Select a Candidate

With the 2008 elections just over a year away, the hype machines will ‘go to 11’ in the coming months. Political ads will sear our retinas, make our ears bleed, and completely numb our senses. Not to sound greedy and ungrateful but, I have to ask, what else do we get out of that? Are we any clearer on who we want to vote for after surviving a political A/V onslaught?

Although we each likely have at least a vague idea about who we’ll vote for, have you ever asked yourself why? Are you sure about your candidate’s positions on key topics, or more importantly, topics that are key to you? Perhaps you are sure… but perhaps there’s another candidate out there that is in even better alignment with your beliefs!

If only you could find out for sure…

Now you can thanks to Minnesota Public Radio’s Select a Candidate tool. Enter your position on 11 issues and their level of importance to you and this will return a list of all Presidential candidates in the order in which they match your views!

As MPR notes, this survey is not designed to tell you what candidate you should vote for. It is intended only to help you think about your positions and then introduce you to the candidates.

6 Responses to “Select a Candidate”

  1. 1 bobbyjones September 26, 2007 at 6:42 pm

    Interesting…I’m coming out a 9.0 for Chris Dodd…wait, Chris Dodd!? The same guy who had a fly on him the entire time during the last debate? Fuck it. I’m tuning out.

  2. 2 Bill B. September 29, 2007 at 1:19 pm

    I’m supposed to vote for Matt B. I wonder if he takes contributions from lobbyists.

  3. 3 Bill B. September 29, 2007 at 1:20 pm

    I’m supposed to vote for Matt H. I wonder if he takes contributions from lobbyists. ?

  4. 4 Matt H. September 30, 2007 at 6:28 pm

    I took the survey and it said that I should vote for write-in candidate Fred Flintstone?

  5. 5 Matt H. October 4, 2007 at 7:51 am

    Nice work Bill B.! Good to see you engaging. As for contributions from lobbyits… according to many, I am going to hell anyway so I might as make a deal with the devil for my soul.

  6. 6 Bill B. October 11, 2007 at 2:22 pm

    Here’s a great clearinghouse of video of the candidates. It’s C-SPAN, so you know it’s boring the way good journalism is supposed to be.

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