Interesting political candidate selector

Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by Thorsen, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. Thorsen

    Thorsen New Member

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    I don't know if I would put a whole lot of faith in this test, but I have taken it several different times, answering slightly differently on some questions as I rethink the question itself and I tend to come out with essentially the same candidates each time.

    The test is at http://www.selectsmart.com/president/2008.html and asks you 25 questions with you rating the priority of each question. While I can think of several ways to improve the test itself, it is fun to take and appears to match up relatively well. Of course, then you need to look at why you matched and why you didn't and perhaps make some additional adjustments on your own. But overall, a neat little test to take and some pretty interesting outputs.

    I'll be first on posting how my picks played out after taking the test itself:

    Your Results:

    1. Theoretical Ideal Candidate (100%)
    2. Ron Paul (70%)
    3. Kent McManigal (57%)
    4. John McCain (50%)
    5. Dennis Kucinich (50%)
    6. Michael Bloomberg (50%)
    7. Alan Augustson (50%)
    8. Mike Gravel (48%)
    9. Chuck Hagel (48%)
    10. Barack Obama (46%)
    11. Fred Thompson (46%)
    12. Tommy Thompson (46%)
    13. Christopher Dodd (45%)
    14. Bill Richardson (44%)
    15. Newt Gingrich (44%)
    16. Joseph Biden (43%)
    17. Hillary Clinton (42%)
    18. Tom Tancredo (41%)
    19. Jim Gilmore (40%)
    20. Al Gore (40%)
    21. Duncan Hunter (40%)
    22. Sam Brownback (40%)
    23. Wesley Clark (39%)
    24. Mitt Romney (39%)
    25. John Edwards (36%)
    26. Rudolph Giuliani (31%)
    27. Elaine Brown (27%)
    28. Mike Huckabee (27%)

    As you can see, it came out with my currently selected candidate, Ron Paul, as the one closest to my beliefs, so in that aspect it seems to be close. It also rated both Kucinich and Bloomberg relatively high for me, two men I wouldn't consider voting for in a month of Sundays. I think those two rated as high as they did because there is limited rankings to the test itself. A much better version would be if at the end of the test you could rank each issue as to its importance to you, thereby putting greater emphasis on some with decreasing or even no interest at all on others.

    If the election were held tommorrow, I would vote for Ron Paul. Seeing as how its over a year down the line, things may change.
     
  2. foshizzle

    foshizzle New Member

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    1. Theoretical Ideal Candidate (100%)
    2. Kent McManigal (81%)
    3. Ron Paul (73%)
    4. John McCain (65%)
    5. Newt Gingrich (64%)
    6. Tom Tancredo (63%)
    7. Chuck Hagel (62%)
    8. Fred Thompson (58%)
    9. Mitt Romney (57%)
    10. Jim Gilmore (56%)
    11. Duncan Hunter (55%)
    12. Sam Brownback (54%)
    13. Rudolph Giuliani (50%)
    14. Bill Richardson (42%)
    15. Tommy Thompson (37%)
    16. Al Gore (35%)
    17. Christopher Dodd (34%)
    18. Dennis Kucinich (33%)
    19. Barack Obama (32%)
    20. Mike Huckabee (32%)
    21. Alan Augustson (31%)
    22. Michael Bloomberg (31%)
    23. Joseph Biden (30%)
    24. Hillary Clinton (30%)
    25. Mike Gravel (30%)
    26. Wesley Clark (28%)
    27. John Edwards (25%)
    28. Elaine Brown (4%)

    I guess I can speculate.

    Write in for Ron Paul.
     

  3. merlock

    merlock New Member

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    1. Theoretical Ideal Candidate (100 %)
    2. Newt Gingrich (59 %)
    3. Tom Tancredo (58 %)
    4. Duncan Hunter (57 %)
    5. Ron Paul (54 %)
    6. Chuck Hagel (53 %)
    7. Mitt Romney (52 %)
    8. John McCain (51 %)
    9. Fred Thompson (49 %)
    10. Kent McManigal (47 %)
    11. Sam Brownback (47 %)
    12. Jim Gilmore (45 %)
    13. Rudolph Giuliani (41 %)
    14. Tommy Thompson (36 %)
    15. Bill Richardson (35 %)
    16. Al Gore (33 %)
    17. Mike Huckabee (32 %)
    18. Hillary Clinton (32 %)
    19. Joseph Biden (31 %)
    20. Michael Bloomberg (29 %)
    21. Wesley Clark (25 %)
    22. Dennis Kucinich (24 %)
    23. Mike Gravel (23 %)
    24. John Edwards (23 %)
    25. Christopher Dodd (22 %)
    26. Barack Obama (21 %)
    27. Alan Augustson (19 %)
    28. Elaine Brown (9 %)
     
