dylanmichael603 Aug 3, 2013 @ 12:09am
Michelle Obama has more experience than Sarah Palin...?!
I noticed that Michelle Obama and Sarah Palin are listed as having the same experience. This is far from the truth. Palin is/was a city council women, chairperson of Alaska's oil and gas conservation, mayor, governor, Vice Presidnetal Nominee, Author, political commentator, etc...
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whoman69 Sep 3, 2013 @ 9:58am 
Experience is a poorly named stat. It should be called political clout or stamina. Its the ability of candidates to perform an amount of actions within a turn. Despite her vast experience of less than a full term as Governor of our 4th least populous state which receives the most federal benefits before she resigned, mayor and councilman of a metropolis of almost 8000, and a political appointment, she is not really a very effective candidate. Her constant missteps and devisive statements make her focus for a longer period of time to complete a single task.
HedgeFundLaw Oct 17, 2013 @ 12:01pm 
Not that I care to spend much energy on this discussion, but it is spelled "divisive," and the word is more applicable for the rhetoric and other statements that come from Mrs. Obama's husband.
farah Oct 17, 2013 @ 9:51pm 
Oh them game is completely stacked toward Democrats, I think it's been addressed countless times on the Stardock forums. It makes it fun for me cause I got more of a challenge out of it leaning Republican but it's annoying that it's so easy to play as Democrat, I wish I could get a lot more out of Thomas Jefferson
[GA]NuclearShadow Oct 18, 2013 @ 1:46am 
Originally posted by whoman69:
Experience is a poorly named stat. It should be called political clout or stamina. Its the ability of candidates to perform an amount of actions within a turn. Despite her vast experience of less than a full term as Governor of our 4th least populous state which receives the most federal benefits before she resigned, mayor and councilman of a metropolis of almost 8000, and a political appointment, she is not really a very effective candidate. Her constant missteps and devisive statements make her focus for a longer period of time to complete a single task.

Don't forget she's a got experience in diplomacy because she can see Russia from her house.



Originally posted by Young Sachi:
Oh them game is completely stacked toward Democrats, I think it's been addressed countless times on the Stardock forums. It makes it fun for me cause I got more of a challenge out of it leaning Republican but it's annoying that it's so easy to play as Democrat, I wish I could get a lot more out of Thomas Jefferson

It's no secert that the current line up of modern politicans leaves little hope for Republicans in national elections. In 2008 it wasn't even really Obama vs McCain polling showed that McCain had no chance and no one in history ever overcame such a polling gap. The entire election was really just Obama vs Hillary whomever won the primary for the Democratic party was clearly going to be the president. Going to 2012 the canidiates for the Republicans were mostly jokes. Romney really was the strongest canidiate and yet he stood no chance against Obama either which polling once again proved which started the hilarous Republican war on math. Even if Obama was not seeking re-election any strong Democratic canidiate would have won in his place. There simply just isn't a Republican that could win right now and we if it does happen in 2016 it will be a rather fresh face or someone who lacked the spotlight but makes major popular strives and breaks out of his/her shell.
rinaldop Oct 18, 2013 @ 12:01pm 
Originally posted by GANuclearShadow:
Don't forget she's a got experience in diplomacy because she can see Russia from her house.
I assume you are joking but just for anyone reading this Palin never said that, Tina Fey doing an impersonation of Palin said that.
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farah Oct 18, 2013 @ 6:56pm 

In 2008 it wasn't even really Obama vs McCain polling showed that McCain had no chance and no one in history ever overcame such a polling gap.
Ya 2008 was totally a scorched earth after the Bush admin and 2012 was a total non effort with RNC giving it to Romney cause he backed off in 2008

but going back to this game I noticed more leaders in the GOP to gravitate around toward election, which is where the short list DNC candidate becomes a problem which primaries would fix and widely expand the game.

Looking at 2012 line up there are many more Republican's and that is missing people like McCain or Jindal. Thinking ahead to 2016 (not endorsing) one could imagine a GOP field consisting of Rand Paul, Chris Christie, Mike Kelly, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Scott Walker, Jeb Bush just to name potential candidates that have been seriously talked about in the media and not in the 2012 eddition of the game. When I go back playing this game thinking of 2016 it's basically Clinton/Biden.. I created Elizabeth Warren just for doomsday election against Bachmann or Maddow but no one serious comes to mind... Rahm Emanuel? ♥♥♥♥ Durbin and Anthony Weiner should make the next game.
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kcasllab Oct 18, 2013 @ 10:28pm 
Ron Paul 2016 hahaha
frypanmaniac Oct 19, 2013 @ 11:40pm 
Democrats have a lot of strong candidates too coming up. Cory Booker, Andrew Cuomo, Gavin Newsom, Warren, Hillary, and maybe Biden. Should be an interesting 2016.
farah Oct 20, 2013 @ 10:51am 
Originally posted by frypanmaniac:
Democrats have a lot of strong candidates too coming up. Cory Booker, Andrew Cuomo, Gavin Newsom, Warren, Hillary, and maybe Biden. Should be an interesting 2016.
I mentioned Warren, Hillary and Biden are already in this game. Booker is about as likely as Wendy Davis the way things have been going for him lately although I could see both making next game, probably nto Cuomo since his approval rating has dropped so much and guns are hardly even an issue in this game
jefflewis75 Oct 20, 2013 @ 11:16am 
Originally posted by rinaldop:
I assume you are joking but just for anyone reading this Palin never said that, Tina Fey doing an impersonation of Palin said that.

Well....she did say this which is close enough :-P http://youtu.be/JXL86v8NoGk
Fox702 Oct 20, 2013 @ 7:40pm 
Originally posted by frypanmaniac:
Democrats have a lot of strong candidates too coming up. Cory Booker, Andrew Cuomo, Gavin Newsom, Warren, Hillary, and maybe Biden. Should be an interesting 2016.

I'm not a democrat but if I had to vote democrat one of the few guys I'd support is Ron Wyden for his views on privacy and mandatory minimums. Hillary Clinton ruined herself by backing Obama too much, she should have stayed closer to her husband. Elizabeth Warren is effectively insane, but she gets a lot of intellectual Keynesians to back her so she appears smart. Biden will have to ride off of Obama and yesterday China's Teasury downgraded the US Treasury. The president claimed that raising the debt ceiling was not the same as going into more debt, but the Treasury borrowed $300bil. So, Pres Obama gave the more austere republicans more talking points for three months from now. Biden will have a lot of trouble proving he's an effective leader. Most of the media doesnt cover the really poor economic news like when the unemployment numbers are revised a week after they are released. Nothing about our economy is looking very good so Biden is dependent on the ACA to make the administration look good. The nomination will probably go to Hillary Clinton, but she has already seen a huge hicup with the director of her documentary backing out since he couldn't find any to interview on the record. If anyone has seen her speaches since she left the State Dept and seen how much her foreign policy sounds like John McCain's would be you wouldnt' want her to be president.
[GA]NuclearShadow Oct 21, 2013 @ 12:18am 
Originally posted by frypanmaniac:
Democrats have a lot of strong candidates too coming up. Cory Booker, Andrew Cuomo, Gavin Newsom, Warren, Hillary, and maybe Biden. Should be an interesting 2016.

Indeed 2016 is going to have quite a bit of Democrats that are extremely strong. I predict the Democratic primary is going to much more intresting and close than the actual national elections will bring.
Miyamoto-dono Oct 26, 2013 @ 10:15pm 
Originally posted by Young Sachi:
Oh them game is completely stacked toward Democrats, I think it's been addressed countless times on the Stardock forums. It makes it fun for me cause I got more of a challenge out of it leaning Republican but it's annoying that it's so easy to play as Democrat, I wish I could get a lot more out of Thomas Jefferson

I kick ♥♥♥ as a libertarian republican. You just have to know what to talk about, where. And getting Ohio, Florida, Michigan and Pennsylvania early as a Republican nearly guarantees your victory.
Miyamoto-dono Oct 26, 2013 @ 10:16pm 
Originally posted by Fox702:
Originally posted by frypanmaniac:
Democrats have a lot of strong candidates too coming up. Cory Booker, Andrew Cuomo, Gavin Newsom, Warren, Hillary, and maybe Biden. Should be an interesting 2016.

I'm not a democrat but if I had to vote democrat one of the few guys I'd support is Ron Wyden for his views on privacy and mandatory minimums. Hillary Clinton ruined herself by backing Obama too much, she should have stayed closer to her husband. Elizabeth Warren is effectively insane, but she gets a lot of intellectual Keynesians to back her so she appears smart. Biden will have to ride off of Obama and yesterday China's Teasury downgraded the US Treasury. The president claimed that raising the debt ceiling was not the same as going into more debt, but the Treasury borrowed $300bil. So, Pres Obama gave the more austere republicans more talking points for three months from now. Biden will have a lot of trouble proving he's an effective leader. Most of the media doesnt cover the really poor economic news like when the unemployment numbers are revised a week after they are released. Nothing about our economy is looking very good so Biden is dependent on the ACA to make the administration look good. The nomination will probably go to Hillary Clinton, but she has already seen a huge hicup with the director of her documentary backing out since he couldn't find any to interview on the record. If anyone has seen her speaches since she left the State Dept and seen how much her foreign policy sounds like John McCain's would be you wouldnt' want her to be president.

It's hard to use the term 'intellectual' and 'keynesian' in the same sentence :P
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