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Political Quiz Part Deux: Obama vs McCain

Posted on: October 30, 2008

So you’ve probabaly read with great interest Matt’s post on the NZ election political quiz. I also noticed that the same quiz has a verison for the US presidential election so I thought it might be fun for us to repeat the exercise.

You may be surprised by the results:)

Agnitio: Obama (79%), Nader (72%), McCain (72%).

Agnitio Comment: Given I voted for Obama (I also hold US citizenship) I’m not surprised by this. I’m also not particularily surprised I have a high rating with McCain given I generally lean a little to the right economically.

Goonix: Barr (73%), McCain (59%), Nader (53%), the other candidate (53>x>38%), Obama (38%)

Goonix Comment: Consistent with my results of the NZ version of the quiz. There is no way I could vote for the economic policies of either major parties’ candidates (especially Obama). Similarly, I could never vote for the archaic social policies of the Republicans, or their pro-war stance (one which Obama seems to be pretty keen on now too). But I still can’t believe Barr is standing as the Libertarian candidate and is anti-choice!

Matt:Nader (68%), McCain (63%), McKinney (60%), Barr (60%), Obama (60%)

Matt Comment: Although my results were in a narrow band the politicians did very differently in the individual components I choose. Overall, this gives me the impression that US politicians are inconsistent “between-issues” at least in my little slice of reality. Thank goodness I live in Aotearoa – where politician’s inconsistency is equally spread between all the facets of governance😉

4 Responses to "Political Quiz Part Deux: Obama vs McCain"

Here is a 67 page academic research paper on:
“An Examination of Obama’s Use of Hidden Hypnosis Techniques in His Speeches”

http://www.pennypresslv.com/Obama%27s_Use_of_Hidden_Hypnosis_techniques_in_His_Speeches.pdf

Here is an exerpt:
*Obama’s hypnotic command that…

“a light will shine down from somewhere, it will light upon you, you will experience an epiphany, and you will say to yourself, ‘I have to vote for Barack’”

An example of Obama using both of these hypnotic hand gestures, hypnotic programming followed by hypnotic anchor back to back, in a way that can be nothing other than hypnosis: You can See the video of this speech excerpt:

Video Example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mopkn0lPzM8

Wierd. I did both quizes and the person I’m closest to is Obama, by miles. Maybe I need to establish the New Zealand Democratic Party.

I,m With Obama/Biden ,change is comming soon!
2 days from now!

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