  4. Rammstein

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    1. Theoretical Ideal Candidate (100%)
    2. Ron Paul (71%)
    3. Kent McManigal (66%)
    4. Tom Tancredo (61%)
    5. Duncan Hunter (60%)
    6. Newt Gingrich (59%)
    7. Chuck Hagel (57%)
    8. Mitt Romney (50%)
    9. Fred Thompson (49%)
    10. John McCain (48%)
    11. Sam Brownback (47%)
    12. Jim Gilmore (44%)
    13. Al Gore (43%)
    14. Bill Richardson (39%)
    15. Mike Huckabee (35%)
    16. Barack Obama (35%)
    17. Rudolph Giuliani (34%)
    18. Dennis Kucinich (32%)
    19. Hillary Clinton (32%)
    20. Joseph Biden (31%)
    21. John Edwards (31%)
    22. Tommy Thompson (31%)
    23. Wesley Clark (30%)
    24. Mike Gravel (29%)
    25. Christopher Dodd (28%)
    26. Alan Augustson (23%)
    27. Michael Bloomberg (21%)
    28. Elaine Brown (16%)
     
  5. wsweeks2

    wsweeks2 New Member

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    Not too far off for me. I wish you could rank the issues on a scale of 1-10 or something for importance though. I think that would help.

    1. Theoretical Ideal Candidate (100 %)
    2. Tom Tancredo (72 %)
    3. Ron Paul (72 %)
    4. Duncan Hunter (65 %)
    5. Mitt Romney (62 %)
    6. Chuck Hagel (60 %)
    7. John McCain (60 %)
    8. Fred Thompson (58 %)
    9. Newt Gingrich (58 %)
    10. Jim Gilmore (56 %)
    11. Sam Brownback (54 %)
    12. Kent McManigal (53 %)
    13. Rudolph Giuliani (46 %)
    14. Tommy Thompson (46 %)
    15. Mike Huckabee (40 %)
    16. Bill Richardson (39 %)
    17. Al Gore (35 %)
    18. Christopher Dodd (31 %)
    19. Hillary Clinton (31 %)
    20. John Edwards (30 %)
    21. Barack Obama (30 %)
    22. Joseph Biden (28 %)
    23. Michael Bloomberg (26 %)
    24. Wesley Clark (25 %)
    25. Dennis Kucinich (24 %)
    26. Mike Gravel (20 %)
    27. Alan Augustson (19 %)
    28. Elaine Brown (10 %)
     
  6. Macktee

    Macktee New Member

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    Youse guys must be a bunch of flaming liberals to come up with numbers like those!

    Guess I'll have to take the test, but if I don't post the results you'll know Hilary came out in first place or something similar... :(
     
  7. Macktee

    Macktee New Member

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    Aww Man.... This is not good. Not at all good!

    I guess the only positive aspect of this is I don't agree with any of them on most issues.

    1. Theoretical Ideal Candidate (100%)
    2. Dennis Kucinich (67%)
    3. Alan Augustson (63%)
    4. Barack Obama (58%)
    5. Mike Gravel (57%)
    6. Christopher Dodd (57%)
    7. Joseph Biden (57%)
    8. Hillary Clinton (55%)
    9. Bill Richardson (54%)
    10. Kent McManigal (53%)
    11. Ron Paul (53%)
    12. Al Gore (53%)
    13. John Edwards (52%)
    14. Wesley Clark (52%)
    15. Michael Bloomberg (50%)
    16. John McCain (37%)
    17. Rudolph Giuliani (33%)
    18. Mike Huckabee (33%)
    19. Tommy Thompson (31%)
    20. Chuck Hagel (29%)
    21. Tom Tancredo (29%)
    22. Mitt Romney (29%)
    23. Duncan Hunter (27%)
    24. Sam Brownback (26%)
    25. Newt Gingrich (26%)
    26. Jim Gilmore (25%)
    27. Fred Thompson (24%)
    28. Elaine Brown (20%)
     
  8. Purge

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    I'm proud of the fact that I have the highest percentage for Ron Paul.


