Who I do support vs. who I should support
According to glassbooth.org, I am more similar to Mike Huckabee (69%) than Mitt Romney (68%), John McCain (60%), and Ron Paul (58%). While I like Huckabee (and not for religious reasons, but for policy), I like Paul more. I guess it is the wording of the questions and the level of federal involvement that causes the difference between myself and Dr. Paul. For instance, while I strongly support the death penalty, I do not believe the federal government should be involved in most of those cases–it is a state issue. Does this mean I will change my vote from Paul to Huckabee (if they are both still in the race when the primary comes to Kentucky, that is)? No, I will still vote for the one that I believe has the right policies, and that is Dr. Paul.
What will I do in November, when it is McCain vs. Clinton? The answer is simple: I’ll cry.
UPDATE: I retook the quiz, updating the “importance” of each issue by giving them all a “1” or “2” score rather than weighting some “4” and skipping others. In doing so, I got more of a variety of “oppose/support” questions, and the result was quite different as well. I am now 70% similar to Ron Paul, and 65% to Mike Huckabee. My similarity to McCain (54%) and Romney (53%) took a major plunge as well.
When looking at the candidates no longer running, I’m also similar to Duncan Hunter (71%) and Tom Tancredo (70%) and somewhat similar to Fred Thompson (66%).
Posted on February 5, 2008, in politics and tagged Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Duncan Hunter, Fred Thompson, George Bush, Hillary Clinton, John McCain, Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Tom Tancredo. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.