This blogger just discovered a great website that he wishes to pass on to his readership.
It is www.crowdpac.com, a site which researches and compares potential Presidential candidates of both parties on their issue positions, as well as seeing how they perform in the multitude of polls; check on their political donors; and try to judge if they are of the right qualities to be President of the United States.
The comparison as to how liberal or conservative they are is the most fascinating, and a total of 7 Democrats and 17 Republicans are assessed and evaluated.
So, in a broad sense, the 7 Democrats are seen as most liberal to least liberal in the following order:
And the 17 Republicans are seen as most conservative to least conservative in the following order:
Dr. Benjamin Carson
This ranking can be discussed and analyzed in detail over time, as events transform views of these potential Presidential candidates, but at this point, already, there are surprises!
Joe Biden comes across as the most centrist Democrat, which COULD give him a boost.
Chris Christie is the most centrist Republican, more than Jon Huntsman? That is a surprise! But Jeb Bush and John Kasich also comes across as quite centrist, along with comparatively unknown, and not seen as a serious candidate, Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan. And Carly Fiorina, the failed Senate candidate against Barbara Boxer in California in 2010,and often a commentator now on CNN, suddenly is on the list, and could be the only woman Republican candidate for President, even though her career is totally corporate, never having served in public office!
Crowdpac looks like a site that will often be utilized by this blogger and by other political junkies!