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April 17, 2007

Your Ideal Candidate

Found this site which allows you to measure your candidates positions by some positions which are important to you.  No surprise here, although I did not like all the options which were either or options, so on a few questions I clicked neither, as I would be “in between” polar positions on some issues.

A big shocker, Rudy wins, followed by McCain and then Hunter, who still has “no chance” to win.  Interestingly Fred Thompson and of all people John Edwards come in fairly close to each other, which helps me understand why I can tolerate Edwards more than most of the Dem field.  Pretty much this is a fairly accurate reflection of me, and Lord I hope most Americans.

Hope you guys see this and POST your results here!!!!!

1.  Theoretical Ideal Candidate   (100%)
2.  Rudolph Giuliani   (65%)  Click here for info
3.  John McCain   (64%)  Click here for info
4.  Duncan Hunter   (62%)  Click here for info
5.  Fred Thompson   (56%)  Click here for info
6.  John Edwards   (55%)  Click here for info
7.  Sam Brownback   (54%)  Click here for info
8.  Joseph Biden   (51%)  Click here for info
9.  Al Gore   (50%)  Click here for info
10.  Hillary Clinton   (49%)  Click here for info
11.  Newt Gingrich   (48%)  Click here for info
12.  Chuck Hagel   (46%)  Click here for info
13.  Tom Tancredo   (45%)  Click here for info
14.  Mitt Romney   (43%)  Click here for info
15.  Jim Gilmore   (40%)  Click here for info
16.  Wesley Clark   (39%)  Click here for info
17.  Barack Obama   (38%)  Click here for info
18.  Mike Huckabee   (35%)  Click here for info
19.  Christopher Dodd   (35%)  Click here for info
20.  Dennis Kucinich   (29%)  Click here for info
21.  Bill Richardson   (23%)  Click here for info
22.  Ron Paul   (22%)  Click here for info
23.  Tommy Thompson   (21%)  Click here for info
24.  Elaine Brown   (20%)  Click here for info
25.  Mike Gravel   (8%)  Click here for info
26.  Kent McManigal

19 Comments »

  1. I scored for a John McCain. That’s because I’m very moderate (expect when it comes to the war on terror)

    later.

    Comment by Opinionnation — April 17, 2007 @ 7:04 am | Reply

  2. …oh, also, you should probably mention that to get the results you have to skip a lot of ad offers.

    Comment by Opinionnation — April 17, 2007 @ 7:05 am | Reply

  3. I scored 86% for my Senator, Barack Obama.

    What a great survey. I am passing on the web site to my students.

    Once again fantastic information on your site!!!!!

    Comment by Roger — April 17, 2007 @ 10:07 am | Reply

  4. nice one!..nice to see some half decent candidates !

    Comment by Angel — April 17, 2007 @ 1:19 pm | Reply

  5. It’s a bit odd. I scored a Chuck Hagel. Huh? I put as high priority that the candidate had to support the war. Go figure.

    Comment by thelonedrifter — April 17, 2007 @ 2:28 pm | Reply

  6. Theoretical Ideal Candidate (100%)
    2. Duncan Hunter (78%) Click here for info
    3. Tom Tancredo (76%) Click here for info
    4. Chuck Hagel (75%) Click here for info
    5. John McCain (75%) Click here for info
    6. Newt Gingrich (74%) Click here for info
    7. Ron Paul (70%) Click here for info
    8. Mitt Romney (68%) Click here for info
    9. Sam Brownback (68%) Click here for info
    10. Kent McManigal (64%) Click here for info
    11. Fred Thompson (64%) Click here for info
    12. Rudolph Giuliani (51%) Click here for info
    13. Jim Gilmore (49%) Click here for info

    I am surprised that Thompson didn’t get higher than #11.

    Comment by LLR — April 17, 2007 @ 2:37 pm | Reply

  7. I apparently should vote either for a politically unviable fringe 3rd party candidate (McManigal) or Newt Gingrich. Of the big four Republicans (McCain, Rudy, Romney, Thompson) Romney scored highest at 5th (70%) (including my theoretical candidate at 1st).

    Comment by Pink Elephant — April 17, 2007 @ 5:41 pm | Reply

  8. Well, my wife had Dennis Kucinich as her #1 choice, but she said she still is voting for Rudy.

    Talk about crossover appeal!

    Comment by avoiceofreason — April 17, 2007 @ 8:58 pm | Reply

  9. Didn’t work for me…The only one even close is Ron Paul- and I know we agree a lot more that 65% of the time.

    2. Chuck Hagel (69%)
    3. Newt Gingrich (66%)
    4. Ron Paul (65%)
    5. Duncan Hunter (64%)
    6. Sam Brownback (61%)
    7. Mitt Romney (61%)
    8. Tom Tancredo (61%)
    9. John McCain (60%)
    10. Kent McManigal (56%)

    Comment by totaltransformation — April 17, 2007 @ 9:16 pm | Reply

  10. Yay, the test confirmed my confidence in my favorite candidate: John McCain (86%), but Duncan Hunter and Fred Thompson scored pretty high as well. Who are those two guys again?

