Friday, January 11, 2008

Ron Paul? What?

Ok, I want to know what the deal is with these online tests to see which candidate fits your issues the best. Former Nebraska Sen. Bob Kerrey, a Hillary Clinton endorser, apparently took one:

After several friends had e-mailed him a link to an Internet quiz
that uses a checklist of issues to determine which candidate a participant matches up best with, Mr. Kerrey said, he “broke down and tried it.”

So, did his answers add up as an Obama person’s?

“No, actually, I was ‘Dennis Kucinich,’ ” he said.

This is anecdotal evidence, but almost every person I know who's taken one of these gets told that Kucinich or Ron Paul is their best match. Now, granted, the tests can only take issues into account, not the vast number of intangibles that end up deciding most elections, but do these two guys have a point that voters agree with them more than we think?


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