Obama vs. McCain test. What d'you think?

  1. Chi Meson

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    Obama vs. McCain "test." What d'you think?

    Here is a short test from ABC that intends to "help you decide" who you should vote for. I had my suspicions re neutrality, but for me I split nearly straight down the middle (where I thought I had always been).

    So, give it a shot and comment on it's objectivity.
     
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  3. Moonbear

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    Re: Obama vs. McCain "test." What d'you think?

    Ummm...might help if you included the link. :uhh:
     
  4. Re: Obama vs. McCain "test." What d'you think?

    There isn't a single question that favors either candidate.

    Edit: You beat me Moonbear.
     
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    Chi, can you post the link for us??? :biggrin:
     
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  7. Ivan Seeking

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    Re: Obama vs. McCain "test." What d'you think?

    Heh, like I need ABC to tell me how to vote.
     
  8. Chi Meson

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  9. Moonbear

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    Re: Obama vs. McCain "test." What d'you think?

    This is why I'm so curious to see the "test." I have a hard time imagining it helping anyone who is truly undecided. Maybe it'll help those who haven't been paying any attention at all to get a crash course on the positions of each candidate, but I really wish that anyone who has had their head in the sand this long would just stay home on election day.
     
  10. Ivan Seeking

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    Sure, and we have no way to know if ABC has accurately reflected the positions of the candidates. What's more, the positions of the candidates are only as meaningful as the word of the candidates.

    "Sarah Palin knows more about energy than probably anyone else in the United States of America." - John McCain

    That must be as much a bald faced lie as any that I've heard.
     
  11. Moonbear

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    Clever...they ask an odd number of questions so the final answer will never be "undecided." 7 points for Obama, 6 points for McCain for me. Yep, pretty much where I already knew I was...each of them is worth half a president. :wink:
     
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    The test is biased against Obama. The questions require you to think about your positions.
     
  13. LowlyPion

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    If you don't mind then I'll take the half that comes without the Palin threat.
     
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    11 Obama, 2 McCain.

    It may have been closer if McCain-2000 were being quoted, but clearly it was McCain-2008.
     
  15. Gokul43201

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    But that means McCain would never be able to take it.

    My score:
    McCain 6
    Obama 7

    Actually, that should have been:
    McCain 4
    Obama 6
    Neither 3
     
  16. Moonbear

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    Re: Obama vs. McCain "test." What d'you think?

    True! I didn't keep track of the "neither" choices, but that sounds about right for this one. There's a reason I'm considering a write-in vote. (In the long run, it doesn't matter anyway...I don't think there's any way that WV is going to choose anyone other than McCain by a large margin in this election, so a few write-ins or third-party votes in this state won't make any big difference other than on principle...if I was still living in OH, I'd stick with one of the two main candidates, and not take chances on third party votes in a state where it may be a lot closer and every vote could count).
     
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    I just did for fun thinking how I would like those policies in my nation if I ever cared about it.

    I got
    McCain:0
    Obama: all :bugeye:
     
  18. Chi Meson

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    Re: Obama vs. McCain "test." What d'you think?

    I thought it was interesting that many of the quotes indicated positions that were not all that far apart.

    By the way, it was split 6 and 7 for me too. I was a big supporter of McCain in 2000. I registered as a republican just to be able to vote in the primary. It was the South Carolina primary where I first started to hate W.

    I liked McCain, and it will be an improvement no matter who is elected, but Palin is another W.
     
  19. LowlyPion

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    Re: Obama vs. McCain "test." What d'you think?

    I voted McCain this year in the primaries as my greater concern then was a nit-wit like Romney might get the nod, and my state was pretty clearly not needing my vote in the Democratic Primary. If I had it to do over I would still vote McCain, only if doing it over might also mean McCain might make a different selection than Palin.

    Sadly I think Palin makes Romney look good. The most pleasant candidate the Republicans offered up I thought was Huckabee, though his social position are totally faith based. I at least respect his positions because he holds to his beliefs and unlike Palin just comes out and says he doesn't believe in Evolution, or gay marriages, or stem cell research. I think Palin's pragmatic approach of dishonestly projecting tolerance is the more dangerous personality and not to be trusted.
     
  20. Ivan Seeking

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    Funny, but the conservatives on Wall Street are saying just the opposite.
     
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    10 Obama
    3 Mccain
     
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