Thursday, January 24, 2008

Quickly Find Where Candidates Stand On The Issues


I have to confess, other than paying watching how well prediction markets work, I haven't been paying much attention to the presidential primaries. A friend recently asked me which candidate I prefered and I realized I know next to nothing about most of them. That's where 2decide can come in handy:

With the presidential primaries in full swing and all the politicking and media coverage that comes with it, it's easy to feel overwhelmed and a bit uncertain about the actual issues the candidates claim to stand by.

Fortunately, 2decide.com has compiled a simple grid illustrating the candidates' positions on just about every conceivable topic (including breaking "Iraq War" into three separate subcategories). While I obviously haven't researched each of these points to determine if they're accurate, I believe it's a good-faith effort and could, at the very least, serve as a starting point for more in-depth research.

Hopefully this will save you some time in your quest for the perfect candidate. Or at least one who's pretty good. :)

On a side note, a plug to please get out there and vote. We live in a country where we have a lot of rights - people always seem to be touting and defending their rights. Lest we forget, we also have responsibilities. Instead of looking at voting as a right, maybe look at it as a responsibility. Just a thought.

Check it out. It looks like it gives a nice, visual summary of where the candidates stand on most major issues.

2 comments:

karuna said...

so which one do you prefer?

LivSimpl said...

I'm happy to see you liked the post enough to quote it/link to it. Thank you!