I would love for Guiliani to run as an independent. Not that I'd vote for him, but he'd be a big enough name to throw a major wrench into the 2 party system.
I have a few friends that are VERY political and I just try to avoid arguements with them anymore because no matter how well you argue a topic and get them in a corner on it they won't budge so it's a waste of time. One of these friends was basically reluctant to finally come to terms that John Kerry did not win the election and not sure how long it was till she finally took that button of his off her purse. I wonder if she's ever even voted for a republican in her life on top of it. Doesn't matter if a democratic candidate is complete scum and against what she believes in, I'm convinced she's still vote for that candidate over the republican one no matter what. Hopefully I'm wrong on that but but you never know...
On that test I am right next to Angela Merkel. Now I have to find out who that is.
In the last 20 years(oh whom I kidding 40 years) I've spent at least ten years as a registered Republican, Democrat and Independent. I try to see as many of the Pres. canidates as possible and decide which one to support and then register in their party so I can go to the caucus to support them. Does it tell you how exciting my life is when the highlight is to go see some politician feed me a line of B.S. I saw Joe Biden at ISU a couple of months ago and will see Mitt Romney Thursday.
You can't help but love the guy no matter what affiliation you have though. What he did for NYC and the country is unparalleled. We'll see how it all unfolds.
I would label myself as a pretty staunch conservative and would call myself a Republican but basically can't stand politics because of all the negative tactics everyone is using now to get elected. However, I took the test and was 3 boxes left and 2 up so I am a little baffled by that one. I figured I'd be 10 boxes to the right at the least.
IMO, I think Politics suck big canolies. Why can't we just get along Washington?
The problem, as I see it, is the popular misconception about what it means to participate in the political system. Everyone thinks that if they vote, they are doing their civic duty. This is far from the truth. The system was set up for ALL campaigns to be grass-roots, with people in all locales getting together in a nominative process.
Anyone who wants to can get involved in the various party conventions, campaign for individual candidates at the local, state and national level. It is extremely easy to become an important person in the process. Growing up, I attended all the conventions from the township to the national level. I have spoken at length with Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and a variety of "national figures" just by showing up and volunteering to be a representative at the township, county, state and national convention.
I think you'd all be surprised at how easy and simple it is to become a "player" in politics. I've never tried hard, I just stood up in the township meeting, talked about my beliefs and asked to be nominated.
BTW I'm a little scared of multi-party systems. They have a nasty tendency to sell out to the crazies in return for 5-10% of the vote, ala the Nazis in Germany and the Communists in Russia.
they should have a way to bulk up the middle of the graph results ... I feel so inadaquate with my 0.25 & 0.10, when typing in the midst of 8's and 6's