KJ (owlmoose) wrote,

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Ganked from iamleaper. I've taken a number of these now, but this one seems the most accurate.

93% Mike Gravel
89% Dennis Kucinich
85% John Edwards
85% Barack Obama
83% Joe Biden
83% Chris Dodd
80% Hillary Clinton
69% Bill Richardson
40% Rudy Giuliani
27% Ron Paul
26% John McCain
19% Mike Huckabee
19% Mitt Romney
19% Tom Tancredo
8% Fred Thompson

2008 Presidential Candidate Matching Quiz

The problem with these quizzes is the logistics of providing simple answers. For example, on the question regarding Iraq, you get these options (of the ones I would be willing to chose):

* It was a huge mistake, and troops should be withdrawn ASAP.
* We need a phased and orderly withdrawal to end the war and free up troops for other uses.

What do you pick if you believe the war was a huge mistake, and that we need a phased and orderly withdrawal in order to get the troops out safely and preserve at least some semblance of order during the process? I went with the first, since I think it's closer to my views, but a significant nuance is lost there. Just for the heck of it, I changed it and clicked "submit" again, and all it did was swap my order around a little bit -- brought Edwards and Obama up, dropped Kucinich a few places. So I guess it doesn't matter that much. Still, it bugged me.

Well, anyway, I'm pretty well settled on Edwards, I think. Unless the day comes and it looks like the race is really close between Obama and Clinton, and Edwards is pretty well out of it; in that case, I'll probably switch to Obama. (I'll happily vote for Clinton in November if she gets the nomination -- I don't hate her or anything. She'd be fine. But she's my least favorite of the front-runners for several reasons.) It's a little exciting to think that the California primary might actually matter this time around. That's never been true during my lifetime. Of course, it's at the expense of how ridiculously early the whole process starts now. It's January 5th, and the Iowa caucus is already over? And 20-some states are having their primaries on the same day, one month from now? (California is one of them.) At this rate, we might as well just declare a national presidential primary day and get the whole thing over with at once. Crazy times.
Tags: current events, elections, meme, politics

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