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Compare YOUR gun views to the candidates here:

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Hokkmike, Jan 4, 2008.

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  1. Hokkmike

    Hokkmike Member

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    Compare YOUR gun views to the candidates here:

    http://www.electoralcompass.com/

    Let me know what you think. I learned a little by clicking on the candidates' ICONS after the survey and seeing how we match up in our views on gun control.
     
  2. evilelvis

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    It's almost as if I was destined to agree with...Ron Paul. Duh!
     
  3. siglite

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    ^^ something I came to terms with quite some time ago.
     
  4. RLsnow

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    ron paul :p but i cant vote for him here in norway :p
     
  5. Chipperman

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    Interesting. Of course, you have to take into account that this poll is based on what the candidates have SAID. It bears very little resemblence to what they really THINK or would DO if in office. :rolleyes:
     
  6. RTFM

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    Ibtl
     
  7. Gunnerpalace

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    Of Course, :rolleyes: it's in Netherlands!

    Took the poll it says....Huckabee, that's cool.

    Didn't like that way they phrased the first gun one "background check and permit" I said disagree anyway but I do think background checks should stay.
     
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    Ron Paul...farthest from Obama. No surprise there.
     
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    I wasn't surprised that most of the candidates ended so far from the crosshairs. I was surprised that Fred Thompson was so far from me. But all the candidates were way outside of the bullseye.

    Some of the questions weren't worded very well but why are there two extremes and nobody in the middle.

    Granted Ron Paul came the closest but he has as much chance of winning as I do.

    I'd much prefer if we had candidate covering the whole spectrum and not just a left/right extremist bi polar groups that we have.:banghead:
     
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    I'm closest to Obama, farthest from Thompson. I sure don't like Obama's gun position but that's only one of a number of important issues for me.
     
  11. Hokkmike

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    stephpd....
    Our country is divided Red and Blue, like it or not. I think your correct observation highlites that fact.
     
  12. Zundfolge

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    I hear people say stuff like this all the time, but my question is how would such a thing be possible?

    Many people act like the political divisions in our society are arbitrary, but they are the result of competing worldviews (in particular collectivism vs individualism).

    Show me a politician that is "all things to all people" and I'll show you a lying phony.
     
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    Funny, it thought I was closest to Romney, even though I'm well in the bottom-right quadrant and two points closer to Fred as a "substantive match". Too bad it can't add in our opinions of the individual candidates as people...

    EDIT: I'd like to know what they're thinking, 'cause I'd only vote for Romney if it's that or the Hildabeast. And I make it a point of principle to do everything I can to keep psychopaths out of positions of power...
     
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    AAACCKCKCKCKC.... John Edwards? That's just wrong... maybe I need to read the questions closer?
     
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    it said i was closest to john mcCain and furthest from Obama.:confused:

    guess it's cause i don't agree with Ron Paul on some of the issues.(at least it didn't say Clinton...:barf: )
     
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    Closest to Mitt Romney? Ewwww. :( (Closest to Paul/Huckabee/Thompson/etc on just gun control, though.)
     
  17. one-shot-one

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    over simplified test

    took it three times 1st answering as honestly as i could with the way the questions were worded, then answering totaly hardline conservitive, then hardline liberal.
    1st time said i agreed with romney, no way i'm voting for him.
    2nd time fred thompson, yeah i would vote for him.
    3rd time obama, no way no how would i vote for him.
    so what i learned; if you want a guy whose words say he is a true coservitive vote thompson.
    if you want to hand the country over to the comunist & terrorist vote obama.
    if your wishy washy on the hole thing flip a coin on the rest....:neener:
     
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    Well I'm not surprised I'm closest to Fred Thompson...

    I'm also not surprised none of them are far enough to the right on Economic issues...

    No matter the politician, they want my (small amount of) money.

    Get out of my pocket- leave the gun and the wallet alone!
     
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    Another big problem with those types of polls, is that they give equal weight to all of the issues. You may not care so much about issue "A" and a LOT about issue "B", but the poll does not take that into account.
     
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    survey said i'm closest to Ron Paul. lol.

    i was psyched when Fred got off his duff and announced his run. frankly didn't know much about Ron Paul.

    you know what, if it's between Ron Paul and Osama/Hillary, then it's a no-brainer.
     
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    Right-Traditional is where I fell...overall. When looking at issues on at a time instead of all issues at once I agreed with Mike Huckabee most often and Bill Richardson second. One's a Republican and the other Democrat. I thought that was curious.
     
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    Closest to Ron PAul, furthest from Obama - go figure
     
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    Wow, closest to Romney (never even entered my mind) furthest from Obama (knew that)
     
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    Closest to Ron Paul, followed closley by Obama. That's a little inaccurate though as my views do not reflect black and white answers to some of those questions.
    Actually, there is only one thing that I potentially don't see eye to eye with Ron Paul on and that's the 2nd amendment. He has not yet made it clear whether or not he believes the states have the right to deny the 2nd amendment rights to it's citizens. The constitution and it's authors made it very clear that this is an unconditional national right. Again, I don't actually know where he stands on this. My views perfectly match his in every other way that I know of.
    Now, why he has my vote, apart from the above:

    1. "Voting for a winner" has really screwed this country up bad, and especially now that there is only one candidate that is at all any good, now is a better time then any to break away from this proven destructive philosophy. It's better to tell the crooks that they're loosing by voting for someone with little chance then for a crook, and right now, they are all (democrat and republican) equally bad so without Ron Paul, I wouldn't even trouble myself with voting this year.

    2. He's the only candidate who is not PROMISING to break his oath of office before even making it. When you are sworn in as president, you swear an oath to uphold and protect the constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. When we have people promising to attack Iran, infringe on our gun rights, spy on us and do anything with taxes but get rid of them, then how can you trust them at all?
    Paul has a perfect constitutional record. Even the one thing he's being hounded on, was actually him following the law. If you can't trust him, then you can't trust anyone, regardless what your views are.

    3. I have been in the business of promoting Ron Paul and get a good look at his support. Regardless what the polls say, I think you'll be in for a surprise when the actual voting starts. Even the big boys are calling this a Dark Horse election and for a reason.
     
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    I was closest to Romney (closet to Thompson on substantive) but his stance on guns are a deal-breaker. Once I just checked the issues I care about most (a useful feature) it appears I'm very close in agreement with Huckabee.
    They should have deal-breaker questions in those quizzes, such as "I absolutely will NOT vote for any candiate that answers opposite my answers on gun control".
     
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