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Meretica
Senator
 
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Founded: Nov 16, 2019
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Meretica » Mon Mar 28, 2022 2:41 pm

These are all of the endorsements I am currently pursuing. I will post individual pitches and will update this list as needed.

Mitt Romney - Requested
Lowell Weicker
John Warner
Arlen Specter
Olympia Snowe
Jim Jeffords
Slade Gorton
Edward Brooke
Mark Andrews
Peter Frelinghuysen Jr
Harold Hollenback
Matt Rinaldo
Jim Saxton
Daniel J. Evans
Thomas Kean
John Spellman
Bill Weld - Requested
Nancy Kassebaum
News: Senator Maria Flores (Ind) has successfully won the presidency, putting an end to three terms of Conservatives rule; a "Grand Coalition" of left-wing parties and independents will work with her to move the country closer to Flores's goals of a trade unionist democracy with a newly revitalized working class. Meanwhile, a series of bloody massacres have taken place across Miami, Florida; authorities are baffled.

Other: Any Dem Will Do 2024, but the best would be Robert Reich.

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Alozia
Senator
 
Posts: 4697
Founded: Jul 02, 2016
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Alozia » Mon Mar 28, 2022 2:46 pm

Meretica wrote:These are all of the endorsements I am currently pursuing. I will post individual pitches and will update this list as needed.

Mitt Romney - Requested
Lowell Weicker
John Warner
Arlen Specter
Olympia Snowe
Jim Jeffords
Slade Gorton
Edward Brooke
Mark Andrews
Peter Frelinghuysen Jr
Harold Hollenback
Matt Rinaldo
Jim Saxton
Daniel J. Evans
Thomas Kean
John Spellman
Bill Weld - Requested
Nancy Kassebaum

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Yaruqo
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Founded: Sep 02, 2019
Ex-Nation

Postby Yaruqo » Mon Mar 28, 2022 2:58 pm

Besties, please don’t clutter the OOC thread. Do not post IC posts here. Thank you!
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Meretica
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Founded: Nov 16, 2019
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Meretica » Mon Mar 28, 2022 3:12 pm

Alozia wrote:
Meretica wrote:These are all of the endorsements I am currently pursuing. I will post individual pitches and will update this list as needed.

Mitt Romney - Requested
Lowell Weicker
John Warner
Arlen Specter
Olympia Snowe
Jim Jeffords
Slade Gorton
Edward Brooke
Mark Andrews
Peter Frelinghuysen Jr
Harold Hollenback
Matt Rinaldo
Jim Saxton
Daniel J. Evans
Thomas Kean
John Spellman
Bill Weld - Requested
Nancy Kassebaum

Bro, Ed Brooke died in 2015?????

Yep
News: Senator Maria Flores (Ind) has successfully won the presidency, putting an end to three terms of Conservatives rule; a "Grand Coalition" of left-wing parties and independents will work with her to move the country closer to Flores's goals of a trade unionist democracy with a newly revitalized working class. Meanwhile, a series of bloody massacres have taken place across Miami, Florida; authorities are baffled.

Other: Any Dem Will Do 2024, but the best would be Robert Reich.

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New Luciannova
Envoy
 
Posts: 275
Founded: Nov 16, 2018
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby New Luciannova » Mon Mar 28, 2022 3:33 pm

Please let me know how you want me to go about pitches and which endorsements I can pursue. All of these existed and mattered in 2007.
Endorsements I am pursuing
Amadeus Putnam

Oranizations
-Republican Liberty Caucus*
-Americans for Prosperity*
--Log Cabin Republicans*
-Club for Growth*
-Gun Owners of America
-Freedomworks

Newspapers
-Manchester Union Leader*
-New Hampshire Union Leader*
-The Daily Iowan*
-Various Local Papers

News Personalities
-Glenn Beck*
-Larry Kudlow*
-Tucker Carlson
-Joe Scarborough
-Pat Buchananan

Politicians
-Judd Gregg*
-Kelly Ayotte*
-Gary Johnson
-Susan Collins
-Barry Goldwater, Jr.
-Ron Paul
-Various state legislators.

Academia
-Dr. Kenzie Putnam (wife) [secured]
-Walter Block
-Tom Woods
-Bob Murphy
-Lew Rockwell
-Jo Jorgensen
-Nathaniel Branden

Business Figures
-Peter Schiff*
-Peter Thiel*
-Jim Rogers*
-Steve Forbes
-Nathan Putnam (father) [secured]
-Logan Putnam (brother) [secured]

Others
-Penn Jilette

Asterisks figures are considered priorities.
Anyone named [secured]
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Kargintinia
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Posts: 897
Founded: Dec 17, 2020
Anarchy

Postby Kargintinia » Mon Mar 28, 2022 3:43 pm

New Luciannova wrote:Endorsements I am pursuing
Amadeus Putnam

Oranizations
-Republican Liberty Caucus*
-Americans for Prosperity*
--Log Cabin Republicans*
-Club for Growth*
-Gun Owners of America
-Freedomworks

Newspapers
-Manchester Union Leader*
-New Hampshire Union Leader*
-The Daily Iowan*
-Various Local Papers

News Personalities
-Glenn Beck*
-Larry Kudlow*
-Tucker Carlson
-Joe Scarborough
-Pat Buchananan

Politicians
-Judd Gregg*
-Kelly Ayotte*
-Gary Johnson
-Susan Collins
-Barry Goldwater, Jr.
-Ron Paul
-Various state legislators.

Academia
-Dr. Kenzie Putnam (wife) [secured]
-Walter Block
-Tom Woods
-Bob Murphy
-Lew Rockwell
-Jo Jorgensen
-Nathaniel Branden

Business Figures
-Peter Schiff*
-Peter Thiel*
-Jim Rogers*
-Steve Forbes
-Nathan Putnam (father) [secured]
-Logan Putnam (brother) [secured]

Others
-Penn Jilette

Asterisks figures are considered priorities.
Anyone named [secured]


It’s a bit concerning he has make sure the endorsement from his wife is secure

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New Luciannova
Envoy
 
Posts: 275
Founded: Nov 16, 2018
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby New Luciannova » Mon Mar 28, 2022 3:48 pm

Endorsements I am pursuing
Amadeus Putnam

Oranizations
-Republican Liberty Caucus*
-Americans for Prosperity*
--Log Cabin Republicans*
-Club for Growth*
-Gun Owners of America
-Freedomworks

Newspapers
-Manchester Union Leader*
-New Hampshire Union Leader*
-The Daily Iowan*
-Various Local Papers

News Personalities
-Glenn Beck*
-Larry Kudlow*
-Tucker Carlson
-Joe Scarborough
-Pat Buchananan

Politicians
-Judd Gregg*
-Kelly Ayotte*
-Gary Johnson
-Susan Collins
-Barry Goldwater, Jr.
-Ron Paul

Academia
-Dr. Kenzie Putnam (wife) [secured]
-Walter Block
-Tom Woods
-Bob Murphy
-Lew Rockwell
-Jo Jorgensen
-Nathaniel Branden

Business Figures
-Peter Schiff*
-Peter Thiel*
-Jim Rogers*
-Steve Forbes
-Nathan Putnam (father) [secured]
-Logan Putnam (brother) [secured]

Others
-Penn Jilette

Asterisks figures are considered priorities.

