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Picking the next POTUS

Day 1,773, 15:47 Published in USA USA by Azazel Romanov

We have arrived at the start of the presidential campaign season. So far (as far as I have read), only one candidate has declared and others are currently contemplating. As you may have already read in Candor's article, there is a pressing need for consensus and cooperation at this time. AFA is only going to grow in number from here, and will likely be large enough to win a divided presidential race. That being said, I do understand that there is a diversity of voices, and that there are great leaders from every party. The crux of this problem is how do we decide beforehand who will be America's nominee?

I had read some eRep history, as well as a lot of older articles. A unity election has occurred in America's past, and the result caused some controversy. I understand there could be a massive off-site voting operation to decide who runs and who loses. I also understand that if we can't come to agreement and if even one party decides to run their own candidate, it could mean the effective end of domestic control for our country. This system needs to be perfected, tested, and ensured of success. I have no party affiliation, and no clear preference at this point, so my vote isn't decided. But to be honest, it doesn't really matter to me which great American runs this country. For us its just a new medal and a different set of people at the top. If AFA wins, its a complete restructuring of this country.

I'm still a bit new here, so my observations may be incomplete or off-key, but I do recognize a threat when I see it. We are at a defining moment, which will either keep us strong or start our breakdown. I hope our current administration is currently working on plans to solve this.

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Fingergun's "I name you ENEMY!!"

While this article is not completely in line with my previous statements, I did think it was an excellent commentary. I understand that this is a game, and that in games you have much clearer lines of friend and enemy. But this isn't exactly a game where you start off knowing your side. When I first joined, I didn't know we were allied with Poland and against Serbia. I had to read, learn, and understand. And even at that point, it was my choice as a player to decide whether I would stay on the side I entered. I was also solicited by Ronald Gipper Reagan to join his party during my first few days, but I'm more cautious and don't like being told to follow anyone. Especially those who have not proven themselves to me. In conclusion, fingerguns is right that loyalty is important, and that lines do become very clear. However, at the start, those lines are dim, hard to immediately see, and also constantly shifting and changing with the world.



Candor Day 1,773, 15:57

EXCELLENT commentary!

Subbed and voted, and looking for MORE from you.

No one likes a Unity Election, tbf. They're a necessary evil when they must occur. They PO a lot of people, and they deny true democracy. But they're better than the alternative, which is sad.

Bia Pandora
Bia Pandora Day 1,773, 15:57

good article, v&s

kavinaugh Day 1,773, 16:09

its like hale26s war reports in political form: good news on whats going on. voted, keep writing there!

bigcdizzle Day 1,773, 16:12

Voted. Good work.

Ronald Gipper Reagan
Ronald Gipper Reagan Day 1,773, 16:24

Read my paper

Compare it to Gnilraps one of the top PTO leaders

You tell me who you trust more after that.

Lonestar 2
Lonestar 2 Day 1,773, 16:26

A unity election will always caused controversy, I mean, isn't that the entire point of that kind of elections? Those that "unite" understand that there will be a lot of problems with different opinions but, they all realize that there would be a lot more problems for all parts involved if they wouldn't "unite".

None likes it, but it's the lesser of two evils.

Slade Cash
Slade Cash Day 1,773, 16:38

I like what you've done here (and I generally think eRep media isn't fit to wipe my ass with). Keep it up!


Josh Whitehead
Josh Whitehead Day 1,773, 16:53

Your article has been featured

Slyk Willy
Slyk Willy Day 1,773, 16:54

I will not get behind a unity candidate, I am tired of the monopoly's as it is. Democracy must not be pushed aside.

Bia Pandora
Bia Pandora Day 1,773, 17:03

Depends on the cadidate Slyk. Largo is running.

Hanibal LA
Hanibal LA Day 1,773, 19:03

I will not get behind a unity candidate, I am tired of the monopoly's as it is. Democracy must not be pushed aside. +1

Sir LeatherNeck
Sir LeatherNeck Day 1,773, 20:20

I will support a unity candidate because it keeps people like Hanibal ans SlykWilly in butthurt long time.


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