All throughout my teenage and early adult years I considered myself to be a Democrat, even as my family assured me that by the time I hit 30 I would realize that the Republican Party was the way to go.
Well, I am now just months away from 30, and I do not think that I will be a member of either political party as I approach my irrefutably adult years.
As the two prevailing political parties merge and metamorphose, I can no longer align myself with either the Republican or Democratic Party.
This leads me to question if any of us are really represented by our party’s presidential candidate.
I know I am not the only one whose beliefs don’t align with the current Republican or Democratic school of thought.
I encourage everyone to take the very thorough quiz on isidewith.com to see which presidential candidate your beliefs actually match up with.
This quiz not only covers all of the major current issues of this election year, but makes results more accurate by allowing you to choose which issues are most important to you and by letting you offer more specific answers other than “yes” or “no” to each question.
This quiz has been praised by a good number of political bloggers and many are taking note that the majority of Republican states actually support the Libertarian candidate, Gary Johnson, more than Mitt Romney (often Mitt is third with Ron Paul in second place).
This fact would have not been so surprising during the primaries, when Republicans were particularly turned off by the former Massachusetts governor, but now that we are weeks away from the presidential election, do Republicans really support Mitt Romney?
Do current Democrats really support President Obama?
If you do take the quiz (link provided above), feel free to share your results below in the comments. I am curious to see what people come up with!
Apparently, I should be voting for either Gary Johnson (Libertarian Party), whose positions match my own at 90 percent or Jill Stein (Green Party) at 89 percent.
The quiz gave me these two candidates because they share a similar foreign policy, which is the most important issue to me during this campaign season.