Validation

Not like anyone needs it, no undecideds here, but a gold star/pat on the back reinforcing your convictions may provide some comfort in these turbulent times. A quick test over at Isidewith will provide you with the proper candidate most aligned with your beliefs. Give it a test drive, but don’t expect anything too revealing.

For me, Romney/Johnson/Goode were separated by only one percentage point, no surprise there. I still don’t get why Rosanne Barr is getting short shrifted, certainly the occupy/Looney Tunes/burn it all down and start over crowd deserves some representation. Those from the Justice Party, Objectivist Party, and all the commie candidates (about 4 of those) were also left out. It would be interesting to see our lefty regulars take the test, Obama is the only socialist like guy represented so he would get most of the nods.

A vote for Johnson (just like Nader) is a vote for the incumbent, no way around that, if you like the status quo then go third party, it will get you there just as quick.

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  1. Thrill

    We’re pretty like-minded, obviously.

    Romney: 88%
    Johnson 87%
    Virgil Goode (who?): 75%
    Obama: 44% (damn social issues)
    Missouri voters in general: 53%
    American voters in general: 54%

    The last one is encouraging, even if it is another damn poll and an unscientific one at that.

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  2. richtaylor365 *

    I forgot to mention that I was 54% with fellow California voters, talk about shaking my resolve. To think I have anything in common with my blue state buddies, depressing.

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  3. Starving Writer

    A vote for Johnson (just like Nader) is a vote for the incumbent, no way around that, if you like the status quo then go third party, it will get you there just as quick.

    Not necessarily. In 2008 I voted for no body for President (as all candidates disgusted me equally). This year I voted for Gary Johnson. Romney did not “lose” my vote as he never had it in the first place.

    On the flip side, my wife voted for Obama in 2008. She voted for Gary Johnson this year. She was never going to vote for Romney, due to his social views. So her vote for Gary Johnson is actually a vote taken away from Obama.

    Not all votes for Gary Johnson is a vote that Romney “loses.” Some Johnson votes are actually votes that Obama loses.

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  4. Kimpost

    Here are my matches. See you, I’m off to Cuba now.

    Candidates you side with:
    Jill Stein Green 94%
    Barack Obama Democrat 78%
    Rocky Anderson Justice 73%
    Mitt Romney Republican 5%
    American Voters 56%

    Parties you side with:
    Democrat 92%
    Green 86%
    Libertarian 57%
    Republican 6%

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  5. working_man

    That was kind of fun. My results:

    Mitt Romney 91%
    Gary Johnson 87%
    Virgil Goode 82%
    Barack Obama 9%

    Maryland Voters 48%
    American Voters 51%

    Parties I side with:

    R 85%
    L 65%
    G 33%
    D 23%

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  6. Kimpost

    I’m not sure whatever else these tests may do, but they certainly make it easier to identify my nemeses!

    Keep your friends close and your enemies even closer.

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  7. Santino

    Interesting.

    Gary Johnson 98%
    Mitt Romney 76%
    Virgil Goode 75%
    Barack Obama 39%
    American Voters 59%

    Libertarian 81%
    Republican 78%
    Democrat 55%
    Green 53%

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  8. Thrill

    Yours is the most mysterious one I’ve seen yet, Santino. It seems like the American people love Libertarians but refuse to vote for them. The hell?

    I’m almost surprised I didn’t get Johnson as #1 since I rated “Economy” as my most important issue and was most closely aligned with him.

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  9. CM

    Here are my matches. See you, I’m also off to Cuba now.

    Candidates you side with:
    Barack Obama Democrat 89%
    Jill Stein Green 86%
    Gary Johnson 74%
    Mitt Romney Republican 17%
    American Voters 58%

    Parties you side with:
    Democrat 91%
    Green 81%
    Libertarian 56%
    Republican 13%

    I’m more than twice as Republican as Kimpost. ;-)

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  10. Miguelito

    Gary Johnson – 87%
    Mitt Romney – 86%
    Virgil Goode – 61%
    Barack Obama – 27% Not surprising
    California Voters – 49%
    American Voters – 54%

    88% Republican
    82% Libertarian
    17% Democrat
    6% Green

    The Rep/Libertarian %s don’t seem to gel with the candidates above. Not at all surprised about the Dem/Green numbers.

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  11. ilovecress

    Huh…. apparently I’m more than half Republican…..

    Jill Stein – 80%
    Gary Johnson – 79%
    Obama – 77%
    Rocky Anderson – 66%
    Romney – 36%
    Vigil Goode – 23%
    American Voters – 59%

    Parties I side with

    Dem – 81%
    Green – 76%
    Libertarian – 61%
    Republican – 52%

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  12. davidst

    My self-perception is pretty accurate. I’m a right-leaning centrist. The site seems to support the idea that economically, Romney and Obama aren’t that different. For example, I think Romney would have responded similar to Obama and Bush to the current economic problems (i.e. with bailouts and other policy supportive of attempting to reflate the FIRE economy).

    Romney (foreign, economic, domestic): 81% / 78%
    Johnson (domestic, healthcare, environmental, social, immigration): 77% / 74%
    Obama (economic, foreign, science): 65% / 67%
    Stein: 63% / 64%
    Louisiana: 55% / 54%
    American: 55% / 52%

    The first score is with all optional questions answered (plus nuanced answers) and second result is with only the primary questions via the non-nuanced responses.

