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chasedude
01-04-2008, 09:24 AM
I saw this on the news this morning and thought I'd try it out. MyFoxKC.com (KC Fox 4) has a little survey you take to see which presidential candidate you match up to. I took the test and was very surprised of the results. Political analysts have checked out the test and found it to be pretty accurate. Click the link below to get started.

<a href="http://wdaf.4wmt.com/cmm/" target="_blank"><img src="http://wdaf.4wmt.com/cmm/images/FindYourMatch.jpg" border=0></a>

Disclaimer: Sorry if Repost (I searched!)

Baby Lee
01-04-2008, 09:48 AM
EDIT: sorry, thought it embedded results, not the test.

Supposedly, my big three are McCain, Huckabee, Guiliani, in descending order. Not tracking me very well.

chasedude
01-04-2008, 10:10 AM
Yeah, they had me listed with Hillary top when I'm a Ron Paul kinda guy. The news said the test was accurate but I questioned it's authenticity too. I thought it was interesting enough to share though. :shrug:

chagrin
01-04-2008, 10:18 AM
Guliani
McCain
Huckabee

I remember the first time in 2007 when I saw one of those debates, I liked Huckabee's 'speaking' better than all else; Guliani just seemed too 'quiet' for me, for lack of a better word.

I was halfway expecting to be aligned with Pat Buchanan, heh.

Mr. Kotter
01-04-2008, 10:19 AM
EDIT: sorry, thought it embedded results, not the test.

Supposedly, my big three are McCain, Huckabee, Guiliani, in descending order. Not tracking me very well.

What is your order, fwiw? :shrug:

Baby Lee
01-04-2008, 10:26 AM
What is your order, fwiw? :shrug:
EDIT: sorry, thought it embedded results, not the test.

Supposedly, my big three are McCain, Huckabee, Guiliani, in descending order. Not tracking me very well.

Mr. Kotter
01-04-2008, 10:29 AM
So, your order...or the quizzes order?

All three are pretty reasonable--I just doubt Huckabee's electability. What do you think of Obama? :shrug:

Baby Lee
01-04-2008, 10:43 AM
So, your order...or the quizzes order?

All three are pretty reasonable--I just doubt Huckabee's electability. What do you think of Obama? :shrug:
Oh, my personal preference, probably;

Guiliani, Thompson, Obama, Richardson, in descending order.
I do have an affinity for some of Paul's positions, but see no way of getting him into the WH absent some kind of magical Paulite fiat.
Though if Hillary or Edwards are the DemNoms, I'd probably go through the whole Rep roster first.

Mr. Kotter
01-04-2008, 11:07 AM
Oh, my personal preference, probably;

Guiliani, Thompson, Obama, Richardson, in descending order.
I do have an affinity for some of Paul's positions, but see no way of getting him into the WH absent some kind of magical Paulite fiat.
Though if Hillary or Edwards are the DemNoms, I'd probably go through the whole Rep roster first.

I agree with your thoughts on Paul. I do like Giuliani, personally; I just don't see him as a viable candidate, given the primary process. I think his advisors really screwed him with the strategy they chose.

The other thing with Rudy is, can you imagine the media feeding frenzy over his personal life/history.....the prospects of that drama makes me want to puke. I do think he'd beat Hillary or Edwards, but versus Obama he'd have a tough time IMO.

patteeu
01-04-2008, 11:07 AM
Fred Thompson
Duncan Hunter
Mike Huckabee
Mitt Romney
Ron Paul
Rudy Giuliani
John McCain

It has Mike Huckabee and Ron Paul too high for me, but other than that it tracks pretty well with my preferences.

Mr. Kotter
01-04-2008, 11:11 AM
Fred Thompson
Duncan Hunter
Mike Huckabee
Mitt Romney
Ron Paul
Rudy Giuliani
John McCain

It has Mike Huckabee and Ron Paul too high for me, but other than that it tracks pretty well with my preferences.

WTF? :hmmm:

Knowing I support Fred, what the heck are you so on my case about?

