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Evil, but cute & gay about it
...ramblings of the imperfectly innocent
6th-Jan-2008 10:30 pm
68% Mike Gravel
60% John Edwards
60% Dennis Kucinich
59% Chris Dodd
58% Barack Obama
56% Joe Biden
56% Bill Richardson
54% Hillary Clinton
48% Tom Tancredo
47% Ron Paul
37% Mitt Romney
36% Fred Thompson
35% John McCain
34% Mike Huckabee
20% Rudy Giuliani

2008 Presidential Candidate Matching Quiz

My previous plan had been Gravel in the primary, but I see that I have to re-investigate Edwards. I'd written him off, but I forget why. I've long held that I'm the anti-Giuliani, so I'm also curious what exactly is the 20% that he and I agree on.

And this is (yet another) reason I hate politics. Of all the other times this has appeared on my flist, the lowest highest number was 82%. My highest is 68%. Boo for two-party voting systems. Of course, I haven't yet found an alternative voting system that I'd be comfortable replacing it with. Maybe if I play with IRV to make it monotonic...
7th-Jan-2008 06:56 am (UTC)
I feel like these quizzes make me more of a democrat than I really am due to limited options.
8th-Jan-2008 05:46 pm (UTC)
I think this quiz was better than most as far as options, but I would have liked to see more issues covered. I don't really fit neatly into either party, but I'm more blue than red. Ah, well, such is life.
8th-Jan-2008 12:16 pm (UTC)
Dennis is right there.... waiting for you .
8th-Jan-2008 05:48 pm (UTC)
And don't think I'm not tempted. Of course, I'm sometimes tempted by Ron Paul 'cause he actually seems to want to uphold this Constitution thingy, but then I remember that he also thinks the DoE isn't needed because the market will handle all our nuclear safety right?
8th-Jan-2008 04:38 pm (UTC)
Yeah I took that one too. I was bothered by the questions enough I didn't even want to post it. It just annoyed me.

Incidentally, about the IRV comment, Approval rating voting is monotonic as I understand it. I have been thinking about ARV and Range voting like systems more after reading this Mother Jones article.
20th-Jan-2008 10:20 pm (UTC)
Argh! I cannot believe I forget to reply to this. Sorry for taking so long.

Anyway, yes, Range Voting is interesting, but for the moment I'm mostly interested in ranked systems, not rated systems. Approval is interesting too, but it doesn't pass the "Later-no-harm" criterion, which is one of what I consider to be the three most important (along with Participation and Monotonicity). Descending Solid Coalitions is the system I'm pick if I absolutely had to replace our current system today. It has a lot of very nice features, but its two major downsides are that it is complicated to explain (a bad feature of a voting system) and that it can penalize (well, ignore, actually) voters who have a first-place candidate that is very unpopular with everyone else.

Thanks for the article pointer; I'll read it as soon as I can.
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