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:
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I’m with you bro:
Economic Left/Right: -6.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.38
Economic Left/Right: -4.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.05
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.
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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