January 18, 2008

Vote help

My friend Ravi (the garlic wine prankster) is the cofounder of VoteHelp, a site that allows voters to take a survey to see which candidate they are most compatible with based on issues that they care about. According to their tagline "VoteHelp is a nonpartisan candidate calculator that tracks the main politicians' stands on important issues." Thus, a great tool for those who aren't sure which candidate is for or against what.

I'm planning to vote for Hillary and VoteHelp.org actually picked her as my second choice (96.52% compatibility) , my first being Bill Richardson, but let's face it, he doesn't have a chance.

The former president of Ireland, Mary Robinson, gave my college's graduation commencement and I'm excited over the possibility that one day my daughter could actually dream of being president too. I know I never did, yet the boys I used to babysit would say they were going to be president when they grew up and I used to think, wow, they're lucky. They are now a musician and a screenwriter by the way :)

13 comments

  1. What a cool site! I'll definitely check that one out :)

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  2. This is really awesome. It's so difficult to ascertain where candidates are on the issues you actually care about.

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  3. I love the site too. The candidate I thought I most agreed with is one that came up on the bottom of the list--funny. I won't tell you who I was most like, though. Politics is so tricky and should not interfere with friendships.

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  4. Teaching young girls to put up with any demeaning situation and ride the coattails of an abuser to power is a very poor example for women to finally to realize the dream of breaking the ultimate glass ceiling.
    There are far better examples and far more qualified women to be President than Hillary. Time for a woman Prez, YES!! Is Hillary the one, NO!!

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  5. Anon- Thanks for commenting, but Hilary has hardly had to ride any coattails given the fact that she went to Wellesley law school back when women were NOT 50 percent of each law-school class like it is today and she later graduated from Yale Law School (and didn't get C's there like the current pres either). She then served as First Lady (which shouldn't be undermined as a feminine or an unimportant role either) to finally being the junior senator from New York. Thus, she already broke through her share of glass ceilings. You write, "Time for a woman Prez, YES!! Is Hillary the one, NO!!" Well if not her as the first female president then who? There doesn't seem to be any other powerful political females in the pipeline. I also think she speaks very well and I agree with her issues, so she's getting my vote. period.

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  6. It is too bad he is out. As a Governor Bill R. really did have the best resume for President even if he was a dead ringer for Horatio Sanz

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  7. This democrat's #1 and #2 choices were Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney. Interesting.

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  8. Tara, I dont know you but I love your template. Where did you get it?? I just followed a bunch of links and got here. YOu can write me back on my blog at www.kevinandsonya.com

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  9. thank goodness Hillary is getting smoked by Obama!! Time for the clintons to exit stage left

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  10. Oh my goodness, I saw her whining on the debate about the questions, how embarrassing!

    Stick a fork in her, she is done.

    I just hope she has not thickened the glass ceiling through her inept campaign. Bill has let her down big time. It is sad it has turned out this way.

    Fortunately there are a slew of qualified women executives in the private and public sectors that could make a good run in 2012. We could use a good woman chief executive in this country, Hillary is not it.

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  11. this lady rocks

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Palin

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  12. Liar Liar Pantsuit on fire!!!

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  13. woooo hooooooo!!!!!!!!

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