Category: Obama

Quiz tells which candidate best matches you

ABC News has posted a quiz that tells you which candidate’s positions best match yours. Each of the questions offers four or five possible answers, and you can only choose one. Not surprisingly, the complex issues do not lend themselves to single short answers, and there’s a good chance your particular preference isn’t even listed.

Still, I jumped in and answered the questions as best I could. According to the quiz, the best match for me is (drum roll, please … ) John Edwards, followed by Barack Obama, and Chris Dodd.

Hmm. Well, I’ll take that under advisement.

Note: March 14, 2008 – Since this quiz was originally posted, many of the candidates in it have dropped out of the race. Readers might want to check today’s post for a more up-to-date quiz matching their personal views with the remaining candidates.

Run, Barack, run

Charlie Rose interviewed Barack Obama (D-IL) last night on PBS. I caught the last half of the show, and once again was spellbound by the Senator.

Articulate, thoughtful, low-key but confident. It wasn’t so much Obama’s position on issues as his thought process that impressed me. He’s analytical, open-minded, seems to consider broad options and consequences.

He’s going to be everywhere for a while, having just released his new book, The Audacity of Hope. Time magazine has a cover story on him this week that I need to read, and I may order his book.

I want to know a lot more about Barack Obama. I can easily see him as president of the United States, and right now I’m just looking for reasons why he shouldn’t be. So far, only his youth weighs against him, but looking at all the Good Ol’ Boys in Washington these days, that might not be a bad thing.