Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Discover Your Ideal Presidential Candidate

This is the best Presidential Candidate Selector I’ve come across to date. It’s brief, yet detailed—giving one the chance to see which candidate truly reflects one's views. My results are below. Please take the quiz, and be sure to come back here and post your results!

1. Theoretical Ideal Candidate (100%)

2. Kent McManigal (81%)

3. Dennis Kucinich (70%)

4. Ron Paul (65%)

5. Barack Obama (60%)

6. Al Gore (53%)

7. Joseph Biden (53%)

8. Hillary Clinton (52%)

9. Christopher Dodd (52%)

10. Wesley Clark (51%)

11. Bill Richardson (46%)

12. John Edwards (45%)

13. Mike Gravel (44%)

14. John McCain (43%)

15. Rudolph Giuliani (41%)

16. Chuck Hagel (40%)

17. Mitt Romney (38%)

18. Newt Gingrich (34%)

19. Elaine Brown (31%)

20. Fred Thompson (29%)

21. Sam Brownback (28%)

22. Tom Tancredo (28%)

23. Mike Huckabee (25%)

24. Jim Gilmore (24%)

25. Duncan Hunter (22%)

26. Tommy Thompson (22%)


Blogger Tommykey said...

Wesley Clark and Chuck Hagel.

1:35 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, I got Ron Paul at 100%, and then the next highest was 72%.

2:18 AM EST  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

100%) 1: Sen. Barack Obama (D) Information
(94%) 2: Retired Gen. Wesley Clark (D) Information
(89%) 3: Gov. Bill Richardson (D) Information
(87%) 4: Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D) Information
(82%) 5: Sen. Christopher Dodd (D) Information
(79%) 6: Ex-Sen. John Edwards (D) Information
(79%) 7: Sen. Hillary Clinton (D) Information
(76%) 8: Ex-VP Al Gore (D) Information
(76%) 9: Gov. Tom Vilsack (D) Information
(64%) 10: Sen. Joseph Biden (D) Information
(51%) 11: Gov. Mitt Romney (R) Information
(48%) 12: Ex-Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) Information
(43%) 13: Sec. Condoleezza Rice (R) Information
(38%) 14: Rep. Ron Paul (R) Information
(35%) 15: Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) Information
(30%) 16: Gov. George Pataki (R) Information
(30%) 17: Sen. John McCain (R) Information
(23%) 18: Ex-Rep. Newt Gingrich (R) Information
(23%) 19: Rep. Tom Tancredo (R) Information
(12%) 20: Rep. Duncan Hunter (R) Information
(10%) 21: Sen. Sam Brownback (R) Information
(5%) 22: Sen. Chuck Hagel (R) Information
(0%) 23: Sen. George Allen (R) Withdrew from race.
(0%) 24: Sen. John Kerry (D) Withdrew from race.
(0%) 25: Sen. Russ Feingold (D) Withdrew from race.

Ok, I did your quiz, now go and do mine. ;)

8:58 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(100%) 1: Rep. Ron Paul (R) Information
(85%) 2: Rep. Duncan Hunter (R) Information
(83%) 3: Rep. Tom Tancredo (R) Information
(80%) 4: Sen. Sam Brownback (R) Information
(73%) 5: Ex-Rep. Newt Gingrich (R) Information
(66%) 6: Gov. Bill Richardson (D) Information
(60%) 7: Sen. Chuck Hagel (R) Information
(60%) 8: Sen. Joseph Biden (D) Information
(59%) 9: Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D) Information
(56%) 10: Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) Information
(56%) 11: Sen. John McCain (R) Information
(53%) 12: Sen. Barack Obama (D) Information
(50%) 13: Gov. George Pataki (R) Information
(49%) 14: Ex-Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) Information
(45%) 15: Ex-Sen. John Edwards (D) Information
(45%) 16: Gov. Mitt Romney (R) Information
(41%) 17: Sen. Christopher Dodd (D) Information
(38%) 18: Sen. Hillary Clinton (D) Information
(35%) 19: Sec. Condoleezza Rice (R) Information
(33%) 20: Gov. Tom Vilsack (D) Information
(33%) 21: Ex-VP Al Gore (D) Information
(27%) 22: Retired Gen. Wesley Clark (D) Information
(0%) 23: Sen. George Allen (R) Withdrew from race.
(0%) 24: Sen. John Kerry (D) Withdrew from race.
(0%) 25: Sen. Russ Feingold (D) Withdrew from race.

9:22 AM EST  
Blogger Jonathan Blake said...

FWIW, I also got Ron Paul at 100%. Too bad they didn't include any third party candidates. :(

12:38 PM EST  
Blogger pgc1981 said...

Anti-Bush questionaire much?

