July 7th, 2003

lookin' good

Confirming that there's really only one choice for me...

My www.selectsmart.com results:
  1. Libertarian Candidate (100%) http://selectsmart.com/president/Browne.html

  2. Dean, Gov. Howard, VT - Democrat (56%) http://selectsmart.com/president/Dean.html

  3. Sharpton, Reverend Al - Democrat (53%) http://selectsmart.com/president/Sharpton.html

  4. Buchanan, Patrick J. – Reform/Republican (51%) http://selectsmart.com/president/blank.html

  5. Bush, George W. - US President (51%) http://selectsmart.com/president/Bush.html

I don't know what I expected. Certainly not that no "mainstream" candidate would be even close to my views. I also didn't expect that I would be classified as 100% Libertarian, since my views have tended to become slightly more to center of the "Libertarian Apex." of the Nolan Quiz. Since Sharpton, Buchanan, and Bush are all equally unpalatable to me, I could guess that Dean would only be the slightest bit less distasteful. Unless something dramatic happens in terms of the candidates and parties out there, I guess I'll be voting libertarian again this time around.
lookin' good


A result someone else got...

"1. Libertarian Candidate (100%) Click here for info
2. Dean, Gov. Howard, VT - Democrat (96%) Click here for info "

Clearly one can get a libertarian result as "most closely aligned/100%" and be MUCH more closely aligned to Dean, et al., than I was...I've gone to Dean's web site...I can't see myself voting for Dr. Dean. As much as I want everyone to have access to medical care, mandating it and managing it through the Federal Government is a recipe for catastrophe.

That 56% result is really telling me that I'm 44% or more in disagreement with him according to their metrics...and by a quick survey of the web-site, I found about that...half the time "that makes some sense," and half the time "are you HIGH?!"