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January 23, 2004 5:06 PM   Subscribe

With all the matchmaking services around it was only a matter of time for presidentmatch.com to show up.
posted by john (18 comments total)

 
Kucinich 100%
Sharpton 91%
Dean 87%
Kerry 86%
Edwards 79%
Clark 77%
Lieberman 63%
Bush 11%
posted by john at 5:20 PM on January 23, 2004


Yeah, I got a very close match to Kucinich too. Hadn't even heard of him before this (I'm not an american though).
posted by fvw at 5:23 PM on January 23, 2004


Sharpton 100%, Kucinich 100%, Kerry 90%, Dean 88% ... Bush 6%. Yikes.

Hmm.. They rolled this out in 2000 as well. There are not enough questions to make it all that accurate, particularly on social policy (where's affirmative action?). I suspect as a result my 100% alignment with Al Sharpton is somewhat overstated. I also answered somewhat negatively to the question "should we pull troops out of Iraq immediately" and still got a 100% match to Kucinich, despite his constant attention to that issue.

What's real interesting about this is that I am more aligned with Kerry than I am with Dean, who I had been supporting on and off for a while. This combined with the idiot GOP hack highlighting Kerry's liberal voting record - "Ted Kennedy is the conservative senator from Massachusetts!" - is making me take a second look at JK.
posted by PrinceValium at 5:23 PM on January 23, 2004


I got Kucinich, Sharpton, Kerry, Dean too (I didn't think Kerry would come in 3rd, and got 100% with Kucinich)
posted by amberglow at 5:25 PM on January 23, 2004


I also answered somewhat negatively to the question "should we pull troops out of Iraq immediately" and still got a 100% match to Kucinich, despite his constant attention to that issue.

So did I, but as I recall his stance is detailed in an "out in 90 days" plan. The use of "immediately" in the question rules it out.

Oh well, I wonder if there is a better one out there.
posted by john at 5:35 PM on January 23, 2004


SelectSmart Presidential Canidate Selector
posted by ALongDecember at 5:39 PM on January 23, 2004


Kucinich: 100
Shapton: 83
Kerry: 87
Dean: 84
...
Lieberman: 67
Bush: 2

I think I'm winning for lowest Bush score.
posted by punishinglemur at 5:39 PM on January 23, 2004


From SelectSmart:

Dean 81%
Sharpton 80%
Clark 76%
Kucinich 74%
Edwards 70%
Kerry 63%
Lieberman 41%
Bush 15%

Well, it is different.
posted by john at 5:50 PM on January 23, 2004


Good heavens -- left-leaning Democrats on MeFi! I'm shocked, shocked I tell you!

Heh. My results were somewhat diametrically opposed to the ones posted here so far. But I did notice something odd: my #1 match, George Bush, is listed as NOT having served in the military (self-link, sorry: screenshot). Now, I know that many MeFites contest the length of his service, or perhaps even the "quality" of the service, but there can be no doubt that President Bush DID, in fact, serve in the United States military.

So what's with the AOL poll result?
posted by davidmsc at 6:43 PM on January 23, 2004


I'm not sure, davidmsc. I remember seeing "Yes" for Bush's military service when I took the test. I just ran through it again with all default answers. Here's what I got.

Interesting.
posted by punishinglemur at 6:47 PM on January 23, 2004


Hm. Innocent mistake, or deliberate slight? Now corrected, though -- as you said, interesting.
posted by davidmsc at 7:05 PM on January 23, 2004


My top three were Lieberman (100%), Bush (96%), and Kerry (90%)--which is absolutely correct! (I rated my relative concern for international affairs as high, as well as my support for the war, FYI.) Too bad the first of those won't be on the ticket this fall, or I might have dumped the GOP for Holy Joe.
posted by Asparagirl at 2:28 AM on January 24, 2004


100% with bush? yikes!
posted by mcsweetie at 4:48 AM on January 24, 2004


Holy shit ... I must be a l-i-b-e-r-a-l! I've got to go see a doctor!
posted by ElvisJesus at 5:46 AM on January 24, 2004


Me, I'm waiting for amipresidentornot.com ...
posted by hattifattener at 10:16 AM on January 24, 2004


Heh. Kerry was 100% on Presidential Match (surprised the hell out of me) and 50% on selectsmart. Not a lot of convergence there.
posted by Veritron at 10:22 AM on January 24, 2004


Me, I'm waiting for amipresidentornot.com ...
Edwards wins that one, followed by Clark, I think.
posted by amberglow at 10:30 AM on January 24, 2004


I wonder what it would take for AOL to include media ownership issues on their selector... I know Dean has spoken out, and I think maybe Kucinich. Bush's administration has also clearly indicated where they stand on media policy, but it'd be nice to have it in these selectors.
posted by drywall at 1:52 PM on January 25, 2004


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