2012 Presidental Candidate Selector

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  1. Salty

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    Here is the first "test" to see which candidate is closest to your views.

    SELECT SMART
     
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    I voted for the first time in 1976; I have always felt it was my duty to vote. For the first time ever, I am considering not voting. It seems that there is no candidate that I can vote for with a clear conscience.

    God has changed my heart drastically in the last couple of years in regard to abortion and gay marriage. In good conscience, I will not be able to vote for a candidate who supports either abortion or gay marriage.

    The conflict comes where other issues are involved: affordable health care, saving social security and medicare so that our elderly are not living in poverty, quality education for our children, being good stewards of the environment. Is there a pro-life, pro-marriage candidate who is concerned about these other issues too?

    I don't think there is a candidate I can vote for. :tear:
     
  3. kyredneck

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    It's Mitt for me! (kinda surprised me, I expected Ron Paul)
     
  4. Salty

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    Sometimes a candidate will not mention all the issues

    I doubt you will ever find a candidate who you agree with 100% of the time. So you need to find one that you agree with most of the time on the most important issues.
    But you do need to vote - remember you vote could make the difference.

    by the way, did you take the quiz - which candidate came up with the best score on your issues?

    Me - Rick Santorum

    But keep in mind we still have 16 months till the election
     
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    I did take the quiz. My top candidate was Huckabee (unannounced), followed by Obama, Paul and Romney.

    I am so glad that we still have 16 months until the election. I'm a registered Democrat, so can't vote in the GOP primary, but I will definitely be taking a closer look at the GOP candidates and their positions on various issues. I guess the bottom line is that I won't be able to vote for Obama, since abortion and marriage have become my top issues. Those issues go to the core of who we are as Christians. I want to vote, and I realize that every vote counts.

    I will need to spend a lot of time on my knees!
     
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    Mine was Rick Santorum among the announced candidates. My top 5 were among those not running...

    The one who least represented my positions: Barack Obama (wow, I am so surprised) :laugh:
     
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    :praying: That is probably the best advise of all! :thumbs:
     
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    Well actually Mike Pence, Mitt Romney, and Rick Santorum all come in at 72% for me. I just picked Mitt because I've always liked him as a conservative. I probably need to check out Santorum and Pence. I know nothing about them.
     
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    ....eeewww. forget Santorum.
     
  10. InTheLight

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    Surprise!

    Rick Santorum (announced candidacy) 91%
    Eric Cantor (not running) 86%
    Mike Pence (not running) 85%
    John Boehner (not running) 84%
     
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    Two words: third party.
     
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    Lindsey Graham. Wait, he's not running.

    Rick Santorum is next.
     
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    I see your suggestion of a third party and I offer three words:

    Another Obama Victory.
     
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    I agree. I've voted third party several times and may have to do so again.
     
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    I've no doubt Ross Perot cost George Sr. the election (I voted for him); but he was dead on spot about that great big 'sucking sound' of jobs leaving the U.S. with the trade agreement (which Dems & Repubs alike endorsed).
     
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    When I checked what the survey had as candidates views I noticed they had many of the candidates without positions indicated. I did the math and the survey is only crediting the percentage of what the candidate was on record for. All others were considered as a disagreement to achieve the final score.

    (did that make sense???)

    Santorum was linked as the highest of those who have announced. Though, I can not see me supporting him for the nomination.
     
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    I thought about 3rd party but Ron Paul is from this area and I have seen him bought out. So I do not think there is a whole lot of actual difference between him and the other politicoes who are looking out for themselves.
     
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    Really? Not doubting you, but you've raised my curiosity. What specifically are you referring to? I'd like to know. (he's not in my area)
     
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    The thought just occured to me, hasn't Paul promised that he would NOT run independent if he didn't get the R nomination? He has kept that promise in the past.
     

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