    Your Results:

    1. Theoretical Ideal Candidate (100%)
    2. Ron Paul (75%)
    3. Tom Tancredo (71%)
    4. Duncan Hunter (68%)
    5. Kent McManigal (64%)
    6. Chuck Hagel (62%)
    7. Jim Gilmore (58%)
    8. Mitt Romney (53%)
    9. Newt Gingrich (52%)
    10. Sam Brownback (50%)
    11. Fred Thompson (42%)
    12. John McCain (42%)
    13. Tommy Thompson (37%)
    14. Mike Huckabee (36%)
    15. Bill Richardson (34%)
    16. Mike Gravel (33%)
    17. Al Gore (31%)
    18. Dennis Kucinich (30%)
    19. Barack Obama (28%)
    20. Christopher Dodd (28%)
    21. Wesley Clark (28%)
    22. Rudolph Giuliani (27%)
    23. John Edwards (27%)
    24. Hillary Clinton (26%)
    25. Alan Augustson (25%)
    26. Joseph Biden (24%)
    27. Michael Bloomberg (16%)
    28. Elaine Brown (10%)
     
  9. legacy38

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    1. Theoretical Ideal Candidate (100%)
    2. Kent McManigal (79%) Information link
    3. Tom Tancredo (79%) Information link
    4. Duncan Hunter (76%) Information link
    5. Newt Gingrich (75%) Information link
    6. Ron Paul (75%) Information link
    7. Chuck Hagel (74%) Information link
    8. Mitt Romney (65%) Information link
    9. John McCain (62%) Information link
    10. Jim Gilmore (61%) Information link
    11. Sam Brownback (61%) Information link
    12. Fred Thompson (56%) Information link
    13. Tommy Thompson (48%) Information link
    14. Rudolph Giuliani (47%) Information link
    15. Mike Huckabee (42%) Information link
    16. Mike Gravel (31%) Information link
    17. Christopher Dodd (30%) Information link
    18. Bill Richardson (27%) Information link
    19. Dennis Kucinich (26%) Information link
    20. Joseph Biden (24%) Information link
    21. Hillary Clinton (22%) Information link
    22. Michael Bloomberg (20%) Information link
    23. Barack Obama (19%) Information link
    24. Alan Augustson (18%) Information link
    25. John Edwards (18%) Information link
    26. Al Gore (17%) Information link
    27. Wesley Clark (16%) Information link
    28. Elaine Brown (4%) Information link

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    I didn't like the answer choices given for many of the questions.
     
  10. merlock

    merlock New Member

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    :shock:
     
  11. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    What's up with the "theoretical ideal candidate"?...Of course that's going to be 100%...
     
  12. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    1. Theoretical Ideal Candidate (100 %)
    2. Chuck Hagel (72 %)
    3. Kent McManigal (72 %)
    4. Ron Paul (69 %)
    5. Mitt Romney (63 %)
    6. Sam Brownback (62 %)
    7. Newt Gingrich (60 %)
    8. John McCain (57 %)
    9. Tom Tancredo (52 %)
    10. Fred Thompson (51 %)
    11. Bill Richardson (50 %)
    12. Duncan Hunter (49 %)
    13. Rudolph Giuliani (49 %)
    14. Jim Gilmore (47 %)
    15. Mike Huckabee (47 %)
    16. Al Gore (40 %)
    17. Tommy Thompson (38 %)
    18. Dennis Kucinich (33 %)
    19. Barack Obama (33 %)
    20. Michael Bloomberg (31 %)
    21. Mike Gravel (30 %)
    22. Hillary Clinton (30 %)
    23. Joseph Biden (30 %)
    24. John Edwards (29 %)
    25. Wesley Clark (29 %)
    26. Christopher Dodd (28 %)
    27. Alan Augustson (28 %)
    28. Elaine Brown (12 %)
     