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New Luciannova
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Posts: 275
Founded: Nov 16, 2018
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby New Luciannova » Mon Mar 28, 2022 4:34 pm

Kargintinia wrote:
It’s a bit concerning he has make sure the endorsement from his wife is secure


I was just noting that she was an academic he has been endorsed by, lol. She's a professor of psychology at Franklin Pierce University and a clinical psychologist. She wants to live in the Whiskey Hotel as much as her husband does.

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Madrinpoor
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Left-Leaning College State

Postby Madrinpoor » Mon Mar 28, 2022 4:50 pm

If anything, I think the Log Cabin Republicans would endorse Calalo
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Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby Aureumterra III » Mon Mar 28, 2022 5:18 pm

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NS Nation Name: Aureumterra (III)
Character Name: Oscar Callaghan
Character Gender: Male
Character Age: 41
Character Height: 6'1"
Character Weight: 77 kg
Character Position/Role/Job: US Representative from Georgia’s 12th District (2000-Present), Augusta City Councillor (1996-2000)
Character Country/State of Birth: Georgia
Character State of Residence: Georgia
Character Party Affiliation: Democrat
Faceclaim: Joshua Shapiro
Main Strengths: Family legacy, the Callaghan family has played a role in the local politics of Georgia and the city of Augusta for two generations prior to Oscar, with his father being one of the most prominent white advocates of Civil Rights in the state, and especially within the Democratic party at the time. His family legacy of moderate politics carries over to him, and the Callaghan name is well known in the area. His family’s political and business connections have also secured him a sizable amount of funding from numerous supporters and donors, allowing him a significant source of capital for campaigning. Being a moderate could also be seen as one of his strengths, as he has worked on bipartisan support for legislation and has accrued experience over his seven years in Congress reaching across the aisle. Through these efforts he has also managed to build a rapport with his moderate Republican colleagues, despite occasional disagreements. Unlike many moderates, he was also one of the staunchest opponents of the War on Terror, something that earned him much scorn at the time but later came to be one of his best judgements.

Main Weaknesses: While being a moderate is a strength in some regards, it is also one of Oscar’s weaknesses in terms of image. Younger voters and black voters, of which there are plenty in his district, often see him as being part of the "establishment" upholding the status quo and doing little in terms of major economic policy shifts. Being a Southern Democrat in an increasingly polarized and reddening Georgia is also one of his biggest weaknesses, and facing the rising tide of populism, both right wing and left wing is bound to be one of his biggest challenges. He also often invokes religious messages and themes in his speeches and statements, which may alienate him from many in his party despite being popular in his state and district.

Biography: Born in 1966 in Augusta, Georgia, Oscar was born to David and Nancy Callaghan right after the peak of the Civil Rights movement. His father was a prominent civil rights activist, coordinating with local leaders and presenting a view more "palatable" to the suburban white population of Augusta and Northeast Georgia. Being one of the few Southern Democrats to promote civil rights and support president (not?) Johnson’s agenda, David became a preeminent voice in the area, and not long after was elected as a Georgia state senator, when Oscar was just four years old. This allowed Oscar to grow up as the son of a politician, observing and occasionally interacting with many political figures in the state as his family name quickly became well known in the state. This also entailed a rather privileged upper middle class upbringing, and Oscar never had to face significant financial hardship in his life.

When Oscar was 10, his father was elected to the House for the 12th district, a position he would later take. David quickly became a well known figure among the Democratic party, and the Callaghan name in Georgia began to spread around the country. After graduating high school, Oscar pursued a degree in law and passed the bar exam by the time he was 24. It was around this time, in 1988, that his father David chose to retire from politics. For the next 6 years, Oscar worked as a legal clerk at Georgia courts, assisting judges and lawyers, while on the side he was a prominent activist for much of the same causes his father championed throughout his life. One of his father’s biggest goals, ultimately never realized, was to be governor of Georgia, which is something Oscar privately intends to make a run for.

In continuing the family legacy, Oscar ran for the Augusta city council in 1996, and won decisively. He served Augusta for four years, focusing his efforts on local projects to stimulate and improve the city’s economy in the already roaring 90s. He was a major proponent of housing reform in the city, instituting major zoning reforms to increase investment into working class and African American neighborhoods. Despite his progresses in this area, her still remained on the economically liberal wing of the Democratic Party, agreeing with many of the 90s "New Democrat" economic policies of the party, in contrast to the more interventionist New Deal style policies supported by his father. It was during his time on the city council he met his now wife, Gillian. The two got married in 1998, and one year later had their first child, Anna.

In 2000, with the announcement of the incumbent Democrat of district 12’s retirement, Oscar announced his candidacy to run for the seat. He was immediately the frontrunner in the primaries thanks to his family name and connections with prominent Georgians. Following his nomination, his election campaign was rather ordinary, focusing on pushing for housing reform and stimulating jobs in the House, still in line with the centrist "New Democrat" philosophy. He won election, and began his first term as a congressman from Georgia’s 12th district.

His freshman term in Congress saw him making contacts and establishing working relationships with numerous Congressmen who had been associates of his father. He further emphasized reaching across the aisle, and backed many bipartisan bills which he saw as beneficial to the country. During his first two years, he was placed on the House Oversight and Reform committee, through which he supported bills backing expanded access to voting and reductions in homelessness, especially along racial lines. He continued to portray himself a "compromiser" between both sides, while at the same time sticking to his own principles.

