Link via Volokh Conspiracy
Warning: Question 19 asks for your view on environmental policy, in terms of whether or not you agree with "positions of environmental groups like the League of Conservation Voters." Who
? Its issues page
reveals that it takes the typical leftist positions on global warming and energy policy. The quizmasters should have cited a more widely known outfit such as Greenpeace.
Heh, there's a question about slavery reparations.
The quiz, my choice is...Steven Colbert - whose last name I finally learned to pronounce :-) Of those actually running, the winner is Duncan Hunter. Romney is the highest-ranking frontrunner.
Here's the rankings:
- Stephen Colbert (campaign ended) (74%)
- Duncan Hunter (72%)
- Tom Tancredo (71%)
- Newt Gingrich (says he will not run) (63%)
- Alan Keyes (63%)
- Ron Paul (63%)
- Mitt Romney (62%)
- Chuck Hagel (not running) (62%)
- Fred Thompson (61%)
- John McCain (61%)
- Sam Brownback (withdrawn, endorsed McCain) (61%)
- Jim Gilmore (withdrawn) (58%) -- Virginia Governor (R)
- Tommy Thompson (withdrawn, endorsed Giuliani) (48%)
- Rudolph Giuliani (47%)
- Kent McManigal (campaign suspended) (45%) -- obscure independent
- Mike Huckabee (43%)
- Christopher Dodd (30%)
- Bill Richardson (30%)
- Al Gore (not announced) (28%)
- Michael Bloomberg (says he will not run) (27%)
- John Edwards (26%)
- Hillary Clinton (24%)
- Barack Obama (23%)
- Joseph Biden (23%)
- Mike Gravel (20%) -- former Alaska senator (D)
- Wesley Clark (not running, endorsed Clinton) (19%)
- Dennis Kucinich (13%)
- Alan Augustson (campaign suspended) (9%) -- Congressman (D-Illinois)
- Elaine Brown (7%) -- Green Party candidate, former chairindividual of the Black Panther Party
Not one candidate gets so much as a B grade in my book, only three make a C, and only two of those are actually running. I knew I would be dreading the 2008 race.
The top Dems are Chris Dodd and Bill Richardson, tied at 30%.