According to this short quiz, Tancredo and Hunter are the current candidates that lineup most with my political positions. Tancredo got a score of 70% overall. Hunter 65%. Interesting Ron Paul (whose “The-Constitution-says-this-the-Constitution-says-that” message really appeals to me) only scores a 40% and 19% on social issues. That puts him just a few points ahead of Joe Biden! Also real interesting to me is that Rudy is lower than Bill Richardson. That should tell you something right there. Not that I ever thought he was conservative.
You can take the quiz here (check my note at the end of this post)
Here’s my results (let me know how yours match up)…
Republican Representative (CO-6)
Republican Representative (CA-52)
Former Republican Senator (TN)
Republican Sr Senator (KS)
Republican AR Governor
Former Republican VA Governor
Former Secretary of H.H.S.; former Republican Governor (WI)
Republican Sr Senator (AZ); 2000 Primary Candidate for President
Retiring Republican MA Governor
Republican Representative (TX-14); Libertarian nominee for President in 1988
Democratic NM Governor
Former Mayor of New York City; Republican Candidate for 2000 Senate (NY)
2004 Nominee for Vice President; Former NC Senator
Former Senator (AK)
Democratic Jr Senator (IL); previously State Senator
Democratic Jr Senator (NY); former First Lady
Democratic Sr Senator (DE)
Democratic Representative (OH-10)
Democratic Sr Senator (CT)
Note: check what the quiz authors mean by particular answers. For example, under Replace US troops with UN in Iraq – they describe their answers as:
- Strongly Support means you believe: The United Nations is a force for good in the world. We should consult with the UN Security Council before any attacks abroad. Foreign aid fosters global cooperation and US foreign involvement should be focused on maintaining peace and stability.
- Support means you believe: The UN has an important role in US military action abroad but should not have veto power. Foreign aid should be targeted at maintaining US interests overseas, and in supporting countries which are critical to our economy or strategic interests. Aid could also be targeted toward fulfilling US international commitments and to support foreign leaders who are favorable to the US.
- Oppose means you believe: Phase out foreign aid – people who want to contribute to foreign countries should do so privately. And phase out involvement in foreign wars – as recommended by the Founding Fathers, we should not become entangled in foreign affairs.
- Strongly Oppose means you believe: Phase out foreign aid entirely – we should focus on America. We have plenty of domestic issues to spend our resources on. We should exit the UN and other organizations that use our money with little US benefit.
Had I not clicked on the link,I prob would have said I support it (because I don’t want our troops in Iraq any longer than they now need to be). But I marked Oppose, because I more closely align with the statement given “as recommended by the Founding Fathers, we should not become entangled in foreign affairs.”