February 02, 2004
Another Presidential Selector

Andrew Sullivan (who got it from Daniel Drezner) pointed out this selector, which produced interesting, if somewhat flawed, results for me.

My results:

Bush 100
Lieberman 70
Clark 55
Kerry 53
Edwards 52
Dean 51
Sharpton 44
Kucinich 36

While I believe the test got the candidates right as far as order, I think some of the scores are off. Addtionally, there was essentially no way to express displeasure with out-of-control federal spending (my biggest beef with Bush), and the test lumped environmental issues and economic issues into one category (when rating their importance). They're NOT the same! Nonetheless, the test is interesting. Take a look at it.

posted on February 02, 2004 11:35 PM


Perhaps the reason that there is "no way to express displeasure with out-of-control federal spending" on the test is that all of the candidates listed advocate massive increases in federal spending. To "express displeasure with out-of-control federal spending" you would have to vote for "none of the above."

posted by Michael Gersh on February 3, 2004 08:33 AM

Heh. Scored me as Kerry (100%)-Clark-Edwards-Dean-Sharpton-Bush (72%). I wouldn't vote for Sharpton for dogcatcher. Clark, maybe, if I didn't like dogs. Thanks to their off-the-scale-fecklessness/cluelessness/naivete in foreign policy, Kerry, Clark, Edwards, and Dean are out. In the real world, this hawkish Democrat votes Bush or not at all.

So much for their methodology in my case.

posted by AMac on February 6, 2004 10:21 AM

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