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Monday, September 10, 2007

My Presidential Candidate. Who's Yours?

Jeff found this candidate picker website, which is on some military forum, so I have no idea how he found it. You answer some questions and it tells you which candidate(s) match most closely with you. Doesn't it figure I am just like the most fringe of the candidates? Sigh. By the time I get to vote on anything, I doubt Gravel or Kucinich will even be there any more. In any case, I figured I'd be close to Dennis, but I hadn't read much about Mike.

Former Alaska Senator Mike Gravel (D) - 91.30% match
Ohio Representative Dennis Kucinich (D) - 82.61%
Illinois Senator Barack Obama (D) - 82.61%
Delaware Senator Joseph Biden (D) - 73.91%

I wouldn't base my voting on this little quiz (personally I am nowhere NEAR making any decisions), but it was well designed and hit all the big topics, I think. And of course, you don't have to say who your candidate is unless you feel like it. I know politics is such a sensitive topic! This is just for your personal edification (my large liberal vocabulary item of the day).

My new slogan: I'll grovel for Gravel!

I was just thinking some more about this. My first reaction on seeing who I paired up with was, "Gee, isn't that the weird guy?" Then I realized that my personal beliefs aren't necessarily the ones I want to see in a political candidate. Or the one I'd vote for. I think in a lot of cases I lean toward more moderate candidates, because I try to vote for who I think would be best for all the people (in the nation, state, city or whatever), and that is usually someone fairly moderate. Not someone who'd tax you out of your livelihood or send everybody off to a war. Anyway, I found that an interesting insight into me.

1 comment:

Sam said...

I thought I would try this too, even though I am surely not voting in your election. My results were:

Ohio Representative Dennis Kucinich (D)
95.24% match
Former Alaska Senator Mike Gravel (D) - 77.78%
Illinois Senator Barack Obama (D) - 76.98%
New York Senator Hillary Clinton (D) - 73.02%

I've only heard the names of a couple of these. Weird.