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Don't put all your eggs in one basket. Points won with good choices will offset those lost on poor ones. Your overall score is based on the average of all the candidates you've selected.
Now, rather than annoying friends and family with your political views this campaign season, why not vent your spleen on your fellow players. There are discussion threads and a Chat Room where you can make new friends and political enemies.
As I began playing BallotCraft I thought of one of my favorite Peter Seller films, The Mouse That Roared. The Mouse is Fenwick, a tiny fictional principality lost somewhere between the great nation states of Europe, that declares war on the United States. Its Prime Minister hopes to surrender quickly and enjoy the largess that America traditionally bestows on the nations it defeats. When their declaration of war is lost in the mail room at the US State Department, Fenwick dispatches its army of twenty three pike men and archers to invade New York and surrender. The plan goes awry when the brave band stumbles upon and steals a new weapon, a planet-destroying bomb, and returns with it to Fenwick.
In one of my favorite scenes, foreign ministers and secretaries of state representing all the great powers are cooling their heels at a small border outpost waiting for an audience with the Duchess and her Prime Minister. They huddle around the tiny guard shack playing a board game in which the world is carved up into power blocs. I envision the Republican candidates huddled together following the next primary debate playing BallotCraft to determine who wins. It seems as valid a method of picking the winner as anything I've seen following the last debate.
Why don't you join me.
Let's pick a winner before the pundits try to tell us who to vote for...