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Mat Bowles ([personal profile] matgb) wrote2008-01-19 11:42 am

Who Should I Vote for US-style

[ profile] absinthecity has done the new US version of the Who Should I Vote For quiz, and has results similar to but not identical to mine:
Who should you vote for?
Mike Gravel63
Dennis Kucinich54
Barack Obama27
John Edwards3
Hillary Clinton-21
You expected: Dennis Kucinich
Your recommendation: Mike Gravel

Party: Democratic

Born: 1930, Springfield, Massachusetts

Family: Married twice. Two children and four grandchildren

Career: US Army; Special Agent in the Counter Intelligence Corps; taxi driver; barman; brakeman; property developer

Political career: 3rd Speaker of the Alaska House of Representatives, 1965-6; US Senator from Alaska 1969-1981. Environment and Public Works and Finance and Interior Committees; chaired the Energy, Water Resources, and Environmental Pollution subcommittees

Hot topic: Fair tax

Did you know? Born to French-Canadian immigrant parents, Marie Bourassa and Alphonse Gravel; Mike spoke only French until he was seven years old

Supported by: Ralph Nader
It's appears to be a lot less biased than the 2005 UK version that I wrote an analysis of back then, curious that both Abs and I both get negative scores for Hilary, it confirms that I am very opposed to her on the issues but I pretty much knew that already. Question is, are the issues selected and the weight given to them fair to each candidate? The problem with the previous version was the policies selected and the weight given them, made it very unlikely to get a Labour result. So is our mutual negative for Hilary because she's a really bad candidate with daft policies, or is it because her good policies aren't options? Any USians (especially Hilary fans) care to give it a go and tell me?

Bootnotes: might as well do the other two versions.
Who should you vote for?
Ron Paul20
John McCain3
Rudy Giuliani-18
Fred Thompson-33
Mitt Romney-87
Duncan Hunter-117
Mike Huckabee-135
You expected: Rudy Giuliani
Your recommendation: Ron Paul

Party: Republican

Born: 1935, Green Tree, Pennsylvania

Family: wife and five children

Career: Flight surgeon, US Airforce; ob/gyn doctor in Brazoria County

Political career: Member of the US House of Representatives, from Texas 22nd congressional district, 1976��1977 and 1979��1985; Libertarian Party presidential candidate 1988; Member of the US House of Representatives from Texas 14th congressional district 1997 to present

Hot topic: Small government

Did you know? At high school he recorded a best time in the 100-yard dash of 9.7 seconds at a time when the national high school record for that event was 9.4s

Supported by: Sean (Val Venis) Morley, Dennis Hof
Meh, Ron Paul as the only positve, but by buggerall. Given he's a pretend libertarian, that sort of makes some sense.
Who should you vote for?

Barack Obama111
Dennis Kucinich96
Mike Gravel93
Hillary Clinton75
John Edwards57
Ron Paul3
John McCain-3
Rudy Giuliani-30
Fred Thompson-45
Mitt Romney-99
Duncan Hunter-141
Mike Huckabee-153
You expected: Dennis Kucinich
Your recommendation: Barack Obama

Party: Democratic

Born: 1961, Honolulu, Hawaii

Family: wife and two daughters

Career: Business International Corporation; NYPIRG; attorney and constitutional law lecturer

Political career: Member of the Illinois State Senate from the 13th district, 1997-2004. Incumbent Junior Senator from Illinois since 2005

Hot topic: Universal healthcare

Did you know? He is the only African American currently serving in the US Senate

Supported by: Oprah Winfrey, Eddie Murphy, Will Smith, George Clooney, Halle Berry, Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Michael Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Ed Norton, Jennifer Aniston, Zach Braff, John Cleese, Leonard Nimoy and Brooke Shields
Hmm, weird, Obama into first for that one, different weighting or maybe I clicked slightly different options. But then, I'm pretty much looking for Obama/Edwards anyway.

[identity profile] 2008-01-19 01:14 pm (UTC)(link)
I did the Independents one and got Mike Gravel too, and +7 for Hilary.

[identity profile] 2008-01-19 06:27 pm (UTC)(link)
I did the dem one, and got very very similar results as you did.