Where Do You Fit Politically

Topics: Green Party, United States presidential election, 2008, Cynthia McKinney Pages: 3 (895 words) Published: March 26, 2013
Where do you fit politically?
Before starting this assignment I have always thought that I would be in a party that had nothing really to do with Republicans or Democrats. Why should I relate to something that in my opinion always either has a strong left or right brain about something that could easily be just in the middle. Since 2004 I have been able to vote for whomever I felt could be the President of the United States and since then I have tried to vote for people like Cynthia McKinney (Green Party 2008), Ralph Nader (Independent Party 2004 and 2008). At the time I voted for Ralph Nader because I believe that he would be someone that this Country needs. He has run for the Green party in 2000-04 and for the Independent Party 2004-08. He has many non-profit organizations under his belt and I felt that I can relate to him. That being said I have always imagined myself to be in the Green Party or Independent Party.

Once I took the first quiz I learned that I am a Centrist. A Centrist is someone who is open minded and stays in the middle of things without pulling from one extreme to the other. This is sounding more and more like the political party that I want to be apart of. The questions to this one use the Agree, Maybe, and Disagree platform. This is simple to answer especially on questions that could for the most part be “maybe”. This seemed to be too easy to classify someone on literally 10 questions. Good thing this doesn’t impact my life into something that is important like answer these 10 questions and if you get them wrong then you disappear. I do not see these questions to be reasonable for the placement of where someone could be placed on the political map.

The second test is the one that shocked me. The quiz seemed to be less of anything to choose as if I am doing a true or false choice to find out my typology. The instructions say “ Even if neither statement is exactly right, choose the response that comes closest to your views.” Some of...
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