Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Politics, Politics, Politics

I just found a new political site after listening to a CNet podcast. It's a pretty cool way to track political contributions, although I find it slightly troubling from a privacy perspective.

In any case they have one of the better "Who to vote for in '08?" quizzes I've taken. I'm troubled that Kucinich appeared so high. I'm also troubled that there was such a grievous error in the Obama biography. Can you see it?

Who should I vote for for president in 2008?

You match up well with...

Chris Dodd - 73 match

Dodd is a liberal democrat who consistently receives somewhere between a 95-100% approval rating from Americans for Democratic Action and the National Committee for an Effective Congress. Unlike his Democrat counterparts, he believes that same-sex marriage and civil unions should be an issue left to states and supports free trade agreements. As a legislator, he is known for his work on expanding health care coverage to the uninsured, particularly children.

Barack Obama - 73 match

You must be ambitious and idealistic, like Barak Obama. Obama is a liberal democrat who, unlike his rivals, opposed the Iraq war from the start. With only 8 years in the Senate, his inexperience worries some and sometimes reveals itself in the debates, but he also has the charisma and popular support that the others lack.

Dennis Kucinich - 72 match

Denis Kucinich, an Ohio congressman, is a far-left liberal democrat. He has the most extreme proposals for nearly every issue including creating a single-payer system of universal health care; an immediate withdrawal of all U.S. forces from Iraq and replacing them with an international security force; and guaranteeing quality education with free pre-kindergarten and college. He even wants to impeach Vice President Dick Cheney. Needless to say, Kucinich is a no-hope contender.

Take the test.

And here's the guys I didn't match up with.

Who should I vote for for president in 2008?

You don't match up well with...

Sam Brownback - 21 match

As an "economically, fiscally, and socially compassionate conservative," Sam Brownback is the candidate for you! The fiercely right-wing Senator from Kansas lets his religion guide his policy agenda- especially towards foreigners. He is best known for his unrelenting crusade against the genocide in Darfur and world-wide sex-trafficking. In a moment of particular compassionate, he co-sponsored a 2006 bipartisan immigration bill that branded him "Amnesty Sam" by critical conservatives and he later abandoned the cause. But there's no compassion for homosexuals, the porn industry, or women seeking abortions. Brownback's high-profile war against these groups has also put him in the spotlight.

Duncan Hunter - 26 match

Congratulations! You and Duncan Hunter are socially conservative nativists! Hunter is a conservative Republican Congressman from California who is big on unborn babies but not immigrants. He best known in congress for his prominent role in constructing a 14-mile double fence along the US-Mex border and introducing the Right to Life Act, which would give constitutional rights to anything that develops after the moment of conception. Unlike many Republicans, he opposes free trade because he says it poses a threat to American manufacturing and creates a huge trade deficit. To discourage trade, he has proposed a law that allows American companies to use �exchange-rate manipulation� as an excuse to receive protection under America's trade laws.

Rudy Giuliani - 30 match

You want a socially conservative candidate who is likely to win and as the Republican front-runner, Rudy Giuliani could deliver. He combines liberal views on abortion and same-sex marriage with a conservative approach to the situation in Iraq. He consistently lends his support for the war and President Bush's troop surge while public support for the war sinks lower. Guiliani rides on the heroic reputation he earned in the wake of the 2001 terrorist attacks which made him a popular, nationally recognized figure. He is also quick to remind people of his other achievements, including the restoration and revitalization of New York City.

Take the test.


Ethan's Mom said...

Just as expected, I come out nearly your exact opposite. How is it that we're friends, exactly?

dastew said...

I'm thinking food primarily. Plus the fact that while our views our diametrically opposed, we both value discussion over polemics.

Alissa said...


Paris Soul Mate said...

Ugh! I came out with Bill Richardson...someone shoot me NOW!

dastew said...

Hey I like Bill...could be worse you could have come out with Chris Dodd or lil Dennis Kucinich.

Alissa said...

here's the truth... i started taking the quiz. but it had more than 5 questions... so my ADD got the best of me.