Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Candidate eHarmony

Normally, I avoid Internet political quizzes, but Electoral Compass USA accurately pronounced me compatible with Mitt Romney1:

source: calculated via Electoral Compass
Not that my support helps Mitt. . .

The quiz also revealed the candidate with the least commonality: Senator Obama. No surprise there--eHarmony probably matches him with my ex wife.

(via normblog)
1 The divergence on gun control reflects Romney's support for the now-expired "assault weapons ban", which was both thoroughly vague and over-broad with respect to semi-automatic weapons.


Anonymous said...

I took the same quiz and magically I was pronounced compatible with, drum roll, Mitt Romney. This conclusion despite the fact that I had an 82% substantive answer rate with Fred Thompson. Seems as if Mr. Romney is not a career politician for no reason. I'll vote demo first.

Carl said...

This is a particularly odd reaction in that Governor Romney is not a career politician:

"Romney first gained national recognition for his role in turning around the 2002 Winter Olympics. With the 2002 Games mired in controversy and facing a financial crisis, Romney left behind a successful career as an entrepreneur to take over as President and CEO of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee. . .

In his three years at the helm in Salt Lake, Romney erased a $379 million operating deficit, organized 23,000 volunteers, galvanized community spirit and oversaw an unprecedented security mobilization just months after the September 11th attacks, leading to one of the most successful Olympics in our country's history.

Prior to his Olympic service, Mitt Romney enjoyed a successful career helping businesses grow and improve their operations. From 1978 to 1984, Mr. Romney was a Vice President at Bain & Company, Inc., a leading management consulting firm. In 1984, Romney founded Bain Capital, one of the nation's most successful venture capital and investment companies. Bain Capital helped guide hundreds of companies on a successful course, including Staples, Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Domino's Pizza, Sealy, Brookstone, and The Sports Authority. He was asked to return to Bain & Company as CEO several years later in order to lead a financial restructuring of the organization. Today, Bain & Company employs more than 2,000 people in 25 offices worldwide."