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« on: September 02, 2008, 07:17:37 PM »

Who to vote for?  Obama or McCain


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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2008, 07:26:49 PM »

Just for fun...let's see what happens.

Answered the questions and got this:

"When it comes to the issues, you agree with Obama on almost everything.
Surprised? Probably not. You've had your eye on Obama for a while.

In fact, you're likely already a strong Obama supporter.
You know where your vote is going this November."


Every answer reversed gets this:

"When it gets down to it, you tend to best match John McCain.
But he's not the perfect candidate for you, and you may not be sold on him yet.

Obama shares a good number of your views too, so you might want to give him a second look.
It all comes down to which issues matter to you the most. "


That's impartial...... saywhat

Hehe...
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« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2008, 07:30:51 PM »

It's pretty telling that I had a hard time picking between the two options for each question.

Your Issue Profile: 44% Obama, 56% McCain

Truth be told, you're not really satisfied with either of the candidates.
You could vote for either of them. You are the typical coveted swing voter.

You may want to narrow yourself down to a particular set of issues in order to pick your president.
Or start looking at third party candidates. One of them might suit you better.
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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2008, 07:32:58 PM »

Same as gellar, but I split 48/52. And I probably will vote third party, as I always have done. 'Course, the answer I'd prefer was not even offered for many of those questions.
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« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2008, 07:34:20 PM »

My score was 52 percent obama and 48 percent McCain.
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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2008, 07:40:46 PM »

84% Obama
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« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2008, 07:58:17 PM »

72% Mccain

Which is completely opposite of how I'm voting
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« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2008, 08:09:01 PM »

36% Obama, 64% McCain. Sounds about right.
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« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2008, 08:21:31 PM »

"While it sounds like Obama is the choice for you, he's not a perfect match.
You and John McCain actually share some of the same views.

Whether this is news to your or not, you have some studying to do.
Obama seems like he's the right fit, but it's an important issue might sway you over to McCain"

Booner, I'm pretty sure the questions aren't all valued the same; some points are so close that just reversing your answer has put you a little closer, but in some questions farther away.

eg: I selected my set and got 64% Obama, but when I reversed my answers I got 40% Obama. The questions are clearly weighted individually.
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« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2008, 08:35:37 PM »

The difference in 'bias' was only 5%.....80/20 then 75/25.

I just get the sneaky suspicion that you will not get a "you should take another look at McCain" response...though I could be wrong.
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« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2008, 08:37:30 PM »

This assumes that people vote on issues. McCain's campaign manager disagrees.

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"This election is not about issues," said Davis. "This election is about a composite view of what people take away from these candidates."
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« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2008, 08:44:44 PM »

Quote from: Captain Caveman on September 02, 2008, 08:37:30 PM

This assumes that people vote on issues. McCain's campaign manager disagrees.

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"This election is not about issues," said Davis. "This election is about a composite view of what people take away from these candidates."


While it feels wrong to think so, is he really wrong? There's a reason why Foster Parents Plan (or any other Adopt-A-3rd World-Kid foundation) focus on one child. If you were to see a bunch of kids, psychologically you end up disconnecting from the message (for most people).
 
OTOH, A composite view of the poverty though one or two kids is what you get to sway you. That one kid doesn't need your help; chances are they've already been helped or eliminated for being too "uppity" for the camera. ninja. You have now invested yourself in composite view of what their world is like, and that evokes a response. Often they'll tell you about rocks etc and no shoes; were you really to connect to just that one issue, you'd need to fully empathize and perhaps walk barefoot over gravel and feel the crunching etc. But they aren't asking for shoes; there are a host of injustices that they endure and are asking for help.

The stuff they show on TV (for any topic) always has a slant because the people on the other end want something from you. Benevolent or malevolent, there is always a spin. McCain's campaign manager is a spin doctor and is telling it how it is.

(BTW, I'd be supporting Obama were I American).
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« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2008, 09:23:45 PM »

Your Issue Profile: 84% Obama, 16% McCain

There were more than a few questions in the quiz where I wish there was a "none of the above" option.
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« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2008, 09:39:58 PM »

My first test I got 68% Obama or something like that. The second test I tried to answer as if I was a huge McCain supporter. It gave me 84% McCain and had this blurb:

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The results are in, and John McCain is definitely your choice.
You're probably not surprised. It's possible you've had your eye on McCain for years.

Popular or not, you will likely stick by McCain. For you, it's a matter of principle.
And besides, there's something exciting about rooting for the underdog!

It doesn't tell me to think about voting for Obama, but it doesn't make it look like voting for McCain is a good idea either.
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« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2008, 10:12:14 PM »

80% Obama 20% McCain.

Sounds about right...
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« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2008, 12:20:23 AM »

Quote from: gellar on September 02, 2008, 07:30:51 PM

Your Issue Profile: 44% Obama, 56% McCain

Your Issue Profile: 56% Obama, 44% McCain


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« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2008, 04:26:55 AM »

Blogs are the devil.
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« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2008, 08:36:30 PM »

48/52 Obama/McCain, which shows how poorly these things work.  First, they are deciding which issues matter.  Second, they are deciding how much those issues matter.  Some of the things that I agree with McCain on are not nearly as important to me in this election as some of the things I agree with Obama on.

In the end you have to prioritize things in your own mind.

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« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2008, 04:23:15 AM »

It says Im screwed either way.
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« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2008, 04:44:46 AM »

Your Issue Profile: 60% Obama, 40% McCain

I'd take the top 60% of Obama and the bottom 40% of McCain, combine them into a super-cybernetic politician and I'd be happy.
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