Political Party

By the results from this survey, I have fully switched political party… what a difference 8 years make.

88% John Edwards
88% Barack Obama
86% Hillary Clinton
86% Chris Dodd
85% Bill Richardson
79% Joe Biden
78% Mike Gravel
71% Dennis Kucinich
49% Rudy Giuliani
41% John McCain
40% Tom Tancredo
34% Mike Huckabee
32% Mitt Romney
31% Ron Paul
23% Fred Thompson

2008 Presidential Candidate Matching Quiz

T.H. to Chuck.

11 comments on “Political Party

  1. Thats just too bad. Although this time around I dont blame you. The GOP doesnt have that great of a line up. Its pretty sad when the election is a picking of the lesser of to evils.

  2. I am not sure about how healthy being blue is… I guess economics is what has changed the most for me, the percentages would be a lot different if economic policy was working better.

  3. Economics? What has changed in economics? Unemployment is at record low, gdp record high, by almost all standards, the economy under Bush has been near peak. Just curious what you consider bad economics.

  4. You know, he is right. By comparison, the Economy is much better now that it was under the Clinton Administration. Unemployment is at record lows, taxes are lower, stock market is at all time highs, and the interest rates are at all time lows.

    When polled about the economy, the average person says that the economy is bad. But when asked about their situation, they say it good. Somewhere along the lines, somebody said the economy was bad and people started believing it. Lemmings…

  5. @Travis: The reasons people report a poor outlook on the economic situation are manifold, not the least of which is the fact that real wages haven’t gone up for years. I personally make more money than I did in November of 2000, but I also own a house with a market value that’s at least $30,000 less than I bought it for, the very real possibility of tax hikes on the federal, state, and local level to correct years of poor planning, and the understanding that the customer base for the business I work for is being pinched by the same mortgage and tax concerns I have (plus a lot of them got suckered into ARMs) and a gallon of gas is routinely over three dollars and twenty cents in my town. I could go on, but I’m already rambling.

  6. Yes, gas is about $3 everywhere. SUVs are still flying off the lots. My house is still worth more than I paid for it, and I don’t feel sorry for anybody who jumped into a mortgage that they couldn’t afford and then was foolish enough to do an ARM because of the low rates. It’s like the S&L scandals of the 80s. And yet the government is supposed to bail these people out? Give me a break.

    I also make much more than I did in 2000. In fact, I make double now what I did then. Although I pay more taxes as a result, I actually pay less by percentage. And gas is still historically lower than what the adjusted inflation cost of it should be.

    We’re just spoiled in this country.

    The problems we have today are nothing. Wait until the baby boomers really start pulling retirement on this country. Social Security will be down to 2 people supporting one retired person instead of the nearly 30:1 it is today. And God forbid we ever have nationalized healthcare… the drain to society on top of Social Security will make us look like the USSR circa 1990.

    My fear is that we’ll look back in 30 years, living in a social state, and wonder what happened to America.

    America works. Let it.

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