Do I really care who’s going to be President in 2008?

For the most part, I really don’t care who’s President in America. None have really moved the needle with respect to issues I particularly care about, as far as I can tell.

However, I was curious to see if any of the potential candidates really lined up with what I care about, so I decided to take the quiz that’s been going around. Here are my results:

63% Ron Paul
60% Mike Gravel
59% Bill Richardson
54% Dennis Kucinich
53% Mitt Romney
49% Chris Dodd
49% Fred Thompson
48% Tom Tancredo
48% Rudy Giuliani
46% Hillary Clinton
45% Barack Obama
44% John Edwards
44% Joe Biden
42% Mike Huckabee
42% John McCain

2008 Presidential Candidate Matching Quiz

I was hoping to find a 80% or better match, but even a 63% match with Ron Paul is interesting. After reading up on his political position, I definitely think I like him … but, so what? Even if he gets elected, how much can he possibly change?

To give you an idea of where I stand politically, here’s the results of another quiz:

Your Result: Libertarian (63%)

This quiz has defined you as a Libertarian. Keep in mind, this ideology can be applied to the right or left in the social sense. You believe in a minimal role of the government in solving problems and believe that the “Free market” can handle almost all economic situations.

Conservative: 42%
Liberal: 33%
Social Democrat: 24%
Fascist/Radical Right: 2%
Communist/Radical Left: 0%

What is your political ideology?

I definitely think money exerts a lot of force–say, much more than a single person, like the President–and when choosing a candidate for President to support, we need to focus on two things:

  • How they make money
  • How they spend money

When considering these two, reflect on their ethics of how they make and spend money. Determine the level of ingenuity they display when faced with these two tasks. Understand how they balance the two activities to remain fiscally healthy.

Maybe I’ll have to do some more digging on this Ron Paul guy. I might even get out and vote in November, who knows.

Do you have any interesting facts about him? Please share links to stuff with me in the comments.

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  1. I don’t know how we get along. has our music compatibility as “low” and now this! I took the quiz and John Edwards and the rest of the dems were at the top. haha.

  2. Jason: Seriously, I have no idea! I’m definitely Centrist/Libertarian, and yeah, our music likely doesn’t overlap …

    At least we’re both geeks. Right? Right???

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