Inspired by ScienceBlogling Razib, I wanted to see where I fell on the Electoral Compass:
Not too surprising.
Where do fall out?
I wound up smack in the middle of Mr. Obama. I was somewhat surprised thinking I’d wind up somewhere farther leftish. Ah, well. Could be worse. I could’ve wound up near Thompson, Huckabee, et al (shudder!).
About where Dennis Kucinich is … er, would be. Like you.
I hit smack on Obama, too, Bryn. I didn’t really like the questions all that well. If I had been able to answer them with “explanations” I would have been up and to the left, out of the scale.
Make that three on Obama. I agree with you Mike on the questions.
Another thing that I think this misses is how much the issues would influence your vote. I mean: I strongly disagreed with several statements, but there are only a few (such as creationism should be taught in public schools) that would be an absolute show stopper for me if a candidate advocated it in their campaign.
I notice that Hillary is in the upper-left quadrant, so I already know this quiz is broken.
And is that Paul on the right-middle there? Really? Also, he’s economically WAY further right than the compass indicates. I mean, hello! Libertarian!
This quiz is dumb, and I’m not taking it. Feh.
In other “political compass” quizzes, however, I’ve scored about where you are, Mike. Usually, Kucinich ends up right next door.
I’ve dropped some hints in the past that my relationship with ScienceBlogs would be…altered.
The old saw that ‘we hang together or we get hung separately‘ is a perfect description…
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