This position however wasn’t popular with all in his own party. Many in Georgia, especially younger constituents in his district, accused him of not doing enough to end continuing racial disparities in the country. When the war on terror broke out, he became one of the few moderate Democrats to openly speak out against it, and the national security reforms that followed thereafter. His opposition to the war on terror in a fairly moderate district raised speculation that he may be unseated in the coming election, especially as the state of Georgia continued becoming redder. However, his incumbent advantage, combined with family name and popular policy support managed to get him re elected by a fairly wide margin in 2002, and he became a prominent critic of the Department of Homeland Security and the increasingly paranoid state of national security. He also publicly criticized the action of sending young Americans to die in a war he termed as "needless and senseless."

In his second term as a Congressman, Oscar was placed on the House Small Business committee, where he used his experience as a city councilor to back and sponsor legislation supporting small businesses. He became an outspoken supporter of business owners, saying that small businesses are the "backbone of our consumer economy." Rather controversially, he toed against the party line and backed many Republican Right-to-Work laws, saying that unions and unionization ultimately hurt American workers more than it helped. This maverick position once again earned him a fair amount of criticism from voters in his own constituency, but he had little trouble being re elected in the blue wave of the 2006 elections.

In his latest term as Congressman, Oscar has been placed as the chair of the House Oversight and Reform committee, a position which he has used to advocate for housing reform, furthered civil rights, and increased integration. He intends to run for Governor of Georgia this term, hoping to use his legacy to unseat the incumbent Republican governor and realized his father’s dream himself.

Other Info: Oscar’s going to run for governor of Georgia. This is just my first character, I hope to make a higher ranking one who may eye a presidential run after settling into the RP a bit more, thanks!

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Madrinpoor
Minister
 
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Founded: Dec 01, 2020
Left-Leaning College State

Postby Madrinpoor » Mon Mar 28, 2022 5:43 pm

Aureumterra III wrote:
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Character Application and Information Sheet


NS Nation Name: Aureumterra (III)
Character Name: Oscar Callaghan
Character Gender: Male
Character Age: 41
Character Height: 6'1"
Character Weight: 77 kg
Character Position/Role/Job: US Representative from Georgia’s 12th District (2000-Present), Augusta City Councillor (1996-2000)
Character Country/State of Birth: Georgia
Character State of Residence: Georgia
Character Party Affiliation: Democrat
Faceclaim: Joshua Shapiro
Main Strengths: Family legacy, the Callaghan family has played a role in the local politics of Georgia and the city of Augusta for two generations prior to Oscar, with his father being one of the most prominent white advocates of Civil Rights in the state, and especially within the Democratic party at the time. His family legacy of moderate politics carries over to him, and the Callaghan name is well known in the area. His family’s political and business connections have also secured him a sizable amount of funding from numerous supporters and donors, allowing him a significant source of capital for campaigning. Being a moderate could also be seen as one of his strengths, as he has worked on bipartisan support for legislation and has accrued experience over his seven years in Congress reaching across the aisle. Through these efforts he has also managed to build a rapport with his moderate Republican colleagues, despite occasional disagreements. Unlike many moderates, he was also one of the staunchest opponents of the War on Terror, something that earned him much scorn at the time but later came to be one of his best judgements.

Main Weaknesses: While being a moderate is a strength in some regards, it is also one of Oscar’s weaknesses in terms of image. Younger voters and black voters, of which there are plenty in his district, often see him as being part of the "establishment" upholding the status quo and doing little in terms of major economic policy shifts. Being a Southern Democrat in an increasingly polarized and reddening Georgia is also one of his biggest weaknesses, and facing the rising tide of populism, both right wing and left wing is bound to be one of his biggest challenges. He also often invokes religious messages and themes in his speeches and statements, which may alienate him from many in his party despite being popular in his state and district.

Biography: Born in 1966 in Augusta, Georgia, Oscar was born to David and Nancy Callaghan right after the peak of the Civil Rights movement. His father was a prominent civil rights activist, coordinating with local leaders and presenting a view more "palatable" to the suburban white population of Augusta and Northeast Georgia. Being one of the few Southern Democrats to promote civil rights and support president (not?) Johnson’s agenda, David became a preeminent voice in the area, and not long after was elected as a Georgia state senator, when Oscar was just four years old. This allowed Oscar to grow up as the son of a politician, observing and occasionally interacting with many political figures in the state as his family name quickly became well known in the state. This also entailed a rather privileged upper middle class upbringing, and Oscar never had to face significant financial hardship in his life.

When Oscar was 10, his father was elected to the House for the 12th district, a position he would later take. David quickly became a well known figure among the Democratic party, and the Callaghan name in Georgia began to spread around the country. After graduating high school, Oscar pursued a degree in law and passed the bar exam by the time he was 24. It was around this time, in 1988, that his father David chose to retire from politics. For the next 6 years, Oscar worked as a legal clerk at Georgia courts, assisting judges and lawyers, while on the side he was a prominent activist for much of the same causes his father championed throughout his life. One of his father’s biggest goals, ultimately never realized, was to be governor of Georgia, which is something Oscar privately intends to make a run for.

In continuing the family legacy, Oscar ran for the Augusta city council in 1996, and won decisively. He served Augusta for four years, focusing his efforts on local projects to stimulate and improve the city’s economy in the already roaring 90s. He was a major proponent of housing reform in the city, instituting major zoning reforms to increase investment into working class and African American neighborhoods. Despite his progresses in this area, her still remained on the economically liberal wing of the Democratic Party, agreeing with many of the 90s "New Democrat" economic policies of the party, in contrast to the more interventionist New Deal style policies supported by his father. It was during his time on the city council he met his now wife, Gillian. The two got married in 1998, and one year later had their first child, Anna.

In 2000, with the announcement of the incumbent Democrat of district 12’s retirement, Oscar announced his candidacy to run for the seat. He was immediately the frontrunner in the primaries thanks to his family name and connections with prominent Georgians. Following his nomination, his election campaign was rather ordinary, focusing on pushing for housing reform and stimulating jobs in the House, still in line with the centrist "New Democrat" philosophy. He won election, and began his first term as a congressman from Georgia’s 12th district.

His freshman term in Congress saw him making contacts and establishing working relationships with numerous Congressmen who had been associates of his father. He further emphasized reaching across the aisle, and backed many bipartisan bills which he saw as beneficial to the country. During his first two years, he was placed on the House Oversight and Reform committee, through which he supported bills backing expanded access to voting and reductions in homelessness, especially along racial lines. He continued to portray himself a "compromiser" between both sides, while at the same time sticking to his own principles.

