|           

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
April 07, 2020, 08:11:48 am
News:
If you are having trouble logging in due to invalid user name / pass:

Consider resetting your account password, as you may have forgotten it over time if using a password manager.

  Talk Elections
  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion
  Election What-ifs?
  Past Election What-ifs (US) (Moderators: Babette d'Interlaken, Apocrypha)
  2012: Obama/Biden (D) vs. Perry/Pence (R) vs. Romney/Whitman (I)
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Print
Author Topic: 2012: Obama/Biden (D) vs. Perry/Pence (R) vs. Romney/Whitman (I)  (Read 531 times)
Indy Texas
independentTX
Concerned Citizen
*****
Posts: 9,513


Political Matrix
E: 0.52, S: -3.48


Show only this user's posts in this thread
« on: April 04, 2014, 11:41:30 pm »

Mitt Romney opts to run as an independent, drawing on his own personal wealth as well as that of his ultimate running mate Meg Whitman, and the backing of many wealthy Americans including Ross Perot and hedge fund billionaire Bill Ackman. His platform is more centrist, drawing heavily on his record as governor of Massachusetts, and he takes a Dewey-esque approach to the ACA, stating that it is imperfect but that his business and managerial background would allow him to implement the law better and more efficiently than an Obama administration. Romney makes a firm break with his former party by calling the Iraq War a "failed pipe dream" at a public event, while also criticizing Obama and demanding oversight of drone strikes. He attempts to triangulate between Obama and Perry on social issues.

Rick Perry stumbles through his "oops" performance, but with no substantive, presumed frontrunner on the Republican side, primary voters eventually warm up to him after the other candidates peak and subsequently implode. He selects Mike Pence as his running mate and runs an aggressively Tea Party-centric campaign, calling for more autonomy for state governments, increasing domestic energy production at all costs, and taking heavily conservative positions on social issues. He criticizes Obama's foreign policy, arguing America should be more aggressive towards Iran.
Logged
BaconBacon96
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 2,683
Ireland, Republic of


Show only this user's posts in this thread
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2014, 11:57:28 pm »

What an interesting scenario...
Logged
BaconBacon96
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 2,683
Ireland, Republic of


Show only this user's posts in this thread
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2014, 12:07:44 am »



President Barack Obama/Vice President Joe Biden- 352
Texas Governor Rick Perry/Indiana Representative Mike Pence- 169
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney/Businesswoman Meg Whitman- 17
Logged
Pages: [1] Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  


Login with username, password and session length
Logout

Terms of Service - DMCA Agent and Policy - Privacy Policy and Cookies

Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines