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« on: June 03, 2013, 11:46:23 am »

Let's take away Lincoln's huge reputation. Instead, we have a former Illinois Congressman running on a populist campaign. It's the modern GOP, so it'll be a populist conservative campaign. Nationalist, based on preserving the nation, and maybe he has a thing against trade. Meanwhile, there's the famous New York Senator, William H. Seward. As opposed to Lincoln's economic moderation, we have the more business friendly but socially moderate-to-liberal North-Easterner. Throw in a few more like Chase for good measure. Heck, maybe Cassius Clay's role as a wealthy abolitionist can be adapted to being a wealthy activist in today's world. What issues do these guys try to appeal to the modern GOP on, and how well does each one do it?

Let's also take the Democrat on this. The two I'm mainly thinking of are Stephen Douglas and Andrew Johnson. One is the famed orator, business friendly and socially liberal Illinois Senator. The other, Andrew Johnson, made one of his first campaigns as a working man's candidate and has continued to do so, backed by Tennessee's lower classes time and again for office whether it be Congressman, Governor, or even Senator. Like with the Republicans, throw in a few more for good measure. And, like with the GOP, how do these guys appeal to different sections of the party and how well do they do it?

Maps are always helpful in this.
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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2013, 08:12:39 pm »

For modern Lincoln, let's use Aaron Schock. I have no idea about the others. Chris Christie for Seward? Barack Obama for Douglas? Al Gore for Johnson?
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