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%).
Hillary Clinton has done it again, not that it comes as any surprise. For months, she has campaigned on her “experience,” on how she has been there before and is the best person for the job. Yet, she just said in the CNN Democratic Debate that she does not want to be judged on her husband’s administration. She does not want to be advantaged (or disadvantaged) on that basis. So what is it Hillary, experience or freshness? Make up your mind!
Sorry, I forgot you are incapable of such an action. You are a politician and will say whatever puts you in the best light at the moment, even if it is a blatant contradiction of what you have previously said.
That’s right, folks…breaking news! I am officially announcing my intention to run for the office of the President of the United States of America in 2020. I will fill you in on some of my views in the coming years, but I need you to step up now and show me that you’re serious about my decision. I am not a Republican or a Democrat. Like the great General George Washington, I refuse to affiliate with either political party. I am an American, will run as an American, and will run for Americans!
Now, I will need quite a bit of help in this endeavor. I have already spoken with some close friends who have agreed to help out, but I need to reach out to some total strangers as well. This article outlines how difficult an independent run can be, and so I figured it would be best to start way early.
Are you willing to help me, a middle-class American, a non-politician, who loves America and wants this country to return to being the best country in the world? If so, please leave a comment, let me know what state you currently live in, and what issues are important to you. I will begin developing my platform over the next couple of years, and will answer all of your relevant questions.
U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.!