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Here's the survey:

I am most in agreement with -- you guessed it -- Ron Paul. Here are their answers, and the degree to which they agreed with me!

1. Ron Paul - nynnnnnynnyy - 8
2. Dennis Kucinich - nyynnynyynyn - 4
3. Barack Obama - nyynyyynynny - 2
4. Bill Richardson - nyynnyynnnny - 2
5. Hillary Clinton - nyynyyynynny - 2
6. John Edwards - nyynnyynynny - 0
7. Mike Huckabee - yynyynynnyny - -2
8. Mitt Romney - yynyynynnyny - -2
9. Rudy Giuliani - ynnnyyyynyny - -2
10. John McCain - yynyyyynnyny - -4



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Jul. 7th, 2007 11:23 pm (UTC)
Here are my results:
1. Barack Obama - nyynyyynynny - 4
2. Bill Richardson - nyynnyynnnny - 4
3. Hillary Clinton - nyynyyynynny - 4
4. Dennis Kucinich - nyynnynyynyn - 2
5. John Edwards - nyynnyynynny - 2
6. Ron Paul - nynnnnnynnyy - 2
7. Mike Huckabee - yynyynynnyny - 0
8. Mitt Romney - yynyynynnyny - 0
9. John McCain - yynyyyynnyny - -2
10. Rudy Giuliani - ynnnyyyynyny - -4

I was surprised to see my results so far away from Ron Paul, because I really do like a lot of what he says. I think he wants less government involvement than I do, and that is where we differ.
Jul. 8th, 2007 03:24 am (UTC)
This test is really cool, isn't it. I can't wait to see more people's results. And I'd like to look again at the test so that we could discuss each point, esp the ones we disagree on.

To tell the truth I see Ron Paul as the trimmer of our governmental orchard. Apple trees cease to bear fruit if they are not pruned. Our government, all its branches, are as rot-filled as the tree out my back door. I am as much socialist as libertarian, but I believe that our government's expenditures are so out of hand that we need to cut off EVERYBODY who is feeding at the federal tit, and then start over. Ron Paul would trim the dead wood, and kick off the parasites. Once we were not burdened with reckless spending for purposes that we don't endorse, we'd be able to get out of debt, as a nation. Then we could regrow our social institutions. We could create new programs that care for the people better than these shells that have already been pillaged. By being frugal and internationally ethical, we could have another era of American wealth and power.

We could refrain from squandering the rest of our birthright. Not that I believe that I have any particular right to be wealthy, but I was born on this rich continent and I hate to see it wasted before my eyes.
Jul. 8th, 2007 02:47 am (UTC)
hmm... It's me and Barack Obama all the way according to my answers. Ole' Hillary is right behind. I thought I heard that Gore officially entered the race? Is that not true?
Jul. 8th, 2007 03:26 am (UTC)
So far all I've heard about Gore is that he has no intention of running. From his own mouth. So I'd be surprised....

You and Barack....yeah.....and do you like him? I mean, besides this test, what do you know of him?
Jul. 10th, 2007 01:35 am (UTC)
uh, he's black.
Sadly, I know next to nothing about all the candidates. I've had a hard time finding the desire to get into this election for real. Maybe because it seems that the whole shindig has started so early, and has been going on for so long already, I kind of feel like I can wait to investigate candidates until things heat up. It doesn't matter how much I like a person, if they don't make it to the last heat, all the liking in the world won't get them into office.
It's cheesy, and superficial, I know, but I like Gore, (even though I guess he isn't running) because he's serious about the enviroment. I need a guide to the candidates for dummies.
Jul. 10th, 2007 08:40 pm (UTC)
Re: uh, he's black.
Well please do check out Ron Paul's positions on things! Have you watched any of the Youtube videos of him? I have posted links---they're a few weeks back. And there's the RonPaul08 link on my journal, too, follow that and see what you find out. He and Kucinich are the only candidates who aren't trying to appease either the democrat or republican "bases". And since both dominant parties are totally corrupt, I would like to see some independent, libertarian and green candidates get a coalition going that would elect someone outside the existing party structure. The existing party frameworks are defunct. The conservatives aren't conservative, and the liberals are confused.

I want our government to obey its own laws. And I want our nation to stop going around playing global policeman, and spending our national fortune.

So I'm pretty firmly libertarian these days. I have a certain socialist bent as well---there are some social programs that I think do a lot of good---but for now we need to restrain our spending on wars and our subsidizing of corporations, and Ron Paul would do that. No dickin' around.
Jul. 10th, 2007 08:34 pm (UTC)
Issues on which I will cast my vote include:
Sustainable Energy Policy (reduce dependency on foreign sources) Medical industry reform (reduce profit motive for insurance, pharmaceutical corporations, doctors) Ethics and Accountability of Public Servants (reduce corporate lobby influences) Personal (and corporate) responsibility (Hold persons and corporations responsible for actions) Ensure fair elections (make votes count--not letting the counters decide) Campaign finance reform (reduce need for $, and influence of $ on elections) Tougher Criminal Penalties (criminal and terrorist control--not Gun control) Education (opportunity and affordable to all) Treat Veterans fairly r
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