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1912 Presidential Election: Rise of the Progressives (OOC)

PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:04 pm
by Arlenton
1912 Presidential Election
President William Howard Taft not only leads a divided country, but a divided party. The debates of tariffs, trusts, and other economic issues are dominant, as well as the debate over proposed progressive reforms. The Republican party is divided between conservatives who are loyal to President Taft and progressives who want a new progressive nominee. There is a real possibility that the progressives may bolt and run their own ticket. The Democratic Party, meanwhile, sees the Republican party's internal friction as a chance for them to finally win the Presidency after over a decade of Republican administrations.

Top Issues: Tariffs, Trusts, Economic Issues, Progressive Reforms.

This is meant to be a fairly fast paced election RP. I want to keep each fairly short so that we can continue going from election to election.

How to play
-Pick one of the given candidates.
-Try to win your party's nomination by making deals with other candidates, either by promising them positions or by compromising on positions, to get their endorsement.
-The convention will hold votes until one candidates gets a majority of delegates, and is nominated.
-If nominated, choose a running mate. You may choose from any of the running mate choices as well as any former presidential candidates.
-Campaign by holding rallies in towns and cities as well as advertising.
-If you are not nominated, you can campaign to help your party's nominee.
-Whichever candidate gets a majority of the electoral votes wins.

Rules
-OP is god.
-Do not control any other figures or organizations, only your candidate and their campaign. You may control your running mate as well if no one is playing as them.
-You may campaign as much as you want, just try not to spam.
-No unauthorized third parties or candidates.
-No trolling or satire candidates.
-Your candidate's positions must be the same as they were IRL at the time. (I can give a little leeway because sometimes it is hard to determine the positions of some candidates, especially in the older elections)

Hints
-Making deals and compromising with other factions of your party may help you get the nomination.
-You may want to balance your ticket when selecting a running mate.
-Skim through Wikipedia articles or other sources to get a sense of your candidate's positions.
-Pay attention to polls, but keep in mind that upsets do happen.
-Map out a strategy using sources like the US Election Atlas or 270towin.
-When campaigning, you should address the top issues in order to really have an effect.
-Keep in mind that while campaigning, saying one thing may help you in some states, but hurt you in others.


Code: Select all
[b]Name:[/b]
[b]Party:[/b]
[b]Current or former office held[/b]
[b]Home State (If your candidate happens to be in the military you may leave this blank):[/b]


Republican Party
Candidates
William Howard Taft President from Ohio
Theodore Roosevelt Former President from New York
Robert La Follette Senator from Wisconsin
Albert B Cummins Senator from Iowa

Running Mates
James S Sherman Vice President from New York
William Borah Senator from Idaho
Charles Edward Merriam Professor from Illinois
Herbert S Hadley Governor of Missouri
Albert J Beveridge Senator from Indiana
Hiram Johnson Governor of California



Democratic Party
Candidates
Champ Clark Speaker of the House from Missouri
Woodrow Wilson Governor of New Jersey
Oscar Underwood House Minority Leader from Alabama
Judson Harmon Governor of Ohio
Thomas R Marshall Governor of Indiana
Simeon E Baldwin Governor of Connecticut
Eugene Foss Governor of Massachusetts

Running Mates
John Burke Governor of North Dakota
George E Chamberlains Senator from Oregon
James H Preston Mayor of Baltimore, Maryland
Elmore W Hurst Former State Representative from Illinois



*Only available if the Republican Party nominates a conservative.*
Progressive Party
Candidates
Theodore Roosevelt Former President from New York
Robert La Follette Senator from Wisconsin
Albert B Cummins Senator from Iowa

Running Mates
Hiram Johnson Governor of California
William Borah Senator from Idaho
Charles Edward Merriam Professor from Illinois
Herbert S Hadley Governor of Missouri
Albert J Beveridge Senator from Indiana


Aureumterra - Robert La Follette (R-WI)
Finland SSR - Theodore Roosevelt (R-NY)

Greater Arab State - Champ Clark (D-MO)
Helowi - Thomas R Marshall (D-IN)
Dentali - Judson Harmon (D-OH)


IC Thread

PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:47 pm
by Greater Arab State
Name: Champ Clark
Party: Democratic
Current or former office held: Speaker of the House of Representatives
Home state (if your candidate happens to be in the military then you may leave this blank): Missouri

PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:49 pm
by Greater Arab State
Sorry about this but for the Democratic Convention is it a simple majority or two thirds majority?

PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:52 pm
by Arlenton
Greater Arab State wrote:Name: Champ Clark
Party: Democratic
Current or former office held: Speaker of the House of Representatives
Home state (if your candidate happens to be in the military then you may leave this blank): Missouri

Accepted.

BTW I forgot to make an app code, sorry about that. I'll add one.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:54 pm
by Arlenton
Greater Arab State wrote:Sorry about this but for the Democratic Convention is it a simple majority or two thirds majority?

A simple majority for both/all parties and delegates are allocated the same way as the electoral vote to keep things simple. Winner take all for each state as well.

Both conventions will take place in the IC when enough candidates have joined. In this case, the possible third party convention will take place after the Republican convention is finished.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:02 pm
by Aureumterra
Name: Robert La Follete
Party: Republican
Current or former office held Senator from Wisconsin
Home State (If your candidate happens to be in the military you may leave this blank): Wisconsin

(I think I was one of the participants in the first election thread you had, been a long time, hasn’t it?)

PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:04 pm
by Arlenton
Aureumterra wrote:Name: Robert La Follete
Party: Republican
Current or former office held Senator from Wisconsin
Home State (If your candidate happens to be in the military you may leave this blank): Wisconsin

(I think I was one of the participants in the first election thread you had, been a long time, hasn’t it?)

Accepted.

And yes it has. And I think I remember your flag.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:53 pm
by Helowi
Name: Thomas R. Marshall
Party: Democratic
Current or former office held Incumbent Governor of Indiana
Home State (If your candidate happens to be in the military you may leave this blank): Indiana

PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:07 pm
by Dentali
i just did this RP but it fell apart, playing as roosevelt and putting a shit ton of effort in. I definitely want to play in this and future RPs (1960s please), but I don't want to play a major character. I'd probably play a favorite son/ potential VP choice. But I dont want to pick a dude to be yet until the roster fills out a bit

PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:59 am
by Arlenton
Helowi wrote:Name: Thomas R. Marshall
Party: Democratic
Current or former office held Incumbent Governor of Indiana
Home State (If your candidate happens to be in the military you may leave this blank): Indiana

Accepted.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:01 am
by Arlenton
Dentali wrote:i just did this RP but it fell apart, playing as roosevelt and putting a shit ton of effort in. I definitely want to play in this and future RPs (1960s please), but I don't want to play a major character. I'd probably play a favorite son/ potential VP choice. But I dont want to pick a dude to be yet until the roster fills out a bit

Yeah that'd be fine.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:52 am
by Dentali
Arlenton wrote:
Dentali wrote:i just did this RP but it fell apart, playing as roosevelt and putting a shit ton of effort in. I definitely want to play in this and future RPs (1960s please), but I don't want to play a major character. I'd probably play a favorite son/ potential VP choice. But I dont want to pick a dude to be yet until the roster fills out a bit

Yeah that'd be fine.


Herbert S Hadley Governor of Missouri is actually very intriguing so i'd like to reserve them for now

PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:20 pm
by Arlenton
Dentali wrote:
Arlenton wrote:Yeah that'd be fine.


Herbert S Hadley Governor of Missouri is actually very intriguing so i'd like to reserve them for now

Alright.

PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:01 am
by Finland SSR
Image

Name: Theodore Roosevelt Jr.
Party: Republican Party
Current or former office held:
  • Former Member of the New York State Assembly from the Manhattan 21st (1882 – 1884)
  • Former New York State Assembly Minority Leader (1883 - 1884)
  • Former Assistant Secretary of the Navy (1897 – 1898)
  • 33rd Governor of New York (1899 – 1901)
  • 25th Vice President of the United States (1901)
  • 26th President of the United States (1901 - 1909)
Home State: New York

PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:02 pm
by Arlenton
Finland SSR wrote:(Image)

Name: Theodore Roosevelt Jr.
Party: Republican Party
Current or former office held:
  • Former Member of the New York State Assembly from the Manhattan 21st (1882 – 1884)
  • Former New York State Assembly Minority Leader (1883 - 1884)
  • Former Assistant Secretary of the Navy (1897 – 1898)
  • 33rd Governor of New York (1899 – 1901)
  • 25th Vice President of the United States (1901)
  • 26th President of the United States (1901 - 1909)
Home State: New York

Accepted.

PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:17 pm
by Dentali
Please reserve 5 year old Ronald Reagan

PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:00 pm
by Arlenton
Dentali wrote:Please reserve 5 year old Ronald Reagan

He'll be appearing as an option when we get to 1968 and onward.

PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:48 pm
by Dentali
Arlenton wrote:
Dentali wrote:Please reserve 5 year old Ronald Reagan

He'll be appearing as an option when we get to 1968 and onward.


I’m calling dibs

PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:41 pm
by Arlenton
Since there are at least two candidates for each party, I will start up the IC soon.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:57 pm
by Dentali
Arlenton wrote:Since there are at least two candidates for each party, I will start up the IC soon.



I'll do judson harmon

PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:00 pm
by Dentali
Name: Judson Harmon
Party: Democratic Party
Current or former office held:
  • Former United States Attorney General (1895-1897)
  • Governor of Ohio (1909-1913)
Home State: Ohio[/quote]

PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:27 pm
by Arlenton
Dentali wrote:Name: Judson Harmon
Party: Democratic Party
Current or former office held:
  • Former United States Attorney General (1895-1897)
  • Governor of Ohio (1909-1913)
Home State: Ohio
[/quote]
Accepted.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:06 pm
by Dentali
Arlenton wrote:
Dentali wrote:Name: Judson Harmon
Party: Democratic Party
Current or former office held:
  • Former United States Attorney General (1895-1897)
  • Governor of Ohio (1909-1913)
Home State: Ohio

Accepted.[/quote]


assuming you needed a dem?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:44 pm
by Arlenton
Dentali wrote:
Arlenton wrote:

Accepted.



assuming you needed a dem?[/quote]
We now have three Democrats and two Republicans (both progressive types).

PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:57 am
by Arlenton
The IC is posted. Remember at this point y'all are vying for your party's nomination. Try to make your case to state delegations, or even make deals with other candidates to try to gain their support.