2004 would be the next closest one that comes to mind. That could be presented as-is; it would give a significant GOP advantage, but not an insurmountable one for a skilled Kerry player.The creator of the game has added an FAQ page - https://www.americanhistoryusa.com/frequently-asked-questions/
It seems that they are working on a 2020 scenario as a top priority. After that, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1936, 1892, 1884, 1876, 1856, 1836 and 1800 are mentioned as scenarios that they desire to create eventually. It is mentioned that, for some of the less close ones, alternative history what-ifs may be added to shake things up.
I mean, is it accurate to say that it completely flopped historically when it got just a few states less than that needed to become law, and did have support from many politicians in both parties? Plus looking at some polling from the time period, it looks like it generally polled pretty highly, I'm seeing a 1975 poll saying 58% were in favor of it for example. Sounds to me more like a narrow miss for something that was pretty popular, just not quite enough to get the 3/4 supermajority of states to ratify, rather than a "complete flop"Carter/ Church running against Ford in 1976:
This was not strictly a self-sabotage, but I ran Carter as a conservative on everything except foreign policy, where is was decidedly dovish, and even had him support the general's anti-zionist remarks. The one concession I made to getting Carter elected was support for the ERA, since the game for reasons I don't understand (because the amendment completely flopped historically) really hits you hard if you go against the ERA, even Ford.
As usual with the Cold War era scenarios, the map overstates Ford's actual support. He wins with a national popular vote margin of less than 2% and gets a nationwide popular vote plurality, not majority, but you wouldn't know this from looking at the map.
You are given advice that it is a bad move only as Carter. As Ford, you are told that it upsets some women voters but also fires up the party base, its far from presented as a really bad moveYou are always given the advice that this ia a really bad move if you go against the ERA. Maybe the advice in the game is completely worthless. Of course why even include the question if both candidates are always supposed to answer it the wrong way?
Reagan went against the ERA, ran a competitive campaign in 1976 and won in 1980 and 1984, and once the amendment failed no attempt whatsoever was made to revive it, so my take is that this was a weird moralistic overreach amendment like the 18th, except the 18th actually passed, but the ERA probably would have the second amendment to be repealed later if it had passed. Presidents have nothing to do with amendments to the constitution so the proper response of candidates to proposed ones is not to comment at all.
1. The main four states to focus on are Florida (that's the big one), Ohio, Missouri, and Tennessee. A few visits to Iowa and Wisconsin don't hurt, either.Any tips for Gore on difficulties greater than easy. I almost always lose even when picking all 'good' options.