Discussion in 'Alternate History Books and Media' started by DTanza, Jul 7, 2014.
Did you cheat?
-Bob Graham’s probably the best choice for running mate
-Sing Clinton’s praises, vow to continue his policies, and just generally tie yourself to his legacy
-Run a mainstream liberal campaign. Don’t be too shy on being liberal, but don’t go too far and get crazy ideas like advocating for single-payer healthcare. Also give a standard, establishment foreign policy platform.
-Shore up Florida particularly as far as campaigning goes. Visit frequently.
You gave the Nader answers to the questions as Bush, on impossible
I just tried to do this, self-sabotage on impossible with George W Bush, and the best I could get was Gore winning all fifty states by over a 20% margin in the popular vote with Buchanan taking 7.5%.
I also tried the same thing with Gore, and in two attempts the best I could do was George W Bush winning all fifty states by over a 20% nationwide popular vote margin, with Nader taking 10%.
For information purposes, the historical record for nationwide popular vote percentage margin was Coolidge winning by 30% over Davis in 1924.
Harding had a wider margin of victory in 1920, actually.
I once got Buchanan winning Utah with a Bush sabotage, and you can get some solid Nadar results from Gore
I just looked it up and I stand corrected. Harding beat Cox by 26.2%. I had thought that Cox and Coolidge had done better in their respective elections.
As it turns out, Wikipedia has a sortable list. Here are the top six US presidential election nationwide popular vote percentage margins:
1920 Harding over Cox 26.2%
1924 Coolidge over Davis 25.2%
1936 FD Roosevelt over Landon 24.3%
1972 Nixon over McGovern 23.1%
1964 Johnson over Goldwater 22.6%
1904 T Roosevelt over Parker 18.8%
The highest raw vote nationwide popular vote margin, Obama over McCain in 2008 by 69.5 million votes, is something like 26th on the list in terms of national popular vote percentages, due to the magic of population growth.
The defeats of Cox and Davis seem even more horrific when one considers the extent to which their support was concentrated in the South.
I played as Kennedy on hard mode a while ago. I ended up losing but something interesting happened, in Nevada Nixon and I both got the same number of votes, 54,067, in the map Nevada was blue but it's electoral votes went to Nixon.
I Destroyed Nixon as Humphrey holy shit
I won like 47% of the Popular Vote too
Greetings, fellow Nixon destroyer.
Greetings, It seems I have much to learn.
Won as Humphrey, but it was close although 292 to 201 to 45 in the electoral college, and winning the popular vote by a million plus votes, the election was decided by narrow wins in California and Illinois. Won California by just 6,244 votes (0.09%) and Illinois by 9,141 votes (0.20%). 66 electoral votes decided by 15,385 votes.
Fist time playing I lost by a couple of EV as Bryan. I won the popular vote by over 1% and managed to take Indiana, but lost Ohio by 0.8%
I imagine that such a close defeat for a populist Democrat in 1896, coulled with the fact that he won the popular vote, would cause a serious backlash against McKinley. I could easly see Bryan winning in 1900 after this.
(Sorry for the double post)
Meanwhile, in a mirror universe
Did a 1968 campaign. Played as Nixon and when i debated Humphrey i didnt get trampled. I got this instead. Has anyone else got this or its just me?
No-it's fairly common.
really? i though it was rare.
Managed to win as Dukakis/Jackson on Normal. I lost the popular vote by 0.8%.
Has anyone tried going through the scenarios and have the candidates campaign on the inverse of what they historically campaigned on?
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