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Which candidate best matches your views? A Quiz.

Plummit

Monkey
Mar 12, 2002
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A selectsmart quiz.

The quiz doesn't simply force you to choose between 2 positions. In the case where there are only pro and con positions available, you can choose "neither." In some cases where there are multiple choices available, you can select as many or as few as you feel apply to you. Most questions are also weighted by a slider that allows you to indicate how important that particular issue is to you.

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Of course, the quiz is only as accurate, nuanced and representative as those who made/framed it and/or how truthfully each pol portrays his/her views.

My results: (I was disappointed to see Stephen Colbert fair so poorly)

1. Theoretical Ideal Candidate (100%)
2. Dennis Kucinich (withdrawn) (69%)
3. Barack Obama (68%)
4. Ron Paul (68%)
5. Kent McManigal (campaign suspended) (65%)
6. Alan Augustson (campaign suspended) (64%)
7. Al Gore (not announced) (63%)
8. Michael Bloomberg (says he will not run) (63%)
9. Christopher Dodd (withdrawn) (62%)
10. Wesley Clark (not running, endorsed Clinton) (62%)
11. Joseph Biden (withdrawn) (60%)
12. Hillary Clinton (59%)
13. Mike Gravel (58%)
14. Bill Richardson (withdrawn) (57%)
15. John Edwards (withdrawn) (53%)
16. Wayne Allyn Root (52%)
17. John McCain (43%)
18. Mitt Romney (36%)
19. Tommy Thompson (withdrawn, endorsed Giuliani) (36%)
20. Rudolph Giuliani (withdrawn, endorsed McCain) (35%)
21. Alan Keyes (34%)
22. Chuck Hagel (not running) (33%)
23. Elaine Brown (32%) Information link
24. Fred Thompson (withdrawn) (29%)
25. Newt Gingrich (says he will not run) (29%)
26. Tom Tancredo (withdrawn, endorsed Romney) (27%)
27. Mike Huckabee (27%) Information link
28. Sam Brownback (withdrawn, endorsed McCain) (27%)
29. Stephen Colbert (campaign halted) (25%)
30. Duncan Hunter (withdrawn) (22%)
31. Jim Gilmore (withdrawn) (20%)

The candidates in the results have links next to their names, which I haven't included, showing how they voted on issues germane to each of the questions.
 

BadDNA

hophead
Mar 31, 2006
4,180
115
Winning.
1. Theoretical Ideal Candidate (100 %)
2. Alan Augustson (campaign suspended) (63 %)
3. Ron Paul (61 %)
4. Mike Gravel (59 %)
5. Barack Obama (56 %)
6. Al Gore (not announced) (56 %)
7. Kent McManigal (campaign suspended) (56 %)
8. Christopher Dodd (withdrawn) (55 %)
9. Dennis Kucinich (withdrawn) (55 %)
10. Joseph Biden (withdrawn) (55 %)
11. Wesley Clark (not running, endorsed Clinton) (54 %)
12. Hillary Clinton (52 %)
13. Wayne Allyn Root (52 %)
14. John Edwards (withdrawn) (52 %)
15. Bill Richardson (withdrawn) (46 %)
16. Alan Keyes (43 %)
17. Michael Bloomberg (says he will not run) (42 %)
18. Chuck Hagel (not running) (37 %)
19. John McCain (37 %)
20. Newt Gingrich (says he will not run) (36 %)
21. Tom Tancredo (withdrawn, endorsed Romney) (36 %)
22. Stephen Colbert (campaign halted) (35 %)
23. Duncan Hunter (withdrawn) (35 %)
24. Mitt Romney (33 %)
25. Rudolph Giuliani (withdrawn, endorsed McCain) (32 %)
26. Jim Gilmore (withdrawn) (32 %)
27. Sam Brownback (withdrawn, endorsed McCain) (30 %)
28. Tommy Thompson (withdrawn, endorsed Giuliani) (30 %)
29. Fred Thompson (withdrawn) (29 %)
30. Elaine Brown (26 %)
31. Mike Huckabee (26 %)
 

jimmydean

The Official Meat of Ridemonkey
Sep 10, 2001
30,396
3,273
Portland, OR
1. Theoretical Ideal Candidate (100%)
2. Barack Obama (78%)
3. Christopher Dodd (withdrawn) (75%)
4. Al Gore (not announced) (71%)
5. John Edwards (withdrawn) (71%)
6. Alan Augustson (campaign suspended) (71%)
7. Wesley Clark (not running, endorsed Clinton) (68%)
8. Hillary Clinton (66%)
9. Joseph Biden (withdrawn) (64%)
10. Dennis Kucinich (withdrawn) (64%)
 

