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Old August 13 2013, 01:40 PM   #1
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President Bacco's Future (Spoilers)

It's been a while since I did one of these speculation threads in here so bear with me if you would. I was just curious about President Bacco's future in Trek Lit. Am currently just past the half way point of Cold Equations "Silent Weapons" and I believe the book mentions Nan is in year five of her term (extended without explanation as well). I was just wondering given all that President Bacco has been through during her time in office and what she's endured personally now...would she seek re-election? I know that the "Star Trek: Online" developers gave her a second term in that game...but as we all know here, that isn't necessary the case here.

Thoughts on this? I would understand if when the time comes, Bacco didn't seek re-election and other candidates crop up soon (perhaps they already have?)
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Old August 13 2013, 02:10 PM   #2
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I'm all for another term. It would be good to have a follow up to Articles covering the election and process !
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Old August 13 2013, 05:02 PM   #3
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Articles did not sell well enough to warrant an Articles of the Federation II, unfortunately.

It possible that The Fall covers the election period.

I am going to reelect her because I can't see an equally strong and sympathetic character being built sometime soon.
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Old August 13 2013, 05:13 PM   #4
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I'd be happy if she and Admiral Akaar got on a shuttle, flew off and never came back.

I imagine that after the apocalyptic chaos that was Destiny and the turmoil that's followed, the people of the Federation would want someone else on top.
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Old August 13 2013, 06:15 PM   #5
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I'd half wonder that with all the apocalyptic chaos in Destiny if she would -want- to put with with that crap for another four/five years.
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Old August 13 2013, 09:20 PM   #6
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I say vote her in again. How bad a job did she do with the resources at her disposal?
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Old August 14 2013, 01:22 AM   #7
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I say vote her in again. How bad a job did she do with the resources at her disposal?
I like her a lot, but she's older, has gone through more than 3 regular presidents ever would, and
. She may want to retire and spend her afternoons at the ballpark on Cestus III. It would give us chance to see some other political types take center stage at the Palais..
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Old August 14 2013, 03:14 AM   #8
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Didn't STO give her a third term? Noting that the only reason she ran a third time was to give the Federation needed continuity amid the aftermath of the Hobus supernova, or...something?
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Old August 14 2013, 03:51 AM   #9
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I could see her going in either of those directions: retirement or second term.

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Old August 14 2013, 07:36 AM   #10
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I'd be happy if she and Admiral Akaar got on a shuttle, flew off and never came back.
I, on the other hand, really enjoy both characters and want them to stay.

I imagine that after the apocalyptic chaos that was Destiny and the turmoil that's followed, the people of the Federation would want someone else on top.
I don't understand this logic at all. Bacco was in no way responsible for the Borg Invasion, but her diplomacy kept the rest of local space from turning their backs on the Federation. And she's managed to take the Typhon Pact and encourage its moderates while avoiding a war with its hard-liners (not incidentally dividing the Pact between the two). Not too shabby a job in spite of all that's happened.
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Old August 14 2013, 02:55 PM   #11
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Yeah, I'm not sure how you could blame the events of the past five years on Bacco. She has faced an incredible amount of chaos and has come through each time. Not to mention making strides in interstellar relations with both the Romulans and Gorn. I would think most people in the Federation would consider her to be a popular President.

What's the problem with Admiral Akaar? I think he's terrific myself
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Old August 14 2013, 03:37 PM   #12
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Re: President Bacco's Future (Spoilers)

Admiral_Young wrote: View Post
Yeah, I'm not sure how you could blame the events of the past five years on Bacco. She has faced an incredible amount of chaos and has come through each time. Not to mention making strides in interstellar relations with both the Romulans and Gorn. I would think most people in the Federation would consider her to be a popular President.

What's the problem with Admiral Akaar? I think he's terrific myself
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Old August 14 2013, 06:27 PM   #13
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Didn't one of the DTI novels hint towards her being important in 'events to come' or something along the lines?
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Old August 14 2013, 06:59 PM   #14
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Well Akaar generally seems to be a character that suffers from stick up the ass syndrome, but even though has his sympathetic moments even if he's not totally likable. There are worse Admirals to be had for sure. Bacco... just seemed to be stressed out about her job(who wouldn't given the crap she put up with?) and trying to do the best she can. I wouldn't blame her one bit for passing the baton on retiring back to Cestus. Only thing I could really see keeping her in office is a sense of obligation if the forerunner is somehow corrupt or incompetent. Section 31 presidency anyone?
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Didn't one of the DTI novels hint towards her being important in 'events to come' or something along the lines?
She was suspected of being behind a certain key near-future event, but the book ultimately revealed that someone else would be responsible for it. However, it was established that she would be remembered positively by future generations.
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