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  13. Thrill

    Rocky Anderson – 66%

    What the hell is a rocky anderson? I’m starting to feel like the Duke of Wellington over here: “Who? WHO?????”

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  14. Thrill

    Okay, the “American Voters” metric is screwy. Kimpost, CM and ilovecress beat me out on that one and they aren’t even Americans.

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  15. Santino

    Yours is the most mysterious one I’ve seen yet, Santino. It seems like the American people love Libertarians but refuse to vote for them. The hell?

    I was a little surprised by the results as well. Apparently I lined up with Obama on environemental and economic issues. Go figure!

    I don’t think a Libertarian party could thrive in Canada. We’re just too damn socialist. Albeit population-wise we’re a small enough country that the numbers work (for now) and it really isn’t that bad. Plus if I ever feel icky, I just jump in the car and head to the border and I’m in the good ol’s US of A in less than 2 hours.

    Thrill, as an aside, I just bought tickets to see the Killers and Muse.

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  16. Xetrov

    What the hell is a rocky anderson? I’m starting to feel like the Duke of Wellington over here: “Who? WHO?????”

    He was mayor of Salt Lake City.

    99% Romney (Economy, Environment, Foreign Policy, Healthcare, Social)
    89% Virgil Goode (Environment, Social)
    87% Gary Johnson (Domestic, Economy, Environment)
    56% Obama (Environment)

    81% Constitution, 73% Libertarian, 71% Republican, 34% Democrat.

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  17. Thrill

    99% Romney (Economy, Environment, Foreign Policy, Healthcare, Social)

    You’re definitely more in line with Romney than Ryan, almost more than Romney himself. Holy crap.

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  18. Xetrov

    You’re definitely more in line with Romney than Ryan, almost more than Romney himself. Holy crap.

    How do you know I’m not Romney?

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  19. Xetrov

    Can I buy you a beer?

    You can buy me one, but you’re going to have to drink it.

    I think you should probably vote for Romney. :)

    But I already voted for Obama. If only I had taken this test before. ;-)

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  20. CM

    Okay, the “American Voters” metric is screwy. Kimpost, CM and ilovecress beat me out on that one and they aren’t even Americans.

    I keep trying to tell Seattle Outcast that I’m not an American but he simply won’t accept it.

    Make mine a Cuba Libre with a Mojito chaser.

    I saw Mumford & Sons last night (the wife is more a fan but it was very good), seeing The Black Keys tonight (counting down the hours). Would love to see Muse at some stage.

    The Black Keys 92%
    Muse 83%
    Mumford & Sons 73%

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  21. Thrill

    I love the Black Keys. My musician friends call them “white boy blues”, but I think they make good, solid music. I mean, come on. Who wouldn’t love that?

    Mumford is one of those bands that people seem to be sort of lukewarm until they see them live. It sounds like they didn’t completely win you over even if you enjoyed the show.

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  22. AlexInCT

    Mitt Romney – 87%
    Gary Johnson – 86%
    Virgil Goode – 81%
    Barack Obama – 29%
    Connecticut Voters – 39%
    American Voters – 46%

    If it wasn’t for foreign policy and their insane belief isolationism can work in a nuclear armed world full of evil governments, I could totally enbrace libretarianism. Then again, I doubt libertarianism can ever survive long term if nanny state collectivists exist. Envy and jealousy are sucky emotions, and at the core of the class warfare movement’s base motivation.

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  23. Santino

    Would love to see Muse at some stage.

    I HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend seeing Muse live. I saw them on their Resistance tour. It was at an indoor arena, and they put on a spectacular show. It was a balls-outperformance, admittedly I’m a sucker for a light show, but they sounded fantastic as well (plus Silversun Pickups opened for them). I’m getting hard just thinking about it, now excuse me for a minute… :)

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  24. CM

    Yeah I assumed there was a good reason Muse are often said to be the best live act around. I’ll make an effort next time they are down this way.

    There is a Brit band called Doves who I saw 4 times and each time they blew me away. I mean I love their shit anyway, but I never expected in a million years it would be THAT good live.

    Can’t have too many music and movies threads.
    (‘Always remember,’ he said – and here he was fairly stern – ‘You can never put too many rods in the reactor. you just can’t!’)

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  25. Mississippi Yankee

    Yeah I assumed there was a good reason Muse are often said to be the best live act around.

    I’ve never seen Muse in concert but is it even possible to put on a better show than Rammstein?

    Johnson – 86%
    Romney – 79%
    Goode – 58%
    Obama – 5%
    Illinois voters ? – 44% I’m in Mississippi dammit
    American voters – 47% Really?

    AND it appears I’m a gul-danged utopian hippie too
    libertarian – 83%
    Republican – 78%
    Democrap – 15%
    Green 0%

    I guess I’ll have to throw away my vote on an unelectable Johnson NOT

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  26. HARLEY

    Yeah I assumed there was a good reason Muse are often said to be the best live act around.

    I’ve never seen Muse in concert but is it even possible to put on a better show than Rammstein?

    Maybe, but i really want to see Hammerfall some time live.

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  27. CM

    I’ve never seen Muse in concert but is it even possible to put on a better show than Rammstein?

    Hahaha, I’ve seen Rammstein live, and they were brilliant. Simulating masturbation with fireworks never gets old.

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  28. InsipiD

    Mitt Romney 96%
    Gary Johnson 73%
    Virgil Goode 68%
    Barack Obama 64%
    Tennessee Voters 55%
    American Voters 56%

    How is it that I agree more with Obama than my own Romney-leaning state?

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