Who should I vote for for president in 2008?
You match up well with…
|Bill Richardson – 75 matchYou must be looking for a moderate liberal with impressive credentials. If you live in Iowa or New Hampshire, you could have voted for Bill Richardson. Otherwise, you’re out of luck. After finishing 4th in both states, Richardson dropped out of the presidential race. Experienced in state, national, and international politics, Richardson has been a Congressman, an ambassador to the United Nations Security Council, and is now the governor of New Mexico. He is pro-choice, strongly favors rights for the LGBT population, advocates for affirmative action in government contracts, and even championed the idea that Congress should revoke the original authority it gave to go to war with Iraq. Richardson also supports the death penalty and gun ownership rights.|
|Barack Obama – 71 matchYou must be ambitious and idealistic, like Barack Obama. Obama is a liberal democrat who, unlike his rivals, opposed the Iraq war from the start. With only 3 years in the Senate, his inexperience worries some and sometimes reveals itself in the debates, but he also has the charisma and popular support that the others lack.|
|Dennis Kucinich – 70 matchYou’ve been matched with Denis Kucinich, a far-left Ohio congressman. We hope you’re happy with your second choice, because Kucinich dropped his White House bid on 25 January 2008. Kucinich has the most extreme proposals for nearly every issue including creating a single-payer system of universal health care; an immediate withdrawal of all U.S. forces from Iraq and replacing them with an international security force; and guaranteeing quality education with free pre-kindergarten and college. He even wants to impeach Vice President Dick Cheney. Needless to say, Kucinich was a no-hope contender.|
Thanks to Mary, I now know the person I would have voted for. Too bad he didn’t make it through the two-party circus (A.K.A. the primaries). Oh well, at least Barack is a second. Here’s hoping he beats Hillary, who somehow didn’t show up on my list. Funny that.