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Presidential Match Meem - RonO's Ramblings

Jan. 6th, 2008 03:37 pm Presidential Match Meem

Since many of my LJ Friends have been doing it:

73% John McCain
70% Mike Huckabee
68% Ron Paul
66% Mitt Romney
61% Tom Tancredo
61% Fred Thompson
60% Rudy Giuliani
57% Bill Richardson
52% Chris Dodd
48% Barack Obama
48% John Edwards
48% Hillary Clinton
46% Joe Biden
46% Mike Gravel
39% Dennis Kucinich

2008 Presidential Candidate Matching Quiz

A couple of observations:

  • Not too surprisingly I'm the first person I've seen where the candidates come out with red on top.
  • In both parties the order isn't too surprising. I might have expected either Huckabee or Paul to show up above McCain in the Republicans, but they all are a decent match to my ideal, just in different ways.
  • The fact that Richardson is the top match from the Democrats is both not surprising, and a good validation of how I feel about him -- and showing that I'm not letting my home state bias me in any way. Since early in the campaign, before the Republicans started getting enough press for me to have heard much about them, I was thinking that Richardson would be the candidate I could come the closest to supporting.
  • It is also interesting that the percent match difference between McCain and Richardson (top Republican and top Democrat) is less (but 1%) than the difference between Richardson and Kuchnich (top and bottom Democrat).

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From:shsilver
Date:January 6th, 2008 10:55 pm (UTC)
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Another interesting thing you don't note is that while most of the ones I've seen tend to have a very large gap between the bottom blue and the top red, yours is a much more even distribution.
From:rono_60103
Date:January 7th, 2008 01:01 am (UTC)
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I hadn't looked before, but you are right.

Does that make me really a "Moderate Republican" instead of a "Conservative Libertarian" of a "Member of the Religious Right?" ;-)
From:mbcrui
Date:January 6th, 2008 11:20 pm (UTC)
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Richardson is running really hard for VP.

I could vote for McCain... Of the Republican's he's the only one I could vote for...
From:rono_60103
Date:January 7th, 2008 01:05 am (UTC)
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Of course Richardson keeps saying he doesn't want the VP job. Given the recent track record, I'm not sure if VP is really a good stepping stone to President. Even if offered, he might just bide his time for another 4 or 8 years and try again. But, then again, he might just be saying that to not ruin the slim chance that he could win if something odd happened between now and August. Accidents, scandals and murder have all happened before...