How the Presidential candidates match up

By: Nicole Holt Email
By: Nicole Holt Email

It’s one of the biggest races in history-- the 2008 Presidential Election. From experience to change, the candidates from both political parties are promising a better America. But the question many American’s must face is do they truly understand the issues. Do you know what you are voting for?

Right now there are 15 candidates racing for the White House: 8 democrats, 7 republicans. They all want your vote. But only a select few of them are the right candidates for you.

The race Iowa Caucus is just hours away, New Hampshire Primaries following behind.

We still have 11 months to go, but these candidates are fighting for your vote now! Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, and John McCain are just a few names on the ballot, but all have become household names.

When it comes time to vote, do you really know which candidate believes in what? Most of us categorize ourselves as Republican, Democrat, even third party. But it’s more than that; it's our beliefs in key issues that affect our nation.

The USA Today recently released a “Campaign 2008 Candidate Matchup Game.” There are eleven questions with up to four different answers; each one hitting an important issue. From the Iraq war to immigration, even health care, the topics are controversial. As the questions are answered, a candidate rises in the polls. At the end of the quiz you are given three possible choices that most reflect your beliefs. It’s up to you to decide whether they deserve your vote.

Check it out for yourself by clicking the picture below.


For the next eleven months we’ll be your campaign headquarters. We’ll speak with the experts and hammer down the issues.


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  • by m Location: anonymous on Feb 11, 2008 at 12:10 PM
    I would definitely vote for someone because Oprah is for them!! (NOT!!) I would not worry about Huckabee, but you need to be sure and check out Obama's background such as religion, family's region, childhood, etc. and it might just change your vote!!
  • by Laura Location: Madison, Wi on Jan 4, 2008 at 02:35 PM
    I like Huckabee and Obama, I'm swinging towards Obama because I already liked his belief--and Oprah supports him. I've always really felt that she wants what's best for people. Just based on that I'd like to think that Obama is trustworthy, but what about Huckabee? Anyone got an opinion on how trustworthy he is? I don't want to support a canidate that just "blows smoke" if you know what I mean. He was the govoner of Arkansas, did he ever say something just to gain popularity, or does he follow through with what he says? I wanna hear it from you!
  • by butch "dubya" hickson Location: the stix on Jan 3, 2008 at 04:53 PM
    i value intelligence. obvisouly george bush is the dumbest president in the history of the united states and world. i dont care about democrat & republican political parties garbage. i care about someone who is intelligent, fair, just, and strives to make the world a better place for all Americans as well as for all people of the world. So far from what I seen, Ron Paul seems the best so far. Ron Paul never gets any media coverage? Why? The internet is the only way I have got to know about him. It seems the media is again trying to control peoples' mind and not give fair coverage to Ron Paul? This does not make sense. My United States of America DOES NOT NEED RUDY GUILIANI OR JOHN MCCAIN. I feel if one of them are elected, they will start World War III to gain control of the Middle East and have Millions if not Billions innocent Americans and other people killed just so they can get cheap OIL! That is why Bush portrays Middle Easterners as terrorists so he has reason 4 war
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