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Presidential Candidate Selector -- 2008 Front Runners
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This selector has been updated and moved This selector features the names of politicians considered by pundits to be possible White House contenders. There is about a 95% percent chance that the name of the next president is included in this selector. You may select a position for every issue, or just select those issues important to you. The candidates' positions are based on their voting records, special interest group ratings and the candidates' statements in the public record. The results are scored on a curve. 100% means that we are 100% certain that the top candidate on your list shares more of the views you indicated than any other candidate.
  • This selector was created in February of 2006 and updated on January 4, 2007.
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    1. What would be your ideal candidate's position on WAR & PEACE?
    Would have a voting record and history of expressing reluctance to commit troops to war.
    Would have a hawkish stance, such as supporting the Bush Doctrine of preemptive war.
    Neither
      What priority do you place on your selection above?
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    2. What would be your ideal candidate's position on BALANCING CIVIL LIBERTIES & SECURITY?
    Would lean toward protecting civil liberties.
    Would lean toward decreasing civil liberties as way to increase security.
    Neither
      What priority do you place on your selection above?
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    3. What would be your ideal candidate's position on LEAVING IRAQ?
    Would tend to support President Bush's policy of no time line for withdrawal in Iraq: "We should stay the course".
    Plan now to redeploy US troops out of Iraq.
    Neither
      What priority do you place on your selection above?
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    4. What would be your ideal candidate's position on SOCIAL SECURITY?
    Make it solvent, including raising the earnings ceiling and/or the retirement age if necessary to do so.
    Consider other options, including privatization.
    Neither
      What priority do you place on your selection above?
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    5. What would be your ideal candidate's position on SCHOOL CHOICE?
    Opposes publicly-funded alternative education program that allows students to choose to attend any of various participating private and public schools.
    Supports publicly-funded alternative education program that allows students to choose to attend any of various participating private and public schools.
    Neither
      What priority do you place on your selection above?
    Low
     
     
    High

    6. What would be your ideal candidate's position on ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES?
    Would tend to favor positions of environmental groups like the League of Conservation Voters.
    Would tend to oppose positions of environmental groups like the League of Conservation Voters.
    Neither
      What priority do you place on your selection above?
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    7. What would be your ideal candidate's position on STEM CELL RESEARCH?
    Would support federal expansion of stem cell research.
    Would oppose federal expansion of stem cell research.
    Neither
      What priority do you place on your selection above?
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    8. What would be your ideal candidate's position on GAY & LESBIAN ISSUES?
    Would oppose civil unions for same sex couples.
    Would support civil unions for same sex couples.
    Neither
      What priority do you place on your selection above?
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    9. What would be your ideal candidate's position on TRADE ISSUES?
    Supports free trade.
    Supports fair or protectionist trade policies.
    Neither
      What priority do you place on your selection above?
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    10. What would be your ideal candidate's position on TAXES & THE DEFICIT?
    Would raise taxes and/or reduce spending if necessary to reduce the deficit and balance the budget in keeping with the philosophy of the Concord Coalition.
    Would not be concerned with the deficit. Would not raise taxes nor reduce spending to balance budget
    Neither
      What priority do you place on your selection above?
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    11. What would be your ideal candidate's position on BUSINESS & LABOR?
    Would favor the pro-business positions of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    Would favor the pro-labor positions of the AFL-CIO.
    Neither
      What priority do you place on your selection above?
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    12. What would be your ideal candidate's position on CAPITAL PUNISHMENT?
    Supports the death penalty.
    Opposes the death penalty.
    Neither
      What priority do you place on your selection above?
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    High

    13. What would be your ideal candidate's position on ABORTION?
    Supports the pro-choice positions of organizations like NARAL.
    Supports the pro-life positions of organizations like National Right to Life Committee.
    Neither
      What priority do you place on your selection above?
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    High

    14. What would be your ideal candidate's position on GUN CONTROL?
    Supports gun control legislation recommended by groups such as the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
    Opposes gun control legislation. Supports positions of groups such as of the Gun Owners of America.
    Neither
      What priority do you place on your selection above?
    Low
     
     
    High

    15. What would be your ideal candidate's position on IMMIGRATION?
    Would support the interests of groups such as the Federation for American Immigration Reform which "seeks to improve border security, to stop illegal immigration, and to promote immigration levels consistent with the national interest--more traditional rates of about 300,000 a year."
    Would oppose the interests of groups such as the Federation for American Immigration Reform.
    Neither
      What priority do you place on your selection above?
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    16. What would be your ideal candidate's political or professional QUALIFICATIONS?
    A current member of Congress
    A governor or former governor.
    A past member of Congress, (but not currently in Congress).
    Never in Congress.
    Not important
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    17. Would your ideal candidate have run for president PREVIOUSLY?
    No. My ideal candidate will be a "fresh face" who has not campaigned for the presidency before.
    Yes. My ideal candidate will have the experience of campaigning for president
    Not important
      What priority do you place on your selection above?
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