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Which Candidate Do You ‘Match' The Most?

I found this over on Wired.com -- it's a quiz patterned after online matching services that lets you walk through a series of questions and then tells you which presidential candidates you're most similar to. Supposedly non-partisan and so on. (It's amazing what grants will fund, eh? :-)

Check it out at Glassbooth.org. Praise: It's great to see something focused on issues vs. the horserace. Complaints: it's a little black-and-white in the way it rates your similarities to candidates and it's "issue weighting" test at the beginning seems to work against people who care about most issues. (Hint: to answer the most questions, give each issue a 1 first, then add a few points to the issues you care the most about.)

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116130
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Anyone else freaked out by who they matched? Here I am, a mild-mannered, pro-free enterprise un-Randian live-and-let-live libertarian with a heart of gold and an understanding of cost-benefit analysis in good government...and my match is Senator Chris Dodd. Great. Talk about a match made in heaven. I'm swooning over My Man Dodd. His slogan: [img]http://chrisdodd.com/i/results-L3.jpg[/img] OK, that's not really his slogan. Still...seems to offer a mixed message. I took the test a second time and tried being a complete terd, hatin' on everything and everybody, being *against* everything that would help people and *for* everything that would hurt 'em. Came out best matched with Mike Huckabee. Who knew?

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Todd Stauffer
Date
2008-01-03T15:21:19-06:00
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116131
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OK, I matched closest to Kucinich, at 85%. However, not far behind were matches with Obama (80%) and Edwards and Clinton (79%). It guess that also shows that there's not that much difference between Obama, Clinton and Edwards on thes issues.

Author
Kacy
Date
2008-01-04T12:23:30-06:00
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116132
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My candidate dropped out last night, so I suppose this race is over for me. Good luck to all of you and your "best match" candidates.

Author
Todd Stauffer
Date
2008-01-04T12:48:44-06:00
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116133
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I ain't taking this test. All I know and care about is that I'm for whatever is good for most people. I'd like to think this is why I'm a democrat.

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Ray Carter
Date
2008-01-04T13:00:18-06:00
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116134
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Todd "General Lee" Chandler has been demoted. Where is Adam's colum of yesterday about the firemen flonking their test or the column on Chandler so that I can post this there.

Author
Ray Carter
Date
2008-01-04T13:13:05-06:00
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116135
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My best match didn't drop out last night but I'm pretty sure he won't make it to Super Tuesday. The candidate I'm actually supporting was 4th place in my matches.

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msgrits
Date
2008-01-04T14:05:25-06:00
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116136
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My best match was Huckabee. We matched on most everything except the death penalty, but I consider that a really important issue.

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Lady Havoc
Date
2008-01-04T14:38:25-06:00
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116137
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Edwards was my best match at 86%, followed by Kucinich at 84% and Clinton at 81%. Obama comes in at 76%.

Author
LatashaWillis
Date
2008-01-04T20:26:31-06:00

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