This position however wasn’t popular with all in his own party. Many in Georgia, especially younger constituents in his district, accused him of not doing enough to end continuing racial disparities in the country. When the war on terror broke out, he became one of the few moderate Democrats to openly speak out against it, and the national security reforms that followed thereafter. His opposition to the war on terror in a fairly moderate district raised speculation that he may be unseated in the coming election, especially as the state of Georgia continued becoming redder. However, his incumbent advantage, combined with family name and popular policy support managed to get him re elected by a fairly wide margin in 2002, and he became a prominent critic of the Department of Homeland Security and the increasingly paranoid state of national security. He also publicly criticized the action of sending young Americans to die in a war he termed as "needless and senseless."

In his second term as a Congressman, Oscar was placed on the House Small Business committee, where he used his experience as a city councilor to back and sponsor legislation supporting small businesses. He became an outspoken supporter of business owners, saying that small businesses are the "backbone of our consumer economy." Rather controversially, he toed against the party line and backed many Republican Right-to-Work laws, saying that unions and unionization ultimately hurt American workers more than it helped. This maverick position once again earned him a fair amount of criticism from voters in his own constituency, but he had little trouble being re elected in the blue wave of the 2006 elections.

In his latest term as Congressman, Oscar has been placed as the chair of the House Oversight and Reform committee, a position which he has used to advocate for housing reform, furthered civil rights, and increased integration. He intends to run for Governor of Georgia this term, hoping to use his legacy to unseat the incumbent Republican governor and realized his father’s dream himself.

Other Info: Oscar’s going to run for governor of Georgia. This is just my first character, I hope to make a higher ranking one who may eye a presidential run after settling into the RP a bit more, thanks!

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1. Georgia was redistricted in 2007, then again in 2012 (modern boundaries are from 2012). Pre-2012, Augusta wasn't a part of GA-12, which was more east-central Georgia and the north Savannah area. It had a Dem representative from 2004 to 2012, but he was a Blue Dog slightly more conservative than Oscar seems to be. I think Oscar could still be elected in 2007 GA-12, he seems a nice fit for the district, but if you wanted his power base to be in Augusta, then GA-10 is where it's at.
2. Moving him to GA-10 comes with other problems — in 2007 and still today, it's very red. In fact, after Georgia was redistricted in '07, more conservative territory was added to shore up GOP margins in the district.
3. Georgia in '07 was a GOP stronghold, it will be an uphill battle for the governorship. Just wanted to let you know, that's just some advice, not a piece of feedback.
4. These RPs are very photo-heavy — Josh Shapiro might not have enough photos on the internet that you can use.
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Kavanis
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Posts: 228
Founded: Jan 20, 2021
Capitalist Paradise

Postby Kavanis » Mon Mar 28, 2022 6:31 pm

Here is my first set of endorsement pitches. Aiming low but will step up (and add more detail!) for bigger ones should the campaign prove viable.
Boy, I still remember that National Championship in 2000. I knew back then you were going to be a star and just look at you now! And I’m not just talking about as a player: I’ve heard you’re a man of faith and a real leader off the field too. Which is why I’d like you to consider endorsing me to be the first President from our great state of Oklahoma. As one man of faith to another, at a time when Christianity is under attack like never before. I’ve an agenda that includes promoting opportunities for every child, healthy food, and tackling high rates of divorce and fatherlessness.

Here’s why you should consider giving me your endorsement. I have the most executive experience of anyone in the Republican field, with two terms as Governor and two years in the Cabinet. I was Governor of an agricultural state, and I know about the challenges to agriculture. Not just financial ones. Crime can devastate small farmers; that’s why I introduced a special task force on cattle theft and made stealing farm equipment a felony crime. So-called animal rights activists, too: as President, I’d back tougher enforcement to crack down on radical leftist domestic terrorism. Something I happen to have some experience in dealing with. And weather: we’ve seen the devastation caused by Katrina. Y’all might not get too many tornados up here but when they hit us, our state was ready and prepared to deal with them and rebuild in the aftermath. That’s the kind of strategic planning I’d give to our government agencies.

Now what I’m thinking is when I’m up there in Polk County, we could do an event together. I’m sure you have a lot of candidates pulling your ear about being tough on crime: I have a proven record of being a tough prosecutor who took those instincts into government. As Governor I signed the toughest truth-in-sentencing laws in the country, raised pay for police officers and correctional officers, and went after corruption, traffickers, and drug pushers. We have an administration that’s taken the foot off the gas a little bit recently on immigration: I’d go right back to an enforcement first approach, beginning with the people traffickers and ending with every illegal who so much as asks for a driver’s license. And I’d want to take men and women who shared those instincts into my Justice department.

I’m a believer in markets as the key to unlocking so much of America’s potential, and that’s true in health care. As President, my priority in expanding access to health care would be to seek market based solutions, as well as keeping down costs through aggressive tort reform and expanding medical education. I think working with drug companies is going to be key, given so much of health care costs is driven by prescription drug prices. I don’t want to take an adversarial approach here, and instead I’d want to see what we can do to work with them on issues like data exclusivity for generics, expanding preapproval access, and rigorously enforcing IP laws in any international trade agreements.


And (should they be needed) fundraising pitches to potential big donors:
As President, I would oppose any increase in the Renewable Fuel Standard. Congress passed the Energy bill last year, and we’re waiting to see how the Department of Energy is going to implement it, but I think one of the key points has to be putting the onus on the refiners and importers, not on the fuel blenders like yourself. As President, I’d keep the point of obligation on the refiners, and my agency regulations would favor a realistic RFS.

As President, I would appoint an FDA Commissioner who would make expediting bedaquiline a priority. I know how vital this drug could be in combating antimicrobial resistant TB and I want to make sure it’s not held up in needless regulatory delays. I’ll be taking a market-driven approach to the problems of environmental impact, and making sure to involve businesses as valued stakeholders in all major decision making. I’ll strongly protect pharmaceutical IP, and prevent any further expansion of compulsory licensing. And I’ll expand preapproval access to investigational drugs.

