President Infinity – Version Amundsen – 1.8.4

President Infinity v. Amundsen – 1.8.4 for Windows and Mac has been released!

If you are a President Infinity (President Forever 2016) owner, you are eligible for this upgrade.

What’s new in this upgrade

  • Main Screen > clicking on main map now quicker
  • Election Screen > clicking on map now quicker
  • Updated screen border graphics
  • Campaign Editor > Regions Screen > added region search box
  • Campaign Editor > fixed bug related to adding party to ballot, but then not being able to set percentages
  • 2016 > Scott Walker > moved up list, changed to ‘on’
  • 2016 > Romney > moved to second in list, changed to ‘on’
  • 2016 > Bush > moved to first in list
  • 2016 > Bush > added Fmr. Pres. George H. W. Bush as surrogate
  • 2016 > Endorsers > Fmr. Pres. George H. W. Bush Last For Days 5 -> 1, Barstorming Power 2 -> 3
  • 2016 > Endorsers > fixed bug where Gov. Charlie Baker (MA) automatically endorsed Fmr. Gov. Deval Patrick
  • 2016 > Bush > PAC -> “Right to Rise”
  • 2016 > Republican convention date updated
  • 2016 > Republican debate schedule updated
  • 2016 > Endorsers > The Economist > Center-Right -> Center
  • 2016 > The Letterman Show -> The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
  • 2016 > incumbent party for Indiana, North Carolina Dem – > Rep
  • Main Screen > fixed bug where wasn’t displaying progress on Ad creation, Surrogate creation, and so on
  • Surrogates Screen > now shows correct place where surrogate’s activity is

This is a comprehensive update.

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106 thoughts on “President Infinity – Version Amundsen – 1.8.4”

  1. Biden should be turned on and Warren should be turned off. Biden has made his intentions to run quite clear and Warren continues to say that she will not run. She has most notably said “No means no” in regards to “will she run.”

  2. @Aaron,

    Thanks for this – Biden actually running would make things more interesting! Warren is still ‘on’ because it seems there is a significant draft Warren movement that has not dissipated – it was the same with Obama in the 2008 cycle, where he repeatedly said he wasn’t interested before taking the plunge. My guess is she won’t run, and we’ll see over the next while.

  3. @Dallas,

    If she continues to sound like she’s seriously considering a bid, then yes, she might be added.

  4. Either there’s a bug, or I’m really lucky: I have successfully spun 4 or 5 stories despite having only a 25% chance to do so. And I can confirm it’s actually successful, not just giving the message.

  5. A couple things:

    1) Lindsey Graham just formed an exploratory committee for President, so you might want to consider adding him. I think a run is unlikely, but he actually formed a committee, something a lot of hopefuls have yet to do.

    2) It might be worth adding George Pataki, who recently visited NH and seems very interested in a run.

    3) In addition to resigning from Fox, Huckabee today said it was very likely that he was going to run, and should probably be set to ‘on’.

    4) Sadly, Mario Cuomo should be removed as a surrogate.

  6. Larry Hogan is still an automatic surrogate for Martin O’Malley. Actually, you might want to check the whole database for such former incumbents.

  7. Also, I’m not sure if Santorum would start with 10 million. I know he was the runner up in 2012, but it’s not like he has connections with the big GOP financial backers, and he always had trouble raising funds; even with increased name recognition, in a crowded GOP field, I find it highly unlikely he’d begin with the same amount as Bush or Romney.

  8. Hi,

    I was wondering why the game has a glitch around the first week of October 2016? I can’t play the game after that. I have to go back to September 7th for some reason. I downloaded the Amundsen version.

    Any advice would be nice?


  9. When will you update the general election starting poll #’s?

    I strongly contest the ratings for three states: Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota. These states have routinely gone Democrat. In fact, both states had roughly a 7% divide towards Obama in 2012, when he did far worse than he had done in 2008. Michigan had a 9% lead for Obama!

    There is absolutely no statistical date that can support this states being swing states; however, in the game they are created as such. Perhaps, as an oversight.

