Sunday, January 27, 2008

Can't Re-match

Miflohny always sends out a note urging all her people to get registered and vote. She also provides resources to help people research candidates and make an informed choice. Today she sent out a note about Vote Match. I've taken it twice and I got different results but not significantly so.

My number one on this second round is Hillary with a 65%.
My second match was Cynthia McKinney at 63% (she was first the first time I took the quiz). Third comes 55% Obama who was a little further down the first time but I can't remember exactly where.
Mike Gavel & Dennis Kucinich match me 53%.
Plummeting to 43% we have John Edwards.
Then we see some Republicans, sadly beginning with my former mayor, Rudy Guiliani, John McCain and Ron Paul at 30%.
Law & Order regular, Fred Thompson rings in at 23%.
The 15 percenters are Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney & John Cox, all of which is a bit of a relief.
Alan Keyes comes in at 13%.
And a gentleman named Duncan Hunter brings up the rear by matching me 5%.

Some of you are, I hope, saying, "Who the hell are some of these people?" because I wondered. All I can say is, surely google will help us.

It was a bit of a revelation to me to find out where I matched most strongly. I still don't have any idea who to vote for. My mother called me from the polling place's parking lot on her primary day and said, "Kizzy, who should I vote for?" All my life my mother has made a huge deal out of a person's vote being extremely private. She's never asked me who to vote for or who I'm going to vote for ever. That is how freaking confusing this election is.

I'm going to keep learning and the final analysis will be when I pull the lever on the 5th. Well, the semi-final analysis, I suppose, final would have to be in November.

Let me give you all the rest of the links in Miflohny's post, because I'm sure they're all good resources.

Here's where you find your primary date.

This is On the Issues, the site about candidate issues that developed the Vote Match quiz.

Vote-Smart is the site that helps you find your primary and how to register and a lot of other useful information.

I have to give Miflohny's quote for this next one, "to help ferret out the truth!"

As I've said, I don't feel comfortable endorsing any particular candidate. Miflohny, however, does. She made her plug for the senator from IL, and here's his site.

We both feel it's incredibly important to vote, no matter who you vote for. I hope this information helps to inspire you in that direction, should you need it. Thanks Miflohny!

4 comments:

  1. Miflohny5:12 AM

    No, thank you for helping to spread the word about the sites I listed in my e-mail! Sorry you're still not sure who to vote for. I'm always hesitant about endorsing anyone too - my family has always also been into the your-vote-is-private-don't-ask-don't-tell mindset, too. But this year I threw my privacy out the window - well, on this issue at least :-)

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  2. I didn't even look at the difficult puzzle because I suck at all things puzzle.

    I am anxiously awaiting casting my vote. I am one of those who shows up at the polls before the doors are even open. The process always excites me.

    Thanks for putting all this good information out there.

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  3. Well, I had a 4 way tie between people who I have not heard of for the most part. That's helpful...

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  4. Most important that you vote. Complete agreement.
    Thanks for the links both Kizz and Miflohny.
    Enlightening.

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