Now I know you’re a Democrat, but I also know you’re a conservative, just like me. You want to honor and defend our troops, but you also want an end to this war in Iraq, just like me. You want a nation that’s not ashamed of American values and the American flag, just like me. You might not be wanting to throw out an endorsement yet, but how about a donation? It’d show up in the FEC filings and be a sign that you think my campaign’s on the right track for restoring some red, white and blue to those yellow bellies in Washington.
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Aureumterra III
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Founded: Sep 21, 2020
Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby Aureumterra III » Mon Mar 28, 2022 6:49 pm

Madrinpoor wrote:
Aureumterra III wrote:
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Character Application and Information Sheet


NS Nation Name: Aureumterra (III)
Character Name: Oscar Callaghan
Character Gender: Male
Character Age: 41
Character Height: 6'1"
Character Weight: 77 kg
Character Position/Role/Job: US Representative from Georgia’s 12th District (2000-Present), Augusta City Councillor (1996-2000)
Character Country/State of Birth: Georgia
Character State of Residence: Georgia
Character Party Affiliation: Democrat
Faceclaim: Joshua Shapiro
Main Strengths: Family legacy, the Callaghan family has played a role in the local politics of Georgia and the city of Augusta for two generations prior to Oscar, with his father being one of the most prominent white advocates of Civil Rights in the state, and especially within the Democratic party at the time. His family legacy of moderate politics carries over to him, and the Callaghan name is well known in the area. His family’s political and business connections have also secured him a sizable amount of funding from numerous supporters and donors, allowing him a significant source of capital for campaigning. Being a moderate could also be seen as one of his strengths, as he has worked on bipartisan support for legislation and has accrued experience over his seven years in Congress reaching across the aisle. Through these efforts he has also managed to build a rapport with his moderate Republican colleagues, despite occasional disagreements. Unlike many moderates, he was also one of the staunchest opponents of the War on Terror, something that earned him much scorn at the time but later came to be one of his best judgements.

Main Weaknesses: While being a moderate is a strength in some regards, it is also one of Oscar’s weaknesses in terms of image. Younger voters and black voters, of which there are plenty in his district, often see him as being part of the "establishment" upholding the status quo and doing little in terms of major economic policy shifts. Being a Southern Democrat in an increasingly polarized and reddening Georgia is also one of his biggest weaknesses, and facing the rising tide of populism, both right wing and left wing is bound to be one of his biggest challenges. He also often invokes religious messages and themes in his speeches and statements, which may alienate him from many in his party despite being popular in his state and district.

Biography: Born in 1966 in Augusta, Georgia, Oscar was born to David and Nancy Callaghan right after the peak of the Civil Rights movement. His father was a prominent civil rights activist, coordinating with local leaders and presenting a view more "palatable" to the suburban white population of Augusta and Northeast Georgia. Being one of the few Southern Democrats to promote civil rights and support president (not?) Johnson’s agenda, David became a preeminent voice in the area, and not long after was elected as a Georgia state senator, when Oscar was just four years old. This allowed Oscar to grow up as the son of a politician, observing and occasionally interacting with many political figures in the state as his family name quickly became well known in the state. This also entailed a rather privileged upper middle class upbringing, and Oscar never had to face significant financial hardship in his life.

When Oscar was 10, his father was elected to the House for the 12th district, a position he would later take. David quickly became a well known figure among the Democratic party, and the Callaghan name in Georgia began to spread around the country. After graduating high school, Oscar pursued a degree in law and passed the bar exam by the time he was 24. It was around this time, in 1988, that his father David chose to retire from politics. For the next 6 years, Oscar worked as a legal clerk at Georgia courts, assisting judges and lawyers, while on the side he was a prominent activist for much of the same causes his father championed throughout his life. One of his father’s biggest goals, ultimately never realized, was to be governor of Georgia, which is something Oscar privately intends to make a run for.

In continuing the family legacy, Oscar ran for the Augusta city council in 1996, and won decisively. He served Augusta for four years, focusing his efforts on local projects to stimulate and improve the city’s economy in the already roaring 90s. He was a major proponent of housing reform in the city, instituting major zoning reforms to increase investment into working class and African American neighborhoods. Despite his progresses in this area, her still remained on the economically liberal wing of the Democratic Party, agreeing with many of the 90s "New Democrat" economic policies of the party, in contrast to the more interventionist New Deal style policies supported by his father. It was during his time on the city council he met his now wife, Gillian. The two got married in 1998, and one year later had their first child, Anna.

In 2000, with the announcement of the incumbent Democrat of district 12’s retirement, Oscar announced his candidacy to run for the seat. He was immediately the frontrunner in the primaries thanks to his family name and connections with prominent Georgians. Following his nomination, his election campaign was rather ordinary, focusing on pushing for housing reform and stimulating jobs in the House, still in line with the centrist "New Democrat" philosophy. He won election, and began his first term as a congressman from Georgia’s 12th district.

His freshman term in Congress saw him making contacts and establishing working relationships with numerous Congressmen who had been associates of his father. He further emphasized reaching across the aisle, and backed many bipartisan bills which he saw as beneficial to the country. During his first two years, he was placed on the House Oversight and Reform committee, through which he supported bills backing expanded access to voting and reductions in homelessness, especially along racial lines. He continued to portray himself a "compromiser" between both sides, while at the same time sticking to his own principles.

This position however wasn’t popular with all in his own party. Many in Georgia, especially younger constituents in his district, accused him of not doing enough to end continuing racial disparities in the country. When the war on terror broke out, he became one of the few moderate Democrats to openly speak out against it, and the national security reforms that followed thereafter. His opposition to the war on terror in a fairly moderate district raised speculation that he may be unseated in the coming election, especially as the state of Georgia continued becoming redder. However, his incumbent advantage, combined with family name and popular policy support managed to get him re elected by a fairly wide margin in 2002, and he became a prominent critic of the Department of Homeland Security and the increasingly paranoid state of national security. He also publicly criticized the action of sending young Americans to die in a war he termed as "needless and senseless."

In his second term as a Congressman, Oscar was placed on the House Small Business committee, where he used his experience as a city councilor to back and sponsor legislation supporting small businesses. He became an outspoken supporter of business owners, saying that small businesses are the "backbone of our consumer economy." Rather controversially, he toed against the party line and backed many Republican Right-to-Work laws, saying that unions and unionization ultimately hurt American workers more than it helped. This maverick position once again earned him a fair amount of criticism from voters in his own constituency, but he had little trouble being re elected in the blue wave of the 2006 elections.

In his latest term as Congressman, Oscar has been placed as the chair of the House Oversight and Reform committee, a position which he has used to advocate for housing reform, furthered civil rights, and increased integration. He intends to run for Governor of Georgia this term, hoping to use his legacy to unseat the incumbent Republican governor and realized his father’s dream himself.

Other Info: Oscar’s going to run for governor of Georgia. This is just my first character, I hope to make a higher ranking one who may eye a presidential run after settling into the RP a bit more, thanks!

