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E-Harmony-Candidate.com?

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 8:11 am - January 14, 2012.
Filed under: Post 9-11 America

I woke up this morning to this interesting piece in the Wall Street Journal.

The Koskenniemi brothers thought they were doing Americans a favor when they decided to create a Finnish-style online political-candidate picker for the U.S.

In Finland, candidates answer surveys about their positions, which are used to match voters, computer dating-style, with the politician whose views most closely reflect their own. Half of the country’s voting population uses such electoral websites to guide them at the ballot box.

The two Finnish brothers, however, quickly learned how hard it is to pin down the positions of Republican presidential primary contenders on everything from climate change to tax policy.

The rest of the article is subscriber-only, but you get the drift.  It’s like Match.com for your Presidential Candidate.  Well, I couldn’t resist.

Here are my candidate picks based on how they agree with my answers to the questions.  And keep in mind I voted completely opposite on my top 2 winner’s preference on Gay Marriage (who has the same stance as President Obama, I might add).

Here’s my lineup….

 

Now try it yourself!  The quick survey match-up is at VotingAid.com.

Very interesting.   And, by the way, I’m still voting Newt on Jan. 21 in South Carolina.


-Bruce (GayPatriot)