Wednesday, May 16, 2007


Well, we're back, after a great weekend. We didn't have any incredible discussions, unless you're curious why you need to regress statistical projections to the mean. Still, it's political season (even though elections aren't for another 18 months) so you can take this quiz to find out who you should vote for. Answers to the questions are a bit limited, but in the end they nailed me pretty well (not that it's difficult).


Ben said...

This is kind of depressing! My top candidate is Kent McManigal. I guess that shouldn't surprise me, but no one else came close. Looks like I'm going to have to settle for a candidate who only agress with half of my views. The question is, which half?

dave hiller said...

He was my first choice too, unsurprisingly (he's the libertarian candidate). It seems that the people I spend time with are decidedly more libertarian than the average population. I wonder if this is because a)they're more educated b) they're younger or c) I don't like to hang out with hippies. I hope that it's b) because that would imply that by the time I'm an adult, I'll be in the majority.

Alan Rosenwinkel said...

Mine too!!!! I either need to spend less time with Dave or more time with my other, non-Libertarian friends :-) McManigal is pretty radical. Ron Paul was up there too for me, as were Al Gore and John McCain.

On a side note, there were many incredible discussions. One of my favories was Jaideep's list of first lines one should use on a first date, including "you have 15 seconds to convince me not to leave". There was also a conversation about twins (the double-mint kind, not the Minnesota baseball team) and some other things that was pretty interesting. Maybe I'll tell you about it when you're older :-)

jaideep said...

Kucinich ties for first...that's great. In my defense, this was the rest of the top five:

1. Barack Obama (66%)
(T) Dennis Kucinich (66%)
3. Kent McManigal (63%)
4. Al Gore (60%)
(T) Ron Paul (60%)

The margin of error has got to be at least 3 or 4 points, so really this is a "statistical" deadheat.

Matt said...

I guess I'm similar to all of you, although it seems a little sad that my best candidate is 61%

1. Theoretical ideal candidate (Chuck Norris) (100%)

2. Dennis Kucinich (61%)
3. Kent McManigal (54%)
4. Barack Obama (53%)

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