Campaign Trail Results: Game #23784

This Game:

  • Year: 2012
  • Player Candidate: Barack Obama
  • Running Mate: Joe Biden
  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Winner Take All Mode?: Yes
  • Game Played:
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View overall results, or a specific state:
CandidateElectoral VotesPopular VotesPop. Vote %
---- Mitt Romney41970,737,51854.81
---- Barack Obama11956,901,22144.09
---- Gary Johnson01,004,3050.78
---- Jill Stein0409,5120.32


  • Ohio:3
  • Florida:2
  • New York:2
  • Colorado:1
  • Minnesota:1
  • New Mexico:1
  • North Carolina:1
  • Pennsylvania:1


  • Should the government be doing more to stabilize home prices?
    The government has no business regulating the value of a home. We will never fully recover from this recession until prices are allowed to find their floor, and then start increasing through market forces.
  • Should the Confederate flag be removed entirely from the South Carolina statehouse grounds?
    The good people of South Carolina have already worked out a compromise on this issue, and I don't see how it's useful for us today to revisit that.
  • A recent Supreme Court decision affirmed an Arizona law allowing officers to check suspected illegal immigrants for proof of immigration status. Do you think this law is a good idea?
    The federal government has forced Arizona's hand by being too lax on enforcement for far too long.
  • The water level of Lake Mead (the reservoir near Hoover Dam) has been steadily dropping in recent years. Should the Bureau of Reclamation regulate the use of this water more strictly?
    They already regulate it too strictly in my opinion. Water should be much cheaper in the Southwest.
  • Does it make sense to dispose our nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain in Nevada?
    We have to put this waste somewhere. I understand the objections from some in Nevada, but where else are we supposed to store it?
  • Should the United States have been so quick to drop its support for Hosni Mubarak in 2011, given recent events in Egypt?
    We have allowed one of the last moderate regimes in the Middle East to be replaced by Muslim fundamentalists. This is an unconscionable betrayal of our ally Israel and will harm American security.
  • To what extent should offshore drilling be permitted in the Gulf of Mexico?
    We need this oil to put America on a path towards energy independence.
  • What is your position on gay marriage?
    I'm opposed this personally. I think that, you know, different states have different opinions on this matter and it's best left to them to decide on the issue.
  • Should military women serve in combat roles?
    That's a very bad idea. Women in combat roles will not pull their weight, and will undermine unit morale.
  • Do you support allowing the Bush Tax Cuts to expire for high-income households at the end of 2012?
    Our most productive citizens need further tax cuts to stimulate business confidence, investment, and further job creation.
  • Overall, are you satisfied with the trade relationship between the U.S. and China?
    I'm not very satisfied at all. Off the record, however, we cannot change much without risking a Chinese flight from our Treasuries and a possible trade war.
  • Will you launch an air campaign against Iranian nuclear sites if diplomatic negotiations continue to yield minimal results?
    The United States has no right to say who should or shouldn't have a nuclear weapon.
  • Should all private insurance plans be required to cover contraceptives and birth control?
    The government has no right to dictate coverage requirements to private insurers.
  • The Affordable Care Act (i.e. 'Obamacare') will cap annual premiums, require minimum coverage levels, and outlaw discrimination against people with pre-existing conditions. What do you think?
    This program will be a disaster. Not only is it an unconstitutional violation of personal freedom, but it will lead to a decline in American health care and will prove to be financially impossible to maintain without socializing the health care system.
  • Would you support a Constitutional Amendment to overturn some provisions of the Citizens United ruling, affecting campaign finance by PAC's?
    Absolutely not. The right to disseminate one's political viewpoints freely is central to American democracy.
  • Do you see any need for a United States Institute of Peace?
    Can you name a single thing this agency has done? This just another example of how federal money is wasted on arcane projects in a time of fiscal crisis.
  • Should Angela Merkel be doing more to preserve to Euro as the European Union's common currency?
    The Euro is destined to fail. I can hardly blame Germany for losing patience with its less fiscally scrupulous neighbors.
  • Apple's use of cheap, Chinese labor via Foxconn has increased the visibility of labor conditions in that country. Do you think that China competes unfairly with the U.S. by denying basic rights to its workers?
    These workers were very well paid in comparison to the average person in their area. I don't see a problem with what Apple is doing.
  • Will you wear an American flag lapel on your suit as you campaign?
    Didn't Nixon invent this tactic as a cheap political ploy in the 1960s? This is far from the best way for someone to display their patriotism.
  • What actions do you support to mitigate the effects of climate change?
    Climate change is a hoax purveyed by a collection of scientists and liberal politicians to provide them a pretext for further intervention in the economy.
  • What will be the overriding theme of your nomination speech at the Democratic Convention?
    I will talk about the myriad methods that the Republicans use to divide our country. I will remind everyone that Democrats are truly the party of the common person -- regardless of background or income level.
  • Would you support an Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution to protect women's rights?
    This is kind of a historical question, you know? I'm all for this but the political will to go ahead with it is probably gone.
  • Joe Biden made what can only be described as a gaffe on the campaign trail today. What are your comments?
    It's certainly alarming to hear statements like these from someone as high-up as Joe Biden. Hopefully he can explain himself a little more clearly in the next few days.
  • What is your guiding foreign policy philosophy?
    American Exceptionalism -- Providence has given America to the world as an inspiration, and we must vigorously defend the ideals of peace and freedom wherever they may be threatened.
  • In the most general terms, what will be your overall campaign strategy against Romney?
    I will pledge a new commitment to liberalism and economic revival. Our social programs and unions need to be protected. In those areas where Republicans continue to stand in the way of progress, we will look for other ways to get things done.