as a side note..

I encourage you all to check out the OkCupid politics quiz. It’s pretty nifty.

I’m apparently right on the line between democrat and socialist, which sounds about right. It is scary to note that the okcupid community has almost as many people voting for Bush as Kerry.. And, one would hope that this would be a reletively young and informed demographic, which would make one think that there’d be more Kerry supporters in there. (not that Kerry is exactly that great a guy either.. a friend of mine the other night was wearing a button that summed up my feelings pretty well: ‘Bush and Kerry both make me want to Ralph’. Not that I will, because WA is a swing state and I very, very badly want Bush to be just a bad 4-year footnote in the annuls of history.

Or, as another friend of mine observed, ask not what your country can do for you, ask how embarrassed you’re going to be about it..

One Response to “as a side note..”

  1. don_diego Says:

    I’m also near that line, but for some reason OkCupid decided to label me a “Strong Democrat.” Somehow I think that support for Kerry (not to be confused with opposition to Dubya) is lukewarm at best in that region of the graph.

    I’m not surprised that the binary Kerry vs. Bush tally is close. They are virtually indistinguishable on many of the key issues, particularly (and shamefully, I charge, for Kerry) the war. Also, keep in mind that the young, informed, internet-addicted demographic is rife with third partisans (Libertarians, Greens, Socialists, even Pat Buchanan) who almost unanimously despise Bush, though for different reasons.

    BTW, “Bush and Gore make me wanna Ralph” was originally a Nader slogan in 2000. I had the bumpersticker.


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