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Nov 16, 2007 10:00 am

This is a really great website. For those of you that haven't heard about it yet. Two 24 old students created this website that allows you via a questionnaire to find the Presidential Candidate that best fits what your looking for. 

It's a short quiz.. They asked you to rank topics that are most important and then they ask you more specific questions under those leading topic questions.. It was interesting.. Check it out.. Worth the 10 mins.
 
Miss J
 
* Have a nice weekend.. I plan to get some major R&R.
 
 
Nov 16, 2007 11:46 am

Interesting...apparently I'm going to vote for a Mormon...

Nov 16, 2007 12:11 pm
Indyone:

Interesting...apparently I'm going to vote for a Mormon...



Better than voting for a moron......

Nov 16, 2007 12:29 pm

Miss J - I couldn't get to GlassBooth.com.  In case anyone else wants to find it, it's actually .org. 


I guess I need to start paying attention to Mr. Huckabee.  Cause evidently he and I think the same.  Kind of makes sense given where I go to church every Sunday morning. 
Nov 16, 2007 1:26 pm

Thanks Spiff.. I updated the web address. I have to vote for a mormon too.. I was headed in a different direction before I did the questionnaire..

 
Did you guys like the web page? Find it interesting..
Nov 16, 2007 3:22 pm

I found it very interesting.  When you read the snippets, some of it is a little misleading, but it still is good to give a general idea.  It pretty much confirmed what I knew, but I'm more of a political dork than most people. 


I'm the black sheep of the investment world just like I was at EDJ -- no Republicans are going to get my vote this year.  That hasn't always been the case, and may not be in the future, but I find Iraq and the arrogance (hubris) of this administration unforgivable.  I don't think that the damage that has been done by this administration, both in world opinion of us and in safety from the real terrorists, will be undone in my children's lifetimes.  Hopefully the erosion of civil liberties will not be as long lasting.  


Basically I'm looking for the democrat who has the most economically conservative platform.  I will probably vote for Hillary because among the 3 with a realistic chance at the nomination (Obama-Clinton-Edwards), she is the biggest believer in free trade. 
 
No matter how much I get trashed in the replies, I don't have any desire to get into a political debate with people who I don't know and whose minds I cannot change anyway, I'm just putting this out there.   FYI, for those of you who feel compelled to try to convert me, (1) trust me, you won't, and (2) I live in a state that she would never in a million years carry, so this is an academic conversation anyway.  
 
Have a nice weekend.
Nov 16, 2007 3:23 pm

I am not looking to bash, EDJ4now, but what leads you to think that Hilary is a proponent of free trade?  Not looking for an argument, I've just never perceived her that way.

Nov 16, 2007 4:03 pm

The short answer:  comparing her to the rest of the democratic field. 

 
Frankly, with regards to trade I'm dissapointed in most candidates on both sides of the aisle.  Putting up barriers to trade is almost always a short term solution to a long term problem.  Why don't we make our T-shirts here in the USA?  Because it is more efficient to have that done by someone else.  Unless you are willing to either (1) work for $0.25 an hour making it, or (2) pay $40 for a walmart quality T-shirt, we can't afford to have someone living here do that work.  It's not that I'm not sympathetic to some 12 year old earning $20/week working in a factory, but taking away his job isn't going to help him.  It isn't like he's going to get a job as an FA making $200,000 a year.  He will just be a little hungrier, and more likely to strap a bomb to his chest to punish the capitalists (that would be you and me) who put him in that situation. 
 
Likewise I'm sympathetic with the factory worker here who loses his job.  But we need to be able to shift people to production that is more efficient.  If that wasn't the case, we would still be subsidizing factories to make horse drawn plows.
 
Basically I'm a libertarian, but not quite as out there crazy as the libertarian party.  When it comes down to it, the republicans being moral police and taking away civil liberties is more important to me than the democrats taking my money.  It's not a perfect world, I'm just choosing the lesser evil in my mind.   
Nov 16, 2007 4:11 pm

One more free trade rant:  I think there are 2 types of people who believe that trade sanctions on Cuba are a good idea:  pissed off Cubans and cynical politicians trying to make sure that they carry Florida.  

 
Am I missing something?  Have trade sanctions worked?  Ever?
 
Nov 16, 2007 6:38 pm
EDJ4now:

.... but I find Iraq and the arrogance (hubris) of this administration unforgivable. 

 
 

I'm not interested in a debate either, but whatever you think of the administration, it won't be on the ballot in '08. Therefore a preemptive strike against all Republicans running makes no sense to me.



I find myself in total agreement with Joe Biden's comment from last night, even though he was joking; there's not a Democrat running that I could support. The fact that Clinton comes as closest to my definition of reasonable of all of them on the subjects of the economy and national defense doesn't mean much, she's still two standard deviations away.


Now, if they could get Lieberman to run for president..... then again, they walked away from him during his last senate race, to their eternal shame.....

Nov 16, 2007 10:14 pm

eternal shame?

Nov 17, 2007 12:57 am
mikebutler222:
EDJ4now:

.... but I find Iraq and the arrogance (hubris) of this administration unforgivable. 

 
 

I'm not interested in a debate either, but whatever you think of the administration, it won't be on the ballot in '08. Therefore a preemptive strike against all Republicans running makes no sense to me.



I find myself in total agreement with Joe Biden's comment from last night, even though he was joking; there's not a Democrat running that I could support. The fact that Clinton comes as closest to my definition of reasonable of all of them on the subjects of the economy and national defense doesn't mean much, she's still two standard deviations away.


Now, if they could get Lieberman to run for president..... then again, they walked away from him during his last senate race, to their eternal shame.....



Re Lieberman, I agree.

As for the Republican candidates, I'm struggling with aspects of each of them.

Fred Thompson has promise, but when it came time to make the tough choice he was afraid to vote for impeaching Bill Clinton.

At least Rudy has shown he knows how to handle a crisis.

Nov 17, 2007 1:33 am

Re Lieberman, I'll agree also...a voice of reason in a sea of fools.  He was the one Democrat that I felt could be a serious threat to Bush in the last election, but apparently his own party doesn't like him...or I guess his FORMER party doesn't like him.

 
...at least the voters in his home state like him...
Nov 17, 2007 2:00 am

Call me a cynic, but they probably didn't like Lieberman because he made too much sense and had too much integrity......

Nov 17, 2007 2:01 am
Nov 18, 2007 12:13 am
Indyone:

Interesting...apparently I'm going to vote for a Mormon...

 
I dont get it.  Why is this always the issue with Romney.  Are we voting for a Sunday School teacher or the President of the United States.  I just dont get it!
Nov 19, 2007 10:48 am

Dividends.. Would you feel the same way if he was Islamic? I feel religion shouldn't be the number one reason.. But If you feel his religion is a CULT it might be.. Just a thought..

Nov 19, 2007 11:23 am

The only way I make religion an issue is if (1) The candidate's belief system is in significant conflict with my own personal philosophy and/or (2) I have serious doubts about the candidate's ability to separate church and state.  I'm not saying this is or is not the case with Mitt Romney...I simply haven't made a call on that issue as of yet.

Nov 19, 2007 5:17 pm
Seperation from Church and state!
This country was founded on  the Bible.  
We should all make or votes based on what the Bible says.
God's word has never been wrong.
 
  
Nov 20, 2007 7:41 am
Greenbacks:
Seperation from Church and state!
This country was founded on  the Bible.  
We should all make or votes based on what the Bible says.
God's word has never been wrong.
 
  
 
Does the Bible say we should steal the land from the indians, or cheat them, or kill them?
 
 I ask because that's how this country was founded and expanded. And the people who did that were thumping their Bibles as they did so. Their authority to cheat and kill indians came from God. Of course their motivation was much more earthly; greed.
 
"God's word has never been wrong."  You might want to run that by the descendents of Nez Perces, Sioux, and Navaho just to name a few.