    Comment by lorraine — April 18, 2007 @ 12:41 am | Reply

  11. I came in with
    2 Tom Tancredo 78%
    3 Duncan Hunter 73%
    4 Fred Thompson 66%
    5 John McCain 65%
    6 Sam Brownback 64%
    7 Mitt Romney 60%
    8 Chuck Hagel 58%
    9 Newt 58%
    10 Ron Paul 55%

    Giuliani came in at 13, Hillary at 19(huh), Al Gore at 20(huh again)

    The top three came in pretty close to the way I was thinking. McCain scored high because of his war stance.

    Comment by mpinkeyes — April 18, 2007 @ 12:49 am | Reply

  12. My pick for President McCain came in first but it was a close call with Kucinich a very surprising second. I was initially surprised by the fact that of the top 10 only McCain and Rudy were people I would actually want to be President.

    The war on terror/in Iraq (maybe war on terror should have been a separate issue)was the main issue for me. Democrats and moderate Republicans faired well owing to my social agenda which is concerned with society as a whole (ie those at the bottom of the ladder as well as those doing well at the top). Hence, I am not against raising taxes and universal healthcare. I’m not a huge fan of school vouchers, the death penalty, or pollution/global warming.

    Thanks for the link – v. interesting and somewhat thought-provoking.

    2. John McCain (60%) Click here for info
    3. Dennis Kucinich (58%) Click here for info
    4. John Edwards (55%) Click here for info
    5. Barack Obama (53%) Click here for info
    6. Rudolph Giuliani (53%) Click here for info
    7. Joseph Biden (52%) Click here for info
    8. Christopher Dodd (51%) Click here for info
    9. Hillary Clinton (51%) Click here for info
    10. Mitt Romney (50%) Click here for info
    11. Bill Richardson (49%) Click here for info
    12. Al Gore (48%) Click here for info
    13. Tom Tancredo (45%) Click here for info
    14. Wesley Clark (45%) Click here for info
    15. Fred Thompson (45%) Click here for info
    16. Mike Huckabee (43%) Click here for info
    17. Duncan Hunter (40%) Click here for info
    18. Sam Brownback (38%) Click here for info
    19. Ron Paul (37%) Click here for info
    20. Elaine Brown (30%) Click here for info
    21. Chuck Hagel (30%) Click here for info
    22. Newt Gingrich (25%) Click here for info
    23. Jim Gilmore (24%) Click here for info
    24. Mike Gravel (21%) Click here for info
    25. Tommy Thompson (21%) Click here for info
    26. Kent McManigal (19%) Click here for info

    Comment by libertas01 — April 18, 2007 @ 2:54 am | Reply

  13. Liberatas –
    One of the good or bad things about this survey was that it didn’t really weight the issues. I think that only giving a range of strong or light was a flaw in design, but this did help let you see where you stand on the political map.

    For me it basically restated that I while I am a HAWK, I am also fairly moderate. Oh, if all couldn’t be so perfect!🙂

    Okay I couldn’t resist.

    Comment by avoiceofreason — April 18, 2007 @ 8:01 pm | Reply

  14. I’m still shuddering from John McCain being 3rd on your list. Aaaaaaahh!! And John Edwards thinks Israel is the greatest threat to world peace so I don’t tolerate much of anything he says.

    Comment by Little Miss Chatterbox — April 20, 2007 @ 5:53 am | Reply

  15. Well one of the problems with the survey was that it didn’t effectively weight responses, and questions about Israel weren’t provided.
    Of all the major Democrats running, I don’t think I could vote for anything as there are litmus test issues I do have, and Edwards is no HAWK.

    I’ve always respected Sen. McCain, and though I think his campaign is in trouble, I wouldn’t have a problem voting for him. Heck, I’ve pulled the lever and held my nose for candidates much less qualified than he!

    Comment by avoiceofreason — April 20, 2007 @ 5:30 pm | Reply

  16. Interesting… i got diff. results last time i took this (i think 4 simpsons had posted it)
    Hunter was my #1. But the differences is i wasn’t shy with the neither button on stances i don’t really have thoughts about.

    Barak is probably my least favorite candidate. and of the major ones he is the lowest so that seems dead on.

