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Monday, January 21, 2008

Who Gets Your Vote?

Here is another one of those blogthings. Is it too late to vote (even in the primaries) for the candidate who holds your values even though they haven't a snowball's chance in Florida?


Who You Should Vote For



Dennis Kucinich: 100%

Mike Gravel: 75%

John Edwards: 69%

Barack Obama: 56%

Hillary Clinton: 50%

Ron Paul: 31%

John McCain: 25%

Rudy Giuliani: 25%

Mike Huckabee: 13%

Mitt Romney: 13%

Fred Thompson: 6%





Who you agree with on the war in Iraq: John Edwards, Dennis Kucinich, Mike Gravel, and Ron Paul



Who you agree with on the economy: Hillary Clinton, Dennis Kucinich, and Mitt Romney



Who you agree with on health care: Dennis Kucinich



Who you agree with on taxes: Dennis Kucinich



Who you agree with on abortion: Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, Mike Gravel, Dennis Kucinich, Barack Obama, and Rudy Giuliani



Who you agree with on gay rights: Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, Rudy Giuliani, Mike Gravel, Dennis Kucinich, and Barack Obama

5 comments:

  1. I'm still sane!

    Dennis Kucinich: 81%
    John Edwards: 75%
    Mike Gravel: 69%
    Barack Obama: 63%
    Hillary Clinton: 44%
    Ron Paul: 38%
    John McCain: 31%
    Rudy Giuliani: 19%
    Fred Thompson: 13%
    Mike Huckabee: 13%
    Mitt Romney: 6%

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  2. First a couple of civics-geek caveats:

    We're a LONG way from the convention. So far, in the Democratic Primary, elections and caucuses that will determine 120 delegates have finished. 2,075 pledged delegates will be picked on Super Duper Tuesday (February 5, includes both Tennessee and Georgia). There will be a grand total of 3,253 pledged delegates and 4,049 total delegates (including the 796 "superdelegates" such as Speaker Pelosi, the Democratic state Governors, etc.). THAT will determine who wins the nomination on the D side.

    With the conclusion of Nevada, the D side looks like this, unofficially, according to the Washington Post:

    Clinton: 236
    Obama: 136
    Edwards: 50

    The R side looks like this, unofficially:
    Romney: 59
    Huckabee: 40
    McCain: 36

    If you're scratching your head, it may be because you've forgotten that these are not winner-take-all elections. The delegates are split amongst the top vote-getters according to the state party rules.

    To that end, the Post counts the delegates they assume will be certified in a couple months' time. The New York Times does not. It only counts the delegates certified by the state parties. Their results so far:

    Dem:
    Clinton: 9
    Obama: 9
    Edwards: 4

    Rep:
    McCain: 32
    Romney: 27
    Huckabee: 7
    Paul: 0
    Thompson: 0


    Note that neither newspaper even puts Kucinich or Giuliani on the board.

    Yes, folks, the primary system makes even the Electoral College look halfway sane.

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  3. And since I know you're all just dying to know how a self-proclaimed lefty liberal came out on the blogthing:

    Dennis Kucinich: 100%
    Mike Gravel: 75%
    John Edwards: 69%
    Barack Obama: 56%
    Hillary Clinton: 50%
    Ron Paul: 31%
    John McCain: 25%
    Rudy Giuliani: 25%
    Mike Huckabee: 13%
    Mitt Romney: 13%
    Fred Thompson: 6%

    Sorry, Rachel. I still won't vote for Ron Paul.

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  4. Not really surprising but fun!

    Dennis Kucinich: 88%
    John Edwards: 75%
    Mike Gravel: 75%
    Barack Obama: 69%
    Hillary Clinton: 44%
    Ron Paul: 31%
    John McCain: 25%
    Rudy Giuliani: 25%
    Mike Huckabee: 13%
    Fred Thompson: 6%
    Mitt Romney: 6%

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  5. That quiz told me to vote for the late Pat Paulson. Go figure.

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