Thursday, October 11, 2007

On The Issues

We're finally heading into the last year of the Bush regime, and the customary political ridiculousness is in full swing. Unfortunately, most Americans are so worn down by trying to just make ends meet, in this, the richest of nations, that gathering basic information about the presidential candidates seems like a luxury - an academic pursuit. A sickeningly high percentage the eligible voters don't even vote, and those that do, most often do so without having any real idea of their candidate's issues on stances. Our perceptions of those applying for the most important job in the world are created by obnoxious television bullies, gossip mongers and out of context quotes. We tend to vote based on perceived character, often ignoring the candidate's positions on the issues that will affect our lives, our country and the coming history of the world.

In case you'd like to take a minute to see how the candidates' views of how things should be compare with your's a quick little questionairre that does just that. Let me know about your results! Were you surprised?


Cyrus said...

Not surprisingly, I my views matched Dennis Kucinich's on nearly every issue. Even less surprising - I disagreed with Tom Tancredo on every single issue.

I'm still, at this point, supporting Obama - but I do love Kucinich.

Jason said...

No big surprise, Kucinich was my top candidate. The surprise was that Hillary came in higher than Obama.

Pooh Bear said...

Uh Oh! Gravel and I had an 83.33% match. Kucinich was right behind that. Obama pulled in at third place.

Joe said...

Hmmm... A Kucinich again! He was my number one at 93.48%. Gravel second, Obama third. I had Fred Thompson as last with whoever Tancredo is at second to last.

Americans should be required to take that quiz and vote accordingly....maybe.

Here's some liberal propaganda for you (if you have 8 minutes to spare):

Betty said...

Kucinich was my top candidate and then Hillary, who will get my vote.

Kelly! said...

I got Kucinich at 83% then Gravel (whoever he is!). I like Kucinich but sadly I don't think he has a shot. My vote will probably go to Obama as I have Hilary-fatique.

Nick said...

Haven't got a clue about most of them because I'm British!

However I came out all D's and here you go:

Your Top Match
Ohio Representative Dennis Kucinich (D)
77.59% match

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Your Other Top Matches
New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson (D) - 68.97%
Former North Carolina Senator John Edwards (D) - 65.52%
Illinois Senator Barack Obama (D) - 65.52%

Middle of the Pack
Former Alaska Senator Mike Gravel (D) - 63.79%
New York Senator Hillary Clinton (D) - 62.07%
Delaware Senator Joseph Biden (D) - 58.62%
Connecticut Senator Christopher Dodd (D) - 54.31%
Texas Representative Ron Paul (R) - 52.59%
Businessman John Cox (R) - 43.10%
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee (R) - 36.21%
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) - 31.03%
Arizona Senator John McCain (R) - 31.03%
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (R) - 25.86%

Bottom of the Barrel
Colorado Representative Tom Tancredo (R) - 25.86%
Kansas Senator Sam Brownback (R) - 24.14%
Former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson (R) - 15.52%
California Representative Duncan Hunter (R) - 12.93%

Cyrus said...

Wow! Maybe Kucinich isn't such a long shot after all. I wonder what would happen if everyone actually voted for the person that most shared their vision for how things should be.

Jenn of the Jungle said...

Hmmm Apparently I am a Mitt Romney Disciple 'cept I can't stand him.He reminds me of a snake oil salesman, or at least the description of one, slimy, too well polished. But 2nd was Fred, 3rd was Hunter and 4th was Huckabee. If only I could roll them all up into one candidate I'd be happy.

Cyrus said...

Hey, it looks like Ann Coulter has a new pseudonym! Well, it's always good to hear from the "other" side of the fence.