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Unlipped zippage

Oh, it’s just so fun to have a blog. One day, I can avow my open-mindness toward the candidates in the national political circus. And the very next day, I can let you know who I like the best. La-di-da, la-di-da.

First, you have to guess. Hint: think “under the radar” (much like this blog).

The answer is Dennis Kucinich.

Short enough to relate to the little people.

You can go here and take this handy little test. It’ll tell you which candidates most closely match your concerns/beliefs/priorities. No doubt, there is some inherent skewing with the test. Whatever. It’s fun. Take it and let me know what happens.

My top three matches:
1. Dennis Kucinich – According to the test, the only thing I disagree with DK about is ‘no child left behind’ but I’m not sure what the exact nature of the disagreement is. Whatever it is, it is not a deal-breaker.

2. Mike Gravel – My differences with Mr. Gravel (no longer still in the race) have to do with guns, background checks for owning guns, and minimum wage increase. Guess which one of us lives in Northwest Pasadena?

3. Barack Obama – The test says my differences with Der Wunderkind are over the Patriot Act, the border fence, Iran sanctions, and same-sex marriage.

My top Republican was Ron Paul (no surprise there).

Leaving out Duncan Hunter, with whom I apparently should not be in the same continent, here are the bottom three Republicans (listed in reverse order – that is, ending with the one I disagree with the most):

Mike Huckabee
Tom Tancredo
Mitt Romney

Huckabee and Tancredo are two of the non-believers in evolution.  Frankly, I shudder every time I think about that.  What do we have to do–chain them to a wall of the Grand Canyon?

Well, that’s what the test says. Yes, I know that Dennis Kucinich is not going to be the Democratic nominee. Cry me a martini.


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5 thoughts on “Unlipped zippage

  1. I did a different test, and my results came out Kucinich, Gravel, Edwards. The responses on my blog seem to favor Kucinich by quite a bit. So why is he such a longshot?

  2. Pauline Kael has been attributed as saying the following after Nixon’s ’72 landslide victory ” I can’t believe Nixon won no one I know voted for him”

    That is why Kucinich is a long shot.

    I like Biden HRC & BHO, but I think Biden is done.

    PS the Kael quote has never been proven to be uttered by her just a way to illustrate sampling error.

  3. Funny – my democratic ranking came out exactly the same as yours. When I did the USA Today quiz, Kucinich also came up on top of my heap, but John Edwards (who I’m supporting), came in third.

  4. @ Howey – My dad, a life-long Republican, was reading the Washington Post during 1972, and he smelled a rat. He cried when Nixon lost in 1960, but didn’t vote for him in 1972. These days my dad says, “Don’t vote. It only encourages them.” Weirdly enough, my dad, who always said (in jest of course) that ‘women shouldn’t drive or vote,’ leans toward HRC. She certainly is the centrist (as was her husband) that I’ll never be. I hate to say good-bye to Biden—he has the best sense of humor.

    @Tracysan – Howey seems to imply that Kucinich supporters make up some kind of ghetto. A remnant of middle class people maybe…I don’t know. Why doesn’t he have momentum? Does it have something to do with the media?

    @Susan C – I like Edwards, but his 29,000 sq foot house bugs me. Perhaps he’s going to fill those rooms with orphans.

  5. I didn’t mean to imply that anyone inhabited any ghetto. There is a large part of the country that wants to see browns, gays and the poor punished. They will never vote for Kucinich, as seems to be reflected in the primary and caucus results. If you mostly ask folks predisposed to vote for Kucinich you will get skewed results or sampling error. 48 more to go.

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