I can't believe that there's nothing for the issue of audit/end the Federal Reserve.
Perhaps the next update could include that issue? Obviously, you'd have to tweak Ron Paul's and Newt Gingrich's stats to include the audit. For Paul, it was a major issue of importance, and Gingrich had it as a minor issue. Also, drop the value of marijuana legalization for Paul. It's never been a primary focus of any of his campaigns. Opposing wars, the Federal Reserve, pro-life are FAR, FAR bigger focuses of his campaigns.
Also, I'd add at least Gary Johnson. Yes, I know he dropped out early, and went to the Libertarian Party, but he did participate in some of the early debates for the GOP, and if we're gonna include other early drop-out members or non-declared candidates, he should be in as well. His issues would be FAIR Tax, reducing the deficit, and marijuana legalization. Also, he's pro-choice, making for an interesting dynamic in the game, a Republican who's pro-choice.
Maybe even bring back some or even all of the actual candidates for both parties in the 2008 cycle? I understand it's a different season, but it would make for some very interesting scenarios. Could be kinda fun trying a Rudy Guiliani vs. Hillary Clinton theme (both from NY), or a Paul vs. Gravel race (both libertarian-leaning on certain issues. Paul more fiscal, and Gravel more social).
Generally speaking, for the way I personally play this game, I have no real complaints about it. I don't really multiplayer, so those "bugs" are so far non-issues to me. But a chance to have issues more accurately match candidates, and have all candidates in the game would be pretty awesome! And I still want a primary/caucus cycle, too. But, it's a good game, and I've enjoyed it A LOT so far. Good work, Stardock.