No big surprise here. I stumbled on to GlassBooth.Org [via Living the Scientific Life] and took their quiz, which basically matches you up with three candidates from the current presidential field whose positions are most similar to your own. Here’s what I got.
Sure, these quizzes are often overly simplistic, and don’t ask enough questions. (This one was interesting in that it asked you weigh a list of issues according to their importance to you.) But for what it’s worth, the results for me are pretty accurate.
Just out of curiosity, I decided to see how well matched I am with the rest of the Democratic field.
- John Edwards – 83%
- Christopher Dodd- 81%
- Barack Obama -80%
- Hillary Clinton – 78%
- Joe Biden – 70%
Frankly, I’m surprised. I thought the percentages for Edwards, Obama, and Clinton would be at least ten percentage points lower than they were.
It gives me something to think about, but I’m sticking with Kucinich for as long as he sticks it out in the primaries. Because there’s one thing these results make clear to me. If I’m going to vote my hopes, the only real choice for me is Kucinich. And the only time I’ll be able to vote my hopes is during the primaries.
Because one among the rest will end up the Democratic nominee. And because I’ll most likely vote for one of them, even though a vote for any one of them will mean settling for less.
So, did you take the quiz? What were your results? Do they surprise you, or are they what you expected?