|The Politics Meme (gakked from a number of people on my friends list
||[Jan. 6th, 2008|04:01 pm]
Who?, I have got to think about this.|
89% Chris Dodd
89% Barack Obama
88% John Edwards
86% Hillary Clinton
85% Joe Biden
82% Dennis Kucinich
80% Mike Gravel
79% Bill Richardson
37% Rudy Giuliani
25% John McCain
24% Tom Tancredo
22% Mitt Romney
20% Mike Huckabee
16% Ron Paul
11% Fred Thompson
2008 Presidential Candidate Matching Quiz
At least yours came up with people I've heard of! Apparently, I'm supposed to vote for some dude named Mike Gravel, who I've never even heard of!
(On the other hand, considering I don't think there's a single person running who deserves to win--and living in NY, where my vote means nothing--I may just vote for him anyway!)
The first time I did it I got "Dennis Kucinich". I am still leaning between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton but I might add John Edwards to that list.
I actually really like Kucinich's politics, but a) he's way too liberal to be electable, and b) I don't think he has what it takes to be effective. But then, hey, at least least I've heard of him!
Being that I am "very liberal" is why I got him the first time.
Yah, I'd figure. Shocker, our politics are to the left of center (hell, to the left of Ted Kennedy!) :-D
Yea I guess that I am that "left".
If you're "very liberal", than why lean toward Clinton? She's the furthest to the right of any of the Democrats. She's supported the war from the start, and her husband pushed NAFTA through.
Well I believe that the Republicans call the Clintons "very liberal" then again they believe that anyone not a member of the GOP is "very liberal".
I also believe I need to back someone that might beat the GOP.
Well yes, they do. They do that, but do we have to listen when they say it? And are you aware that the Clinton administration was to the right of Richard Nixon on many issues (actually, you probably already did)? Anyway, I know of no reason to expect anything different from his wife. Her voting record in the Senate gives me no reason.
But if the issue is electability, I think that Edwards is the most electable candidate among the Democrats. He's a white male, and you know what, white guys have a pretty good track record in these situation. Plus he's southern, which will help in the south. They like to vote for guys who sound like them. And even with that drawl, he's a very good public speaker.
The test didn't give me Edwards as my candidate, but he's still going to get my vote when the primaries are held here.
Have not really picked who I will pick on Feb 5th, but it will be one of these: Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, Barack Obama [not in pick order]
Oh, on "white guys track record" is why some people want to vote for : Clinton or Obama.
Edited at 2008-01-13 04:18 am (UTC)
Oh well it sounded as though you were leaning toward Clinton. It always irks me when any liberal voted says that, after I spent 8 years watching her husband co-opt Republican positions. He had a chance to undo damage that had been done by 12 years of Republican Presidents, and he pissed it away. This is why I could never vote for either of them.
Anyway, re Edwards: If I understood you correctly, you pointed to electability as a reason to support Hillary. If so, than I maintain that Edwards is more electable in a general election than she is, and I have hope that he will reverse a lot of conservative policies that have been in place since 1980.
Maybe you are right ... or not, only time wil tell.