    Currently, Wisconsin is 50-49 (Dem). It should probably be, at the very least, 52-47. Minnesota is at 52-47, but it has even less of a likelihood of going Republican. I would suggest 53-45. Michigan is at 51-48, but it should be like 54% and 46%, probably.

    I’ve had several playthroughs in which the Republicans won both states. More than half the time, they get WI. I’d say about 60%. Minnesota they win about 40% of the time. I’d argue that both states are at about a 30% to 25% liklihood, if even that.

    Here’s a bit of their history in the age of Obama:
    Dem lead in:
    2012: 9% MI, 7% WI and MN
    2008: 16% MI!, 14% WI! 10% MN!

    2012, is a good test of this, because anti-Obama sentiment among Independents and Conservative was really high.

    Basically, in short, I don’t think WI, MN and MI are swing states. They strongly lean Democrat; although they aren’t guaranteed. I think this is the case, regardless of who the Dem candidate is. Maybe a Bush or a Christie or another moderate could win one of them, but the standard Republican wouldn’t have a chance.

  10. @Jonathan, I agree with this to an extent, but I would say that the problem is in a few other states. The game starts off with a tie in WI, a one point margin in MI and MN. Ties in IA, CO, VA, and NC. The bigger problems are: Ohio starts off with a 3-point GOP lead. NH and FL both start off with a slight GOP lead.

    I am finding that the following states have been too easy for a GOP candidate to win: WA, OR, MN, WI, MI, and NH. Dems seem to win in NC a bit too easily.

    You can say it is hard to tell when we are so far out, but, remember the game starts just under 9 months from today. At the early part of the race where the game starts: the game’s map is completely unrealistic.

  11. Love this update. “Spacebarring” the game as an independent, I watched epic nomination battles between Romney and Jeb Bush, and Hilary Clinton and Andrew Cuomo. Both battles were neck and neck for a long time. Great!

    Unfortunately, the actual election was not remotely that exciting. Republicans dominated the polling by February of 2016. Democrats never got close. When I say dominating, I’m talking about the Republicans having a steady 310-350 electoral votes. Even California went Red months ahead of the election.

    This makes the later half of the game (after nomination) incredibly boring, especially since we can’t advance by the week anymore. Any chance the game could be balanced more so that Republicans aren’t guaranteed to dominated 9 months prior to the election?


  12. @Eric

    I don’t know how much stock I’d put in the PVI. It’s interesting, but WI, MN and MI have been routinely Blue in general elections.

    MI hasn’t gone red since 1988 (Bush I) 27 years!
    WI hasn’t gone red since 1984 (Reagan) 31 years!
    MN hasn’t gone red since 1972 (Nixon) 43 years!

  13. @Eric The problem with using the PVI is that it isn’t a direct representation of the Presidential vote margins for individual states.

    It has MN as D +2 but the last 3 results in MN have been D +3.48, D +16.44, and D +7.69.

    It has WI as D +2 but the last 3 results in WI have been D +0.38, D +13.90, and D +6.94.

    It has Florida at R +2 but the last 3 results average to R +0.44.

    The Cook PVI represents the average result in those states in relation to the national average. Therefore, if we say Clinton will lose about 8 points between now and this October (unlikely, but for the sake of argument) this leaves her lets say 2 points up on average nationwide against the average GOP candidate. This would mean that MN and WI would be at D +4 and FL would be at “even.” NH would be at D +3, VA at D +2, OH at D +1, MI at D +6, and so forth.

    If we take a more likely (based on current polling) and say that Clinton only loses less than that and begins on average up by 7 points (still losing more than I would guess between now and then but would be a decent place for the game to start off) this would put MN and WI at D +9, FL at D +5, VA at D +7, OH at D +6, NH at D +8, MI at D +11, and so forth.

  14. If I recall correctly, the game skews the Republican voters to be more decided than Democrat voters. This would lead to the game being easier to benefit the GOP through the progression of the game. This would explain some things as well.

  15. @Everyone re %s,

    I’ll be looking at General Election %s at some point in the next while, and updating as applicable. Feedback noted.

  16. @Aaron re decideds,

    I think you’re right about this, I have noted this and it should be changed for the next release.

