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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-01-06 08:35
Subject: [politics] The candidate meme
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Tags:meme, politics
84% Chris Dodd
84% Barack Obama
80% Hillary Clinton
79% John Edwards
79% Dennis Kucinich
79% Joe Biden
79% Bill Richardson
74% Mike Gravel
40% Rudy Giuliani
33% John McCain
27% Mike Huckabee
24% Ron Paul
24% Mitt Romney
14% Tom Tancredo
14% Fred Thompson

2008 Presidential Candidate Matching Quiz

Well, except for my apparent lack of Doddmania...that and the fact that I am even 40% aligned with Giuliani surprises me. Must be his socially moderate stances.
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User: joycemocha
Date: 2008-01-06 17:23 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Heh. Giuliani comes in at 35% for me...but my number one is Mike Gravel, followed by Edwards, Kucinich, and then Obama and Clinton.
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russ: quo vadis
User: goulo
Date: 2008-01-06 19:32 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:quo vadis
79% Mike Gravel
77% Dennis Kucinich
76% Chris Dodd
72% John Edwards
72% Barack Obama
69% Bill Richardson
67% Hillary Clinton
66% Joe Biden
31% Rudy Giuliani
24% Ron Paul
21% John McCain
18% Mike Huckabee
17% Tom Tancredo
15% Mitt Romney
10% Fred Thompson

2008 Presidential Candidate Matching Quiz

It is somewhat surreal that my top match is someone whom I don't even recall seeing mentioned in the news...
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Kerry aka Trouble: UncleSam
User: controuble
Date: 2008-01-06 20:53 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:UncleSam
I wouldn't worry too much - Dodd has dropped out.
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2008-01-06 22:19 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
You conservative weenie! ;-) This overly simplistic "quiz" — which wrongly assumes not only that the limited number of choices reflects all of the relevant options, but assumes that none of those issues are interrelated (e.g., the "withdraw from Iraq" and "genocide in Darfur" questions are not independent!) — said I'm 90% for Kucinich, 89% for Dodd, 81% for Obama, and 79% for Edwards.

And there isn't a single question on education, tax burdens/responsibilities, law enforcement priorities aside from grass, or a myriad of other issues that are more important to me than several of the "hot button" issues that were oversimplified.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2008-01-06 22:53 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
You conservative weenie!

There's a label I don't hear very often.
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User: ellameena
Date: 2008-01-07 00:42 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Okay, try to make sense of my results:

66% John McCain
59% Chris Dodd
57% Hillary Clinton
53% Mike Huckabee
52% John Edwards
52% Rudy Giuliani
52% Barack Obama
51% Joe Biden
49% Bill Richardson
47% Dennis Kucinich
47% Mitt Romney
46% Mike Gravel
42% Ron Paul
40% Tom Tancredo
40% Fred Thompson

2008 Presidential Candidate Matching Quiz

This is why I get very annoyed when people call me a conservative. It says more about the room I'm in than my own politics.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2008-01-07 01:09 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I am impressed...
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