Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Presidential Candidates.

Just for fun I completed an online survey to see with which 2008 presidential candidate's views my opinions most closely match. Though I didn't like the ambiguity and overly-general questions here are my results:

Dennis Kucinich (D) - Ohio Representative: 78.33% match
Ron Paul (R) - Texas Representative: 68.33%
Mike Gra
vel (D) - Former Alaska Senator : 66.67%
Joseph Biden (D) - Delaware Senator : 49.17%
Hillary Clinton (D) - New York Senator: 48.33%
John Cox (R) - Businessman: 48.33%
Christopher Dodd (D) - Connecticut Senator: 48.33%
Barack Obama (D) - Illinois Senator: 48.33%
John Edwards (D) - Former North Carolina Senator: 47.50%
Bill Richardson (D) - New Mexico Governor: 46.67%
Mike Huckabee (R) - Former Arkansas Governor: 44.17%
Sam Brownback (R) - Kansas Senator: 40.00%
John McCain (R) - Arizona Senator: 40.00%
Governor Mitt Romney (R) - Former Massachusetts: 40.00%
Tom Tancredo (R) - Colorado Representative: 31.67%
Rudy Giuliani (R) - Former New York City Mayor: 28.33%
Duncan Hunter (R) - California Representative 23.33%
Fred Thompson (R) - Former Tennessee Senator: 23.33%

I am ecstatic that 15 of my 18 matches rank below 50% with only 3 between 60% and 80%. I am for the abolishment of the two-party system and my results may reveal why. It is impossible to find a candidate with whom I highly agree due their stances being formulated not on a per issue basis but on a "party-line."
Take to survey for yourself: http://www.vajoe.com/candidate_calculator.html

5 comments:

Joe said...

unrelated, but if you have time check this 10minute clip out and let me know what you think. It's a new perspective to say the least.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTepA-WV_oE&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Ftgiaa%2Eblogspot%2Ecom%2Fsleepers1

Corbin said...

Next week, Wed/Thur...any time available?

Neat link. I scored over 95% with Kucinich, followed by Gravel with 89% and Obama with almost 74%. So we must have lots of similar answers, but enough different that Obama popped up so high on my radar. My least compatible? Duncan Hunter, at 1.19%.

laura clowson said...

tk
this is my new blogspot
i forgot what my other one was called and my password
so i decided to make a new one
and come over to the blogspot world.

Jake Bouma said...

Hey man, found you via BlogRush.

Two things:

First, I noticed the poll on your sidebar... totally interesting. I am reading Brian McLaren's new book Everything Must Change, and I think you'd totally dig it.

Second, I found that I most align with Kucinich too, using another test. Strange how we vote so many times on other things beside which candidate resonates most in us, huh.

Larry Kamphausen said...

Hi found you on blogrush.
I think I took the same test though I never posted the results on my blog.
Your point about party lines and not issues is interesting. I had not thought that a multi-party system would address that, though I usually think in terms of an opposition that is not necessarily seeking to be the dominant party. Which seems to drive much of our party politics with essentially only two viable Parties. When one party is out of power the other doesn't seek to be a legitimate and effective opposition but seeks to regain its dominant position.
I scored similarly to you, and was surprised myself by Kucinich scoring the highest for me as well.

Matthew 5:38-48, NASB

"You have heard that it was said, 'An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.' But I say to you, do not resist an evil person; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. If anyone want to sue you and take your shirt, let him have your coat also. Whoever forces you to go one mile, go with him two. Give to him who asks of you, and do not turn away from him who wants to borrow from you. You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? If you greet only you brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect."