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About: 2008 presidential election candidates on the issues

Interesting application from the SIMILE collection.  It is a questionnaire. You can select the positions you agree with and it will decrease the number of candidates by those who don't agree with you.  There are some item positions that will screen out most of the candidates in a hurry. This must have been a while ago since there are only 3 candidates left. I question Obama's stance on Iraq withdrawal.  IMHO, he already stated he was going to withdraw them within a few months of becoming president. (NOT A PHASED WITHDRAWL).
**NEW**
It's not about the issues by themselves. The campaigns focus their attention away from their weakest area. If their candidate's character is weak, then they want to focus on the issues.  If their candidate's solutions to the issues are weak they focus on principles & visions. If their candidate's principles & visions are weak then they focus on character , or the issues, etc.  The real problem is you want a candidate who has good character & principles  (so that you can predict what he will do in surprise situations like 9/11 & disasters) as well as wise solutions to the issues -  & knows what things government can do well & knows what government does poorly. )

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  1. questionaire
  2. positions
  3. politics
  4. candidates
  5. simile collection

Comments


Mark de LA says
It might be interesting to extend the questionaire & use it as a ballot.  I would have a questionaire section specific to a candidate's character, presentation (including debate performance) & experience.

Of course then all a candidate would need to do is lie! (so what's different? )

Mark de LA says
For those of you who vote for Obama or Hillary from the anti-war left & expect an immediate or full withdrawl according to your candidate's promises you will find out, (if they ever get into office) that they will do the same thing McCain or Bush would have done.


Mark de LA says
If you are interested in selecting a president by the issues see this website for a good comparison of Obama against McCain. Apparently McCain agrees with Obama 51% on 109 issues.  These issues are documented as to where the candidates said what they said about the issues.
 


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