....is it the fact I'm considering alternative scenarios, and mapping my contingencies? :shrug:

Surely, it is not.....the fact that you are more ideological, and I'm more pragmatic? :spock:

oldandslow
01-04-2008, 11:11 AM
Obama
Edwards
Hillary
Richardson

That's about right - except that I would never vote for HRC - but that has less to do with policy choice than charactor and leadership.

Baby Lee
01-04-2008, 11:28 AM
I agree with your thoughts on Paul. I do like Giuliani, personally; I just don't see him as a viable candidate, given the primary process. I think his advisors really screwed him with the strategy they chose.

The other thing with Rudy is, can you imagine the media feeding frenzy over his personal life/history.....the prospects of that drama makes me want to puke. I do think he'd beat Hillary or Edwards, but versus Obama he'd have a tough time IMO.
I actually welcome the two-facedness of the 'enlightened left' over Guiliani's personal life. Ohhh, he warez dressez!! Ohhh, he's friendz wit de gheys!! Ohhh, can I has a divorsed!!

Mr. Kotter
01-04-2008, 11:31 AM
I actually welcome the two-facedness of the 'enlightened left' over Guiliani's personal life. Ohhh, he warez dressez!! Ohhh, he's friendz wit de gheys!! Ohhh, can I has a divorsed!!

I agree it would be hypocritical and laughable. I'm just sick and tired of that kind of drama, in politics. Heh. Ironic coming from me, I know.

dirk digler
01-04-2008, 11:35 AM
My top 5

Richardson
Obama
Biden
Giuliani
Edwards

IMO some of those questions weren't specific enough like the one about illegal immigrants earning citizenship. I think I put no because they just need to go back home period. I am about as far-right as one can be on immigration

patteeu
01-04-2008, 12:12 PM
WTF? :hmmm:

Knowing I support Fred, what the heck are you so on my case about?

....is it the fact I'm considering alternative scenarios, and mapping my contingencies? :shrug:

Surely, it is not.....the fact that you are more ideological, and I'm more pragmatic? :spock:

I'm only on your case because of the way you predicted just about every possible combination of yesterday's results in the previous 48 hours while trying to claim that the various predictions were reconcilable. Then you followed that up with a reminder that you could swing wildly from the far right to the far left or anywhere in between if your candidate of the moment ends up withdrawing. Like I said before, I don't see that as pragmatic, I see that as confused.

I love the things Fred Thompson says. My only concerns with him are the fact that he's an uninspiring campaigner (which concerns me about his prospects in the general election) and his lack of executive experience. If he ends up as the Republican nominee, I can't think of any ideological problems I'd have voting for him (as I would with someone like McCain, Huckabee, or Paul). I have ideological differences with Giuliani too, but in that case the differences are on issues that aren't that important to me in this election cycle (e.g. concern over his attitude toward gun rights and his hardcore law and order mentality). My willingness to vote for these ideologically flawed candidates (from my pov) if that's what it comes down to is what I call pragmatism. It might be that there is some common theme between Thompson, Obama, Paul, and now Romney that makes your attraction to these different candidates a form of pragmatism, but I don't see what it is.

Mr. Kotter
01-04-2008, 04:35 PM
.... It might be that there is some common theme between Thompson, Obama, Paul, and now Romney that makes your attraction to these different candidates a form of pragmatism, but I don't see what it is.

Eh, I remember saying Paul is likeable and that I "could" vote for him if it was against Hillary...and possibly other circumstances, but that's hardly an enthusiastic endorsement. Paul would be a real close-pin, last-best option kinda vote for me.

The other three though? Yeah, I could enthusiastically endorse them.

Why?

Issues like national security, taxes, and an appropriate but restrained federal government are always at the top of my issues list. I realize many on the right want to suggest the Obama would be disasterous on such issues, but I just don't see it. If he over-reaches, there are Constitutional checks and balances (Senate filibusters, and Congressional moderates of both parties) to rein him in--not to mention elections.

