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88% Dennis Kucinich
87% Mike Gravel
80% Chris Dodd
79% Barack Obama
78% John Edwards
77% Bill Richardson
76% Joe Biden
75% Hillary Clinton
35% Rudy Giuliani
34% Ron Paul
27% Mike Huckabee
25% John McCain
20% Mitt Romney
17% Tom Tancredo
14% Fred Thompson
















2008 Presidential Candidate Matching Quiz

I know, I know, Hillary is all the way at the bottom. But I have to admit (and nobody can tell my mother) that Hillary is just not doing it for me. I don't vote Democrat, I vote liberal, and she does not stack up to Kucinich.

Universal health care, immediate withdrawal from Iraq, legalizing same sex marriage, and a concentrated attempt to provide free education (that's pre-k through COLLEGE) to anyone who wants it? He makes me all tingly. And that's not even touching on his environmental stance. The man is nearly flawless imho, and the only quibble I have is with his gun control stance. I'm still wobbly on my stance, but it's about -9000 on my give-a-shit-o-meter. Health care! Equal but equal! MY EDJUMAKATIONS. These are the selling points for me and damn if he isn't giving me exactly what I want.

I am so badass with my remembering basic html.

Date: 2008-01-08 11:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] book-bitch.livejournal.com
Where is the money for all that going to come from? Remember, the guy was the mayor of Cleveland... and the city went into default. What would he do to the whole friggin' country?

Kucinich rah rah

Date: 2008-01-08 12:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lytabenten.livejournal.com
He was vindicated for that by the city council and the US Senate. The city was forced into default by First Energy as a ploy to strong arm him into selling a local power plant that had been preventing them from price gouging. His resolve eventually saved the city several million dollars.

Between repealing some of the ridiculous tax cuts from 2001 and cutting way back on the projected 137 billion+ we're spending on just the Iraq war (not including additional requested funds that amount to something like 45 billion, but don't quote me until I download adobe and the budget overview on this comp), and quite possibly modest tax increases (hell, I'd be willing to pay an immodest tax increase for universal health care and free education), I think he could build something great.

Date: 2008-01-08 12:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lytabenten.livejournal.com
To clarify, First Energy leaned on several major banks to not forgive the city's short term loans in a bid to force him to sell the plant. They didn't, like, cut his brake lines or kidnap his family and then send him threatening notes. Officially. Dude did have the mafia on him though, and tin hats tell stories.

Date: 2008-01-08 04:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] book-bitch.livejournal.com
Oh, I know about the whole First Energy thing. I think the reasonable thing to do would've been to sell the friggin' plant. As for tax increases and cutting the spending on the "war"... I think we (the general population) are already being taxed too much and, oh God, don't even get me started on Iraq and why immediate withdrawl is a horrible idea. Yeah, we need to get out, but there are some problems with just up and leaving... although I'll agree with you that cutting spending there would be pretty rad. :)

Date: 2008-01-08 09:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lytabenten.livejournal.com
Well, his not selling the plant prevented a monopoly and saved us some fairly exorbitant utility bills, so I'm willing to cut him some slack.

I suppose that's where we differ. I'd be willing to pay Canada taxes for the things he's proposing instead of the social Darwinism we have in place now. And iirc his proposal for withdraw from Iraq involves replacing US soldiers with an ISAF which would be smaller and much better trained for the situation, as well as being supported by NATO. So they wouldn't be left to fend for themselves.

I'd be giddy if we could get even a fraction of the 5.5 billion (projected) Ohio is contributing to Iraq this year reduced. That's a lot of potholes and construction that won't be delayed because of a lack of funds. And damn it I'm tired of having to drive an extra ten minutes to get around the construction on 150th.

Date: 2008-01-08 02:25 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] becs1024.livejournal.com
Oh, man, I would be so into to Kucinich if I thought any of that was possible during one modern presidential term, but as it stands, I'm a cynic, so I would really wait until a president had all of Congress and the Court behind before he was going to go for that stuff. It's a nice dream, though, and the guy has balls for taking those platforms, to be sure.

Date: 2008-01-08 09:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lytabenten.livejournal.com
I am a horrible idealist sometimes. I know he doesn't really stand a chance, and I'll be voting Obama when the elections come round. But oh god if Kucinich doesn't have my total devotion for any other position he wants to try for.

Date: 2008-01-12 03:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sup3rconnected.livejournal.com
Dennis and I were at %100. I'm not sure if I should be worried.

Oh. And I figured you'd appreciate this:
http://www.cogitamusblog.com/2008/01/the-gop-primary.html

Date: 2008-01-13 10:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lytabenten.livejournal.com
I would marry Kucinich. He rocks that hard. I wish I could have had a 100%, but he has a pretty hard stance on guns and I'm all, "But what about zoooombies?" so we don't mesh completely.

I loved that! I saw it a few days ago and made a desktop out of it. A prudent use of twenty minutes of my life letmetellyou.

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