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Gracing the stage at a local college, theater, or stadium is a great way to get citizens excited about an issue. For centuries, candidates have used this tactic to raise the statewide issue score (combination of voters stance and issue importance) by visiting a state and selecting the 'Give Speech' option.


  • Besides affecting how voters feel about an issue, speeches give a large boost to a candidate's enthusiasm in that state.
  • Speeches take a lot of stamina, but don't cost any money, so it's a good move for poor Candidates to make in order to recoup lost funds.

Picking the Right Topic

  • Since speeches are important in raising an issue's overall score, it's important for candidates to speak on a topic that will engage the maximum number of independent voters while keeping their base happy.
  • The game breaks the outcome of a speech into simple 'thumbs up' and 'thumbs down' graphics. By looking at the bottom of the speech screen, you can tell how the speech will affect voters of each party.
  • The most powerful speeches deal with topics that give a 'thumbs up' from both independent voters and voters of their political party.