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« Reply #2600 on: August 09, 2013, 09:16:30 pm »



General Wesley Clark of Illinois/Senator Bob Graham of Florida - 53.4%, 450 EV's
President George W. Bush of Texas/Vice President Dick Cheney of Wyoming - 44.6%, 88 EV's
Others - 2.1%, 0 EV's

Wesley Clark, after ending the primaries and tying Bush, surged throughout the campaign to the top of the polls. The last couple of weeks, Clark led Bush by 8 points, heading into toss-ups of Kenucky, South Dakota, South Carolina, Lousiana. Clark won all swing states, and came close to a couple of state that Clark trailed by 10 in the day before (Oklahoma, Montana, Kansas).

I have to say, this is one of the more logical maps I've seen in a while.
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« Reply #2601 on: August 15, 2013, 10:05:52 pm »

Bruce Babbitt crushes Bush, edges out Jackson in the primary



Former Governor Bruce Babbitt (D-AZ)/Governor Mario Cuomo (D-NY) - 47.8%, 437 EV's
Vice President George H.W. Bush (R-TX)/Senator Paul Laxalt (R-NV) - 44.1%, 101 EV's
Former Congressman Ron Paul (L-TX)/Activist Russell Means (L-SD) - 4.4%, 0 EV's
Psychologist Lenora Fulani (N-NY)/Life Coach Joyce Dattner (N-CA) - 3.7%, 0 EV's

It goes from one of the most sensible maps to one of the least sensible... Oh well. Babbitt wins most of his states by narrow single digits, and I swear I wasn't going to win Missouri, North Dakota, Nevada, or Delaware if you had asked me before those results really came in. Running on a platform of Leadership, Iran Contra, and attack George H.W. Bush on taxes, I started behind by nearly 10 due to a bruising primary between Jesse Jackson and myself (I won Iowa, he won New Hampshire, ect.) but managed to rise due to some high level ads and some Bush scandals. Plus, Cuomo was probably a much better pick for me than Laxalt was for Bush.
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« Reply #2602 on: August 15, 2013, 11:04:25 pm »
« Edited: August 15, 2013, 11:08:46 pm by Scott »

United States presidential election, 1992


Governor Bill Clinton (D-AR)/Senator Al Gore (D-TN) - 363 EVs (44.9%)
President George Bush (R-TX)/Vice President Dan Quayle (R-IN) - 175 EVs (39.9%)
Businessman Ross Perot (I-TX)/Former Vice Admiral James Stockdale (I-IL) - 0 EVs (15.2%)

I finally won! Cheesy  The closest state was Minnesota.

I started out fairly ahead, and I kept my momentum up by, strangely, using the same strategy I've used in my last failed attempts.  This map makes no sense, but whatever. Smiley
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« Reply #2603 on: August 16, 2013, 07:53:12 am »

2012

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« Reply #2604 on: August 16, 2013, 09:57:43 am »

That's the best result I've ever seen Smiley
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« Reply #2605 on: August 16, 2013, 10:41:35 am »



THATS the way to go into the 2010's! Cheesy
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« Reply #2606 on: August 16, 2013, 05:24:49 pm »
« Edited: August 16, 2013, 05:26:48 pm by Scott »

United States presidential election, 2004


Governor Howard Dean (D-VT)/Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) - 288 EVs (49.1%)
President George W. Bush (R-TX)/Vice President Dick Cheney (R-WY) - 250 EVs (50.9%)
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« Reply #2607 on: August 19, 2013, 08:31:20 am »

Nebraska and Alabama were the closest states (78.8-21.2)... I'd like to know what would have been the result if I had played the Easy mode:

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« Reply #2608 on: August 19, 2013, 08:35:08 am »

Nebraska and Alabama were the closest states (78.8-21.2)... I'd like to know what would have been the result if I had played the Easy mode:



Wow. How did Cuomo get nuked?
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« Reply #2609 on: August 19, 2013, 08:39:55 pm »

Nebraska and Alabama were the closest states (78.8-21.2)... I'd like to know what would have been the result if I had played the Easy mode:

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Wow. How did Cuomo get nuked?