  13. AV8R

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    1. Theoretical Ideal Candidate (100%)
    2. Duncan Hunter (71%) Information link
    3. Tom Tancredo (67%) Information link
    4. Jim Gilmore (58%) Information link
    5. Sam Brownback (58%) Information link
    6. Ron Paul (57%) Information link
    7. Chuck Hagel (54%) Information link
    8. Mitt Romney (51%) Information link
    9. Newt Gingrich (51%) Information link
    10. Kent McManigal (50%) Information link
    11. John McCain (43%) Information link
    12. Fred Thompson (42%) Information link
    13. Tommy Thompson (42%) Information link
    14. Mike Huckabee (41%) Information link
    15. Rudolph Giuliani (35%) Information link
    16. Bill Richardson (34%) Information link
    17. Hillary Clinton (34%) Information link
    18. Christopher Dodd (32%) Information link
    19. Mike Gravel (32%) Information link
    20. Joseph Biden (31%) Information link
    21. John Edwards (30%) Information link
    22. Al Gore (30%) Information link
    23. Barack Obama (28%) Information link
    24. Alan Augustson (27%) Information link
    25. Wesley Clark (27%) Information link
    26. Dennis Kucinich (24%) Information link
    27. Michael Bloomberg (23%) Information link
    28. Elaine Brown (16%) Information link

    Duncan Hunter is my top choice, with Ron Paul a close second. The results sort of back that up. Not sure how Brownback and Gilmore got in there.
     
  14. USMC - Retired

    USMC - Retired New Member

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    I'm with Fred Thompson so I guess this aint that bad... :?

    1. Theoretical Ideal Candidate (100%)
    2. Duncan Hunter (83%)
    3. Tom Tancredo (82%)
    4. Sam Brownback (66%)
    5. Jim Gilmore (64%)
    6. Mitt Romney (64%)
    7. Newt Gingrich (63%)
    8. Chuck Hagel (62%)
    9. Fred Thompson (60%)
    10. Mike Huckabee (57%)
    11. John McCain (56%)
    12. Tommy Thompson (54%)
    13. Ron Paul (48%)
    14. Kent McManigal (42%)
    15. Bill Richardson (40%)
    16. Rudolph Giuliani (39%)
    17. Hillary Clinton (35%)
    18. Joseph Biden (32%)
    19. John Edwards (31%)
    20. Al Gore (31%)
    21. Michael Bloomberg (28%)
    22. Wesley Clark (24%)
    23. Christopher Dodd (23%)
    24. Mike Gravel (21%)
    25. Barack Obama (20%)
    26. Dennis Kucinich (18%)
    27. Elaine Brown (12%)
    28. Alan Augustson (9%)
     
  15. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    Screw it. I'm voting for Theoretical Ideal Candidate. He's awesome.
     
  16. budder

    budder Moderator Staff Member

    Last time I did this, Kucinich was tops, with 64%. I'm not too pleased with my numbers.
     
  17. GAGunOwner

    GAGunOwner Active Member

    1. Theoretical Ideal Candidate (100%)
    2. Tom Tancredo (72%) Information link
    3. Ron Paul (66%) Information link
    4. Duncan Hunter (64%) Information link
    5. Chuck Hagel (not announced) (63%) Information link
    6. Kent McManigal (campaign suspended) (61%) Information link
    7. Newt Gingrich (not announced) (60%) Information link
    8. John McCain (58%) Information link
    9. Mitt Romney (56%) Information link
    10. Fred Thompson (not announced) (53%) Information link
    11. Rudolph Giuliani (53%) Information link
    12. Jim Gilmore (withdrawn) (47%) Information link
    13. Sam Brownback (47%) Information link
    14. Bill Richardson (41%) Information link
    15. Hillary Clinton (40%) Information link
    16. Al Gore (not announced) (40%) Information link
    17. Joseph Biden (38%) Information link
    18. Tommy Thompson (37%) Information link
    19. John Edwards (36%) Information link
    20. Christopher Dodd (35%) Information link
    21. Dennis Kucinich (34%) Information link
    22. Mike Gravel (34%) Information link
    23. Mike Huckabee (34%) Information link
    24. Barack Obama (34%) Information link
    25. Wesley Clark (not announced) (31%) Information link
    26. Michael Bloomberg (not announced) (29%) Information link
    27. Alan Augustson (campaign suspended) (22%) Information link
    28. Elaine Brown (12%) Information link
     
  18. GAGunOwner

    GAGunOwner Active Member

    Double :shock: :shock:
     
  19. glockgirl

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    uh I don't agree with the results and I ain't posting them here for fear ya'll will kick my butt.

    I will say my top choice was only at 56%
     
  20. merlock

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    Aw, come on GG...it's Shillary, right? :p