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A few days ago I was listening to a podcast while biking through Memorial Park all the way to the West Loop and in an extended PBS interview with Mike Gravel I was struck by how much I liked him (and of course how he had no chance in hell of being taken seriously, much less elected).

So, I was not surprised when he ended up at the top of the list after a short quiz on political views. There was also a perfect stratification of Dems at the Top and Reps at the bottom, with Ron Paul being the highest (R). It would have been interesting to have some 3rd party candidates in there, but with over a year until the election they’re not stupid enough to have any candidates yet (much less 10).

Mike Gravel
Score: 49
Agree
Iraq
Immigration
Taxes
Stem-Cell Research
Health Care
Abortion
Social Security
Marriage
Death Penalty
Disagree
Line-Item Veto
Energy
Chris Dodd
Score: 49
Agree
Immigration
Taxes
Stem-Cell Research
Health Care
Abortion
Social Security
Line-Item Veto
Marriage
Death Penalty
Disagree
Iraq
Energy
Dennis Kucinich
Score: 49
Agree
Iraq
Taxes
Stem-Cell Research
Health Care
Abortion
Social Security
Line-Item Veto
Marriage
Death Penalty
Disagree
Immigration
Energy

— Take the Quiz! —

Here’s the entire list:
Mike Gravel – 49
Chris Dodd – 49
Dennis Kucinich – 49
Barack Obama – 42
Hillary Clinton – 42
Bill Richardson – 39
John Edwards – 36
Joe Biden – 32
Ron Paul – 28
Rudy Giuliani – 20
John McCain – 11
Mitt Romney – 10
Sam Brownback – 7
Jim Gilmore – 5