04 May 2007

The bleak 2008 Field

So the campaign is underway in earnest and it's time for me to start paying a bit more attention.

This test at SelecSmart.com gave me surprising results. I can't stand McCain, mainly because of the blatantly anti free speech Incumbent Protection Act. The only person I'm more disappointed with on that front is Bush, who disagreed, but didn't have the balls to veto, assuming instead that the Supreme Court would strike down the unconstitutional provision (it didn't).


1. Theoretical Ideal Candidate (100%)
2. John McCain (80%) Click here for info
3. Mitt Romney (77%) Click here for info
4. Chuck Hagel (75%) Click here for info
5. Tom Tancredo (74%) Click here for info
6. Kent McManigal (72%) Click here for info
7. Newt Gingrich (69%) Click here for info
8. Duncan Hunter (68%) Click here for info
9. Ron Paul (66%) Click here for info
10. Sam Brownback (66%) Click here for info
11. Fred Thompson (64%) Click here for info
12. Rudolph Giuliani (60%) Click here for info
13. Jim Gilmore (53%) Click here for info
14. Tommy Thompson (52%) Click here for info
15. Mike Huckabee (50%) Click here for info
16. Bill Richardson (36%) Click here for info
17. Hillary Clinton (32%) Click here for info
18. Joseph Biden (30%) Click here for info
19. Christopher Dodd (30%) Click here for info
20. Al Gore (28%) Click here for info
21. John Edwards (25%) Click here for info
22. Dennis Kucinich (22%) Click here for info
23. Wesley Clark (22%) Click here for info
24. Barack Obama (17%) Click here for info
25. Mike Gravel (16%) Click here for info
26. Elaine Brown (3%) Click here for info

This quiz, which may be a bit more accurate, puts Romney at only a 23% match. I was a bit surprised the libertarian Ron Paul only got 25%. It's telling that no one got over 50%, and I'm not surprised with the low agreement on social issues. Here are the top contenders.

Total 43%

Social 31%

Economic 50%
picture Sam Brownback
Republican Sr Senator (KS)
Biographical Profile
Sam Brownback's answers
Sam Brownback's stances

Total 40%

Social 31%

Economic 46%
picture John McCain
Republican Sr Senator (AZ); 2000 Primary Candidate for President
Biographical Profile
John McCain's answers
John McCain's stances

Total 38%

Social 19%

Economic 50%
picture Duncan Hunter
Republican Representative (CA-52)
Biographical Profile
Duncan Hunter's answers
Duncan Hunter's stances

Total 38%

Social 19%

Economic 50%
picture Tom Tancredo
Republican Representative (CO-6)
Biographical Profile
Tom Tancredo's answers
Tom Tancredo's stances

Total 35%

Social 50%

Economic 25%
picture Rudy Giuliani
Former Mayor of New York City; Republican Candidate for 2000 Senate (NY)
Biographical Profile
Rudy Giuliani's answers
Rudy Giuliani's stances

Total 35%

Social 44%

Economic 29%
picture Tommy Thompson
Former Secretary of H.H.S.; former Republican Governor (WI)
Biographical Profile
Tommy Thompson's answers
Tommy Thompson's stances

3 comments:

happygirl7798 said...

First Quiz

.Theoretical Ideal Candidate (100%)
2. Duncan Hunter (80%)
3. Jim Gilmore (75%)
4. Tom Tancredo (74%)
5. John McCain (73%)
6. Sam Brownback (69%)
7. Newt Gingrich (69%)
8. Fred Thompson (67%)
9. Chuck Hagel (66%)
10. Mitt Romney (62%)
11. Rudolph Giuliani (62%)
12. Tommy Thompson (54%)
13. Kent McManigal (51%)
14. Ron Paul (49%)
15. Mike Huckabee (48%)
16. Michael Bloomberg (42%)
17. Hillary Clinton (31%)
18. Joseph Biden (31%)
19. Al Gore (25%)
20. Bill Richardson (25%)
21. Wesley Clark (22%)
22. Christopher Dodd (20%)
23. John Edwards (17%)
24. Mike Gravel (15%)
25. Dennis Kucinich (12%)
26. Barack Obama (12%)
27. Alan Augustson (11%)
28. Elaine Brown (2%)

Wow well that is interesting. I don't know my top 3. Anyway I like Guiliani, Newt, and Fred Thompson

happygirl7798 said...

Quiz # 2


Total 60%
Social 38%
Economic 75%
picture Mike Huckabee

Total 50%
Social 50%
Economic 50%
picture Jim Gilmore

Total 50%
Social 50%
Economic 50%
picture Mitt Romney

Total 45%
Social 44%
Economic 46%
picture Tommy Thompson

Total 43%
Social 31%
Economic 50%
picture Duncan Hunter

Total 43%
Social 25%
Economic 54%
picture Rudy Giuliani

Total 43%
Social 31%
Economic 50%
picture Tom Tancredo

Total 43%
Social 25%
Economic 54%
picture Sam Brownback

Total 40%
Social 38%
Economic 42%
picture Bill Richardson

Total 40%
Social 38%
Economic 42%
picture John McCain

Total 30%
Social 25%
Economic 33%
picture Ron Paul

Livvy said...

Well written article.