USA Today has a useful tool on their website called the 2012 Election Candidate Match Game II. Though I wish it were a bit more in depth & covered more issues, it really is helpful in learning more about the candidates. So many people just call themselves “Republican” or “Democrat” and vote accordingly, but I really think that you need to educate yourself on the issues & the positions of the candidates before deciding on who you believe should be the next President.
I found this interactive tool on USAToday.com this morning and I’m obsessed. It’s basically a questionnaire that you fill out about your political views and at the end you are matched with the Presidential candidate who is most in line with your viewpoints.
I think all those people who pick their candidate based on ridiculous reasoning (“I want anyone but Obama,” “I don’t want a Mormon in office,” “I don’t want a woman as President”) should take a good look at this program. We really need to stop focusing on the petty stuff that the media focuses on and actually take a good look at the politics. Let’s look at the issues and argue about substantial topics — not whether or not Herman Cain had an affair or what Donald Trump thinks about someone.
So go take this quiz and see who you really support for President — you’ll be surprised what you see! (Ex: Romney was at the bottom of my list… I had no idea we had such differing views. And Rick Perry and Obama made my top three? Did not expect that!)