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Thursday, November 08, 2007

 
2008 Presidential Candidate Selector

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  • Sam Brownback (withdrawn, endorsed McCain) (61%)
  • Jim Gilmore (withdrawn) (58%) -- Virginia Governor (R)
  • Tommy Thompson (withdrawn, endorsed Giuliani) (48%)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%.

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