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Who _are_ all these shiny people, anyway?

I figured that if I couldn't get away from the run-up to the presidential election (which, judging by the volume of press coverage on this side of the pond is apparently happening next week) then I might as well join in.

I know nothing about the vast majority of the candidates, from what they look like to which party they stand for, and very little about US politics in general, so I figured doing this poll might at least give me some idea of when I should be booing and hissing, and when I should be cheering :)

86% Barack Obama
82% John Edwards
81% Hillary Clinton
81% Chris Dodd
79% Joe Biden
79% Bill Richardson
78% Mike Gravel
77% Dennis Kucinich
44% Rudy Giuliani
36% John McCain
33% Mitt Romney
28% Mike Huckabee
27% Ron Paul
26% Tom Tancredo
17% Fred Thompson

2008 Presidential Candidate Matching Quiz

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Ahhh, I think the answer is "the one who wins is the one who'll be pulling the strings on the UK Government instead of the PG Tips Chimp"... *cough* :)

"failing upwards"

... *shudder*

I'm voting for Pedro

Awful as it is, I know about as much about the candidates as you...potentially even less. I've got some pretty strong opinions about some of the issues, but I know that no matter who ends up in office (which will likely be a republican) they probably won't do a very good job of taking care of the things I want to see taken care of.

If--by some crazy chance--Hillary Clinton wins, I foresee problems, because she would be the first woman President. If--by another crazy chance--Barack Obama wins, there will be OTHER problems, because he would be the first black man as a President. Then the presidency would be more about those issues instead of actually getting things done. If Guiliani wins, we'll have a reprisal of 9/11 goings-on. Bleh. I want to move to Canada. :P

SBj

Re: I'm voting for Pedro

Yes, I know what you mean. Pretty much the only thing I know about Obama is that he's black, because that seems to be all anyone mentions about him every time I hear about him1. Which seems a bit of a shame, as I doubt there's any great link between that and how good a president he'd make. Ho hum.

1By which I mean that each report probably says a few different things about him, but the only one that they all mention, and mention first, is that he's black, so that's the only thing that sticks in my mind. The other facts might stick better if it was an election I was eligible to vote in...


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