    1. Theoretical Ideal Candidate (100%)
    2. John McCain (86%) Click here for info
    3. Duncan Hunter (82%) Click here for info
    4. Newt Gingrich (80%) Click here for info
    5. Fred Thompson (76%) Click here for info
    6. Tom Tancredo (76%) Click here for info
    7. Sam Brownback (75%) Click here for info
    8. Chuck Hagel (69%) Click here for info
    9. Rudolph Giuliani (66%) Click here for info
    10. Jim Gilmore (64%) Click here for info
    11. Mitt Romney (62%) Click here for info
    12. Tommy Thompson (58%) Click here for info
    13. Ron Paul (50%) Click here for info
    14. Mike Huckabee (46%) Click here for info
    15. Kent McManigal (42%) Click here for info
    16. John Edwards (30%) Click here for info
    17. Joseph Biden (29%) Click here for info
    18. Al Gore (28%) Click here for info
    19. Christopher Dodd (28%) Click here for info
    20. Hillary Clinton (24%) Click here for info
    21. Barack Obama (17%) Click here for info
    22. Mike Gravel (17%) Click here for info
    23. Wesley Clark (17%) Click here for info
    24. Bill Richardson (13%) Click here for info
    25. Dennis Kucinich (12%) Click here for info
    26. Elaine Brown (4%) Click here for info

    Comment by mommyzabs — May 3, 2007 @ 9:10 pm | Reply

  17. I wasn’t surprised, I like Tancredo, but I didn’t realize he views were as close to mine as they are. I just watched the Republican debates and I like Mike Huckabee although he wasn’t very close in my survey results. And Duncan Hunter–who is he–I’ll have to find out.
    1. Theoretical Ideal Candidate (100%)
    2. Tom Tancredo(87%)
    3. Duncan Hunter(86%)
    4. Mitt Romney(77%)
    5. Chuck Hagel (not announced)(73%)
    6. Jim Gilmore (withdrawn)(72%)
    7. Sam Brownback(70%)
    8. Newt Gingrich(not announced)(66%)
    9. Fred Thompson(not announced)(60%)
    10. John McCain(56%)
    11. Ron Paul(55%)
    12. Mike Huckabee(53%)
    13. Rudolph Giuliani(53%)
    14. Tommy Thompson(52%)
    15. Kent McManigal(campaign suspended)(47%)
    16. Bill Richardson(26%)
    17. Mike Gravel(25%)
    18. Michael Bloomberg(not announced)(22%)
    19. Christopher Dodd (21%)
    20. Hillary Clinton(21%)
    21. Joseph Biden(20%)
    22. John Edwards(19%)
    23. Al Gore (not announced)17%)
    24. Wesley Clark (not announced)(14%)
    25. Barack Obama(11%)
    26. Dennis Kucinich(10%)
    27. Alan Augustson(campaign suspended)(7%)
    28. Elaine Brown (6%)

    Comment by Kris Johnson — August 5, 2007 @ 10:49 pm | Reply

  18. Well my results were slightly unexpected but still pretty close to what I expected. I did expect Duncan Hunter to be my #1 but obviously I didn’t answer exactly the same or didn’t feel as strongly about some things maybe. Duncan Hunter is my FIRST choice candidate. I’ve always had Tancredo on as a second choice. For those of you who say that Duncan Hunter doesn’t have a chance are dead wrong. He does have a chance because it’s still way early in the game. The word is spreading and people are finding out who Duncan Hunter is and when they find out about him they are impressed and ready to support him. If you want to find out more about Duncan Hunter visit his WEBSITE Here are my results…

    Your Results: Email Your Results

    1. Theoretical Ideal Candidate (100%)
    2. Tom Tancredo (91%)
    3. Duncan Hunter (88%)
    4. Mitt Romney (78%)
    5. Sam Brownback (72%)
    6. Jim Gilmore (withdrawn) (71%)
    7. Chuck Hagel (not announced) (71%)
    8. John McCain (63%)
    9. Fred Thompson (not announced) (60%)
    10. Newt Gingrich (not announced) (57%)
    11. Tommy Thompson (withdrawn) (55%)
    12. Rudolph Giuliani (55%)
    13. Mike Huckabee (53%)
    14. Ron Paul (53%)
    15. Kent McManigal (campaign suspended) (43%)
    16. Hillary Clinton (30%)
    17. John Edwards (30%)
    18. Christopher Dodd (28%)
    19. Bill Richardson (28%)
    20. Michael Bloomberg (not announced) (25%)
    21. Joseph Biden (25%)
    22. Mike Gravel (24%)
    23. Al Gore (not announced) (21%)
    24. Wesley Clark (not announced) (19%)
    25. Barack Obama (19%)
    26. Dennis Kucinich (15%)
    27. Alan Augustson (campaign suspended) (6%)
    28. Elaine Brown (5%)

    Comment by Kristie — August 15, 2007 @ 12:03 am | Reply

  19. Of the major canadates Romney nips Giuliani, which I won’t have quessed. The big surprise is “of the Democrates” it’s Dodd. I haven’t given that guy a second thought.

    Mitchell!

    Comment by Mitchell! — October 6, 2007 @ 4:15 am | Reply


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