Update: As suggested, I have added the “Blue Dog” party, headlined by moving Governor John Hickenlooper (D-CO) over. The party also includes Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Jim Webb (D-VA). Also for fun, I’ve added Independent candidate Mark Cuban. Comments welcome as always.
This is a spin-off of my 2020 Libertarian Revolution campaign. I’ve continued with that theme, but updated it to reflect Trump’s election. It’s 2020 and Donald Trump is running for election, but the Republican Party has split. There are two smaller parties in addition to Trump’s “Populist Republican.”
The “Constitutional Conservative Republican” party, led by Ted Cruz, represents those who are upset about Trump’s lack of Constitutional Conservative values, especially on trade and tariffs.
The “RINO Republican” Party represents the “establishment” Republicans such as Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan who have resisted the Washington shake-up that Trump has started.
Meanwhile the Democrats continue to swing left, but some moderates like John Hickenlooper may try to reclaim the party from its far-left movement.
Of course the Libertarian Party, though not putting up stellar numbers in 2016, has gained momentum. The 2016 runner-up, 39-year-old Austin Petersen headlines a talented group of candidates along with “former” Republican Rand Paul.
One other thing that I did was do the Issues almost completely from scratch. I felt that the original game, and many 2016 scenarios that I downloaded had way too many issues, as many as 50+ with many overlapping. I think that like most things, less is more when it comes to issues and candidates so I kept both at small numbers. The issues have been modeled after the website ontheissues.org, which also makes it easier to evaluate candidates’ positions on those issues. So I have re-done all issue positions one by one for each candidate.
So I hope you like it. Disagree with the candidates or parties? Have a suggestion? Someone missing? Please comment. Thanks for downloading!
- Mark Cuban and Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson as Independent candidates.
- Added John Bel Edwards, Caroline Kennedy, Jason Kander for Democrats
- Added John Galt (from “Atlas Shrugged”) as a Libertarian candidate.
- Added John Kasich as primary challenger for Donald Trump
- Added Justin Amash to Conservative Party
5 thoughts on “Libertarian Revolution 2020 – The Trump Incumbency”
I like the scenario maybe add an optional Progressive or Blue Dog 3rd party as well?
Do you think you can add some more democrats? Maybe Sherrod Brown, Chris Murphy, Kamala Harris, etc?
Not sure about those, but I did add some in the most recent upload. I generally do an Internet search for likely candidates. My beef with some campaigns is that they put an unnecessarily large number of candidates, so I only include candidates where there’s at least reasonable speculation. I’ve removed those who have “declined” to run. I’m sure I’ll be expanding the list up until about midterms time and then start removing candidates as the primaries start.
Thanks for the feedback though!
Whenever I start in the general election the libertarians are at 0%.
Oh boy, I haven’t used that scenario in a long time, and probably won’t be updating it. Working on a new one for 2020 once the new version of the game comes out. If you want to take a crack yourself, look at the Regions – Percentages for each region and bump those up.