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Discussion in 'Political Discussion' started by Patters, Dec 20, 2007.

  1. Patters

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    http://www.dehp.net/candidate/

    Kucinich 63
    Gravel 54
    Obama 41
    Clinton 41
    Dodd 36
    Edwards 35
    Biden 34
    Richardson 29
    Paul 3
    McCain -15
    Giuliani -17
    Thompson -18
    Cox -32
    Huckabee -36
    Brownback -36
    Tancredo -55
    Romney -55
    Hunter -59
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    #24 Jersey

    Romney 26
    Thompson 26
    Hunter 22
    Giuliani 22
    McCain 18
    Tancredo 18
    Cox 17
    Paul 14
    Brownback 13
    Huckabee 9
    Biden 6
    Obama -1
    Dodd -3
    Edwards -4
    Clinton -4
    Richardson -17
    Kucinich -20
    Gravel -21
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    Hunter 55
    Romney 53
    Tancredo 43
    Giuliani 39
    McCain 38
    Huckabee 36
    Cox 23
    Thompson 21
    Brownback 17
    Richardson -10
    Dodd -10
    Biden -12
    Clinton -15
    Edwards -15
    Obama -20
    Paul -22
    Gravel -52
    Kucinich -53

    Patters I like that our choices are pretty much polar opposites. The weird thing is though that Fred Thompson is way down on my list even though the only issue where we disagree is net neutrality, meanwhile others that had a whole bunch of issues different with my views, like McCain, are higher. Something wrong there, must be in how I ranked the importance?
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    #87 Jersey


    Real World got a running mate
    for Harry. You are toast NEM.

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  5. Patters

    Patters Moderator Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Who knows how precise these calculators are! But, they do give a general idea. I'm actually surprised you came in so conservative. To get the kind of results you got, I think you might be the most conservative one here, and that's saying somethin'!
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    I'm on the conservative side of most issues, the only ones in that calculator I differ on are background checks, net neutrality, and I put no preference for stem cell funding. For a bunch of things I agree with conservative thinking, but I put the importance to "meh," like abortion rights, death penalty, same sex marriage, etc. The issues I put were "key" were Iran, Iraq, Patriot Act, Citizenship for illegals, and Universal health care. In other words, I would be perfectly happy to vote for someone fiscally conservative and hawkish on foreign policy, but socially more liberal, like Rudy for example. I'd rate myself to the right, but probably not the most conservative!
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    What likely brought me more to the middle is that I favor gun control and I'm good with civil unions for gays.
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    Not a very good poll ... IMO.
    Not enough social USA issues included which is why I like Edwards.

    Alot of the things they list are important but I would prefer to answer one that was heavily weighted with domestic issues ... which I am slightly liberal on. But as these polls go they all have flaws. I like Romney, I just don't like any of the others until I get to Giuliana & Edwards.

    Romney 25

    Huckabee 17

    Thompson 14

    Hunter 14

    McCain 11

    Giuliani 10

    Biden 6

    Cox 5

    Dodd 3

    Clinton 2

    Edwards -1
    Tancredo -4
    Kucinich -4
    Brownback -5
    Richardson -8
    Obama -8
    Paul -11
    Gravel -20
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    Edwards 21
    Paul 22
    Biden 23
    Dodd 25
    Clinton 28
    Richardson 29
    Obama 33
    Gravel 40
    Kucinich 46


    Thompson -14
    McCain -18
    Cox -22
    Brownback -22
    Giuliani -32
    Tancredo -34
    Huckabee -36
    Romney -48
    Hunter -53

    I thing the weight of importance of the issues should have been graded on a ten point scale.
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    No surprises here:


    Cox 29

    Romney 28

    Huckabee 26

    Hunter 20

    Brownback 14

    Tancredo 14

    McCain 10

    Giuliani 9

    Thompson 4

    Paul -4
    Biden -11
    Richardson -15
    Obama -17
    Clinton -19
    Dodd -20
    Edwards -21
    Kucinich -25
    Gravel -26

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    Closer to Patters than I would have thought:

    Kucinich 40
    Gravel 36
    Obama 31
    Clinton 30
    Dodd 28
    Biden 27
    Edwards 26
    Richardson 17
    Paul 5
    Giuliani -6
    Thompson -10
    McCain -19
    Brownback -25
    Cox -25
    Huckabee -27
    Romney -34
    Tancredo -34
    Hunter -39
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    Romney 28


    Hunter 26


    Cox 23


    Tancredo 20

    McCain 20


    Thompson 18


    Giuliani 17


    Huckabee 16


    Paul 14


    Brownback 4


    Biden 3


    Richardson 0
    Obama 0
    Clinton -1
    Edwards -1
    Dodd -9
    Gravel -24
    Kucinich -25
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    Hey, RW: thought you "didn't like" Romney! Seems you like what he stands for! Embrace it, don't run from it. Personally, when I look at the man, I see a very decent human being. He may have changed his views on some things, but, hey!! Who among us hasn't??? I'd rather have somebody who is willing to develop and adapt his views to new information and education. But maybe that's just me.


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    It's kind of funny. I think this is the second or third such calculator that told RW his favorite candidate is Romney!
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    He comes in first or second everytime I do one of these. He's a fony though, and has done the two step on most of his positions, so he's a no thanks for me. I guess when you've been on every side of every issue like he has, you'll end up agreeing with most everybody. I'll never vote for him, unless of course it's him versus Edwards or Hillary. Then I'll piuk and mark his name. He doesn't have a chance though. I'm begining to think that McCain is making a comeback of sorts.
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    Yeah, I never liked McCain, because I think he's unbalanced, but to tell you the truth, given this lot of Republicans, I think McCain might be the best. I think a lot of Democrats think McCain is the best of the Republicans. Giuliani held that status, but he's been pandering to the religious right so much, he's almost as difficult to believe as Romney. McCain seems like he's moderate on social and economic issues, but conservative on foreign policy. That would make him a little like Bush I, I think.
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    The inside word is his running mate will be Lieberman. I think that's a bad move ... Lieberman is a good guy and would make a good VP I just don't think America will ever be ready for a Jewish President. I think religion should be kept out of it but the media they pound on it.
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    America ... got to love it ... below NEM's people are Stoke's people ... very interesting stuff, that's what keeps the media in business because really the debates never end ... which is a good thing IMO.
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    Kucinich 49

    Obama 40

    Gravel 29


    Clinton 27

    Edwards 25

    Biden 24

    Dodd 22

    Richardson 13

    Giuliani -5
    Cox -10
    Huckabee -22
    Paul -23
    Romney -24
    McCain -25
    Thompson -25
    Brownback -38
    Hunter -41
    Tancredo -41
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    Romney 83
    Hunter 72
    Tancredo 62
    Huckabee 62
    Cox 44
    Brownback 31
    Giuliani 27
    Thompson 23
    McCain 23
    Biden -20
    Paul -21
    Richardson -25
    Edwards -26
    Dodd -28
    Clinton -30
    Obama -36
    Gravel -75
    Kucinich -76

    No big surprises here. I expected that my top 4 would out distance by a fairly good margin the rest of the pack.

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