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#1 DVINNY

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 03:45 PM

http://abcnews.go.co...age?id=15177995


^ Match-O-Matic website. It asks some questions, then ranks 3 candidates based on your responses.

Mine were:
1. Ron Paul
2. Michelle Bauchman
3. Rick Perry

(for the record, I don't plan on voting for any of those 3)

I found this interesting, so made the thread. Please don't turn this into a full blown FLAMING thread, or I will move it to the political forum.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 03:58 PM

Match-o-matic results for me
1. Barrack Obama
2. Ron Paul
3. Jon Huntsman

I have no clue who jon huntsman is.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 04:06 PM

1) Rick Perry
2) Barack Obama
3) Michelle Bachman

I must be a schizo.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 04:11 PM

I'm voting for Kodos.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 04:15 PM

Here's an interesting mix:

1) Barack Obama
2) Newt Gingrich
3) Rick Perry

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 04:28 PM

Mine:

1) Barrack Obama
2) Ron Paul
3) Mitt Romney

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 04:42 PM

When it shows which answer belongs to which candidate, it shows me as financially conservative and socially liberal. Not surprised really...

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 04:46 PM

Mine:

Ron Paul
Newt Gingrich
Rick Perry

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 04:56 PM

Ron Paul
Michelle Bachmann
Rick Perry

If I had to guess, I'd say that it was Paul by a landslide, and very little of the other two.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 05:08 PM

Romney
Obama
Huntsman

I'm not surprised.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 05:27 PM

1. Obama
2. Bachman
3. Perry

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 05:31 PM

1. Ron Paul
2. Michelle Bauchman
3. Rick Perry


interesting, but I found a few questions where I could care less about... and it was 4, 3, 3 for what each person was

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 05:54 PM

1. Rick Perry
2. Michelle Bachmann
3. Ron Paul

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 06:05 PM

1. Ron Paul
2. Newt Gingrich
3. Michele Bachmann

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 06:05 PM

Bachmann
Perry
Gingrich

Wouldn't even consider the first two, so I guess my choice is rather limited....

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 06:37 PM

Ron Paul
Michelle Bachmann
Rick Perry

If I had to guess, I'd say that it was Paul by a landslide, and very little of the other two.

At the conclusion of the quiz, there's a graphic at the top of the page that shows which representatives belong to each of your responses (at least the top 3).

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 06:43 PM

So many of those questions I would have chose more than one answer, didn't care, or what I would advocate isn't an answer.

And Cthulhu wasn't listed.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 06:51 PM

Obama (6)
Perry (3)
Gingrich (2)

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 07:00 PM

1. Perry
2. Paul
3. Gingrich

3 checks for each of them.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 07:16 PM

1. Spaghetti Monster

2.Cthulhu

3. Dleg



























Just kidding

1. Obama

2. Huntsman

3. Perry

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 07:23 PM

1. Spaghetti Monster

2.Cthulhu

3. Dleg

Probably better choices than anyone running in 2012.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 07:49 PM

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 08:19 PM


Ron Paul
Michelle Bachmann
Rick Perry

If I had to guess, I'd say that it was Paul by a landslide, and very little of the other two.

At the conclusion of the quiz, there's a graphic at the top of the page that shows which representatives belong to each of your responses (at least the top 3).

So there is. I was 7 for Paul, 4 for Bachmann, and 3 for Perry. 1 was shared between Bachmann and Perry and 1 was shared between all 3.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 08:25 PM

1. Gingrich
2. Bachmann
3. Perry

I would hold my nose on Gingrich, Bachmann wont be in 1 month from now and I dont think America is ready for another TX president. I do, however, wish Santorum could get elected and he would get my vote. I'm afraid he, Paul and Huntsman are all in the third or forth teir however.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 09:16 PM

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So what you're saying is that we should cut all defense spending?

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 09:46 PM

:appl:

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 10:36 PM

I will be honest... I had to just google that to figure out what you were talking about

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 11:58 PM


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So what you're saying is that we should cut all defense spending?

Well played sir.

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 01:46 PM

I will be honest... I had to just google that to figure out what you were talking about


Ditto on that.

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 03:03 PM


I will be honest... I had to just google that to figure out what you were talking about


Ditto on that.


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Posted 20 December 2011 - 05:15 PM



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So what you're saying is that we should cut all defense spending?

Well played sir.


Haha, awesome. It's time we go on the offensive! Or you know, something.

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 07:40 PM

1. Obama
2. Huntsman
3. Bachman

An odder 3 you might not ever see.
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Posted 21 December 2011 - 03:19 PM

To those with Obama at or near the top, would you really vote for him?

