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« on: August 14, 2019, 01:03:57 pm »

You slipped into a coma and emerge from it on January 20, 2021, at 12:00 noon and start watching the presidential inauguration of Bill Weld on the hospital TV.
What happened in the meantime?
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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2019, 01:18:25 pm »

These threads are LOL.
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2019, 01:21:02 pm »

No, comas are bad. Also, this timeline sounds like fun.
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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2019, 04:01:16 pm »

Republicans magically grew a spine and stood up against Trump.

Democrats nominated Al Sharpton.
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2019, 04:40:44 pm »

Trump and Pence died in the same plane crash in around March 2020 so there wasnt enough time for anyone else to organise a candidacy and Weld won the nomination by default.

It was later revealed that the Democrat nominee caused the prior plane crash. Hence Weld was elected.
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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2019, 04:43:04 pm »

who would willingly continue to be in a coma
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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2019, 05:14:09 pm »

who would willingly continue to be in a coma

C'mon! You know that that is supposed to be a cynical way of glossing over the disapproval of Weld's inevitable presidency.

Who would he have chosen as his running mate, btw? Evan McMullin?
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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2019, 05:24:35 pm »

I'd be disappointed that the Democrats lost again, but at least we wouldn't have Trump.
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« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2019, 10:20:45 pm »


I'd probably panic, thinking I had died and then slipped into some sort of other world based on my last waking memories of political life from before the coma.

As to what actually would have happened, I would guess that Trump just absolutely implodes with scandal and either is forced to or backs out, but it's too late for the party to fill the void effectively so Weld swoops in and wins by a narrow margin in the primary.
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« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2019, 12:04:19 am »

WOOOOOOOOOO
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« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2019, 01:03:22 am »

No.
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« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2019, 01:12:23 am »

You slipped into a coma and emerge from it on January 20, 2021, at 12:00 noon and start watching the presidential inauguration of Bill Weld on the hospital TV.

What happened ?

After their successful primaries, the Trump-Pence ticket was killed by members of the Anti-Fa and Melania Trump was not able to run for POTUS instead, because she wasn't born in the US. The widdow of Pence declined to run.

The Republicans then picked Bill Welp as their replacement candidate, as he received the most votes in the primaries after Trump. He defeated the candidates of the Democrats, Yang-Tlaib, after the ticket only denounced the actions of the Anti-Fa killers in a lukewarm manner, leading to a surge in enthusiasm among Republicans and Republican leaning Independents.

President Welp:

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« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2019, 01:24:17 am »

Here is an alternate scenario:

After their successful primaries, Trump-Pence shifted into general election mode in mid-2020.

As the polls became more and more favourable for them and it seemed they were to be re-elected because the Democrats nominated a lackluster ticket, NASA suddenly detected several illegal alien spaceships entering US airspace.

One of these spaceship landed in Montana, as can be seen below:



Trump asked: "What the hell are they doing here ? They are illegal aliens !"

Long story short:

The aliens came out of their MT ship and took Trump-Pence with them to Alpha Centauri, or wherever the f**k they came from, arguing that it was necessary to abduct the Republican frontrunners to avoid great harm for the planet. No further explanation was given by the aliens and they took off again.
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« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2019, 07:00:42 am »

Even if Trump and Pence died, the GOP would never willingly nominate Weld. Maybe if he somehow got all of Epstein's dirt and used it to extort his way to the nomination.
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« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2019, 07:15:19 am »

Some of the Republicans that are currently on Don's side for political reasons began conspiring against him. They were able to get enough Democrats to vote in Republican primaries, joining with sympathetic Republican voters, to take the nom that began with a major shock win in New Hampshire.
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« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2019, 08:34:53 am »

Even if Trump and Pence died, the GOP would never willingly nominate Weld. Maybe if he somehow got all of Epstein's dirt and used it to extort his way to the nomination.

Would they have another choice ?

If Trump places first and Weld second in most primaries, then Trump and Pence die ... why would another candidate than Weld be the legitimate nominee ?
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« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2019, 09:03:33 am »
« Edited: August 15, 2019, 09:37:59 am by Sir Mohamed »

There is just one remote scenario this happens: Biden as Dem nominee offers him the VP slot on a national unity ticket and passes away during transition. Extremely unlikely, but more likely than him beating Trump and winning the GE.
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« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2019, 12:26:40 pm »

HELL YES
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« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2019, 12:47:35 pm »

I'd start to wonder what happened to the people that woke up on November 3, 2020
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« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2019, 04:03:50 pm »

This is crazy
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« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2019, 04:12:15 pm »

Even if Trump and Pence died, the GOP would never willingly nominate Weld. Maybe if he somehow got all of Epstein's dirt and used it to extort his way to the nomination.

Would they have another choice ?

If Trump places first and Weld second in most primaries, then Trump and Pence die ... why would another candidate than Weld be the legitimate nominee ?

If a candidate died, most of their pledged delegates would be released and become unpledged, just as if they had dropped out (this is why many candidates "suspend" their campaigns rather than actually dropping out). The GOP currently has a rule that you have to win at least five states to have your name placed into nomination at the convention, a bar Weld is unlikely to ever clear, meaning none of the delegates he "won" would actually be pledged to him. Should they reach the convention without any living candidate clearing the five state threshold, I imagine the convention rules committee would simply vote to change the rules and allow other names to be entered. They would probably do the same even if Weld somehow won his prerequisite five states.

Ultimately, if a majority of delegates and a majority of the rules committee wants to do something, no one can stop them.
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« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2019, 06:20:15 pm »

Biden has a complete melt down and uses racist and sexist language before being admitted to a mental hospital. Then the stock market crashes 90%. Somehow Weld barely wins as the Libertarian candidate.
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« Reply #22 on: August 15, 2019, 11:56:17 pm »

Even if Trump and Pence died, the GOP would never willingly nominate Weld. Maybe if he somehow got all of Epstein's dirt and used it to extort his way to the nomination.

Would they have another choice ?

If Trump places first and Weld second in most primaries, then Trump and Pence die ... why would another candidate than Weld be the legitimate nominee ?

If a candidate died, most of their pledged delegates would be released and become unpledged, just as if they had dropped out (this is why many candidates "suspend" their campaigns rather than actually dropping out). The GOP currently has a rule that you have to win at least five states to have your name placed into nomination at the convention, a bar Weld is unlikely to ever clear, meaning none of the delegates he "won" would actually be pledged to him. Should they reach the convention without any living candidate clearing the five state threshold, I imagine the convention rules committee would simply vote to change the rules and allow other names to be entered. They would probably do the same even if Weld somehow won his prerequisite five states.

Ultimately, if a majority of delegates and a majority of the rules committee wants to do something, no one can stop them.

That applies to the situation if Trump/Pence die at some point in June, before the convention is held.

What happens if the convention was already held and both were already nominated and Trump/Pence die and none of them has a will stating their replacement candidate ?

Would they call for another convention, or would it be a RNC vote only ?
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« Reply #23 on: August 16, 2019, 06:45:05 pm »

Not ideal, but better than Trump. It would be tolerable.
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« Reply #24 on: August 18, 2019, 08:41:23 am »

-Every Candadate execpt John Delaney And Bill Weld start a mass shooting thus causing Delaney and Weld to win the nomination
-Delaney picks De Blasio as Running mate Weld picks Haley
-Delaney performs poorly at Debates and runs a bad campaign
-a week before the election John Delaney is hit with sexual harassment allegations
-Bill Weld is elected President
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