Leaders of the Masses

Politician \Pol`i*ti"cian\, n. [Cf. F. politicien.] 1. One versed or experienced in the science of government; one devoted to politics; a statesman. 2. One primarily devoted to his own advancement in public office, or to the success of a political party; -- used in a depreciatory sense; one addicted or attached to politics as managed by parties (see {Politics}, 2); a schemer; an intriguer; as, a mere politician.

That's what Webster had to say, way back in 1913. Amazingly enough, little has changed. The Politician is still a public leader, be they democratically elected or self-imposed. They're skills differ little from those of the Rockerboy, they can both sway crowds, influence populations, and control thousands of people with their sheer charisma. If you don't think that means much with all the gun-toting boostergangers out there in the Combat Zone, just remember this: Hitler was a Politician. And look at the size of the gang he was able to get to follow him...

President John F. Kennedy


  • Charismatic Leadership
  • Awareness/Notice
  • Education and General Knowledge
  • Wardrobe and Style
  • Composition
  • Persuasion/Fast Talk
  • Oratory
  • Social
  • History
  • Library Search
Charismatic Leadership: A Politician's Charismatic Leadership ability acts exactly the same way as a Rocker's. It is their ability to control a crowd equal to the skill level squared times 200. Charismatic Leadership is based on the character's COOL stat.

"The torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans... Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."

President John F. Kennedy
January 20th, 1961

"Now it is time to take longer strides - time for a great new American enterprise - time for this nation to take a clearly leading role in space achievement, which in many ways may hold the key to our future on earth. I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth. No single space project in this period will be more impressive to mankind, or more important for the long-range exploration of space; and none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish."

President John F. Kennedy
May 25th, 1961

"The time has come yet again to extend our hand to the heavens and touch our future. Not just the future of this once great country, but the future of all mankind. I have asked the Congress of the United States Provisional Government to approve funding in order to help with the rebuilding NASA. Not only this, but to go forth with a new goal, that before this decade is out, of landing a colony on Mars and returning the crew safely to the Earth. No project since the days of Apollo has been this bold, or this necessary. America will once again raise her beloved flag upon the surface of a brave new world."

Provisional President Randal Sandiskani
June 23rd, 2031

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