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Presidential candidates on the issues

2007-07-26 18:20:22.720564+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Tempering my criticism of Ron Paul a little bit: a big table of 2008 presidential candidates on the issues.

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#Comment Re: made: 2007-07-26 19:35:15.187478+00 by: ebradway

Hmmm... Look at this in another light, Ron Paul only supports:

All other issues, he's against.

But I guess if you want smaller government, you need to be against everything, equally...

#Comment Re: made: 2007-07-26 20:00:31.718994+00 by: Dan Lyke

As much as I like to rag on Ron Paul's "everything left to the states" (including civil rights...), I think there's a bunch in that list that should be. Further, taking a yes vote on "No child left behind" as being for better education is... well... misguided at best. But I'm also of the opinion that education should be a state issue (at most).

I've got a longer rant on how my politics have evolved into pragmatism that's getting that much closer to the surface as I go browse assorted libertarian web sites, maybe someday soon it'll bubble to the top.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-07-27 02:25:14.014846+00 by: jeff

Can we place that matrix into a spreadsheet with a lookup table to conceal the candidates names from their stances on these issues? Assuming the data is correct, I'd like to make some choices based on these issues with my own personal subjective weighting system. After assigning points, I'd then lookup the winning candidate and place my vote accordingly.

I don't vote by self-ascribed or externally defined party affiliation. I vote across issues which are important to me individually, and as a whole.