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Monday, August 06, 2007

Voting made easy...


Check out this site (hat tip: Willow Gross), which asks you for your position on 25 issues and their relative importance to you, and comes back with who you should vote for in 2008.

All the data is from a site called 2decide.com which, at first glance, seems like a gross overesimplification of the issues. I gotta say, though, the results are pretty consistent with how I'd have ranked the candidates if I was asked to do so by "gut feel." Here's my list. What's yours?



CandidatePartySupport (+/-)
Giuliani(R)+31
Biden(D)+23
Dodd(D)+22
McCain(R)+20
Edwards(D)+20
Clinton(D)+20
Obama(D)+17
Thompson(R)+17
Kucinich(D)+12
Richardson(D)+10
Romney(R)+5
Gravel(D)0
Hunter(R)-3
Brownback(R)-7
Huckabee(R)-10
Cox(R)-14
Paul(R)-16
Tancredo(R)-24

 

posted by Brian at 11:57 PM


5 Comments:

  • You're leaning towards Giuliani? That's just depressing.

    By Anonymous Jeff Porten, at 3:03 AM, August 13, 2007  


  • Really? I'm surprised to hear you say that. If anything, I'd think you'd see him as the most palatable Republican.

    What I thought you'd comment on when you saw this post was the fact that 7 of the top 10 candidates that match my views are democrats (and that 7 of the bottom 10 are Republicans, includng the bottom six).

    By Blogger Brian, at 9:34 AM, August 13, 2007  


  • Most palatable Republican? I'd have to give that some serious thought. My gut is to say McCain, solely because I respect the man even though I disagree with him.

    Can't say as I'm all that surprised about your results, actually -- given the bible banging of most of the Republican field, I'd be a bit surprised if you came down on the side of many of them. Biden would likely be my top choice if he stood a snowball's chance, and seeing as how his policies are where you and I tend to agree, I'm not shocked that he's highly placed on both our lists.

    Shocker -- my top two are Kucinich and Gravel.

    By Anonymous Jeff Porten, at 6:31 PM, August 13, 2007  


  • Yeah...the survey clearly doesn't take "electability" into account.

    Seriously, though, Gravel? Didn't you see the video with the pond & the rocks?

    By Blogger Brian, at 9:04 PM, August 13, 2007  


  • First I've heard of it. Keep in mind that I'm getting my Internet via semaphore and passenger pigeon these days.

    I wouldn't vote for Gravel, but I agree with what he said in the first debate. I'm glad he's in the race for the same reason I'm glad Ron Paul is around. Kucinich, him I'd vote for, but only if there was a runaway winner by the time my primary came around.

    Now I just have to decide how many states I want to vote in.

    By Anonymous Jeff Porten, at 2:18 PM, August 16, 2007  


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