X3pilot

Texans fan - LOL
Aug 13, 2007
5,861
1
SoMD
Theoretical Ideal Candidate (100%)
2. Duncan Hunter (withdrawn) (72%) Information link
3. Tom Tancredo (withdrawn, endorsed Romney) (72%) Information link
4. Stephen Colbert (campaign halted) (69%) Information link
5. John McCain (67%) Information link
6. Mitt Romney (65%) Information link
7. Chuck Hagel (not running) (62%) Information link
8. Sam Brownback (withdrawn, endorsed McCain) (61%) Information link
9. Rudolph Giuliani (withdrawn, endorsed McCain) (60%) Information link
10. Wayne Allyn Root (58%) Information link
11. Alan Keyes (58%) Information link
12. Ron Paul (54%) Information link
13. Fred Thompson (withdrawn) (54%) Information link
14. Jim Gilmore (withdrawn) (53%) Information link
15. Kent McManigal (campaign suspended) (48%) Information link
16. Newt Gingrich (says he will not run) (48%) Information link
17. Christopher Dodd (withdrawn) (46%) Information link
18. Tommy Thompson (withdrawn, endorsed Giuliani) (41%) Information link
19. John Edwards (withdrawn) (41%) Information link
20. Hillary Clinton (37%) Information link
21. Mike Gravel (34%) Information link
22. Alan Augustson (campaign suspended) (34%) Information link
23. Al Gore (not announced) (33%) Information link
24. Wesley Clark (not running, endorsed Clinton) (32%) Information link
25. Mike Huckabee (32%) Information link
26. Barack Obama (31%) Information link
27. Bill Richardson (withdrawn) (30%) Information link
28. Joseph Biden (withdrawn) (30%) Information link
29. Michael Bloomberg (says he will not run) (23%) Information link
30. Dennis Kucinich (withdrawn) (22%) Information link
31. Elaine Brown (15%) Information link


I'm writing myself in and I suggest you all do the same!
 

N8 v2.0

Not the sharpest tool in the shed
Oct 18, 2002
11,007
149
The Cleft of Venus
Well CRAP! This is the 2d thing like this that says my candidate should be McCain.

:disgust1:

1. Theoretical Ideal Candidate (100%)
2. John McCain (78%)
3. Wayne Allyn Root (77%)
4. Fred Thompson (withdrawn) (75%)
5. Chuck Hagel (not running) (74%)
6. Alan Keyes (72%)
7. Sam Brownback (withdrawn, endorsed McCain) (69%)
8. Stephen Colbert (campaign halted) (68%)
9. Mitt Romney (67%)
10. Duncan Hunter (withdrawn) (67%) Information link
11. Rudolph Giuliani (withdrawn, endorsed McCain) (66%)
12. Newt Gingrich (says he will not run) (64%)
13. Tom Tancredo (withdrawn, endorsed Romney) (64%)
14. Jim Gilmore (withdrawn) (63%)
15. Mike Huckabee (59%) Information link
16. Kent McManigal (campaign suspended) (55%)
17. Tommy Thompson (withdrawn, endorsed Giuliani) (54%)
18. Michael Bloomberg (says he will not run) (52%)
19. Ron Paul (50%)
20. Joseph Biden (withdrawn) (44%)
21. Al Gore (not announced) (43%)
22. Bill Richardson (withdrawn) (42%)
23. Hillary Clinton (38%)
24. Wesley Clark (not running, endorsed Clinton) (36%)
25. John Edwards (withdrawn) (32%)
26. Christopher Dodd (withdrawn) (31%)
27. Barack Obama (28%)
28. Alan Augustson (campaign suspended) (28%)
29. Mike Gravel (26%)
30. Dennis Kucinich (withdrawn) (22%)
31. Elaine Brown (0%)
 

jimmydean

The Official Meat of Ridemonkey
Sep 10, 2001
30,396
3,273
Portland, OR
Well CRAP! This is the 2d thing like this that says my canidate should be McCain.

:disgust1:
So you might have to think for yourself this year? Or are you still going to blindly vote for whoever Fox News declares as usual?
 

