There’s a couple of other websites which do this also, but the matcher at news.com.au seems the best to me as it now only asks you six sets of questions, but it allows you to state how important each set is.
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13 Responses to “Match your views to a US presidential candidate”
He was born in Mexico? I thought Panama (the Panama Canal Zone, to be precise).
And can any (other) lawyer out there explain how Article 2, section 1, clause 5 of the US Constitution works? He’s not the first major candidate to seek election having been born outside the US, either (Romney’s father ran, and was born in Mexico).
Winner for me was McCain followed by Rudy. Since a similar site had me for Rudy followed by McCain, it seems to be a dead heat.
As for the question about Gorden Romney, I think that so long as your parents are US citizens you are natural born but the answer is still uncertain (in other words, Dred Scott (!) gave the definitive answer but since a) nobody would be seen dead citing that case for support and b) it was overruled by the 14th amendment, nobody knows the answer).
McCain followed by Rudy. Even though several questions could be ticked as “minimal”, I still think they wasted space and had some potential to skew the results. Also, I felt I knew the candidates too well and thus knew the answers already.. I’m sure that influenced me on the importance of the questions.
Couldn’t complete. I don’t give a stuff about which candidate actors or show ponies support, nor the trivia about what they might or might not have done somewhere along the line (like try to join the marines).
You talk about the born in the USA for president.
I think the answer lies in the fact that the US had control over the Panama Canal at that stage. They ran the administration and had police control.
The US relinquished control during the times of the “highly successful” President James Earl Carter Jr, probably 1978-79.
As far as US citizens, I remember Kenneth Franzheim, ambassador in NZ during the Nixon era, taking his pregnant wife home to have the baby- reason it means he qualifies as US born for the Presidency