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1mks
1mks  (Level: 210.8 - Posts: 5883)
Mon, 15th Sep '08 12:27 PM

TAKE THE TEST



ABC has a test at the below address to see who's campaign statements, McCain's or Obama's, you agree with most. They don't tell you who made the statements, of course, but a statement made by each candidate on the same topic (economy, immigration, judiciary, etc.) will be side by side.

You just pick which statement you agree with and, after selecting all 13, you'll find out which candidate's philosophy you support.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/MatchoMatic/fullpage?id=5542139



eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Mon, 15th Sep '08 12:36 PM

That was really interesting. Thanks!

garrybl
Garrybl  (Level: 279.5 - Posts: 6640)
Mon, 15th Sep '08 1:01 PM

Thanks again!
As a non-citizen I dont have to decide, but I was interested in how my gut reaction to what the candidates SAY (not what they'll do) did not produce a 13-0 split as I thought it might.

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.3 - Posts: 5315)
Mon, 15th Sep '08 1:04 PM

that was indeed interesting. It verified what I sort of knew all along.

ladyvol
Ladyvol  (Level: 205.3 - Posts: 5487)
Mon, 15th Sep '08 1:13 PM

Very interesting....
Vickie

oldcougar
Oldcougar  (Level: 219.7 - Posts: 1935)
Mon, 15th Sep '08 1:56 PM

As expected, I'd vote Obama, if I was voting, that is. I had to pick up hubby at Victoria Airport yesterday, which is on same Hwy you use to get to BC Ferries & Anacortes ferry. What a surprise, I saw a large billboard sign saying Vote Obama for President. That Obama Team is really covering all the bases. Oh well, can't hurt & it's the first time I've ever seen an US Presidential election sign in person. Real purty it was, too

lisap369
Lisap369  (Level: 61.1 - Posts: 992)
Mon, 15th Sep '08 2:01 PM

Hey Randy.. I took the test and it told me I'd vote for Obama too, if I could.

We were discussing it here in the office this morning and we all suspect that most Canadians would vote Obama.

davidf
Davidf  (Level: 102.1 - Posts: 746)
Mon, 15th Sep '08 2:19 PM

I did it and it told me I would vote Obama, which I would so yay me

bbear
Bbear  (Level: 161.0 - Posts: 2301)
Mon, 15th Sep '08 5:09 PM

That showed me something I already know -- that McCain and I agree on absolutely nada.


spacecat
Spacecat  (Level: 158.7 - Posts: 667)
Mon, 15th Sep '08 5:55 PM

Thanks Marsha, hope your holding up well at school. I

donleigh
Donleigh  (Level: 147.5 - Posts: 5075)
Mon, 15th Sep '08 8:58 PM

OMG. I'm a closet Republican. Shoot me now!

mplaw51
Mplaw51  (Level: 179.5 - Posts: 1582)
Mon, 15th Sep '08 9:17 PM

No surprises here-Obama

It was interesting though because each statement was thought provoking in its own way.

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Mon, 15th Sep '08 9:27 PM

I had 2 Obama and the rest McCain.

chickfbref1
Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2012)
Mon, 15th Sep '08 9:32 PM

Was McCain one of the possiblities? Couldn't tell from my results.

Me.

embee
Embee  (Level: 86.7 - Posts: 362)
Mon, 15th Sep '08 9:48 PM

I also had 2 Obama and the rest McCain. In many cases, neither of the answers appealed to me, but in picking the least undesireable answer, McCain came out on top.

achad
Achad  (Level: 204.2 - Posts: 661)
Tue, 16th Sep '08 5:09 AM

Economy: McCain
Iraq & Immigration: 50/50 Split
Health & Hot Topics: Obama

Guess I'm glad I don't have to choose!

What have we got over here? Gordon Brown, David Cameron, Nick Clegg. Anyone want to choose between them?!!!!!

Andy

smeans
Smeans  (Level: 109.2 - Posts: 301)
Tue, 16th Sep '08 5:53 AM

Economy and Iraq: McCain
Health and Immigration: 50/50 split
Hot Topics: McCain

*shrug* I am still up in the air about the whole thing....trying to wade through the lies and false promises and figure out which one won't screw us over even more. LOL

papermanbill
Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1313)
Tue, 16th Sep '08 3:50 PM

According to this survey, I will have to do something that I have "Not" done since 1965 --Vote Republican.
The only candidates I like in this thing are Biden and Palin. I voted for Biden in February but he dropped out. If people only
liked womanizers and would change one of our Ammendments, Bill Clinton could start his fifth term as president.
BTW Randy, I live in a predominently Black area and not too far from where Obama lives. There are no large billboards or
smaller neighborhood signs anywhere. Normally, this junk is on every billboard and front yard everywhere. Anybody have information on Nader or Barr ?? Oh, 1965 was the year I turned 21. I couldn't drink before then, but I could pay a high rate of income tax and get killed for a stupid war then, too.

bleepy
Bleepy  (Level: 140.3 - Posts: 620)
Tue, 16th Sep '08 5:06 PM

**I had 2 Obama and the rest McCain.**

Hey - That's what I had! Did you cheat off of me????

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Tue, 16th Sep '08 5:09 PM

I did it first. Who's the cheater now?


tuzilla
Tuzilla  (Level: 134.0 - Posts: 3777)
Tue, 16th Sep '08 5:43 PM

I can't put much stock in this test. To be accurate, it means we must believe the quotes are truthful. For example, if the quiz says you are in agreement with McCain on the economy, then you are saying you think the economy is in great shape and that Bush has done a great job of running it. Why? Because despite any differences in economicsyou can't point to between Bush and what McCain says, McCain has sided with and voted with Bush virtually 100% of the time on issues of economics.

asdibbens
Asdibbens  (Level: 159.4 - Posts: 423)
Tue, 16th Sep '08 5:54 PM

I didn't think it wasn't very well done at all. Even though the quotes were intentionally fairly close to each other, it was pretty obvious if you have been paying attention who said what. I only got tripped up on one. Much trickier was the test where you had to guess whether Ann Coulter or Hitler said a particular statement.

bleepy
Bleepy  (Level: 140.3 - Posts: 620)
Tue, 16th Sep '08 6:36 PM

Eesus - Why don't we just say "Great minds think alike!"

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Tue, 16th Sep '08 7:17 PM

Well certainly, if you go into a test trying to choose the answer which you believe was said by the candidate of your choice, then its not going to work.

Bleepy - its a deal.

asdibbens
Asdibbens  (Level: 159.4 - Posts: 423)
Wed, 17th Sep '08 1:02 AM

But people are so locked into their assumptions that they are going to pick the candidate's words that they were predisposed to pick, because they are so familiar with the rhetoric. A better test would make you challenge your assumptions by not picking the obvious topics. For instance, what if they had covered veteran's health care - a big topic for me personally. I bet most people would have a much more difficult time picking their candidate's words on that issue.

Right now the test is just - "See, I knew I was right backing who I am backing".

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Wed, 17th Sep '08 1:09 AM

I agree - in order to be accurate, it does need to be more obscure.


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