Thursday, August 16, 2007

Picking Your Candidate

I took this test; it's kind of long, but I found the results to be fairly accurate. By comparing candidate statements that you agree with it calculates which candidate most closely matches your views. While I would never choose a candidate based on an internet quiz, I did find it quite interesting. My results:
Bill Richardson: 16
Dennis Kucinich: 15
Barack Obama: 14
Hillary Clinton: 13
Christopher Dodd: 9
John Edwards: 8
Joe Biden: 8
Mike Gravel: 8
Ron Paul: 8
John McCain: 4
Mitt Romney: 3
Mike Huckabee: 2
Brownback, Giuliani, Hunter, and Tancredo: 0
The only surprises were that Edwards didn't score higher, and that McCain has actually said 4 things that I agree with. I wasn't surprised that Romney has made 3 statements that I agree with, because he's tried to be on all sides of the issues. In short, he may say something I agree with but I don't believe him.


Mauigirl said...

Very interesting test! Surprisingly to me, Hillary was the one I agreed the most with. Not surpisingly, all of the ones I agreed with more were Democrats.

Jess Wundrun said...

In short, he may say something I agree with but I don't believe him.

I think that's what they all aim for.

Who cares if you believe them when they don't believe themselves. We are only looking for resonance.

pygalgia said...

True that politicians pander, but if you follow their overall themes you can get a pretty good idea where they stand.