Wednesday, January 09, 2008

If you have no idea who you want to support in the upcoming presidential election, this site may help. It asks for your opinion on 25 key issues then shows how you match up against the people who are running. I've taken two quizzes like this on different web sites, and the guy who keeps coming out on top is Dennis Kucinich, Democrat. Of course ALL my top candidates were Democrats and the only Republican even remotely close (at the very bottom of the list) was Giuliani. I have no idea who Kucinich is, but from what I've read, he has very little chance of making it through to the end. You should take the quiz - you might be surprised at who you agree with.

The dish guys are here putting in my HD dish. Since I have a minor cold and a splitting headache (which is now on day 3), I now have no other plans than laying in front of the tv watching movies all day long.

For Wally Wednesday, here's a photo of the little guy as we head off to work.


Anonymous James said...

The most depressing thing about that poll is that being pro-torture is considered a legitimate political position. It's really sad. We used to stand for so much better. I remember in high school writing Amnesty International letters to various leaders begging them to stop torturing people, and at the time I wondered how anybody could stand to live in those places. I guess now I know.

FYI: my result was Kucinich as well. I'm not too surprised. I've always liked him, and plus, he has a stunningly beautiful, super smart wife who's like a foot taller than him. Go Dennis!

I was surprised that Clinton came out higher than Edwards (I'm an Edwards supporter). And given that Ron Paul is a white supremacist I was horrified to see that he was my top Republican pick.

1:05 PM  
Blogger Kings Fan said...

Holy crap! Mine was Clinton and I can't stand that broad!

1:18 PM  
Blogger LA said...

I was going to post the same thing today, Edit, except I have a different website to link to. On the website someone sent me, I had the same results as you... Kucinich on top, and Giuliani was my "most" consistent Republican (McCain came in last place for me).

Now, I'm going to try the site you linked to and see if I get the same results.

That's a great picture of Wally, very artsy, not to mention he looks very cute.

5:29 PM  
Blogger LA said...

Took the test and I had slightly different results in the order, but Kucinich still came out on top here. I'm going to venture a guess that this poll was written by someone who leans conservative by this question, "Maintaining the current war with terrorists in Iraq."

Terrorists in Iraq? Last I heard, 17 of the 20 terrorists who flew planes on 9/11 were Saudi. There weren't any Iraqis that day. Sorry, but that always bugs me.

For anyone who wants to take the other poll, it's here:

5:37 PM  
Anonymous james said...

Me too. I was about to mention that "terrorists in Iraq" phrasing, but I figured I'd ranted enough.

But since I'm back on the soapbox, I'd like to mention that Clinton is not the monster that the media makes her out to be. I volunteered for the '96 campaign and got to meet her a bunch of times. In person she's quick witted and very funny. Yes, very funny. Nobody was more shocked than I was. That said, I'm not a Clinton supporter because of her votes on the war (and the Iran resolution), and, well, I'm against dynasties.

5:55 PM  
Anonymous madeline said...

I'm your only republican reader. Go Guiliani. Romney came in second for me. The major dems in the running had negative numbers for my poll. Who's Kucinich?

6:41 AM  
Anonymous madeline said...

It doesn't matter who Kucinich is. He came in dead last for me, exactly the opposite of the rest of you guys. I'm such a rebel.

6:46 AM  
Blogger M-M-M-Mishy said...

This says Im supposed to be voting for Kucinich as well. Then Gravel (who??), Obama, Clinton, and Edwards.

My first Republican is Ron Paul. I have no idea who Ron Paul is.

6:52 AM  
Blogger Tam said...

I've switched parties (to Republican), so I can vote for my man Ron Paul (and be cool like Madeline).

We need a foreign policy change. This idea of "our enemy's enemy is our friend" always finds a an ugly way to get back at us. Taliban (against the Russians), Saddam (against Iran),etc...I'm still trying to figure out why we got rid of Saddam in the first place; though he was a dick, he was the one guy that can control the radicals fundamental Islamics.

Besides his war stance, i really like the idea of personal liberties (remember what that was like?). Who is he? Google him.

5:00 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

I took a similar poll on a different site, and came up with Hillary and Obama neck and neck, with Edwards trailing slightly. I think Guiliani was the only GOP candidate on the list, but way, way down.

And Ron Paul is pro-personal liberties . . . unless you're a woman who values reproductive rights, or you're gay . . .

10:35 AM  
Blogger Tam said...

Re: Ron Paul
Though, those may be his personal beliefs (some of which I don't agree with), he still votes and believes that these social issues are left to the states and not the fed. gov't. Research his voting records.

Found this pretty funny and sad!

12:57 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

tam - then his website is frighteningly misleading, and quite contradictory to his voting record

7:49 PM  

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