". . . little shall I grace my cause

In speaking for myself. Yet, by your gracious patience,

I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver . . ."

(William Shakespeare's Othello, I.iii.88-90)

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Who in the Heck is John Cox?

According to this Candidate Calculator, he is the candidate that I should be supporting in the presidential race. Has anyone heard of him? Here is his website, a short biography, and a list of his stands on the issues.

This calculator assigns percentages to the presidential candidates that represent the extent to which each candidate aligns with one's beliefs. Here is a listing of my percentages in the order they came up in my results (I think there are miniscule differences among those with the same percentage that result in their being ranked in the order shown.)

John Cox - 95%
Tom Tancredo - 95%
Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney, and Fred Thompson - 90%
Rudy Guiliani and Duncan Hunter - 85%
Sam Brownback - 75%
John McCain - 70%
Ron Paul - 60%
Joe Biden, Barack O'Bama & Bill Richardson - 45%
John Edwards & Mike Gravel - 35%
Hillary Clinton - 30%
Dennis Kucinich (who Gene Veith calls the New Age candidate) - 10%

It figures. The best candidate for me is one that has no hope in the world of getting the nomination, much less winning.

3 comments:

Marie N. said...

That's a neat little tool. I learned what internet neutrality was -- something I didn't understand before. Alas, I did not know my number one match was in the race either - Tom Tancredo.

elephantschild said...

Ha, ha. I got a 97% match for Tancredo, too. :)

I wonder what tips the question towards Tancredo.

Anonymous said...

Cheryl, since I live in Iowa, I've met lots of candidates including John Cox. We (my dgc and I) met him unexpectedly at a local restaurant. He calls himself a Reagan conservative. He was very gracious and talked at length to the dgc about the political process. A very nice man, but not a viable presidential candidate.
Suzanne
Western Iowa