Now That’s Interesting

Numerous friends have talked about taking this quiz and being surprised with the results. So, I took it and guess what, was surprised with the results. Too bad I didn’t pay more attention to Chris Dodd’s campaign since he’s clearly my guy. Of course, it’s too late for him but one can hope he’ll wind up in a cabinet position during the next administration.

I’ve told people I’m for Edwards and in reviewing the results, am surprised he’s not placing higher. Of course, quizzes like this don’t go deep enough or broad enough.

My brother brought up the campaign the other day and I said I want a guy who’s strong on education and NASA — neither getting much discussion right now. I also want a candidate who I know will step into the Oval Office and know how to manage a staff. The next president has to pick the best and the brightest, the ones who can make things happen without missteps. The candidates’ ability to manage people and accept critical reports, the ones who will seek out information and demand enough of it so the decision made is an informed one — these are qualities I’d like to know more about.

85% Chris Dodd
84% Joe Biden
81% Dennis Kucinich
80% Hillary Clinton
80% Barack Obama
79% John Edwards
78% Bill Richardson
77% Mike Gravel
39% Rudy Giuliani
32% John McCain
24% Mike Huckabee
24% Mitt Romney
22% Ron Paul
18% Tom Tancredo
16% Fred Thompson

2008 Presidential Candidate Matching Quiz

3 comments

  • JosephW

    Does it distress you somewhat to know that Tancredo’s (one-trick pony) xenophobic campaign more closely aligns with you than Thompson’s (one-trick pony) “I’m the Second Coming of St Ronnie (according to the media)” campaign?

  • Dawn S.

    Very interesting, Obama ended up on top of my list, but it was within a couple of percentages of Dodd, Clinton, and Edwards.

    I was sorry, but not surprised, at how poorly Dodd did. He was by far the most experienced on the Democratic side, but didn’t have the name recognition or the money and power to compete. I think he would have done a great job as president, he’s done a great job for the state.

    Of those remaining, I think Edwards has the best chance of getting elected, and I actually like him the best of the Democratic front runners. He seems genuine, he’s very intelligent, and I like what he’s got to say. I don’t think Obama has enough experience yet, though I like what I see for the future. I think Clinton would do a good job, but she’s too polarizing a candidate to win in a lot of areas of the country.

  • Paul1963

    That was interesting…the last time I took one of these (a different one, but also about 2008 Presidential candidates) it matched me with John Edwards. This time it put Dodd at the top, with Obama and Edwards placing and showing (87 to 86 to 85%).