Tin foil hat time - is ABC trying to get people to believe their views are in line with the president's?

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 03:51 PM

Tin foil hat time - is ABC trying to get people to believe their views are in line with the president's?

Tin foil hat my ass. Fox News pundits, Iowa's governor and writers for Politico are outright telling people to ignore it if Ron Paul wins the Iowa primary. WTF? Who are they to tell people who is a viable candidate? If Ron Paul has the ability to carry a primary, why couldn't he win the nomination and presidency?

Source: http://www.infowars....inishes-second/

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 03:54 PM

Ron Paul. All the other candidates are a really bad joke. And the joke is on us.

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 04:34 PM

To those with Obama at or near the top, would you really vote for him?


I have no idea at this time. It depends on how bad the other candidates are. And that could be saying a lot.

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 04:44 PM

Can I pencil in "none of the above" when I vote next November?

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 04:46 PM

To those with Obama at or near the top, would you really vote for him?

Tin foil hat time - is ABC trying to get people to believe their views are in line with the president's?

depends on what the choices are from the republicans. although in IL elections are messed up seeing as our governor only won 2-3 counties out of the 107 in the state and still won by sheer population of Chicago.

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 04:47 PM

Can I pencil in "none of the above" when I vote next November?


Richard Pryor isn't even running.

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 05:38 PM


To those with Obama at or near the top, would you really vote for him?


I have no idea at this time. It depends on how bad the other candidates are. And that could be saying a lot.

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 11:30 PM

I'm writing myself in on the ballot.

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 01:23 PM

These were mine also:

1. Ron Paul
2. Michelle Bauchman
3. Rick Perry

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 02:17 PM

Tin foil hat time - is ABC trying to get people to believe their views are in line with the president's?

I would hope they no one would choose their candidate based on this simplistic "tool". My biggest gripe is that it weighs all the topics it presents equally, which isn't how a person is likely to make their decision in real life, which leads me to my point on your second question...


To those with Obama at or near the top, would you really vote for him?

Obama is near the top of my list using this tool simply because my views align best with Obama's on the "Hot Topic's" items that are presented here (which comprise 4 of the 11 questions). Since this tool weighs all the categories equally, I have a large portion of my selections match Obama's even though i don't agree with him on any of what I feel are the more important topics of the economy, health care, and national security. For those topics my views match up with several of the other candidates, but don't really gravitate towards one in particular. Thus, by default, this site says I should vote for Obama, even though I'm not likely to.

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 02:45 PM

Hypothetically, if it were between Obama and Mitt Romney, who would you vote for right now?


OBAMA - 0
ROMNEY - 1



(Copy that above, change it to add your vote and paste)

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 02:53 PM


Tin foil hat time - is ABC trying to get people to believe their views are in line with the president's?

I would hope they no one would choose their candidate based on this simplistic "tool". My biggest gripe is that it weighs all the topics it presents equally, which isn't how a person is likely to make their decision in real life, which leads me to my point on your second question...


To those with Obama at or near the top, would you really vote for him?

Obama is near the top of my list using this tool simply because my views align best with Obama's on the "Hot Topic's" items that are presented here (which comprise 4 of the 11 questions). Since this tool weighs all the categories equally, I have a large portion of my selections match Obama's even though i don't agree with him on any of what I feel are the more important topics of the economy, health care, and national security. For those topics my views match up with several of the other candidates, but don't really gravitate towards one in particular. Thus, by default, this site says I should vote for Obama, even though I'm not likely to.


Who's to say the young, hip, social-media, Kool-Aid drinkers of "hope" and "change" who voted him in the office in the first place wouldn't see this quiz as the soothsayer of voting? This is the reason behind the posing of my questions.

Hmmm... my views match those of the president. I guess I'll vote for him.

Is that an unreasonable thought of what may happen?

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 02:55 PM

Who's to say the young, hip, social-media, Kool-Aid drinkers of "hope" and "change" who voted him in the office in the first place wouldn't see this quiz as the soothsayer of voting? This is the reason behind the posing of my questions.

Hmmm... my views match those of the president. I guess I'll vote for him.

Is that an unreasonable thought of what may happen?


I'm not saying that won't happen, I just hope it won't. :P

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 03:14 PM

Yeah, I don't see the views of those people changing any time soon.

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 03:40 PM

Obama - 0
Romney - 2

(crossing fingers it wont be Romney)

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 09:42 PM

Obama - 0
Dleg - 1

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 09:46 PM

Obama - 0
Dleg - 1000






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