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Tante Shvester
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This website asks you questions about your stance on various issues and their importance to you, and then matches your stance with the candidates's.

Apparently, I am much more closely aligned with John Edwards than with Fred Thompson. No big shock for me there.

The interesting thing was seeing how closely each candidate in the field matches your views.

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Top of mine were Obama and Clinton.
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The Republican that I disagreed with most was Romney, and I didn't agree with any Democrat on more than two issues.
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Huh. I may have to stop hanging up on Bill Richardson's recordings. He's not my top match, but he's higher than people I though I agreed with more.
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My top 4 were all Republican -- did not see that coming.

Of course, the survey questions were ridiculous. Not a single choice on the immigration one allowed you to want to lessen border control -- all included increasing border security.

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I'm pretty sure the survey options were based on the candidate's positions. So if that wasn't an choice, it's because no candidate's plan calls for it.
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JT, I had a similar problem on that question, though I understand they were just doing a matching up to the candidates positions. I'm for no wall, but stricter corporate enforcement. I'm for both a path to citizenship and a work visa/temporary worker program.

Dodd was my #1, followed by Obama and Clinton.

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Giuliani, followed by Edwards and Huckabee.

Pretty much my entire list alternates between Republican and Democrat...

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Neat website.
Tom Tancredo is my top one with a score of 57. Interesting.
Though I go back and change some things and nothing seems to change.

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The Iraq question is misleading. For example, I think Iraq was an enormous, obscene, sinful mistake that should never have happened. I want us to have never been there. But when I answered "timetable for withdrawal" it seems to count me disagreeing with Guilliani (stay in) as much as with Ron Paul (get out now).
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Interesting. According to them, I should vote for Dennis Kucinich, Christopher Dodd or Barrack Obama, in that order.

Not bad.

And I'm least like Mike Huckabee. Not surprised.

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I had similar trouble picking answers for the Iraq and some of the others, but I could see why the answers were as they were, so I picked the best I could.

Kucinich and Dodd were my top two. Edwards, Obama, and Clinton were all tied for third (or I guess fifth). And it was clearly divided Democrat on top, Republican on the bottom, except for Giuliani.

I think I'm going to have nightmares tonight of the new polls being structured like that. Misleading and confusing questions, then it pops out who you should vote for... [Angst]

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somehow I think I only had one candidate with more in the agree column than in the disagree column... and that was I think 5:4 [Frown] there's no party for me
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I'm a big government, semi-social conservative, fiscally responsible, bleeding heart libertarian.

I think.

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Highest score was a 47, for Duncan Hunter of all people. I didn't know a thing about him. McCain was close behind. I thought Romney would be higher, but he only got a 27.

Lowest score for a Republican was a 22 for Guiliani, and the highest for a Democrat was 18 for Biden. No surprises there.

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Um, my highest score is 23. And I've never heard of the person I apparently agree with most, so I guess he doesn't have much chance of winning.

It looks like I am not really all that represented by any of the candidates.

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Duncan Hunter (who I have never heard of)
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I got Kucinich first at 39 pts. That goes along with what I was already thinking.
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my highest was Kucinich with a score of 40 [Embarrassed] .
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I got John McCain at 24, and John Edwards and Bill Richardsin at 22, and Kucinich at 21.

Jim Gilbert at 10 was the least compatible with me.

Only three agreed with me more than they disagreed with me, and even that was only by one.

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I had a tie between Kucinich and Guiliani. If anyone can explain how that is possible, they get a cookie.

I guess I hate everyone!

--ApostleRadio

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Artemisia Tridentata
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Clinton, Richardson, Obamba. Just like I told the gal on the telephone last night. They were all 27's. I want to know more about Richardson before any election. It's easer to find information about Clinton. The rest of the field is scary indeed.
EDIT.
If I have to pick from the "rest of the pack" I will be writing J. Carter in; like I have for the last several elections.

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Thanks for starting this thread Tante! It was just the kick in the pants I needed to finally register to vote in the primaries.
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Kucinich, Dodd, then Barack/Clinton/Edwards. No one hit my positions completely, but as has been mentioned some of my positions weren't listed, so.

How do the candidates feel about de-politicizing federal appointments, removing department and cabinet heads that were put in place to destroy or make irrelevant the department in question, peeling back the layers of secrecy over governmental decisions, stripping away the civil rights abuses now encoded in our laws, and restoring the checks and balances the Constitution demands? I haven't heard a lot on that topic from the candidates and I won't be deciding until I do. Which candidate, upon becoming president, will work to make the president less powerful?

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John McCain: 25
Hillary Clinton: 22
Barack Obama: 22
Joe Biden: 21
John Edwards: 18
. . .
Rudy Giuliani: 14
. . .
Mit Romney: 7

Interesting. [Smile]

(Not that I think it's an accurate guide for who I want to vote for, but it is interesting.)

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Highest was 40. Chris Dodd.

Next at 37, were Clinton, Obama and Gravel.


