Tuesday, January 15, 2008

"Super" Tuesday

The longest primary season ever is nearing its (de facto) close, a mere 9 months before the general election. Groan. This process is so painful! I hope that someone somewhere reads Anna Quindlen's article about making the primary and convention process meaningful again.

Four years ago, I watched every single primary debate. This year, I haven't watched a single one. Burned out. Still. But I do need to know who to vote for on February 5th.

So I was excited when a friend sent me this link to Minnesota Public Radio's Choose Your Candidate quiz. I found it interesting and educational to take, was surprised by my results, and am beginning to get a little more excited about the election now. All good things!

At the very least, my results narrowed down which party's ballot I should request:
Hillary Clinton 26.0
John Edwards 24.0
Barack Obama 24.0
Dennis Kucinich 22.0
. . .
Fred Thompson 1.0
My results were slightly different the second time I took the quiz, though the order was the same. I answered the same way, but weighted my answers slightly differently. This was a very interesting exercise.

While I'm talking about politics, did you all catch the thing about Huckabee's son hanging a dog and then-Gov. Huckabee leaning on police and prosecutors to ignore it? Good.


Rob Monroe said...

I'm sooooo ready to vote. Not that I necessarily have picked a candidate, but I'm just ready for this to all be over.

One thing that really bothers me is that there are still so many candidates. Attn: Duncan Hunger - You are not going to be president. Stop wasting money. Put it to good use somewhere else. It's not that you're a bad person, you're just not going to be elected as president. I'm not either. I'm okay with that.

(Honestly, I had never heard of him until just now. I went to look for the current poll results and came across him. Wow.)

Sarahlynn said...

Rob, me either. Did you take the quiz? I wish we could move November to, like March. And move next January 20 to April. Or tomorrow, whatever.

Rob Monroe said...

I took the quiz and got Edwards, Clinton, then Obama. I didn't jot down the percentages.