I took a few online pick your candidate quizzes tonight.
I started with the USA Today Candidate match game
My top candidate is Joseph Biden, followed by Mike Gravel and Dennis Kucinich. This quiz was very entertaining graphics-wise. The candidates heads rise up on a graph as you answer. And after you are done you can “tweak” your positions on different issues to see how that changes the results.
At glassbooth.org I learned that Mike Gravel shares a 94% similarity with my beliefs.
(Obama was 76 and Clinton 75). The site has very fairly comprehensive explanations of the results including links and media. For example, did you know Gravel said that “marijuana has recuperative powers”? I had fun looking at the different candidates, how closely I aligned with them on certain issues, and why. (Secret: I did not even know who Gravel was before tonight. Thanks, MSM!)
At the Washington Post, I was able to take a detailed quiz from which my only possible results were Clinton and Obama. It consisted of a series of policy statements where you had to choose the most palatable answer. The two candidates were pretty close on most topics. I was 42% Hillary and 57% Barack. I agreed with Clinton on Health Care, education, social security and national security and with Obama on immigration, energy policy, economics and the Iraq War. Oh.
Mind numb. Must get away from computer screen now. Goodnight