  17. @Ted,

    Thanks for the feedback! This Rep Dem imbalance might be due to the decideds %s Aaron referred to above. I will look into it.

  18. @Tommy,

    Can you confirm you are using the v. 1.8.4? If so, can you say what error message you’re getting?

  19. @Jonah,

    Thanks for this feedback – noted regarding Mario Cuomo.

    For Graham, Pataki, and Huckabee, we’ll see. If they keep making noises, I’ll look at adding them.

  20. I totally agree with @Jonathan’s comments re: the percentage of the states. I’ve played several games as Hillary and in most of them, she went on to win Florida, North Carolina and Virginia easily but narrowly or outright lost strong “blue” states in presidential elections, such as Washington, Oregon, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. I don’t think she’s ever gone on to win New Hampshire, either, but that’s more of a swing state.

    Definitely look into this. Great update, though.

  21. @Aaron Booth

    You’re confusing PVI with raw results. PVI measures the spread relative to the national results. For example, Obama won the nationwide popular vote by 4pp and won Minnesota by 6.7pp. This is D+2.7. Similarly, 2008 was 7pp nationally and MN by 10.5, giving D+3.5. So these states, while Democratic-leaning, could flip if there’s a weak Democrat or a strong Republican.

    True. But remember that Democrats won 5 of the last 6 popular votes, and Bush won 2004 by 2.5pp. That year, he lost Wisconsin by .5pp. What you’re really saying is the Republicans have run weak candidates for the past 20 years. Also, Minnesota didn’t go for Reagan in large part because favorite son Mondale was on the ticket both times; as it was, Mondale carried Minnesota by .34pp.

  22. @Eric

    Regarding the last 20 years, I wouldn’t say that the Democratic candidates were much stronger. I think these states lean Democrat enough that the Republican candidate would have to not only be strong, but going up against a weak Democrat after a bad administration. Basically, you’d need another 1980 election scenario again. I don’t think that’s going to happen. I can’t see any Republican wrestling MN, WI, WA or OR away from any of the Democratic possibilities. I can see OH, FL, PA, VA, NC, NH, CO, NM, NV possibly going the other way if it is a strong Rep vs a weak Dem. However, I think in all these states, except for maybe FL and NC, the Republicans will have to work harder than the Democrats, if the two candidates are about the same. I think if Clinton runs, and Obama keeps about the same approval rating that he has now or better, then Clinton wins all these states fairly easily, even against Bush, Christie or Romney.

  23. @Jonathan

    Remember that people don’t like Hillary. She was “inevitable” in 2008, and the voters rallied around a nobody from Illinois. Also, she could be easily bludgeoned by comparisons between Obamacare and Hillarycare, both of which were so unpopular they led to Republican landslides in the subsequent Congressional elections. Hillary could beat any of the three you mentioned because they, too, have trust issues, and conservatives are more likely to sit out clothespin elections than liberals, who learned from 2000 (unless the nomination involves copious muckraking).
    I’m not disputing that a close election would see PA, MN, WI, etc. continue going blue. Bush proved that. What I was saying is that you’re underestimating the Republicans. 2012 was D+4 nationally; flip that to R+4 (evenly across states, for simplicity: we all know that wouldn’t be the case in real life) and FL, OH, VA, CO, PA, NH, IA, NV, WI, and MN all go red. Heck, R+2 (like 2004) would have flipped that list up to IA and given Romney the election. The big question is if the Republicans nominate someone who has a solid victory within the realm of possibility.
    This game has the Republicans start up by 2 points nationally, so having those states close as it does is reasonable (OK, maybe they’re a little TOO close). What I will concede is not reasonable is that negative momentum for the Republican frontrunner doesn’t affect his national numbers nearly as much as the same conditions do for the Democrat. IF the Republican frontrunner gets hit by major negative momentum, his numbers should not have a floor of 43%, as they seem to.
    When you say “any of the possibilities”, does that include Bernie Sanders (although I have a better chance at the nomination than he does. He’s basically the far-left’s protest vote since Warren isn’t running.)? Or are you referring only to Clinton and Biden?

