Pax Corleone Americana?
"Can any of the candidates vying to become the next president of the United States match Michael’s cool, dispassionate courage in the face of epochal change? Will they avoid living in the comforting embrace of the past, from which both Tom and Sonny ultimately could not escape? Or will they emulate Michael’s flexibility—to preserve America’s position in a dangerous world?" The Godfather
posted by amyms
on Apr 28, 2008 -
Glassbooth connects you to the presidential candidate that represents your beliefs the best.
Too busy/lazy/etc. to research the candidates on your own? Let web 2.0 tell you who to vote for.
posted by allkindsoftime
on Nov 2, 2007 -
"Look at just a few of those who supported Nader in 2000, but see that this year is crucially different: Noam Chomsky, Ben Cohen, Peter Coyote, Phil Donahue, Ronnie Dugger, Jim Hightower, Robert McChesney, Michael Moore, and Bonnie Raitt. In fact, can you think of a prominent supporter from 2000 who supports him in 2004? Are we all members of Nader’s “liberal inteligentsia”? Or is the Bush presidency simply such a disaster that we realize there is only one responsible action for real progressives? Despite Mr. Nader’s inevitable disagreement, we don’t think everyone is out of step but Ralph." | So who is supporting Nader? Some think its the GOP.
posted by skallas
on Jun 23, 2004 -
This community is filled with bloggers and I wondered if anyone had seen Maureen O'Dowd's take on how the Presidential Candidates are starting to use, for better or worse, "blogging" as a method to get their "message" across. ( Registration required )
posted by RubberHen
on Aug 13, 2003 -
GWU's Encyclopedia to the 2003/2004 Election Cycle
- I was impressed when I checked out "Democracy In Action", GWU's excellent breakdown of everything political in the 2003/2004 cycle. It features an excellent detailed comparison of Democratic presidential candidates
(e.g., here's my personal fave
) featuring their voting record, stances, finances, and organization. Also, you can understand how a candidate campaigns in NH
, see ads that were placed by interest groups
, check out which member of congress has endorsed who
, where all the staffers from the 2000 election are working now
, -- you can even see who's on the Green Party's Presidential Exploritory Committee
. Thanks, GWU -- I'll never be productive ever again!
posted by jennak
on Jul 22, 2003 -
A better way to select party candidates.
Instead of holding silly primaries that end up picking the worst possible
candidates from each party, why not have party leaders pick the best 3-4 candidates and then have registered party members vote (by mail or at the convention) and announce the winner in August? [more inside]
posted by daveadams
on Oct 27, 2000 -
In addition to SelectSmart's Presidental Candidate chooser app
which was mentioned here before
, AOL now has one
and iVillage does too
. Although all the questions are different, I'm getting the same top three in all apps. A funny sidenote: if you leave everything at the defaults of "no preference" at AOL's candidate chooser, Al Gore comes up as first choice. Although it's just a bug caused by alphabetizing the candidates, I think it's a little too close to the truth to ignore. :)
posted by mathowie
on Feb 7, 2000 -
After answering a few questions here,
a presidential candidate with the traits closest to what you specified will appear as your best choice. My choice came up as Bill Bradley, which seemed funny to me. Thanks to Ronald Reagan, I ignore former actors, musicians, and sports stars in political races. I had no idea Bradley stood for the things I support. Looks like I'll have to break the rules and watch this guy.
posted by mathowie
on Dec 16, 1999 -