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select a candidate

2007-10-10 23:53:37.546125+00 by Dan Lyke 8 comments

Another select a candidate for the 2008 presidential elections quiz that seems to be a little deeper than that last one y'all tore apart.

comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2007-10-14 21:12:02.93936+00 by: polly

i saw that quiz in USA Today. My answers didn't even come CLOSE to the prez candidate i've been leaning towards. In fact, the candidates who were the closest to my "views" i had NO idea who they were! go figure...

#Comment Re: made: 2007-10-14 22:24:12.569735+00 by: Diane Reese

Every single one of these quizes I take produces exactly the same tied result. I guess I must actually support their positions. Too bad neither of them has a chance in hell.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-10-14 23:45:20.402453+00 by: ebradway

Who the hell is Chris Dodd?

#Comment Re: made: 2007-10-14 23:55:48.018294+00 by: Dan Lyke

Polly, yeah, electability and preference are two different things.

Diane, welcome to my politics.

Eric, he's a Senator from Connecticut, I've heard his name come up in a number of things so I wasn't surprised to see it, but that's probably 'cause as an ex Connecticut Yankee things from that area trigger my "huh?" detectors.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-10-15 20:18:54.848886+00 by: jeff

I would love to see "how" the answers are "weighted" behind the scenes when the scoring is done to align candidates with our answers.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-10-16 02:51:24.284465+00 by: Dan Lyke

This one uses actual candidate quotes and shows them to you after you're done, my first pass through had me agreeing with Bill Richardson and Ron Paul, with Mike Gravel trailing, then dropping down into the fray, into Hillary Clinton, and Dennis Kucinich tied with John McCain, etc.

(Via The Other Side of Awesome)

#Comment Re: made: 2007-10-17 03:06:42.810949+00 by: TheSHAD0W

Speaking of, Here's a quiz on the source of some quotations... You may be surprised by the results.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-10-17 13:51:21.441545+00 by: Dan Lyke

That one surprised me not at all...