  24. I don’t want to derail this thread into a political debate, but the notion that nobody likes Hillary is absurd. She is by far the leading candidate among Dems and just last week was leading Mitt and Jeb by 10-15 points in another poll. She also has a higher favorable numbers than any other Dem or GOP candidate and regularly gets voted as the most admired woman in the country.

    Just some facts for you.

  25. @Eric and Mike, Also, Clinton had a high pop vote than Obama going into the 2008 nomination. Obama just had more delegates. He also wasn’t a nobody. He was the keynote speaker in 2004 and was being hyped up since then. Clinton is wildly popular among independents. Don’t forget she was Sec of State since 2008. That probably helps her credibility (minor scandal, aside).

    I’m not talking about Sanders The only candidates with a shot at nomination, if Clinton doesn’t run are Biden, Warren, Cuomo, Schweitzer, Webb, Booker, Gillibrand, Kerry, O’Malley (maybe). But most of these won’t run if Clinton runs.

  26. I’m not happy with the way the barnstorming and rally buttons above have been added. It’s way too much work for one simple task. Now I have to click into the info button to see how many people attended the rally? That’s really unfortunate.

  27. Also, another annoying thing is the time it takes to exit the targeting screen (when you place an ad). You click the X and it literally takes 15 seconds.

  28. @DOUG

    I don’t have a problem with the barnstorming. I actually prefer that feature. Maybe it will be easier to deal with when we can do 7 turns a move.

  29. @Jonathan

    I think there needs to be a turn on/off for this and many other features. Or at least keep the info screen where it used to be.

    Another reason why this is an issue, is because you have to keep checking to see if you hit your limit for the number of times you barnstormed an area before it starts to backfire. Before it was easy to see.

  30. The people complaining about the percentages realize it’s incredibly easy to manually change them to their liking, right?

    I’ve gone in and set the percentages in each state to the Obama/Romney numbers from 2012. In states such as Colorado and Iowa, I’ve shifted the “decided” voters slightly in the Republicans favor as each state elected a GOP senator and seems to show closer races in 2016 than other states in the early polling.

    It’s not hard.

  31. One issue I’m having in the primaries is that the game is telling me I’ve secured the nomination before I hit the magic delegates number. Is this because certain candidates that dropped out endorsed me?

    Further, the flaw where a general election opponent continues to run ads against primary opponents from their own party needs to be fixed. It takes away a lot of the realism.

  32. I’ve had the same problem as Jim in the past w/ receiving the nomination prior to hitting the magic number. I’ve even seen one computer AI lose the nomination because of this (the next primary would have put AI #1 over the top, but then AI #2 somehow wins the nomination with a number of delegates below the magic number).

  33. I’m trying to get the latest Admunsen update which includes Romney etc but when I follow the instructions the latest download link the only one I get is the original download sans Romney. Would appreciate some advice.

  34. @Doug re rallies,

    I’ll add the attendance number to the text line in the first pop up box, instead of only when pressing the Info button. Thanks for this feedback.

  35. @Jonathan re barnstorming and 7 days,

    Yes, that’s why the shift was made. When there are 7 days per turn, things become more complicated. The new pop up allows for navigation of the activities.

  36. @Doug re limit for barnstorming,

    That feature will be changed. It will no longer be a simple number, but a meter, where the more you barnstorm the less of an effect it has, until it replenishes. You’ll be able to see the meter more easily when it is changed.

  37. @Jim re delegate numbers,

    That’s frustrating. The system that deals with delegate counts is going to be replaced (along with a new convention feature), which should fix these errors. Thanks for this.

    I am aware of the error where candidates continue to run ads against primary opponents in the general – it is at the top of the list of things to fix.

  38. @Rhys,

    Are you downloading, installing, and running the respective President Infinity files (not the President Forever 2016 ones)?

  39. @Everyone,

    Thank you very much for your feedback – it is greatly appreciated. Once Prime Minister Infinity – U.K. is released officially, attention will switch back to PI. Should be a month or so.

  40. @Jonathan re general election debates,

    Good point – it seems that in 2016 the general will begin, say, August 1. The game will probably be modified to reflect this.

  41. @anthony

    I am now, durrrrrr, thanks!

    Have played a few times – always with outside candidates for the GOP nom (Martinez, Huntsman).