After SC voted, it was obvious that I'd win the GOP nomination (in fact, Ryan took AZ because I wasn't paying attention to the primaries anymore). I started to target and create footsoldiers in heavily dem states while Clinton, Cuomo and O'Malley were in a close fight. After Clinton lost some momentum, in part because of negative ads by my campaign, I decided to make her my VP and kept raising money and targeting dem states. Cuomo and O'Malley were tied, and it was in the final 2-3 states that Cuomo managed to get a majority of delegates... But it was too  late for him, because I had more than 50 M CoH and lots of ads that I could afford running in every state. I had enough CPs to spin every news and Cuomo actually stopped campaigning after I refused to debate him (I suppose it's authomatical if your opponent has less than 15% in the polls). I created many newspaper and web ads, and when I wanted to create very positive momentum for me, I released 2 TV ads at the same time (you create one and then wait to the 2nd one to be created and run them in every state at the same time: that usually makes news and has a power of 4). But not everything worked. I tried to find an scandal on Cuomo but no one was found, and I wasted a lot of time on debate prep, something I didn't need. Something that helped is that Christie usually get positive interviews. My objective was to have all the map in red before the democratic primaries were over, something I almost managed to do (DC and MA remained blue) and that helped me a lot because Cuomo wasted his time campaigning in the closer states, those where I had a better organization and more footsoldiers Smiley Then, he went mad and sent his VP O'Malley (he didn't campaign, as I mentioned) to campaign in the West and South, states I hadn't paid attention to at all. And that's why my best states are Michigan, Georgia (I spent a lot of time here because I wanted to get more votes than FDR got in his landslide in 1936) and Ohio and my worst states Nebraska, Alabama and Tennessee (where I didn't campaign). Fun fact is that I got 93% in DC but only 88% in UT and WY.
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« Reply #2610 on: August 19, 2013, 09:15:45 pm »


Yup... backwards!
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« Reply #2611 on: August 20, 2013, 07:21:04 pm »
« Edited: August 20, 2013, 07:22:49 pm by Scott »

Christie's pretty competitive in the general, I've found.  Not so much in the primary.

United States presidential election, 2012

Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ)/Governor Bob McDonnell (R-VA) - 395 EVs (55.2%)
President Barack Obama (D-IL)/Vice President Joe Biden (D-DE) - 143 EVs (44.8%)

Started out even, spent all my final resources on Oregon, California, New Jersey and Delaware. Smiley
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« Reply #2612 on: August 21, 2013, 04:57:21 pm »
« Edited: August 21, 2013, 09:21:41 pm by Governor Maxwell »

1976: This map be trippin



Senator Charles Mathias (R-MD)/Senator Richard Schweiker (R-PA) - 49.2%, 398 EV's
Governor George Wallace (D-AL)/Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV) - 48.5%, 141 EV's
Former Senator Eugene McCarthy (I-MN)/Peoples - 2.3%, 0 EV's

I went with Leftist Republican v. Right-Wing Democrat. Fun map, I have to say. I managed my funds fairly poorly and ended up with around $500,000 left for the campaign with still two weeks left to go. Led in the polls by 3 points, but despite winning most swing states, the race turned out to be neck and neck in the popular vote (cuz I won states like New York and California by less than a percent).

This is, of course, picking just for the general: Even at my best, I couldn't win Mathias the nomination (though I was very close at one point, barely being edged out by Gerald Ford after he won Texas in the final round by surprise. He had more delegates, but Mathias won by almost 9 points.)
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« Reply #2613 on: August 25, 2013, 11:32:44 am »

Did you edit Mathias in yourself or did he come with the scenario you are playing?
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« Reply #2614 on: August 25, 2013, 11:35:56 am »

Did you edit Mathias in yourself or did he come with the scenario you are playing?

I edited in Mathias.
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« Reply #2615 on: September 01, 2013, 03:42:43 pm »

So I finally gave in and bought this game, because the only torrent of it that's out there is the totally unpatched version with lots of bugs and no ability to play any of the other scenarios that people make. Had a chance to run a game while I was on the train up from DC, chose the 2009 NYC Mayor scenario b/c that seems fitting (an alt scenario someone made where Bloomberg doesn't run). Played as Richard Parsons who seemed interesting, plus I figured a Republican was a challenge. The GOP primary was pretty easy-I just ran citywide ads about how awesome a leader I was or something while nobody else ever really made any traction and seemed to spend a bunch of time tearing each other down pointlessly. Once it was clear I was gonna win the primary I focused on fundraising and debate prep. Ray Kelly surged really late and won the primaries in all of Brooklyn and SI but I won everywhere else. The Democratic primary was a total mess, in the end it went to the convention where Marty Markowitz beat Bill Thompson narrowly. I used my PIPs to bribe Joel Klein, one of the moderately successful Dems, to be my "running mate" (idk what that means in the context of NYC but it's built into the game). I destroyed Markowitz in the debates and outspent him, gradually closing until I overtook him in the last few weeks. On election night I won even bigger than I expected, taking every borough except Brooklyn (even the Bronx, narrowly):

Pretty impressive imo, given that the GOP starts at like a 20-30 point disadvantage.
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« Reply #2616 on: September 02, 2013, 01:36:28 am »

In what was a really boring yet shocking game, I played as Ray Kelly and walloped the Republican primary against John Catismatidis, Pearson, and Golden with 80% of the vote (because i pillared the primary with ads and still had tons of money left over). By the time I was through, I was making changes to the Democratic Primary, and got Christine Quinn, the candidate I wanted to face against. I was leading by 5 by the time it got to the general, when I had started off behind by nearly 30. Then, I did the same thing: showered New Yorkers with ads, attacking Quinn's views on same sex marriage, while talking about the enviorment and leadership, and ended up winning every single borough except for South east Brooklyn (she won by 200 votes).