N8 v2.0

Not the sharpest tool in the shed
Oct 18, 2002
11,007
149
The Cleft of Venus
So you might have to think for yourself this year? Or are you still going to blindly vote for whoever Fox News declares as usual?
If the choice is McCain/Obama... then I am not voting at all.

I will vote against Hillary though if it works out that way.
 

jimmydean

The Official Meat of Ridemonkey
Sep 10, 2001
30,396
3,273
Portland, OR
I will vote against Hillary though if it works out that way.
I almost agree with that. I like McCain, I just wish he were 15 years younger. My fear is he goes insane after the first year and things get worse.

McCain and some ex-Bush adviser:

 

Spero

ass rainbow
Jul 12, 2005
2,072
0
Tejas
1. Theoretical Ideal Candidate (100%)
2. Wayne Allyn Root (65%) Information link
3. John McCain (63%) Information link
4. Chuck Hagel (not running) (62%) Information link
5. Stephen Colbert (campaign halted) (59%) Information link
6. Alan Keyes (56%) Information link
7. Sam Brownback (withdrawn, endorsed McCain) (55%) Information link
8. Al Gore (not announced) (55%) Information link
9. Mitt Romney (55%) Information link
10. Newt Gingrich (says he will not run) (55%) Information link
11. Duncan Hunter (withdrawn) (54%) Information link
12. Joseph Biden (withdrawn) (53%) Information link
13. Kent McManigal (campaign suspended) (52%) Information link
14. Hillary Clinton (51%) Information link
15. Fred Thompson (withdrawn) (51%) Information link
16. Bill Richardson (withdrawn) (48%) Information link
17. Tom Tancredo (withdrawn, endorsed Romney) (48%) Information link
18. Ron Paul (47%) Information link
19. Mike Huckabee (47%) Information link
20. Michael Bloomberg (says he will not run) (46%) Information link
21. Wesley Clark (not running, endorsed Clinton) (46%) Information link
22. Rudolph Giuliani (withdrawn, endorsed McCain) (46%) Information link
23. John Edwards (withdrawn) (45%) Information link
24. Jim Gilmore (withdrawn) (43%) Information link
25. Tommy Thompson (withdrawn, endorsed Giuliani) (43%) Information link
26. Barack Obama (42%) Information link
27. Christopher Dodd (withdrawn) (40%) Information link
28. Alan Augustson (campaign suspended) (36%) Information link
29. Mike Gravel (32%) Information link
30. Dennis Kucinich (withdrawn) (32%) Information link
31. Elaine Brown (15%) Information link
 

CRoss

Turbo Monkey
Nov 20, 2006
1,329
0
The Ranch
1. Theoretical Ideal Candidate (100%)
2. John McCain (57%)
3. Wayne Allyn Root (57%)
4. Chuck Hagel (not running) (55%)
5. Al Gore (not announced) (54%)
6. Alan Keyes (53%)
7. Duncan Hunter (withdrawn) (53%)
8. Stephen Colbert (campaign halted) (51%)
9. Joseph Biden (withdrawn) (50%)
10. Tom Tancredo (withdrawn, endorsed Romney) (50%)
 

N8 v2.0

Not the sharpest tool in the shed
Oct 18, 2002
11,007
149
The Cleft of Venus
1. Theoretical Ideal Candidate (100%)
2. John McCain (57%)
3. Wayne Allyn Root (57%)
4. Chuck Hagel (not running) (55%)
5. Al Gore (not announced) (54%)
6. Alan Keyes (53%)
7. Duncan Hunter (withdrawn) (53%)
8. Stephen Colbert (campaign halted) (51%)
9. Joseph Biden (withdrawn) (50%)
10. Tom Tancredo (withdrawn, endorsed Romney) (50%)
that's what i'm talkin about!
 

Westy

the teste
Nov 22, 2002
37,518
4,364
Sleazattle
1. Theoretical Ideal Candidate (100%)
2. Dennis Kucinich (withdrawn) (73%) Information link
3. Alan Augustson (campaign suspended) (71%) Information link
4. Barack Obama (70%) Information link
5. Christopher Dodd (withdrawn) (66%) Information link
6. Al Gore (not announced) (62%) Information link
7. Joseph Biden (withdrawn) (60%) Information link
8. Wesley Clark (not running, endorsed Clinton) (60%) Information link
9. Michael Bloomberg (says he will not run) (59%) Information link
10. Hillary Clinton (58%) Information link
11. John Edwards (withdrawn) (58%) Information link
12. Mike Gravel (52%) Information link
13. Bill Richardson (withdrawn) (52%) Information link
14. Ron Paul (51%) Information link
 

N8 v2.0

Not the sharpest tool in the shed
Oct 18, 2002
11,007
149
The Cleft of Venus
I guess the problem was the quiz didn't have the question "Is it imperative that the president toes the party line, refuses to speak to people from another political party, and takes marching orders on all issues from radio talk show hosts?"