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1. Georgia was redistricted in 2007, then again in 2012 (modern boundaries are from 2012). Pre-2012, Augusta wasn't a part of GA-12, which was more east-central Georgia and the north Savannah area. It had a Dem representative from 2004 to 2012, but he was a Blue Dog slightly more conservative than Oscar seems to be. I think Oscar could still be elected in 2007 GA-12, he seems a nice fit for the district, but if you wanted his power base to be in Augusta, then GA-10 is where it's at.
2. Moving him to GA-10 comes with other problems — in 2007 and still today, it's very red. In fact, after Georgia was redistricted in '07, more conservative territory was added to shore up GOP margins in the district.
3. Georgia in '07 was a GOP stronghold, it will be an uphill battle for the governorship. Just wanted to let you know, that's just some advice, not a piece of feedback.
4. These RPs are very photo-heavy — Josh Shapiro might not have enough photos on the internet that you can use.

1. Huh, according to wikipedia most of the Augusta metropolitan area, including the most densely populated area was part of GA-12 in 2008
2. See above
3. Yeah, that’s to be expected, Oscar is counting on the GOP either nominating a weak candidate on their side or using the nationwide anti-Cush momentum to make an appeal to moderate Republicans in GA
4. Don’t worry, there’s plenty of pictures I can find of him that could be used, I used to do a lot of political rping couple years back so had that issue before :p
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Postby Yaruqo » Mon Mar 28, 2022 7:10 pm

Aureumterra III wrote:1. Huh, according to wikipedia most of the Augusta metropolitan area, including the most densely populated area was part of GA-12 in 2008
2. See above
3. Yeah, that’s to be expected, Oscar is counting on the GOP either nominating a weak candidate on their side or using the nationwide anti-Cush momentum to make an appeal to moderate Republicans in GA
4. Don’t worry, there’s plenty of pictures I can find of him that could be used, I used to do a lot of political rping couple years back so had that issue before :p


1. It looks like part of Augusta is in GA-12, so I believe that it would be feasible for your Congressman to be in that district - you will have to be mindful of what Madrinpoor said, of course.
2. GA-10 doesn’t appear to have elected a Democrat in years, even at this point in 2007. So yeah, staying in GA-12 should be fine.
3. I wouldn’t count on it too much, you’ll also have to contend with presidential turnout in 2008. Dems won the midterms because, well, they’re midterms, and because of anti-Cush sentiment. As we saw in 2020 for instance, while anti-Trump sentiment energized Dems to victory in multiple races (including in Georgia!), it also sparked increased mobilization among Trump voters who wanted to protect their president. So it’ll be an uphill battle regardless.
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My pitches (round 1)

Republican Liberty Caucus
Hello gentlemen, Amadeus Putnam here. I have been an associate member of the RLC since I joined the House in 2003. I have stood steadfast with the RLC on nearly every major issue. My belief, platform, and agenda has always been one of fiscal restraint, free markets individual rights, and limited government. While many Republicans can claim this, I am the candidate most in favor of the most personal freedom and unobtrusive government and can claim ties to both conservatism and libertarianism unlike any other candidate. I am seeking your endorsement with the knowledge that I am the candidate who matches your values like none other.

Log Cabin Republicans
Hello gentlemen, I’m hoping this message finds you in good health. For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Amadeus Putnam, I am a Republican Congressman running for President from New Hampshire’s Second District. My policy has always been that the government should work to ensure your rights to life, liberty, and property, and should otherwise leave people alone and protect equal individual rights. I believe that same-sex couples should have the right to marry. I believe that same-sex couples should have the same rights as other couples. I have never seen why people who love each other deeply cannot wed. I am seeking your endorsement today in the hopes that I can make you proud and hopefully challenge the Republican Party’s anti-gay agenda from within, as you were formed to do.

Manchester Union Leader
I write to you as New Hampshire’s leading conservative paper and one that had endorsed me when I ran for United States House of Representatives in 2002, 2004, and 2006, I look for your support now for a larger national impact. As a favorite son of New Hampshire I call upon you to realize that we are of the same cloth and from the Granite State and ask that we stand together once more in the battle ahead.

Glenn Beck
Mr. Beck, I know we have our differences of opinion. However, in many ways we are of the same spirit, both pro-life, anti-establishment, and willing to speak the truth wherever it may drive us. We both admit that the economy is in crisis, and did so when everyone was a naysayer, we both believe that nothing is wrong with America that cannot be fixed by the greatness of the American people and want to give power back to them. Whatever policy differences we may have, we share the same vision and that will trump any differences we have in outlook. This vision has been lacking in Washington, and I know you want to bring it there as much as I do. Let's make that happen together.

Peter Schiff
Mr. Schiff, since 1999 you’ve been saying the housing market was a bubble, they laughed at you, made silly bets against you, called you names, and saw you as an entertaining sideshow of silliness. However, I watched you and thought you had a lot of good insights. I was a monetarist for most of the 90’s, but read up on the Austrian school and came to learn your way of thinking. Upon reading more and more I came around and bought into your ideas. You were right and are being proven so daily. I would be honored to have your endorsement and be lent your insights.

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Postby Kargintinia » Mon Mar 28, 2022 10:18 pm

New Luciannova wrote:My pitches (round 1)


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Postby Madrinpoor » Tue Mar 29, 2022 8:12 am

Aureumterra III wrote:
Madrinpoor wrote:1. Georgia was redistricted in 2007, then again in 2012 (modern boundaries are from 2012). Pre-2012, Augusta wasn't a part of GA-12, which was more east-central Georgia and the north Savannah area. It had a Dem representative from 2004 to 2012, but he was a Blue Dog slightly more conservative than Oscar seems to be. I think Oscar could still be elected in 2007 GA-12, he seems a nice fit for the district, but if you wanted his power base to be in Augusta, then GA-10 is where it's at.
2. Moving him to GA-10 comes with other problems — in 2007 and still today, it's very red. In fact, after Georgia was redistricted in '07, more conservative territory was added to shore up GOP margins in the district.
3. Georgia in '07 was a GOP stronghold, it will be an uphill battle for the governorship. Just wanted to let you know, that's just some advice, not a piece of feedback.
4. These RPs are very photo-heavy — Josh Shapiro might not have enough photos on the internet that you can use.

1. Huh, according to wikipedia most of the Augusta metropolitan area, including the most densely populated area was part of GA-12 in 2008
2. See above
3. Yeah, that’s to be expected, Oscar is counting on the GOP either nominating a weak candidate on their side or using the nationwide anti-Cush momentum to make an appeal to moderate Republicans in GA
4. Don’t worry, there’s plenty of pictures I can find of him that could be used, I used to do a lot of political rping couple years back so had that issue before :p


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Where is Woolworth in all this?
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Postby New Luciannova » Tue Mar 29, 2022 10:19 am

Kargintinia wrote:
New Luciannova wrote:My pitches (round 1)


Sir are you okay

Hmm?

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Postby New Luciannova » Tue Mar 29, 2022 10:20 am

I'm pursuing the endorsement of Gov. Mitch Daniels (R-IN)

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Postby The Sarangtus Lands » Tue Mar 29, 2022 10:30 am

If anyone wants to meet with Helms, then feel free to do so. I just can't make any long posts until next Tuesday as I have to spend most my energy on important stuff.
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Postby Kavanis » Tue Mar 29, 2022 11:12 am

Second set of endorsement pitches.

I’m running for President, and that means being a leader for the whole country. I’m a Southerner through and through, and believe me, I’ve been here long enough to realize New Hampshire is a long way from home for me. But I don’t plan on being a stranger any more: I’ll be back here again and again, and not just ahead of the primary. I want to help the New Hampshire Republican Party retake the legislature, and I’ll campaign on any downticket you think will help, and stay from any I won’t. As for the primary, I’m sure Congressman Putnam’s name carries a great deal of weight here, but that name is also dragging support for drug legalization, amnesty for illegals, and redefining marriage. He’s a Congressman with no executive experience. An endorsement for me would send a strong signal that, favorite son or no, the whole New Hampshire Republican Party isn’t on board with this agenda and still has some concern for the authentic social conservative values my campaign brings.

Secretary Rubin, I know you’re a Democrat, but the Democratic Party today is not the party of the [not-Clinton]. You have them running to the hard left on health care, on taxes, on trade, and demonizing Wall Street as they do. I believe in working across party lines. As Governor, I worked with a Democratic legislature and a Democratic federal government. I promoted financial investment in Oklahoma by removing the cap on interest rates and inviting leading banks to headquarter in Oklahoma City, and by reforming the franchise tax for a more favorable investment environment. I was a strong supporter of Gramm–Leach–Bliley and would stay the course on that. I’d reduce federal regulation in the financial sector, and privatize GSEs. But all the polls suggest that if I were to become President, I’d likely have to deal with a Democratic Congress again. It’s a challenge I’m up for. But I’ll need support from all sides, and that includes Wall Street Democrats such as yourself, who by endorsing me would refocus the political debate on the center and send a strong message that political unity trumps partisanship.

Director Allbaugh. You were a senior figure in both Cush election campaigns. I’m looking to bring serious talent on board mine, and your endorsements could be crucial in convincing Republicans that my campaign, which I will admit is not setting the world on fire yet, is one that serious people should get behind. We’ve worked together in Oklahoma, and I worked with you again when you were at FEMA. I believe we can do good work together again. I’m the only candidate in the Republican field with actual experience responding to terrorism, and I’m the best positioned to deliver a strong message on national security. That can be a unifying theme at a time when Republican politics are unpopular on so many fronts.

My aim here in New Hampshire is to make it clear that there’s at least one authentic conservative in the field. We have liberals, libertarians, RINOs, promising abortion on demand and cannabis in the classroom and corrupting the meaning of marriage. And we have me, promising to appoint pro-life, pro-faith, pro-constitutional judges. Promising to remember what the institution of marriage really means. Promising no federal funding for abortion or stem cells. There has never been a more important time to stand up for conservative values, which are really American values, or else the terrorists win. An endorsement for me from your group would firmly show values voters here in New Hampshire which candidate can be trusted on the issues.

Secretary Evans. You chaired the Cush 2000 campaign: I’m asking for your endorsement because I believe my campaign can continue the compassionate conservatism of the Cush administration for another two terms. As an authentic conservative with a record of pro-business policies in government and executive experience as Governor and in Cabinet, where I served alongside you, I believe my record stands up alongside any other candidate’s in this field. The Cush campaign captured something, though, that was about more than the usual promises of tax cuts and gun rights. There is a desire, just as much on the right as on the left, for a government that takes on the issues of health care, of disability and old age insurance, of educational achievement, of poverty. I want to bring down health care costs, as I did in Oklahoma. I want to privatize Social Security and improve educational and employment opportunities for Americans with disabilities. I want to take my state-level success in boosting ACT scores and slashing dropout rates onto the national stage, promoting American competitiveness for the next generation. Your endorsement would be an indication that there’s still work on the unfinished project of compassionate conservatism to be done, and that I’m the man to deliver it.
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Postby The Sarangtus Lands » Tue Mar 29, 2022 11:15 am

Kavanis wrote:Second set of endorsement pitches.

I’m running for President, and that means being a leader for the whole country. I’m a Southerner through and through, and believe me, I’ve been here long enough to realize New Hampshire is a long way from home for me. But I don’t plan on being a stranger any more: I’ll be back here again and again, and not just ahead of the primary. I want to help the New Hampshire Republican Party retake the legislature, and I’ll campaign on any downticket you think will help, and stay from any I won’t. As for the primary, I’m sure Congressman Putnam’s name carries a great deal of weight here, but that name is also dragging support for drug legalization, amnesty for illegals, and redefining marriage. He’s a Congressman with no executive experience. An endorsement for me would send a strong signal that, favorite son or no, the whole New Hampshire Republican Party isn’t on board with this agenda and still has some concern for the authentic social conservative values my campaign brings.

Secretary Rubin, I know you’re a Democrat, but the Democratic Party today is not the party of the [not-Clinton]. You have them running to the hard left on health care, on taxes, on trade, and demonizing Wall Street as they do. I believe in working across party lines. As Governor, I worked with a Democratic legislature and a Democratic federal government. I promoted financial investment in Oklahoma by removing the cap on interest rates and inviting leading banks to headquarter in Oklahoma City, and by reforming the franchise tax for a more favorable investment environment. I was a strong supporter of Gramm–Leach–Bliley and would stay the course on that. I’d reduce federal regulation in the financial sector, and privatize GSEs. But all the polls suggest that if I were to become President, I’d likely have to deal with a Democratic Congress again. It’s a challenge I’m up for. But I’ll need support from all sides, and that includes Wall Street Democrats such as yourself, who by endorsing me would refocus the political debate on the center and send a strong message that political unity trumps partisanship.

Director Allbaugh. You were a senior figure in both Cush election campaigns. I’m looking to bring serious talent on board mine, and your endorsements could be crucial in convincing Republicans that my campaign, which I will admit is not setting the world on fire yet, is one that serious people should get behind. We’ve worked together in Oklahoma, and I worked with you again when you were at FEMA. I believe we can do good work together again. I’m the only candidate in the Republican field with actual experience responding to terrorism, and I’m the best positioned to deliver a strong message on national security. That can be a unifying theme at a time when Republican politics are unpopular on so many fronts.

My aim here in New Hampshire is to make it clear that there’s at least one authentic conservative in the field. We have liberals, libertarians, RINOs, promising abortion on demand and cannabis in the classroom and corrupting the meaning of marriage. And we have me, promising to appoint pro-life, pro-faith, pro-constitutional judges. Promising to remember what the institution of marriage really means. Promising no federal funding for abortion or stem cells. There has never been a more important time to stand up for conservative values, which are really American values, or else the terrorists win. An endorsement for me from your group would firmly show values voters here in New Hampshire which candidate can be trusted on the issues.

Secretary Evans. You chaired the Cush 2000 campaign: I’m asking for your endorsement because I believe my campaign can continue the compassionate conservatism of the Cush administration for another two terms. As an authentic conservative with a record of pro-business policies in government and executive experience as Governor and in Cabinet, where I served alongside you, I believe my record stands up alongside any other candidate’s in this field. The Cush campaign captured something, though, that was about more than the usual promises of tax cuts and gun rights. There is a desire, just as much on the right as on the left, for a government that takes on the issues of health care, of disability and old age insurance, of educational achievement, of poverty. I want to bring down health care costs, as I did in Oklahoma. I want to privatize Social Security and improve educational and employment opportunities for Americans with disabilities. I want to take my state-level success in boosting ACT scores and slashing dropout rates onto the national stage, promoting American competitiveness for the next generation. Your endorsement would be an indication that there’s still work on the unfinished project of compassionate conservatism to be done, and that I’m the man to deliver it.

I think these are meant to be posted in the IC

EDIT: Also Helms is the former Chair of the FRC, don't think trying to win them over is worth it
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Postby Madrinpoor » Tue Mar 29, 2022 12:03 pm

The Sarangtus Lands wrote:
Kavanis wrote:Second set of endorsement pitches.

I’m running for President, and that means being a leader for the whole country. I’m a Southerner through and through, and believe me, I’ve been here long enough to realize New Hampshire is a long way from home for me. But I don’t plan on being a stranger any more: I’ll be back here again and again, and not just ahead of the primary. I want to help the New Hampshire Republican Party retake the legislature, and I’ll campaign on any downticket you think will help, and stay from any I won’t. As for the primary, I’m sure Congressman Putnam’s name carries a great deal of weight here, but that name is also dragging support for drug legalization, amnesty for illegals, and redefining marriage. He’s a Congressman with no executive experience. An endorsement for me would send a strong signal that, favorite son or no, the whole New Hampshire Republican Party isn’t on board with this agenda and still has some concern for the authentic social conservative values my campaign brings.

Secretary Rubin, I know you’re a Democrat, but the Democratic Party today is not the party of the [not-Clinton]. You have them running to the hard left on health care, on taxes, on trade, and demonizing Wall Street as they do. I believe in working across party lines. As Governor, I worked with a Democratic legislature and a Democratic federal government. I promoted financial investment in Oklahoma by removing the cap on interest rates and inviting leading banks to headquarter in Oklahoma City, and by reforming the franchise tax for a more favorable investment environment. I was a strong supporter of Gramm–Leach–Bliley and would stay the course on that. I’d reduce federal regulation in the financial sector, and privatize GSEs. But all the polls suggest that if I were to become President, I’d likely have to deal with a Democratic Congress again. It’s a challenge I’m up for. But I’ll need support from all sides, and that includes Wall Street Democrats such as yourself, who by endorsing me would refocus the political debate on the center and send a strong message that political unity trumps partisanship.

Director Allbaugh. You were a senior figure in both Cush election campaigns. I’m looking to bring serious talent on board mine, and your endorsements could be crucial in convincing Republicans that my campaign, which I will admit is not setting the world on fire yet, is one that serious people should get behind. We’ve worked together in Oklahoma, and I worked with you again when you were at FEMA. I believe we can do good work together again. I’m the only candidate in the Republican field with actual experience responding to terrorism, and I’m the best positioned to deliver a strong message on national security. That can be a unifying theme at a time when Republican politics are unpopular on so many fronts.

My aim here in New Hampshire is to make it clear that there’s at least one authentic conservative in the field. We have liberals, libertarians, RINOs, promising abortion on demand and cannabis in the classroom and corrupting the meaning of marriage. And we have me, promising to appoint pro-life, pro-faith, pro-constitutional judges. Promising to remember what the institution of marriage really means. Promising no federal funding for abortion or stem cells. There has never been a more important time to stand up for conservative values, which are really American values, or else the terrorists win. An endorsement for me from your group would firmly show values voters here in New Hampshire which candidate can be trusted on the issues.

Secretary Evans. You chaired the Cush 2000 campaign: I’m asking for your endorsement because I believe my campaign can continue the compassionate conservatism of the Cush administration for another two terms. As an authentic conservative with a record of pro-business policies in government and executive experience as Governor and in Cabinet, where I served alongside you, I believe my record stands up alongside any other candidate’s in this field. The Cush campaign captured something, though, that was about more than the usual promises of tax cuts and gun rights. There is a desire, just as much on the right as on the left, for a government that takes on the issues of health care, of disability and old age insurance, of educational achievement, of poverty. I want to bring down health care costs, as I did in Oklahoma. I want to privatize Social Security and improve educational and employment opportunities for Americans with disabilities. I want to take my state-level success in boosting ACT scores and slashing dropout rates onto the national stage, promoting American competitiveness for the next generation. Your endorsement would be an indication that there’s still work on the unfinished project of compassionate conservatism to be done, and that I’m the man to deliver it.

I think these are meant to be posted in the IC

EDIT: Also Helms is the former Chair of the FRC, don't think trying to win them over is worth it

No, don't post in the IC yet

Guys it's March 2007. Nobody in their right mind will endorse you. Hold on for a while.
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Postby Kavanis » Tue Mar 29, 2022 12:12 pm

Madrinpoor wrote:Guys it's March 2007. Nobody in their right mind will endorse you. Hold on for a while.

The point of concentrating on Iowa/NH endorsements is these do tend to happen quite early. For example, here's a list of Joe Biden endorsements from April 4, 2007:

https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/documen ... ments-iowa
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