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« Reply #2617 on: September 02, 2013, 03:25:36 am »

2012


Herman Cain/ Michelle Bachmann - 47.5% - 272 EV
Barack Obama/ Joe Biden - 50.8% - 266 EV
Gary Johnson/ James Gray - 1.7%

I edited in Herman Cain, and I like to think I did him justice. I so far can't win the primaries with him.

Here Cain narrowly won the electoral vote despite Obama actually winning a majority of the popular vote. Michigan for some reason became a tossup in the last three days of the race.
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« Reply #2618 on: September 05, 2013, 12:56:10 pm »

Really fun insomnia-fueled 3am game from a few days ago, playing the 1996 Prez Perot scenario as Jesse Jackson. Got my first break in the primaries by winning Iowa of all places. Came down to me, Ann Richards, and Paul Wellstone in the end, with Richards having like 45% of the delegates and Wellstone and me about evenly splitting the rest with me a teeny tiny bit ahead. Wellstone endorsed me after the primaries ended so I got the nomination. Started out in 3rd, worked my way up into the lead most of the campaign, but then ran out of cash early and crashed in the last two-ish weeks. This was the result:


Almost a perfect three-way tie. I got the most pop votes but 2nd in the EC by one. Amazingly close.
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« Reply #2619 on: September 05, 2013, 12:59:33 pm »

wow that sounds like a great game. Bravo.
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« Reply #2620 on: September 07, 2013, 03:27:34 pm »

1996: President Pat Buchanan?



Columnist Pat Buchanan (R-VA)/General Norman Schwartzkopf (R-NJ) - 36.6%, 375 EV's
Governor Ann Richards (D-TX)/Senator Joe Biden (D-DE) - 33.0%, 144 EV's
President Ross Perot (F-TX)/General Colin Powell (R-NY) - 30.4%, 19 EV's

Pat Buchanan forced the GOP to shape up and fly right after his stronger than expected performance in New Hampshire in 1992. Now, he has a much stronger operation and pushes for the GOP nomination again, beating California Governor Pete Wilson, General Norman Schwarzkopf, Senator Phil Gramm, and many many others, probably due to the clustered look of the primary. Besides South Carolina, Buchanan never won a primary with beyond 35% of the vote, showing that voters were not happy with Buchanan. As the field widdled down, even with Buchanan having all delegates, Schwarzkopf began winning primaries. Therefore, Buchanan picked Schwarzkopf for the ticket to end the battle, and soon afterwards, Dick Lugar and Gramm dropped out.

The general had a surprising outcome. For most of the initial campaign, momentum was on Buchanan's side, and he grew his numbers continually until the point where Buchanan had 414 Electorals locked. However, Richards started to gain support and so did Perot (after dipping below 25% at one point), and the race became more competitive. However, too little too late, Buchanan managed a surprising blow out win amongst the electoral college.
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« Reply #2621 on: September 07, 2013, 04:06:25 pm »

2012

Former Governor Mike Huckabee (R-AR)/Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) - 401 EVs (54.5%)
President Barack Obama (D-IL)/Vice President Joe Biden (D-DE) - 137 EVs (45.5%)
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« Reply #2622 on: September 07, 2013, 04:55:17 pm »



Newt in 2012:

Former Speaker Newt Gingrich/Former Secretary Condoleeza Rice - 48.9% - 301 EV
President Barack Obama/Vice President Joe Biden - 48% - 237 EV
Former Governor Gary Johnson/Judge James Gray - 1.2%

After taking Iowa, South Carolina, Florida and Nevada I managed to avoid the Santorum surge with ads, and Romney put up a decent fight all the way to the New England April primaries, when Santorum and Paul endorsed me, ending the battle. Then I picked Rice and I focused on winning the swing states, which lead to Obama winning a lot of votes in safe Republican states. I was expecting to lose Michigan and Colorado and narrowly win Pennsylvania and Nevada, but it looks like the polls where way off.
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« Reply #2623 on: September 11, 2013, 09:08:26 pm »

2008


Senator Barack Obama (D-IL)/General Wesley Clark (D-AR) - 317 EVs (54.9%)
Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-CO)/Former Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA) - 221 EVs (45.1%)
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« Reply #2624 on: September 11, 2013, 09:15:19 pm »

wow way to go Tom Tancredo! Getting over 40%.
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