At the other end, Romney, Huckabee, Thompson and Hunter were a score of 1.

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Ron Paul.
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Shanna
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I got Biden with Clinton and Obama tied for second.

I'm still hoping for Obama to win the nomination.

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I got Clinton and Obama tied for first with 49 each. I'll vote for Clinton.
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Interesting! My results were way different than I expected, but I think that is because of the phrasing of some of the questions. I like this quiz better though:
http://www.speakout.com/VoteMatch/senate2006.asp?quiz=2008

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Artemisia Tridentata
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I did like the phrasing of the questions better. But, the results moved Edwards up on my list. Belay that! The highest match was Clinton for economic policy.
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I got John McCain for both quizes. Interesting.
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and...Clinton on the second.
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Aparantly I'm centirst.

Tommy Thompson was at 48%.

Mike Huckabee and John McCain were at 40%

At the other end, Ron Paul scored 13%, and Chris Dodd scored 18%.

<sigh> What are the minority parties again?

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I got McCain again, but very different orders on the rest. Clinton and Obama are now near the bottom of my list, and Biden has moved up. I'm pretty sure there's no way I would vote for Biden in the primaries. I would be unlikely to vote for him for president, unless he were running against somebody intimately connected with the clown posse currently running the show.

That's the thing with these quizzes . . . it matches you up with what the candidates say, but what if you don't believe the candidates?

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I got Edwards on the first quiz, and a Biden/Kucinich/Clinton/Edwards tie on the second.

Tom Tancredo dead last on both quizzes, which I could have told you beforehand. So I guess they aren't all THAT bad at prognosticating.

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Obama (48), Clinton (48), Dodd (45).

Not anything I didn't know already, but whether I'd vote for Hillary or not depends greatly on who is running against her. Honestly, though, I'd pick her as the lesser of two evils in most cases (for me).

Yeah, this isn't all that useful, but I needed a refresher on where all these candidates stood on issues.

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Dodd: 57
Obama and Clinton: 52

I'm trying to decide between Clinton and Obama.

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quote:
Tom Tancredo dead last on both quizzes, which I could have told you beforehand. So I guess they aren't all THAT bad at prognosticating.
Tom Tancredo didn't show up on mine. Thank god -- he's the worst pretend candidate this state has ever produced.
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No questions on education or the criminal justice system. It's just another test that tells me how far away I am from setting the national agenda.

Edit: Does anybody really agree with a line item presidential veto?

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My top choice of candidates was pretty low on both lists. But when I looked through the quotes, I still line up with my candidate. Of course, he is a lower tier candidate so probably not going to make it. Obama is my highest of the top tier. I also confirmed that atleast right now, I am pretty firmly a democrat.
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Dodd and Kucinich: 60
Edwards: 55
Clinton and Obama: 53
Giuliani: 38
Romney: 19
McCain: 7
Hunter: 5

Very interesting. I'm not incredibly surprised actually, even though my actual vote at this point is for Obama, followed closely by Edwards. I've known for some time how much I agree with Dodd's and Kucinich's views. If Kucinich wasn't totally off his rocker, and if I thought he stood a chance of winning, I'd vote for him. And I just don't like Dodd, to be honest. Not really sure why.

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quote:
Originally posted by rollainm:
], If Kucinich wasn't totally off his rocker, and if I thought he stood a chance of winning, I'd vote for him.

Kucinich was my number one, as well. My husband looked at it and asked why I never mention Kucinich as a potential candidate. My response was in essence what you said (I used the word wacko).
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I had Kucinich at 45, then Edwards, Dodd, and Richardson.
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Twinky is apparently my voting buddy. [Smile]
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quote:
Originally posted by Nathan2006:
Aparantly I'm centirst.

Tommy Thompson was at 48%.

Mike Huckabee and John McCain were at 40%

At the other end, Ron Paul scored 13%, and Chris Dodd scored 18%.

<sigh> What are the minority parties again?

Tommy Thompson and Mike Huckabee aren't centrists.

-Bok

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I got Kucinich again at 73%. Are we sure he's a wacko? Seems like the right guy to have in charge to me.
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It's not always his ends, but often his means, that worry people. He has an unrealistic, and potentially damaging idea of how to go about and achieve his goals. To me, he could do as much damage to the Republic as I feel Bush has, regardless of how much I agree with him on some things.

-Bok

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They matched me up with McCain but I won't vote for him because of McCain-Feingold and his wish to expand it. Free speech wasn't even *mentioned*.

The closest thing we have to a centrist in this campaign is Romney, because he keeps changing his positions on things. At least it takes him months instead of seconds, but anyway, centrist is not always good.

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I got Rudy (unsurprising), but only with a score of 32. McCain came in at 31. If they'd included questions about Israel, McCain wouldn't even have been on the list, I don't think. Ron Paul was 23, which is a little embarrassing, and Huckabee was way down at 15 (they don't mention the Fair Tax, which would have brought him up a bit).

It's kind of interesting that my highest score for any of them is a 32. Makes me think maybe I should run.

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