100%) 1: Rep. Duncan Hunter (R)
(99%) 2: Rep. Tom Tancredo (R)
(95%) 3: Sen. Sam Brownback (R)
(87%) 4: Ex-Rep. Newt Gingrich (R)
(81%) 5: Ex-Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R)
(79%) 6: Gov. George Pataki (R)
(79%) 7: Sen. Chuck Hagel (R)
(78%) 8: Gov. Mike Huckabee (R)
(78%) 9: Gov. Mitt Romney (R)
(67%) 10: Sen. John McCain (R)
(61%) 11: Sec. Condoleezza Rice (R)
(50%) 12: Rep. Ron Paul (R)
(50%) 13: Sen. Hillary Clinton (D)
(44%) 14: Sen. Joseph Biden (D)
(42%) 15: Gov. Tom Vilsack (D)
(41%) 16: Sen. Christopher Dodd (D)
(38%) 17: Ex-Sen. John Edwards (D)
(31%) 18: Retired Gen. Wesley Clark (D)
(27%) 19: Ex-VP Al Gore (D)
(25%) 20: Gov. Bill Richardson (D)
(24%) 21: Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D)
(24%) 22: Sen. Barack Obama (D)

I can tell you one thing I'm not in 50% agreance with Clinton in my book.

My two favorite candidates are Guiliani and Gingrich. I don't know Duncan Hunter

The thing I like is watching all the Democrats trash each other which is pretty sad in my book. If you can't win on merits I'm gonna try and trash the other person to win. I'm sure the Republicans will start the same crap sooner or later. That's one thing I can't stand about politics.
They are ALL self serving and only care about power.

1:47 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rank Item
(100%) 1: Gov. Bill Richardson (D) Information
(98%) 2: Sen. Joseph Biden (D) Information
(95%) 3: Ex-Rep. Newt Gingrich (R) Information
(93%) 4: Sec. Condoleezza Rice (R) Information
(90%) 5: Rep. Ron Paul (R) Information
(87%) 6: Ex-VP Al Gore (D) Information
(87%) 7: Gov. George Pataki (R) Information
(87%) 8: Gov. Mitt Romney (R) Information
(85%) 9: Sen. Sam Brownback (R) Information
(84%) 10: Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D) Information
(84%) 11: Rep. Duncan Hunter (R) Information
(82%) 12: Sen. Hillary Clinton (D) Information
(82%) 13: Sen. John McCain (R) Information
(77%) 14: Ex-Sen. John Edwards (D) Information
(77%) 15: Sen. Barack Obama (D) Information
(73%) 16: Ex-Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) Information
(68%) 17: Gov. Tom Vilsack (D) Information
(68%) 18: Retired Gen. Wesley Clark (D) Information
(68%) 19: Sen. Christopher Dodd (D) Information
(63%) 20: Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) Information
(63%) 21: Sen. Chuck Hagel (R) Information
(61%) 22: Rep. Tom Tancredo (R) Information
(0%) 23: Sen. George Allen (R) Withdrew from race.
(0%) 24: Sen. John Kerry (D) Withdrew from race.
(0%) 25: Sen. Russ Feingold (D) Withdrew from race.

Well, it got my top choice correct, that is who I support. But I would never consider supporting Gingrich or Ron Paul. My poltics are libertarian btw, and Ill very likely be voting for the democrat no matter who it is. Keeping the supreme court in balance is my top priority, I dont want to see a 5 vote conservative majority. My economic beliefs are free market (conservative, I guess), but I cant stomach the religious right.

Ron Paul is a "states rights" libertarian btw, thats why even though my philosophy is libertarian I couldnt support him. Maybe Im better described as classical liberal. I think the SC should protect our rights from states and feds both.

7:33 PM EST  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

All the republican candidates for me were last. Guess that means that if I was an american, that I would be a democrat.

7:44 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

very interesting. however, you should consider that, for now, the republicans might be just sitting back and enjoying the show, only to field their "serious" candidate(s) at a later, politically more convenient date. by then, voters will be tired of those currently running. in my opinion, it was a mistake for the democrats to field the best they have so early. by the time the "real" republican candidate(s) enter the race, the gop will have had more than enough time to sharpen their daggers (for backstabbing and cutting throats), oil their spin-machine (to simultaneously attack those who were for and those who were against the war, as well as politically obliterate and personally humiliate anyone who opposes them) and gear up their base by appealing to its basest instincts and scaring the hell out of them.
who knows, maybe, after desperately trying to find a suitable candidate but failing to do so, mr. cheney is - gravely and because he really doesn't see any other way (just like he did in 2000 for vp; remember?) - going to take it upon himself to run. i'm pretty sure your next president is going to be a republican. again.
anyway, nice greetings from switzerland :-)

8:33 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


10:30 AM EST  
Blogger Jayhawks said...

(100%) 1: Sen. Barack Obama (D)
(87%) 2: Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D) (83%) 3: Ex-VP Al Gore (D)
(81%) 4: Retired Gen. Wesley Clark (D)
(78%)5: Gov. Bill Richardson (D) (70%)6: Sen. Christopher Dodd (D) (68%) 7: Sen. Hillary Clinton (D)
(68%) 8: Sen. Joseph Biden (D)
(67%) 9: Ex-Sen. John Edwards (D)
(64%) 10: Gov. Tom Vilsack (D) Information

9:41 PM EST  
Blogger Woozie said...

