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« on: October 10, 2021, 06:53:15 AM »

A long hot summer is about to turn to fall as the Presidential race begins to heat up. On the Democratic side, it's been a disappointment, as the only candidates are Independent turned Democrat Bernie Sanders, and Joe Manchin. However, there is still time for candidates to enter the race before the primaries begin, and with rumors of a host of high-profile candidates still considering the race, it's an open question how long Sanders and Manchin will have the field to themselves.

Democratic Primaries-National

Bernie Sanders 16%
Joe Manchin 9%

Democrats-Iowa Caucuses

Bernie Sanders 21%
Joe Manchin 8%

Democrats- New Hampshire Primaries

Bernie Sanders 19%
Joe Manchin 10%

Democrats-South Carolina

Bernie Sanders 15%
Joe Manchin 14%

Democrats-Florida

Bernie Sanders 25%
Joe Manchin 8%

Democrats-Nevada

Bernie Sanders 13%
Joe Manchin 7%

On the Republican side, President McCain's decision not to run threw the race wide open. Vice President Palin's entry has energized a conservative base demoralized by President McCain's struggles with a hostile Congress, but she faces a challenge from Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, who has called out the Vice President for being unelectable, a fear shared by many inside the beltway talking heads, who thought Palin would cost McCain the election almost four years ago. Unless another candidate enters the race, this year's Republican nominee will be the first major party female nominee ever for President no matter who wins. Palin is the early leader, but it's anyone's game as of yet. Even with Palin's victory in the Iowa straw poll, this race is wide open.

Republican Primaries-National

Sarah Palin 41%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 29%

Republicans-Iowa Caucus

Sarah Palin 44%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 32%

Republicans-New Hampshire Primaries

Sarah Palin 45%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 32%

Republicans-South Carolina

Sarah Palin 50%
Kay Baliey Hutchison 33%

Republicans-Florida

Sarah Palin 40%
Kay Baliey Hutchison 30%

Republicans-Nevada

Sarah Palin 41%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 36%

Looking ahead to the general election, Sanders and Manchin's low name recognition is hurting them significantly against the two more well-known Republicans. Also not helping is the rumored Independent candidacy of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

General Election Head-to-Heads

Sarah Palin (R) 44%
Bernie Sanders (D) 38%
Michael Bloomberg (I) 5%

Sarah Palin (R) 45%
Joe Manchin (D) 35%
Michael Bloomberg (I) 7%

Kay Bailey Hutchison (R) 40%
Bernie Sanders (D) 36%
Michael Bloomberg (I) 6%

Kay Bailey Hutchison (R) 42%
Joe Manchin (D) 36%
Michael Bloomberg (I) 6%

News

Libyan Crisis comes to an end, Muammar Qaddafi killed in Sitre

Osama Bin Laden killed by U.S Special forces in Abbotabad

Greece defaults on debt, leaves Eurozone after other members of Eurozone refuse to provide bailout

Roy Moore accused of statutory rape in 1979

This turn will last from September 1, to September 11. You must post a schedule for this turn.

This turn will end when all players have posted a schedule, or on Tuesday October 12, whichever comes first.
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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2021, 10:50:08 PM »

Sen. Hillary Clinton announces campaign for President in Brooklyn, NY


"We are here in Brooklyn for a simple reason, to restore the faith and confidence in our nation, for the past 11 years, Republican's have run this country and our economy to the ground, incompetence runs rampant in the White House and I believe that now is the time to take bold action to take our country back and Make America Great Again! We will make America great again by bringing back jobs for hardworking Americans, creating a Universal Healthcare System that ensures every American has the right to quality and affordable healthcare! And we will make America great again by retiring John McCain and Sarah Palin once and for all!

So in that spirit, I am proud to announce, officially! I am running for President of the United States of America! Now is your moment! Now is your time! If you stand with me! If you work with me and you fight with me! I will stand and fight for you every single day I am in the White House! Thank you Brooklyn and may God bless you and may God bless the United States of America!"
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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2021, 10:55:49 PM »

Breaking News: Hillary Clinton to make second bid for Presidency

Sources close to New York Senator Hillary Clinton have indicated that she will make a second bid for the Presidency. Clinton, who's 2008 campaign ended after finishing third to Edwards and Barack Obama in South Carolina, has dramatically increased her stature in the Senate, having made her way into the leadership, where now serves as Majority Whip,
following Dick Durbin's elevation to the Majority Leadership after Harry Reid's defeat in 2010.

Polling shows Clinton leading nationally, and leading in most early states, largely based on wide name recognition compared to her primary opponents, Joe Manchin and Bernie Sanders.



Democrats-National

Hillary Clinton 50%
Bernie Sanders 16%
Joe Manchin 9%

Democrats-Iowa Caucus

Hillary Clinton 49%
Bernie Sanders 21%
Joe Manchin 8%

Democrats-New Hampshire Primary

Hillary Clinton 39%
Bernie Sanders 19%
Joe Manchin 10%

Democrats-South Carolina Primary

Hillary Clinton 44%
Bernie Sanders 15%
Joe Manchin 14%

Democrats-Florida Primary

Hillary Clinton 53%
Bernie Sanders 20%
Joe Manchin 7%

Democrats-Nevada Caucus

Hillary Clinton 40%
Bernie Sanders 13%
Joe Manchin 6%
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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2021, 11:15:29 PM »
« Edited: October 11, 2021, 02:56:18 PM by NewYorkExpress »

Endorsements claimed this turn

Kay Bailey Hutchison: Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Illinois Governor Mark Kirk.

Bernie Sanders: Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).

Hillary Clinton: Former President Bill Clinton, New York Governor Kirsten Gillibrand

Sarah Palin: Businessman/Reality Show host Donald Trump (I-NY), Senator Mike Huckabee (R-AR)
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« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2021, 09:30:16 AM »

Statement from Sanders campaign

“We welcome Mrs Clinton to the campaign trail, and look forward to seeing her on the debate stage this year”
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« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2021, 09:37:46 AM »

Feel the Bern 2012! Schedule

September 1st- Fly to Iowa, set up campaign office. Host a rally officially getting endorsed by Senator Pat Leahy and Senator Liz Warren.

September 2nd- host a local meet and great event, and a town hall, take as many questions as possible, and then Dinner at a local restaurant

September 3rd- interview on a local Iowa news station

September 4-6th hosts rallies with Senators Warren and Leahy, speak about universal healthcare and it’s benefits. Fly to New Hampshire

September 7th- set up campaign office in New Hampshire, go to local school to speak.

September 9th- Town hall, and rally

September 10th- suspend for two days to go to New York

September 11th; attend 9/11 memorial, make a social media video commemorating the lost lives
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« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2021, 11:54:43 AM »

Senator Clinton Campaign Schedule

September 1st - 2nd | Iowa
September 1st:
Meet and greet with campaign volunteers in Des Moines.
Attend a campaign office opening in Des Moines.
Barnstorm with locals in the local mall.

September 2nd:
Visit local hospitals, discuss Universal Healthcare Plan.
Rally in Cedar Rapids with President Bill Clinton.
Have coffee and doughnuts with elderly at retirement home.

September 3rd - 4th | South Carolina


September 3rd:
Town hall on economic stability in Charleston
Speech on rebuilding the middle class in Charleston
Participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony for small business.

September 4th:
Have breakfast at local Waffle House, chat with locals
Attend fundraiser in Myrtle Beach
Town hall on race issues

September 5 - 7th | Conduct duties at Senator and Majority Whip

September 8th - 9th | New Hampshire

September 8th:
First major rally in Manchester
Visit locals at a bar,
Read to a local kindergarten class

September 9th:
Town hall on the opioid crisis in Dover
Attend campaign office opening in Dover
Chat with locals at a local small business.

September 10th - 11th | New York

September 10th:
Accept endorsement of Governor Gillibrand in Albany, NY
Rest at Chappaqua Home until evening.
Attend fundraiser in NYC

September 11th:
Visit Ground Zero with President Clinton, President McCain, The First Lady and Senator Schumer.
Give speech at Ground Zero commemorating the duties and sacrifices of First Responders on 9/11
Lay a wreath at the memorial pool.
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« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2021, 05:52:49 PM »

Clinton blasts Sanders and Manchin in New Hampshire

"I mean you have one candidate in this race who isn't really a real Democrat, I mean let's be honest, and I have doubts about whether he would even accept our party's nomination if he won. And then you have another candidate who, I as Senate Majority Whip, can not rely on at all. He has consitently refused to get behind policies that a majority of American's support and quite frankly I am sick of it.

So it all boils down to this, we need a President who has been a proven and strong Democratic voice, and we need a President with the track record to get things done so I am that person who has relentlessly moved forth with clear an present solutions for the American people and I will be that President."
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« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2021, 09:25:42 PM »

Statement from Senator Sanders


“Look. I was hoping to keep this a positive, civil campaign. But Senator Clinton came after myself and Senator Manchin with some nasty attacks. She claims to fight for democratic values but she’s been a flip flopper on everything. I’ve been fighting for civil rights, universal healthcare, and a bunch of other causes since she was in Grade School. Don’t forget her past as a Goldwater girl. Now, Senator Clinton, I am going to keep this campaign civil and respectful”
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« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2021, 11:08:44 PM »

Kay Bailey Hutchison Campaign Schedule
September 1-11th


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September 1-3: Iowa

Fly to Davenport
Accept Governor Mark Kirk's endorsement
Visit campaign office in Davenport
Rally in Iowa City
Rally in Cedar Rapids
Rally in Waterloo
Townhall in Marshalltown
Rally in Des Moines

September 4-5: Nevada

Fly to Reno
Rally in Reno
Townhalls with cattle ranchers in Northern Nevada
Rally in Carson City
Rally in Henderson

September 6-7: Florida

Fly to Tampa
Rally in Tampa
Townhalls in Lakeland and Kissimmee
Rally in Orlando
Visit campaign office in Orlando

September 8-10: New Hampshire

Fly to Nashua
Rally in Nashua introduced by Governor Charlie Baker
Rally in Manchester
Rally in Concord
Townhall tour of rural New Hampshire

September 11: New York

Attend 9/11 Memorial in New York
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« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2021, 03:24:18 PM »

The turn will close shortly (within the next two to three hours) so please get your schedules in if you have not already done so.

I'd like to have turn two started by midnight tonight.
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« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2021, 05:30:42 PM »

Turn One is Closed

Turn Two will be going up momentarily.
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« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2021, 06:00:35 PM »

Turn Two

The Republican Primary has narrowed dramatically, as Vice President Palin was largely absent from campaign trail over the past eleven days. Some have speculated that her absence was due to fallout from some of her campaign endorsements, as the endorsement from reality TV show host Donald Trump did not go over well with many, with Trump using offensive langauge to refer to the Democratic field, and Palin's rival, Kay Bailey Hutchison, in a tweet announcing the endorsement. Palin did receive the high-profile endorsement of the 2008 Iowa Caucus winner, Mike Huckabee, and she'll be looking to ride Huckabee's record in the Caucus to victory in Iowa.

Hutchison, for her part, despite being a conservative has cast herself as a relative moderate, especially compared to Palin, having received the endorsements of moderate Governors Mark Kirk and Charlie Baker in the past week.

Polls show Palin with a shrinking lead nationally, and Hutchison is now within striking distance in all early states.


Republican Primary-National

Sarah Palin 41%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 35%

Republicans-Iowa Caucus

Sarah Palin 43%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 34%

Republicans-New Hampshire Primary

Sarah Palin 40%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 33%

Republicans-Nevada Caucus

Sarah Palin 39%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 35%

Republicans-South Carolina Primary

Sarah Palin 45%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 34%

Republicans-Florida Primary

Sarah Palin 36%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 35%

On the Democratic Side, Hillary Clinton has moved to define her opposition early, going negative against Bernie Sanders and Joe Manchin. Unfortunately for Clinton, her attacks appear to have backfired, as she's suffered a drop in the polls nationally and in Iowa, and Sanders's fundraising has spiked dramatically. Clinton picked up the support of New York Governor Kirsten Gillibrand, to go with one of the most powerful available surrogates in former President Bill Clinton, but Sanders claimed high-profile endorsements from Senators Patrick Leahy and Elizabeth Warren, the President Pro Tempore, and the firebrand progressive from Massachusetts. While he still trails Clinton, he's made up ground quickly, and is making a name for himself early on.

Democratic Primary-National

Hillary Clinton 46%
Bernie Sanders 20%
Joe Manchin 8%

Democratic Primary-Iowa Caucus

Hillary Clinton 41%
Bernie Sanders 21%
Joe Manchin 6%

Democratic Primary-New Hampshire Primary

Hillary Clinton 49%
Bernie Sanders 20%
Joe Manchin 7%

Democratic Primary-Nevada Caucus

Hillary Clinton 45%
Bernie Sanders 15%
Joe Manchin 5%

Democratic Primary- South Carolina Primary

Hillary Clinton 50%
Bernie Sanders 24%
Joe Manchin 5%

Democratic Primary-Florida Primary

Hillary Clinton 42%
Bernie Sanders 17%
Joe Manchin 4%

Democrats lead generic election polling at this time, by a narrow margin.

Generic D 42%
Generic R 39%
Michael Bloomberg (I) 5%

News

NYPD crushes Occupy Wall Street Protests

Stock Market falls 1,200 points as Greece default, fears of Irish, Portuguese default impact trading

Vladimir Putin will run for third term as President of Russia


This turn will be from September 12 until September 24, 2011.

There will be a Republican Primary Debate this turn, held on September 16, at Saint Anselm College, in Goffstown, New Hampshire.

You must submit a schedule, and if playing as a Republican, responses to the debate questions.

The deadline for submitting everything will be Sunday, October 17, sometime in the evening.
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« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2021, 06:04:54 PM »

Republican Primary Debate

What actions would you take to solve the housing crisis?

Would you support military action against Pakistan, in response to their protection of Osama Bin Laden?

Do you support civil unions for same-sex couples?

If passing a tax increase was the only way to avoid the United States defaulting on it's sovereign debt, would you sign such legislation?

Would you support the repeal of NAFTA?
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« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2021, 01:09:02 PM »

Endorsements for this turn

Kay Bailey Hutchison: Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, Georgia Governor Karen Handel, Ohio Governor John Kasich, Senator John Thune (R-SD).
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