:imstupid:
If i wanted a president to accommodate liberal political views i'd vote democrat.

pass
 

narlus

Eastcoast Softcore
Staff member
Nov 7, 2001
24,638
26
behind the viewfinder
no one got over 60% for me.

1. Theoretical Ideal Candidate (100%)
2. Dennis Kucinich (withdrawn) (58%) Information link
3. Christopher Dodd (withdrawn) (56%) Information link
4. Barack Obama (53%) Information link
5. Alan Augustson (campaign suspended) (51%) Information link
6. Joseph Biden (withdrawn) (51%) Information link
7. Michael Bloomberg (says he will not run) (51%) Information link
8. Al Gore (not announced) (50%) Information link
9. Hillary Clinton (49%) Information link
10. Mike Gravel (49%) Information link
11. Wesley Clark (not running, endorsed Clinton) (49%) Information link
12. Ron Paul (48%) Information link
13. Kent McManigal (campaign suspended) (48%) Information link
14. John Edwards (withdrawn) (47%) Information link
15. Wayne Allyn Root (44%) Information link
16. Rudolph Giuliani (withdrawn, endorsed McCain) (42%) Information link
17. Bill Richardson (withdrawn) (40%) Information link
18. John McCain (39%) Information link
19. Alan Keyes (37%) Information link
20. Mitt Romney (36%) Information link
21. Chuck Hagel (not running) (32%) Information link
22. Tommy Thompson (withdrawn, endorsed Giuliani) (32%) Information link
23. Fred Thompson (withdrawn) (28%) Information link
24. Jim Gilmore (withdrawn) (27%) Information link
25. Tom Tancredo (withdrawn, endorsed Romney) (26%) Information link
26. Newt Gingrich (says he will not run) (26%) Information link
27. Sam Brownback (withdrawn, endorsed McCain) (25%) Information link
28. Mike Huckabee (24%) Information link
29. Duncan Hunter (withdrawn) (23%) Information link
30. Stephen Colbert (campaign halted) (22%) Information link
31. Elaine Brown (20%) Information link
 

stevew

unique white person
Sep 21, 2001
32,724
3,462
WTF...

1. Theoretical Ideal Candidate (100%)
2. Alan Keyes (72%) Information link
3. Wayne Allyn Root (65%) Information link
4. Kent McManigal (campaign suspended) (63%) Information link
5. Ron Paul (61%) Information link
6. John McCain (59%) Information link
7. Tom Tancredo (withdrawn, endorsed Romney) (57%) Information link
8. Chuck Hagel (not running) (55%) Information link
9. Duncan Hunter (withdrawn) (55%) Information link
10. Mitt Romney (54%) Information link
11. Rudolph Giuliani (withdrawn, endorsed McCain) (53%) Information link
12. Stephen Colbert (campaign halted) (52%) Information link
13. Newt Gingrich (says he will not run) (47%) Information link
14. Joseph Biden (withdrawn) (47%) Information link
15. Fred Thompson (withdrawn) (46%) Information link
16. Sam Brownback (withdrawn, endorsed McCain) (46%) Information link
17. Hillary Clinton (45%) Information link
18. Mike Gravel (45%) Information link
19. Christopher Dodd (withdrawn) (45%) Information link
20. Dennis Kucinich (withdrawn) (44%) Information link

I think I hit neither/i don't give a fvck to many times.