I got the black guy with the funny name at 100% too.

10:04 AM EST  
Blogger tina FCD said...

100%) 1: Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D) Information
(98%) 2: Sen. Barack Obama (D) Information
(83%) 3: Ex-VP Al Gore (D) Information
(81%) 4: Ex-Sen. John Edwards (D) Information
(81%) 5: Gov. Bill Richardson (D) Information
(77%) 6: Sen. Joseph Biden (D) Information
(76%) 7: Retired Gen. Wesley Clark (D) Information
(76%) 8: Sen. Christopher Dodd (D) Information
(73%) 9: Gov. Tom Vilsack (D) Withdrew from race.
(71%) 10: Sen. Hillary Clinton (D) Information
(62%) 11: Rep. Ron Paul (R) Information
(60%) 12: Gov. George Pataki (R) Information
(58%) 13: Gov. Mitt Romney (R) Information
(44%) 14: Ex-Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) Information
(40%) 15: Ex-Rep. Newt Gingrich (R) Information
(37%) 16: Rep. Duncan Hunter (R) Information
(30%) 17: Sec. Condoleezza Rice (R) Information
(26%) 18: Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) Information
(25%) 19: Sen. Chuck Hagel (R) Information
(23%) 20: Sen. John McCain (R) Information
(14%) 21: Rep. Tom Tancredo (R) Information
(14%) 22: Sen. Sam Brownback (R) Information
(0%) 23: Sen. George Allen (R) Withdrew from race.
(0%) 24: Sen. John Kerry (D) Withdrew from race.
(0%) 25: Sen. Russ Feingold (D) Withdrew from race

10:20 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is Kent McManigal? O.o

1:19 PM EDT  
Blogger The Jolly Nihilist said...

A radical libertarian. :)

10:53 PM EDT  
Blogger Reason's Whore said...

1. Theoretical Ideal Candidate (100%)
2. Dennis Kucinich (91%) Click here for info
3. Barack Obama (87%) Click here for info
4. Joseph Biden (78%) Click here for info
5. Wesley Clark (77%) Click here for info
6. Al Gore (76%) Click here for info
7. Hillary Clinton (75%) Click here for info
8. Christopher Dodd (75%) Click here for info
9. John Edwards (73%) Click here for info
10. Bill Richardson (63%) Click here for info
11. Mike Gravel (61%) Click here for info
12. Ron Paul (48%) Click here for info
13. Elaine Brown (46%) Click here for info
14. Kent McManigal (46%) Click here for info
15. Mike Huckabee (31%) Click here for info
16. Rudolph Giuliani (25%) Click here for info
17. John McCain (22%) Click here for info
18. Mitt Romney (22%) Click here for info
19. Tommy Thompson (20%) Click here for info
20. Chuck Hagel (16%) Click here for info
21. Newt Gingrich (11%) Click here for info
22. Tom Tancredo (11%) Click here for info
23. Fred Thompson (10%) Click here for info
24. Duncan Hunter (8%) Click here for info
25. Sam Brownback (8%) Click here for info
26. Jim Gilmore (5%) Click here for info

That was interesting. I don't know much about Obama and have resisted doing any research this early in the game...guess I'll have to check him out now. Maybe there's hope for a halfway decent candidate after all.

1:35 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

100% Rush Limbaugh
99% Glenn Beck

10% John Edwards (notice his percentage and what that might mean) tehe

8:32 PM EDT  
Blogger Naomi said...

Funny, I got Mr. Theoretical Ideal Candidate @ 100%, followed by Kucinich, Obama, Biden and Edwards.

Jonathon Blake asked where the 3rd Party Candidates were. And I was wondering who Elaine Brown (Green) and Kent McManigal (Boston Tea Party/Libertarian) were, if not 3rd Party... They were in the middle of my list, which announces loud and clear that I'm a Liberal.

My last five? 22-26: Brownback (gawd's Senator!), Gingrich, Hunter, Thompson, Gilmore - right where they need to be!

Thanks! That was more fun than usual. Now, if only Obama would throw off his "vanilla pudding on white bread" carefulness and take some risks...

2:10 AM EDT  
Blogger The Jolly Nihilist said...

Hi Naomi,

This post has been edited since the reply you mentioned was written. The website providing the selector updated and expanded it, adding some independent voices like Brown and McManigal. I agree that third-party candidates ought to be included in these things, since I have something of a distaste for both the Republicans and the Dems (although the vast majority of my venom is directed toward the GOP).

Even though I'm a libertarian, I have been a 100% Democrat voter since Bush took power. His idiotic smirk--and destructive policies at home and abroad--have turned me against the entirety of his party. The only Republican I like right now is Ron Paul.

7:17 PM EDT  

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