Political challenge thread (USA presidency)

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#1  Edited By We_must_evolve

Alfred Hamilton adjusted his tie. This would be an announcement that he'd been waiting to make for some time now. He stepped outside and already questions were being asked. He had called for the press because he was making a political announcement. He smiled but just raised a hand to quiet them down.

"I've seen the corruption now. Our recent presidents have not done too well, especially for the people of Gothic. While some things are getting better, I think it's time to make sure they continue getting better." Alfred said pausing for a moment, "So, to remedy this, as of right now, I officially announce myself a candidate for the presidency of the United States of America! And I fully intend that if I enter the office, I will do everything in my power to calm these outrageous events that seem to go on in our country day after day, week after week, and month after month."

"Fellow citizens of America, I stand before you now not only as a businessmen and philanthropist, but hopefully as your future president. I will bring Gothic city back as well as I can. I will help the small local businessmen. I call for equality between humans and mutants, we'll help find a way to where you can both easily live together in peace. No more of this nonsense about mutants being an evil race or such. And no more of these presidents who only seem to want to go to war if they think they have something to gain from it. No more will I stand by and watch president after president ruin our country. I'll be answering any questions you might have now?" He would then await and see if anyone had a question about him, his business, or his presidency with a kind smile on his face most of the time.

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ooc:

I have officially started Alfred Hamilton as a presidential candidate.

Also if you want, if you have a reporter or something or just want some random reporter to ask a question go ahead.

Edit: Open to have someone else vice president if it makes IC sense. Could be fun.

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#2  Edited By Hound_of_War

You know....in the last two elections there has always been that bald guy who doesn't win. Nice to see you keeping the tradition alive.

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*cracks knuckles*

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@we_must_evolve: A cute blonde reporter speaks up and asks the would-be President a question, "You talk a good talk, but what makes you different than any other President who has made similar promises?"

It was a good question. Some might say it was a loaded question. But it was a question that was designed to test him. A lot of politicians make promises just to get elected, then once they are office, those promises get thrown out the window.

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@hound_of_war:

Somehow I doubt this:

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Would give me any more of an advantage.

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Abigail Armstrong, artificial intelligence and reporter, moved through the crowd, as it parted to allow her acess to the candidate. "Mister Hamilton, two questions. Firstly, with many polls showing that Kelly "Lady Liberty" Coltaine would have a very high level of support should she choose to run, what makes you think you could beat her? Second question, what experience do you actually have in this field? You are not a politician by trade, and many would argue that someone with no prior experience at all would be unqualified to be President."

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This is interesting.

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Presidential elections?

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@we_must_evolve: A cute blonde reporter speaks up and asks the would-be President a question, "You talk a good talk, but what makes you different than any other President who has made similar promises?"

It was a good question. Some might say it was a loaded question. But it was a question that was designed to test him. A lot of politicians make promises just to get elected, then once they are office, those promises get thrown out the window.

"Ah," He had expected a question like that, "Quite simple actually. My father ran a good buissness, but that's all it was to him. When I took over one of the first things I did was add medical advancements. And I've always been a philanthropist. Recently in fact my company made the Guardians heart, something that runs only enough to keep itself going by selling just the payment for what it costs to get the materials. Any money that comes in for the guardians heart goes directly to manufacturing more and paying the workers. I actually lose money on it because it's meant to save lives and I don't think putting a price on something like that is fair. I pay out of my pocket for that. I've already proven I can grow a company and keep workers employed. And that has a lot to do with keeping america stable."

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Abigail Armstrong, artificial intelligence and reporter, moved through the crowd, as it parted to allow her acess to the candidate. "Mister Hamilton, two questions. Firstly, with many polls showing that Kelly "Lady Liberty" Coltaine would have a very high level of support should she choose to run, what makes you think you could beat her? Second question, what experience do you actually have in this field? You are not a politician by trade, and many would argue that someone with no prior experience at all would be unqualified to be President."

"For your first question, should she run I will still run as well. If people choose her, I'll respect that. At least she seems more moral than some of the others. I'm not going to say if I think I'd win or lose to her because I do not know." He said honestly, "As for the experience, I should have mentioned that in my speech, I run and grew a major business in multiple industries. And if you look at what is suggested for people intending to be a president it actually is business and economics are some of the top at the list. I've proven I'm good at business quite clearly."

(This is all going well I think, at least for interaction purposes.)

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#13  Edited By We_must_evolve

By the way I'm open for having someone else as a vice president if they want to. As long as it makes IC sense. Might be interesting.

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Oh gad it's happening again.

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At this rate I could enter Argul Vandt as a candidate.

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Bump.

I believe I can put up the polling thread after like nine hours right (three days from posting it)? Or someone else does? Still my first time with all this.

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While I'm admittedly unfamiliar with the rules, previous campaigns have taken several weeks, and it's not been long, so you should really wait until others declare their candidacy.

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Its that time again huh?

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Argul 2016.

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@miles_galeth:

The rules say I just have to put it up, leave it for three days, then put the poll up. But I'm not entirely sure if I'm the one who puts the poll up.

@thisisgonnahurt: Is that your candidate right? Then we can make sure he gets put up in the poll.

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@we_must_evolve: If you want to do it like that be my guest, but no one will vote for you if you don't give reasons to vote for you. Also, I want to run a debate.

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#26  Edited By LunaHawk

I'll be declaring for this IC later today.

Edit: Also this is generally drawn out because it allows for role playing and campaigning. If you just put up the poll you're really squashing a lot of opportunity for fun.

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@lunahawk:

Well until just now no one else even mentioned a second candidate. So I really had nothing to go on.

@miles_galeth: In that case I'll just wait for that. And I actually did give reasons.

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Once Argul ( whoever @thisisgonnahurt is using for another candidate) makes a speech or something, I think I'll have James Merrarn talk about the candidates.

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@we_must_evolve: There's a difference between making one oost and having several blogs, debates, and actual events that detail your policy on issues. Last time the candidates actually *fought.*

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@thisisgonnahurt: Excellent.

@miles_galeth: Still, until today right after I mentioned I was gonna make a poll later, I had no one to fight against. I was the only candidate.

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@we_must_evolve: Well, the candidates last time didn't all announce at once, and when it's this it's pretty safe to assume someone else will be running. Or several people, as seems likely.

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Welp, I guess this is happening now. Expect something either tonight or tomorrow.

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Luna Hawk had called a press conference but not just anywhere, no, she stood in the ruins of Gothic City with construction workers in the background working on whatever rebuilding projects they'd been working on. Around her stood the ruins of the old world, behind her, the promise of a new one. She smiled to the cameras.

"Hello America, my name is Luna Hawk, or Kendra Saunders Hol if you prefer. I'm here because Gothic City was my home for years and like many of you, it was taken from me recently by an alien bombardment while in the midst of a power struggle. I could have lived in a fancy tower or a ritzy hotel, but I chose to live like many of those who survived day to day in Gothic City, I lived in a run down apartment. Every day I saw and participated in the struggle to rid the city of crime, to bring balance to the lives of those who worked here and to restore the luster of the world's dirtiest city. I failed...we all failed." Luna Hawk admitted. She reached up and removed her helmet, holding it loosely at her side in her left hand. "Eventually the government that failed Gothic City came to rescue it again. The city was taken back into the fold and grand plans were made...but this happened." She said with a gesture to the ruins.

"Fortunately, President Donn's administration was known for its efficiency and security and already the government has brought in corporations and those with special gifts to help rebuild the city. This illustrates two points beautifully...the first is that government can fail its people...but it can also help them and the second...is that we have been lax. While alien threats and extremists have been destroying our cities, seizing control of our prized institutions and threatening us with economic collapse...we have been arguing about matters that will do nothing to help us in the long run. It's time we move beyond human vs mutant, it's time we move beyond threats of registration...and it's time we reign in a government run wild in the name of security. Moving forward, we must establish a global security treaty for the modern age. NATO is old and broken down, an organization created to fight a government that no long exists and populated by broken nations that no longer care to lend their support. We need to re-organize our resources, collaborate with governments interested in global security and create a treaty organization that will stand in the defense of the entire planet when alien threats or massive extremist attacks come to threaten our national and international security. In the past various organizations have attempted this, all of these organizations have either worked for a government or a mysterious entity. The problem with the first is it can easily be weaponized, the problem with the second should be obvious."

Luna Hawk shifted and continued to focus on the cameras.

"A treaty organization brings nations of the world together that have not necessarily worked together before, decreasing international tensions between the United States and other nations such as Spain, Venezuela and Ice Land. It also creates an organization which cannot be controlled by any one government, and can instead be used to do only what it is meant to do...defend the planet. The future threats to our nation don't come from governing bodies, but by new wave terrorism and alien threats. It's time to secure our nation, it's time to move beyond decades old arguments over meta humans and humans and start simply calling ourselves Americans again and it's time to build on the security established by President Donn and create an America that is safe, secure...and optimistic. We can rebuild cities like Gothic, restore our national pride and move forward not as a divided population, but as a united one...and that is why I am declaring my candidacy for President of the United States."

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#PornStarWithFeathersForPresident2K16

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#37  Edited By We_must_evolve

@lunahawk: ...Ummm. Does she have American citizenship? I can't really be sure because of a few reasons.

If she does than I'm 70% certain my chance at presidency is screwed lol.

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I should have a secondary speech up tonight or tomorrow.

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#PornStarWithFeathersForPresident2K16

#accurate

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@we_must_evolve:

Luna Hawk is in fact an American Citizen, this incarnation of her was born to parents in the United States.

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@vael:

Well shoot! How troublesome.

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Need to meet with Hamilton.

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#43  Edited By We_must_evolve

@miles_galeth: I'd like to do that!

You could always go to the Hamilton Corp thread I put up. Unless there's another method you want?

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So who are the candidates now?

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@cognus_ said:

So who are the candidates now?

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#48  Edited By _Dirge_

HoW hasn't had a full term yet has he?

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@_dirge_: He's had the three months OOC, and if the Timeline Thread is canon he's had the two IC years.

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@lady_grimm:

Alfred Hamilton, Luna Hawk, and (though not publicly yet) a character by thisisgonnahurt.