Obama's position on the WOT, his specific tax and spend proposals in the general election, specifics on Iraq, S.C. nominations and immigration (to name a few) could, ultimately, be deal-breakers for me. I'm just very impressed by so many other things about him....that I'm trying to keep an open mind about him. (FTR, I realize...and have read....his official "positions" on these and other issues; when I hear them, directly from his mouth in the general election....I'll place more significance on the meaning of them. Several, as I say....could be deal breakers.)

Other aspects of the common theme that each has demonstrated, IMO:
Leadership (an ability to motivate and inspire)
Intellect
Integrity (as much as you get in politics)
Candor (as much as you get in politics)
Independence (willingness to buck the party, at times)
High levels of success in their chosen careers
Sincere commitment to the public good
Charisma and or "gravitas" (yeah Fred lacks the former; but he exudes the latter, IMO)
Strong interpersonal and communicative skills (I don't mean sound bites, I mean ideas and policy)
Willingness to delegate responsibilities to capable staff

I realize you, and others may see the list as....too vague, and subjective. Suffice it to say, I've closely examined each candidate for these qualities. None of the three are "ideal"--they are simply the best of the bunch IMO.

Woodrow Call
01-04-2008, 05:07 PM
Mike Gravel
Dennis Kucinich
Hillary Clinton
Chris Dodd
Ron Paul
Bill Richardson
Joe Biden
John Edwards
Barack Obama

go bowe
01-04-2008, 05:10 PM
o-bam-a! o-bam-a! o-ba-ma!

patteeu
01-04-2008, 05:23 PM
Mike Gravel
Dennis Kucinich
Hillary Clinton
Chris Dodd
Ron Paul
Bill Richardson
Joe Biden
John Edwards
Barack Obama

You're a modern day hippie aren't you? ;)

Woodrow Call
01-04-2008, 05:26 PM
You're a modern day hippie aren't you? ;)

:)

Jenson71
01-04-2008, 06:00 PM
Chris Dodd - 53%
Hillary Clinton - 50%
Mike Gravel - 48%
Dennis Kucinich - 48%

SLAG
01-05-2008, 11:31 AM
45%

Hillary Clinton
Democratic Jr Senator (NY);
former First Lady

* Candidate Tracker
* Clinton's answers
* Clinton's stances
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43%

Mike Gravel
Former Senator (AK)

* Candidate Tracker
* Gravel's answers
* Gravel's stances
* Get This Bobble Head


43%

Bill Richardson
Democratic NM Governor

* Candidate Tracker
* Richardson's answers
* Richardson's stances
* Get This Bobble Head


38%

Dennis Kucinich
Democratic Representative (OH-10)

* Candidate Tracker
* Kucinich's answers
* Kucinich's stances
* Get This Bobble Head


38%

John McCain
Republican Sr Senator (AZ);
2000

Mr. Laz
01-05-2008, 11:38 AM
48% Joe Biden Democratic Sr Senator (DE)
45% John Edwards 2004 Nominee for Vice President;
45% Dennis Kucinich Democratic Representative (OH-10)
43% Hillary Clinton Democratic Jr Senator (NY);
40% Chris Dodd Democratic
40% Barack Obama Democratic Jr Senator (IL);
40% Bill Richardson Democratic NM Governor
38% Mike Gravel Former Senator (AK)
33% Rudy Giuliani Republican Former Mayor of New York City;
25% Ron Paul Republican Representative (TX-14);
23% John McCain Republican Sr Senator (AZ);2000 Primary
20% Mitt Romney Retiring Republican MA Governor
18% Mike Huckabee Republican AR Governor
10% Fred Thompson Former Republican Senator (TN)
8% Duncan Hunter Republican Representative (CA-52)

mlyonsd
01-05-2008, 11:54 AM
John McCain 63% Fred Thompson 63% Mick Huckabee 55% Rudy 50% Duncan Hunter 50% Mitt Romney 48% Bill Richardson 35% Ron Paul 33% John Edwards 28% Barack Obama 25% The Witch 23% Chriis Dodd 18% Mike Gravel 18% Joe Biden 15% Dennis Kucinich 13%