    Things I’ve noticed-

    Don’t get ahead in IA or NH too early, if you do there’s massive neg momentum that appears – I assume from all the neg ads.
    Almost impossible to get any endorsements – and you get to a stage where you’ve won IA and NH, other big States, but then don’t get the nom because everyone endorses your main opponent, which leads on to:
    Media and candidates in the real world suggest that there is only 4 tickets out of IA and 3 out of NH – and there’s usually a spate of withdrawals round this time, with others mopped up after SC and FL – so you’re at a stage where after 4 primaries there is 2-3 candidates and maybe an outside bet.
    For eg, last night as Susana Martinez I won IA, NH, SC, FL, yet by Super Tuesday there was still a full complement of candidates in. Personally I think if Romney or JEB don’t win any of those states in real life – they’d suspend their campaign.
    Just a few thoughts – loving the game!

  42. I’d say that the relations should be a little stricter. I’ve had Cruz or Paul endorse Christie over Rubio. And sanders endorse Clinton over Warren.

  43. @admin,

    Thanks for the response!

    I don’t mean to come across as a nitpicking jerk. I love the game and appreciate everything that you guys do. Keep up the good work!

  44. @Rhys,

    Thanks for this feedback!


    Yes, you’re probably right. Noted.


    Thanks very much!

  45. I’ve gotten the new update yet I cannot figure out how to “Spacebar through the primaries” where is is 7 day terms. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

  46. @Kevin,

    Can you say more about what you mean about spacebarring through the primaries?

    The 7 days per turn feature has not been implemented yet – it is the next major feature that is planned to be added for President Infinity, and preliminary work has been done for it (the new user-interface for certain activities).

  47. @Anthony,

    I believe Kevin is referring to something that I do as well…”play” as an independent, but in reality just keep hitting the spacebar to advance each turn to watch the republican and democrat primaries play out without human interference.

    it’s still possible with the day-by-day advancement of 2016, it just takes forever. Back in 2008, I could hold down the spacebar and watch the entire primaries through the election take place in about 30 minutes. Now it takes hours even without actually doing anything.

  48. Also for republicans:
    George Pataki
    Bob ehrlich
    Carly fiorina
    Rick Scott
    Rick snyder
    Jim gilmore
    Mitch Daniels
    Kelly ayotte
    Jan brewer
    Jan Brewer, Governor of Arizona 2009–2015; Secretary of State of Arizona 2003–2009[68][69]
    Scott Brown, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts 2010–2013; Massachusetts State Senator 2004–2010[70][71]
    Sam Brownback, Governor of Kansas since 2011; U.S. Senator from Kansas 1996–2011; presidential candidate in 2008[72][73]
    Bob Corker, U.S. Senator from Tennessee since 2007; Mayor of Chattanooga, Tennessee 2001–2005[74][75]
    Ken Cuccinelli, Attorney General of Virginia 2010–2014; nominee for Governor of Virginia in 2013[76][77]
    Jim DeMint, U.S. Senator from South Carolina 2005–2013; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 1999–2005[78][79][80]
    Mary Fallin, Governor of Oklahoma since 2011; U.S. Representative from Oklahoma 2007–2011; Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma 1995–2007[81][82]
    Nikki Haley, Governor of South Carolina since 2011[83][84][85]
    Gary Johnson, Governor of New Mexico 1995–2003; Republican presidential candidate and presidential nominee for the Libertarian Party in 2012[86][87]
    Steve King, U.S. Representative from Iowa since 2003[88][89][90]
    Bob McDonnell, Governor of Virginia 2010–2014; Attorney General of Virginia 2006–2009[91][92]
    Cathy McMorris Rodgers, U.S. Representative from Washington since 2005[93][94]
    Ted Nugent, musician and gun rights activist from Michigan[95]
    Mike Rogers, U.S. Representative from Michigan 2001–2015[96][97]
    Brian Sandoval, Governor of Nevada since 2011; Judge of the District Court for the District of Nevada 2005–2009[83][98]
    Joe Scarborough, cable news and talk radio host, U.S. Representative from Florida 1995–2001[99]
    Allen West, U.S. Representative from Florida 2011–2013[100][101]
    Individuals listed in this section have been the focus of media speculation as being possible 2016 presidential candidates and have unequivocally ruled out a presidential bid in 2016.

    Marsha Blackburn, U.S. Representative from Tennessee since 2003[102]
    Newt Gingrich, Speaker of the House of Representatives 1995–1999; House Minority Whip 1989–1995; presidential candidate in 2012[103]
    Jon Huntsman, Jr., United States Ambassador to China 2009–2011; Governor of Utah 2005–2009; presidential candidate in 2012[104]
    Darrell Issa, U.S. Representative from California since 2001[105]
    Dennis M. Lynch, businessman, documentary film maker and conservative commentator from New York[106][107][108][109] (formed an exploratory committee for a potential bid as an independent)
    John McCain, U.S. Senator from Arizona since 1987; presidential candidate in 2000; presidential nominee in 2008[110]
    Tim Pawlenty, Governor of Minnesota 2003–2011, presidential candidate in 2012[111]
    Rob Portman, U.S. Senator from Ohio since 2011; Director of the Office of Management and Budget, 2006–2007[112]
    Condoleezza Rice, United States Secretary of State 2005–2009; National Security Advisor 2001–2005[113]
    Mitt Romney, Governor of Massachusetts 2003–2007; presidential candidate in 2008; presidential nominee in 2012[114]
    Paul Ryan, U.S Representati
    John Thune,
    All of these are listed as former or possible candidates

  49. For the democrat

    Martin O’Malley, Governor of Maryland 2007–2015; Mayor of Baltimore 1999–2007; formed a political action committee (PAC)[8][9]

    Jim Webb, U.S. Senator from Virginia 2007–2013; U.S. Secretary of the Navy 1987–1988; formed an exploratory committee[10][11][12]

    Publicly expressed interest

    Joe Biden, Vice President of the United States since 2009; U.S. Senator from Delaware 1973–2009; presidential candidate in 1988 and 2008[13][14][15]

    Hillary Rodham Clinton, U.S. Secretary of State 2009–2013; U.S. Senator from New York 2001–2009; presidential candidate in 2008[16][17][18]

    Howard Dean, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee 2005–2009; Governor of Vermont 1991–2003; presidential candidate in 2004[19]

    Luis Gutiérrez, U.S. Representative from Illinois since 1993; Member of the Chicago City Council 1986–1992[20]

    Ed Rendell, Governor of Pennsylvania 2003–2011; Mayor of Philadelphia 1992–2000[21]

    Bernie Sanders, Independent U.S. Senator from Vermont since 2007; Independent U.S. Representative from Vermont 1991–2007[14][22][23]

    Brian Schweitzer, Governor of Montana 2005–2013[24]

    Other potential candidates

    Tammy Baldwin, U.S. Senator from Wisconsin since 2013; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 1999–2013[25][26]

    Steve Bullock, Governor of Montana since 2013; Attorney General of Montana 2009–2013[27][28][14]

    George Clooney, actor and filmmaker from California[29][30][31]

    Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York since 2011; Attorney General of New York 2007–2010; U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development 1997–2001[32][33][34]

    Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago since 2011; White House Chief of Staff 2009–2010; U.S. Representative from Illinois 2003–2009[35][36]

    Al Franken, U.S. Senator from Minnesota since 2009[37][38][39]

    Maggie Hassan, Governor of New Hampshire since 2013[27][40]

    Tim Kaine, U.S. Senator from Virginia since 2013; Governor of Virginia 2006–2010[19][14]

    Amy Klobuchar, U.S. Senator from Minnesota since 2007[41][42]

    Janet Napolitano, President of the University of California since 2013; U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security 2009–2013; Governor of Arizona 2003–2009[43][44]

    Jay Nixon, Governor of Missouri since 2009; Attorney General of Missouri 1993–2009[27][45]

    Jeanne Shaheen, U.S. Senator from New Hampshire since 2009; Governor of Newhampshire 1997-2003[46][14]

    The following people have been the focus of presidential speculation in multiple media reports during the 2016 election cycle, but such speculation has ostensibly ceased for a period of six months or longer.

