US Primaries 2007 Plotted On The Political Compass

US Primaries 2007

Please keep in mind that The Political Compass is a universal tool, reflecting the full spectrum of political thought, and applicable to all democracies. US politics are generally fought within a more confined space. While in mainstream America, Clinton, for example, may be seen as left leaning, in the overall political landscape, she is a moderate conservative. Someone like Kucinich, while seen by his severest opponents as an extreme left winger, would qualify as a typical social democrat in a European context.

For the record, I’m way more liberal — and libertarian — than any of them:

4 thoughts on “US Primaries 2007 Plotted On The Political Compass”

  1. I’m with you bro:
    Economic Left/Right: -6.25
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.38

  2. According to Noam Chomsky, the fact that the American population is overwhelmingly to the left of all the candidates on the actual *issues*, regardless of which candidates they *vote for*, is one of the dirty little secrets of American politics.

  3. Economic Left/Right: -8.38
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -8.00

    Ed and I are both left of Ghandi and significantly more liberatarian as well. We’re both well within the socialist range. No wonder we don’t fit in here!

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