An updated, and optimized 2020 campaign with in-depth work and realistic diffiulty.
Will populism continue its rise in American politics, or will new political currents emerge in 2020? A large field assembles on the Democratic side, but can the party strike a balance between idealism and practicalism, and nominate someone who can defeat Trump? On the Republican side, will a significant challenger to Trump arise, or will Trump consolidate the party’s support and enter the general election without a divisive primary? Much depends on the winner of 2020.
It is election season and America is at war. After 8 years of Democratic White House, George W. Bush narrowly won the Presidency. Since then, Bush’s plans have been derailed by terrorist attacks on 9/11. Bush responded by invading Aghanistan and Iraq. Now, as he faces re-election, Bush’s once towering approval ratings are declining. In face of two wars, a controversial election, and a sluggish economy, can Bush, like his father, end up as a one term President?
Democratic Candiates: Howard Dean, John Kerry, John Edwards, Wesley Clarke, Richard Gephardt, Joseph Lieberman, Dennis Kucinich, Al Sharpton and Carol Moseley Braun (more a-historical candiates)
Republican Canidates: George W. Bush (more a-historical cnadiates)
In 2014 long-time Democratic Senator Tom Harkin retired from his seat. Republican State Senator Joni Ernst and US Representative Bruce Braley fought a contentious battle for the seat. Ernst ultimately won. Can you change history?
In 2000 Missouri Governor Mel Carnahan ran for the US Senate against incumbent Republican John Ashcroft. Carnahan died in a tragic plane crash three weeks before election day and remarkably unseated Ashcroft in November. Can you change history?
…and the Republic of Albia is celebrating its 50th anniversary of being a Republic. It is also time to choose a new President, as the Hissenger era comes to a close. The Republic seems to be moving away from a more libertarian mindset to a more populist mindset. Doves feel confident that they can finally end the 14-year drought of not winning a Presidential election. Hawks are looking to continue their dominance in Presidential elections. Both parties are gearing up for a close election, but then…. GLOBAL PANDEMIC! The ROA is not sparred from the global crisis, and the consequences for the election are uncertain. Will Doves finally capture the Presidency for the first time since 2006? Will Hawks be able to nominate a strong successor to succeed the Hissenger era? Will COVID-19 send the election into a frenzy? Will vote-by-mail sway the race in any way? Will states break their traditional partisanship and vote for the other party? How will this race shape the next 50 years for the Republic? The future is in the hands of the people…
*****additional updates to this scenario may come at a later point******