As it stands, there is no one I will vote for.
 

fluff

Monkey Turbo
Sep 8, 2001
5,672
0
Feeling the lag
1. Theoretical Ideal Candidate (100%)
2. Dennis Kucinich (withdrawn) (91%) Information link
3. Barack Obama (87%) Information link
4. Alan Augustson (campaign suspended) (85%) Information link
5. Christopher Dodd (withdrawn) (76%) Information link
6. Joseph Biden (withdrawn) (76%) Information link
7. Wesley Clark (not running, endorsed Clinton) (75%) Information link
8. Hillary Clinton (75%) Information link
9. Al Gore (not announced) (73%) Information link
10. John Edwards (withdrawn) (72%) Information link
11. Mike Gravel (67%) Information link
12. Michael Bloomberg (says he will not run) (67%) Information link
13. Bill Richardson (withdrawn) (58%) Information link
14. Ron Paul (46%) Information link
15. Elaine Brown (45%) Information link
16. Kent McManigal (campaign suspended) (42%) Information link
17. Mike Huckabee (34%) Information link
18. Wayne Allyn Root (32%) Information link
19. Rudolph Giuliani (withdrawn, endorsed McCain) (28%) Information link
20. Tommy Thompson (withdrawn, endorsed Giuliani) (24%) Information link
21. John McCain (23%) Information link
22. Alan Keyes (20%) Information link
23. Mitt Romney (16%) Information link
24. Chuck Hagel (not running) (13%) Information link
25. Newt Gingrich (says he will not run) (13%) Information link
26. Sam Brownback (withdrawn, endorsed McCain) (12%) Information link
27. Tom Tancredo (withdrawn, endorsed Romney) (10%) Information link
28. Fred Thompson (withdrawn) (10%) Information link
29. Duncan Hunter (withdrawn) (6%) Information link
30. Jim Gilmore (withdrawn) (6%) Information link
31. Stephen Colbert (campaign halted) (1%) Information link
 

MMike

A fowl peckerwood.
Sep 5, 2001
18,222
85
just sittin' here drinkin' scotch
Kucinich wins every time with me.....


1. Theoretical Ideal Candidate (100%)
2. Dennis Kucinich (withdrawn) (77%) Information link
3. Christopher Dodd (withdrawn) (76%) Information link
4. Barack Obama (74%) Information link
5. Alan Augustson (campaign suspended) (70%) Information link
6. Al Gore (not announced) (66%) Information link
7. Hillary Clinton (65%) Information link
8. John Edwards (withdrawn) (65%) Information link
9. Joseph Biden (withdrawn) (65%) Information link
10. Michael Bloomberg (says he will not run) (64%) Information link
11. Wesley Clark (not running, endorsed Clinton) (64%) Information link
12. Mike Gravel (61%) Information link
13. Bill Richardson (withdrawn) (59%) Information link
14. Ron Paul (52%) Information link
15. Wayne Allyn Root (50%) Information link
16. Kent McManigal (campaign suspended) (47%) Information link
17. John McCain (39%) Information link
18. Rudolph Giuliani (withdrawn, endorsed McCain) (38%) Information link
19. Mitt Romney (37%) Information link
20. Elaine Brown (35%) Information link
21. Tommy Thompson (withdrawn, endorsed Giuliani) (32%) Information link
22. Alan Keyes (30%) Information link
23. Chuck Hagel (not running) (30%) Information link
24. Mike Huckabee (28%) Information link
25. Tom Tancredo (withdrawn, endorsed Romney) (26%) Information link
26. Fred Thompson (withdrawn) (22%) Information link
27. Jim Gilmore (withdrawn) (22%) Information link
28. Sam Brownback (withdrawn, endorsed McCain) (21%) Information link
29. Newt Gingrich (says he will not run) (21%) Information link
30. Duncan Hunter (withdrawn) (19%) Information link
31. Stephen Colbert (campaign halted) (9%) Information link
 

r464

Turbo Monkey
Oct 17, 2006
2,608
0
Earth
Something is wrong with mine

1. Theoretical Ideal Candidate (100%)
2. Randee of the Redwoods (95%)
3. Walter Mondale (88%)
4. Ross Perot (73%)
5. Hello Kitty (59%)
 

JohnE

filthy rascist
May 13, 2005
12,646
664
Front Range, dude...
Who is this Theoretical Ideal guy anyway? I am sooo voting for him. Or her. I bet she is a race car driving Victoria Secret model who is a bisexual XC chick. And a great cook who likes old school punk rock.
 

N8 v2.0

Not the sharpest tool in the shed
Oct 18, 2002
11,007
149
The Cleft of Venus
Who is this Theoretical Ideal guy anyway? I am sooo voting for him. Or her. I bet she is a race car driving Victoria Secret model who is a bisexual XC chick. And a great cook who likes old school punk rock.

your do realize you just described loco dont you..??

well.. he may not be a Vicky's Secret model but i'm sure he'll model for you.


:twitch: