previous week post, it will normally include polls, news, and narrative effects, sometimes a debate as well. This, and only this will start the next turn.

- Following the end of the Primaries the game will skip forward until 2 weeks before the Conventions.

-You are allowed to claim independent candidates in this thread, but please do not start posting in the game thread until after primary season.

-The game will start once we have several people doing it. The list will be continually updated to ensure a semi-sensible candidates list - Kucinich isn't going to run against Sanders, for instance.



Candidates List
Democrats
President Barack Obama (D-IL)

Republicans
Anybody on the list

Independents/Others
Former Gov. Gary Johnson (L-NM)
Rep. Ron Paul (I/L-TX)
Ms. Jill Stein (G-MA)
Czar Van Jones (G-TN)
Gov. Buddy Roemer (AE/Reform-LA)
Mayor Rocky Anderson (AE/J-UT)
Rep. Virgil Goode (C/AIP-VA)
Mr. Lou Dobbs (I-NJ)
Mr. Ralph Nader (I-CT)
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Former Gov. Jesse Ventura (R/I-MN)
Mr. Donald Trump (I-NY)
Mr. Howard Schultz (AE/I-WA)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I-NY)

CLAIMED
President Barack Obama (D-IL): Clinton 1996
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I/D-VT): Drj

Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR): NHI
Gov. Jon Huntsman (R-UT): Sanchez
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX): Spamage
Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA): Tmth
Gov. Mitch Daniels (R-IN): Lumine
Sen. John Thune (R-SD): JerryAR
Rep. Ron Paul (R/L-TX): Bmotley
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN): Alfred
Vice President Dick Cheney (R-WY): Snowstalker
Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL): Dereich
Gov. George Pataki (R-NY): Oldiesfreak
Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN): Idaho Blue Dog Dem

Mayor Rocky Anderson (AE/J-UT): Dr. Cynic
Gov. Jesse Ventura (Reform/I-MN): Spiral
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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2013, 01:14:25 pm »
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I claim Rick Santorum
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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2013, 01:18:00 pm »
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I'd like to be Mike Huckabee.
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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2013, 01:27:11 pm »
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I would like to take Jon Huntsman in the Republican primaries, though I think the Democratic primary is a bit too crowded. I think Grayson, Dean, Sanders, Kucinich, and Gravel would unite around someone like Feingold.
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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2013, 01:29:44 pm »
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I'll claim Bernie Sanders, running in the Dem Primary against Obama.
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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2013, 01:31:07 pm »
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Can I be Kay Bailey Hutchinson?
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« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2013, 01:38:28 pm »
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I'd like to play as Rocky Anderson
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« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2013, 01:42:19 pm »
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I would like to take Howard Schultz as an Independent, though I think the Democratic primary is a bit too crowded. I think Grayson, Dean, Sanders, Kucinich, and Gravel would unite around someone like Feingold.

The list will be continually updated to ensure a semi-sensible candidates list - Kucinich isn't going to run against Sanders, for instance.
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« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2013, 01:45:41 pm »
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I would like to play as Mitt Romney. (SHOCKER)
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« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2013, 01:50:18 pm »
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IMO, since third-party candidates aren't even playing until the end of the primaries, we should hold off on most of them until we know the outcome of the primaries (unless that candidate would run regardless of who runs, but that's not true for Sanders and Anderson for example).
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« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2013, 01:51:17 pm »
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IMO, since third-party candidates aren't even playing until the end of the primaries, we should hold off on most of them until we know the outcome of the primaries (unless that candidate would run regardless of who runs, but that's not true for Sanders and Anderson for example).

This thread can be used to provisionally claim a third party candidate, but don't start posting as said 3rd-party until after the primaries.
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« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2013, 01:58:45 pm »
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Hmmmm... I could play Gingrich 2.0... But too many southern candidates, I claim Governor Mitch Daniels!
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« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2013, 02:02:58 pm »
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I toss santorum, and go for John Thune
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« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2013, 02:09:04 pm »
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I'll play as Ron Paul in the Republican Primaries.

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« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2013, 03:26:19 pm »
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I'll go with Herman Cain.

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« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2013, 03:52:07 pm »
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I claim Santorum.
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There is a lot of humor to be mined from this as the mind of LBJ in the body of an 18 month old baby girl is quite hilarious.

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« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2013, 04:21:19 pm »
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I claim Santorum.

Dropping him, changing to Bachmann.
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There is a lot of humor to be mined from this as the mind of LBJ in the body of an 18 month old baby girl is quite hilarious.

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« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2013, 05:06:42 pm »
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Taking Dick Cheney for the lulz.
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« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2013, 05:09:40 pm »
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I claim President Obama FTW

Oh and Bernie, I'm gonna beat you like Bobby beat Whitney.
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« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2013, 05:10:58 pm »
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I edited my post a bit earlier, so it would be easy to skip over, but I decided to switch to Jon Huntsman if that is alright with you guys Smiley.
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« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2013, 07:48:58 pm »
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I claim Tim Pawlenty.
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« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2013, 07:11:57 pm »
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I'll go with Jeb Bush.
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00:09   Wulfric   Trump has seemed to have a lot of compassion for the poor at times

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« Reply #22 on: April 15, 2013, 09:50:56 pm »
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I'd like to be Jesse Ventura for an independent run.
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« Reply #23 on: April 15, 2013, 11:09:16 pm »
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Can we start soon? Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: April 15, 2013, 11:20:18 pm »
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Can we start soon? Smiley

Indeed. I want to respond to everyone else's presidential ambitions with a hardy "NEIN NEIN NEIN" Tongue.
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