Tuesday, December 16, 2003

A List of People I Won't Vote For, Plus Howard Dean



SelectSmart.com has a great 2004 AMERICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE SELECTOR. (thanks to Mustang Bobby over at Bark Bark Woof Woof for the link). I took the quiz and found out something interesting:


    1.† Your ideal theoretical candidate. (100%)†
    2.† Socialist Candidate (77%) Walt Brown
    3.† Dean, Gov. Howard, VT - Democrat†(77%)†
    4.† Clark, Retired General Wesley K., AR - Democrat (71%)†
    5.† Sharpton, Reverend Al - Democrat†(71%)
    6.† Kucinich, Rep. Dennis, OH - Democrat†(66%)
    7.† Moseley-Braun, Former Senator Carol, IL - Democrat (61%)†
    8.† Edwards, Senator John, NC - Democrat†(61%)
    9.† Gephardt, Rep. Dick, MO - Democrat†(54%)
    10.† Kerry, Senator John, MA - Democrat†(54%)†
    11.† LaRouche, Lyndon H. Jr. - Democrat (45%)†
    12.† Libertarian Candidate (41%)
    13.† Lieberman, Senator Joe, CT - Democrat†(39%)†
    14.† Bush, President George W. - Republican (13%)†
    15.† Phillips, Howard - Constitution (4%)†


While I wouldn't actually vote for the socialist candidate, it's good to see that he's up there, as my own personal beliefs tend to lean more towards the Anarcho-socialist side of the political spectrum. I'm not surprised that Howard Dean is my number two man (number one in the actually viable candidate range) as the more I hear him speak, the more I look forward to voting for him next year. It's interesting that Lyndon LaRouche is more in line with my political ideals than Lieberman and that Clark is ahead of Kucinich (whom I'd like to see as president, or VP but realize that this is a fantasy on par with LOTR). I'm not surprised to see Sharpton up towards the top as he's a rather liberal candidate. I still wouldn't vote for him (and no, Wingers, not because he's black but because he's a reverand. However liberal a preacher he is, I won't vote a member of the clergy into the office of the President. This liberal does have something against organized religion and thinks there should be a permanant wall between Church and State and that preachers should be barred from holding the office of the President as a matter of conflict of interest. But that's a personal gripe and another post for another time). I would like to see Sharpton have a place in the Dem Administration of 2004 though, as he's shown himself to be a capable and strong candidate, one who can handle pressure graciously. That and he'd temper Dean's edge with his witty sense of humor.

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