    Mike Beebe, Governor of Arkansas 2007–2015; Attorney General of Arkansas 2003–2007[47][48]
    Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator from Colorado since 2009; Superintendent of Denver Public Schools 2005–2009[49][50][51]
    Russ Feingold, U.S. Special Representative for the African Great Lakes region since 2013; U.S. Senator from Wisconsin 1993–2011[52][53]
    Al Gore, Vice President of the United States 1993–2001; U.S. Senator from Tennessee 1985–1993; presidential candidate in 1988 and nominee in 2000[54][55]
    Christine Gregoire, Governor of Washington 2005–2013; Attorney General of Washington 1993–2005[56][57]
    Gary Locke, United States Ambassador to China 2011–2014; United States Secretary of Commerce 2009–2011; Governor of Washington 1997–2005[58][59]
    Jack Markell, Governor of Delaware since 2009; Treasurer of Delaware 1993–2009[60][61]
    William H. McRaven, retired Admiral and former Commander of the United States Special Operations Command[62][63]
    Kathleen Sebelius, United States Secretary of Health and Human Services 2009–2014; Governor of Kansas 2003–2009[52][56]
    Individuals listed in this section have been the focus of media speculation as being possible 2016 presidential candidates and have unequivocally ruled out a presidential bid in 2016.

    Evan Bayh, U.S. Senator from Indiana 1999–2011; Governor of Indiana 1989–1997[64]
    Michael Bloomberg, Republican turned Independent Mayor of New York City 2002–2013[65]
    Cory Booker, U.S. Senator from New Jersey since 2013, Mayor of Newark, New Jersey 2006–2013[66]
    Jerry Brown, Governor of California since 2011 and 1975–1983; California Attorney General 2007–2011; presidential candidate in 1976, 1980 and 1992[67][68]
    Sherrod Brown, U.S. Senator from Ohio since 2007; U.S. Representative from Ohio 1993–2007; Secretary of State of Ohio 1983–1991[69]
    Julian Castro, United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development since 2014; Mayor of San Antonio, Texas 2009–2014[70][71]
    Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York City since 2014; New York City Public Advocate 2010–2013; New York City Councilman 2002–2009[72][73]
    Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Senator from New York since 2009; U.S. Representative from New York 2007–2009[74]
    Kamala Harris, Attorney General of California since 2011[57][75]
    John Hickenlooper, Governor of Colorado since 2011; Mayor of Denver, Colorado 2003–2011[76]
    John Kerry, United States Secretary of State since 2013; U.S. Senator from Massachusetts 1985–2013; 2004 presidential nominee[77]
    Dennis Kucinich, U.S. Representative from Ohio 1997–2013; presidential candidate in 2004, and 2008; Mayor of Cleveland Ohio 1977–1979[78][79]
    Joe Manchin, U.S. Senator from West Virginia since 2010, Governor of West Virginia 2005–2010[80]
    Deval Patrick, Governor of Massachusetts 2007–2015[81][82]
    Robert Reich, United States Secretary of Labor 1993–1997[83][84]
    Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor of Los Angeles 2005–2013[52][25]
    Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts since 2013[85][86]

    All are from Wikipedia. Some are potential or have declined. Everyone but clip eu should be taken serious

  50. @Ted,

    Ok, thanks for this. The 7 day per turn feature should make the primaries happen more quickly.

  51. @MA,

    You unzip it, and then copy it to your user campaigns folder. To find out where that is, open up the Campaign Editor with a campaign, and on the main screen of the Editor it will display the path. That, minus the campaign specific folder at the end, is where to put the unzipped campaign you download.

  52. The steps are basically the same, whether Windows or Mac. Can you tell me if there’s a specific point where you seem to be having the difficulty?

  53. I’m playing as Gillibrand. Bush is the GOP nominee, Currently leading in the electoral votes, it’s 8/28. I’ve had the nomination pretty much locked up (delegates wise) since a little after Super Tuesday but for some reason, Hickenlooper just now dropped out even though he didn’t win even one primary.. seems like a glitch, would think he would have dropped out once there was no probability to win. Also, in previous versions, once you had the nomination, you could sim to the convention… is that something coming in a future version, or am I overlooking it in this version?

    Also an issue where Bush has major HQ in many states but I only have starter HQ.. not sure how to convert to a major HQ, my org level and footsoldiers in those states is maxed out.

    A little frustrated at this point… it’s very fun but hopefully some tweaks are in store.


  54. @Les

    Go to your personal screen (bottom, looks like a person). Click the (i) — “Click here to switch views”. This will bring you to your campaign attributes. You probably have “Command” at level 1, which lets you have up to a Starter HQ without targeting. Bush, I believe, starts at 3, so with targeting, that’s up to level 4. He must have upgraded. If you click on the icons, you can upgrade your attributes.

  55. @Les,

    A 7 days per turn option is the next major feature to be developed for President Infinity. This will replace the fast-forward feature.

    Re Hickenlooper, your feedback here is noted – it is possible there is a glitch, and I’ll keep an eye out for this in game play.

    Having said that, the game is designed to make it up to you to use PIPs to get other players out of the race, which you can do with the Offers Screen.

  56. @Ted,

    PIP Effect is just how many points a player gains towards an endorsement using one PIP point for that endorser. So, if PIP Effect is set to 10, one PIP set to that endorser would increase that player’s score with that endorser by 10.

  57. Thanks for the replies Eric and Anthony. Re: HQ, my HQs became “major hq” once I had the nomination, after the convention.

    Re: the 7 day turn, that will be fantastic addition. Right now, the game is so fun but it does become a little repetitive if the primary isn’t competitive.

    Looking forward to updates later this year.

  58. @Steve Smith,

    There is no iPad version planned at this point. There might be an iPad version at some point in the future, but if so it won’t be for awhile.

  59. @MA,

    “user campaign folder, and where can i find the user campaign folder on editor screen?”

    Simply open a campaign in the Campaign Editor. On the main Editor screen, it will show the location (usually, “C:\…”).

  60. @Michael,

    “Thanks for the update! Any news on some new campaigns?”

    We’re focusing on 2016 for the time being. The next after that will be 1992. No ETA on it as of yet.

  61. @Jonathan,

    Ya, Huckabee probably should be -> ‘on’ for now.

    I’m going to keep Warren on for the time being – as long as there’s a significant ‘draft Warren’ movement. It’s just because, otherwise, there isn’t much happening on the Dem side, and we’re still a long way out from when the campaign starts in the game.

  62. If Warren is left on, then Biden and O’Malley should definitely be turned on.

    Oregon Gov needs to be changed: Kitzhaber -> Kate Brown. She will be up for a special election mid-term in 2016. (Fun fact: She is the first openly bisexual Governor in the country and she grew up a couple miles from me here in Minnesota before she moved to Oregon)

  63. Will election night be upgraded anytime soon? Such as a feature like “FLORIDA has been called for (BUSH)” or NEW YORK has been called for (CLINTON)? Love the game!!

  64. @Jonathan,

    Once PMI – U.K. is released as ‘official’. Probably a couple weeks. Yes, Walker’s numbers will be updated.

  65. @Kevin,

    Thanks for this feedback! Yes, election night will be upgraded. I don’t have an ETA for it yet, though.

  66. I second Dallas’s wish for Carly Fiorina to be included. Seems like the only Republican woman actually looking to pursue a bid.

  67. @Dallas and Kevin,

    Yes – the Steering Council just voted to include Fiorina as a possible Presidential candidate – she should be included in the next PI update. Thanks for this.

  68. Download the campaign you want to add, open its compressed file, and copy the campaign folder. Paste the campaign folder to that path.

  69. Id like to see the platforms play a stronger role in the game. For instance, some candidates run to get the front runners to move left or right. For instance, Bernie Sanders may in 2016. How about including an endorsement option that requires a candidate to move over on the platform. It could be an offer from the stronger candidate or the one looking to drop out. Obviously it could have a backlash if it takes a candidate away from the center in a genera election but could help in the primaries.

  70. That also ties in with a “hypocrisy penalty” I’d like to see. If you attack someone for having a position you also hold, it should automatically backfire or have some other penalty.

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