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Seven Presidential CandidatesPosted Tuesday, October 14, 2008, at 1:47 AM
Sometimes when making decisions you have to be creative. Based upon three unorthodox methodologies, here are the basic characteristics of some of the presidential candidates in the November election.
Personality type is one of 79 categories based on the characterology of a person's first name. Astrology relies on a person's date and time of birth. Numerology defines traits based on a numerical conversion of a person's full name (the first number within the parenthesis is the basic character, followed by their subconscious desire).
The following are candidates for the office of President of the United States in 2008, listed randomly by osmosis.
LIBERTARIAN PARTY -- Robert Laurence (Bob) Barr, Jr.
Platform: Less government, more individual freedom, a free economy, an end to the war on drugs
Personality type: Cavalier Prophet -- Open-minded, self-confident, strong emotions, self-control
Astrology: Scorpio (11/5/48) -- Resourceful, loyal, dynamic, unyielding
Numerology: (2, 3) -- Tactful diplomat with affection for others
REFORM PARTY -- Ted Weill
Platform: Balanced budget, reduce national debt, oppose free trade, term limits for Congress
Personality type: Reigning Presence -- Spontaneous, strong-willed, private, emotional, king of the castle
Astrology: Unknown (X/X/25) -- age 83
Numerology: (9, 1) -- Humanitarian with a desire for independence
REPUBLICAN PARTY -- John Sidney McCain III
Platform: Nurture economic interests, a strong military to police the world
Personality type: Warrior Monk -- Intelligent, demanding, stubborn, thinks he's smarter than everyone else
Astrology: Virgo (9/29/36) -- Observant, reliable, inflexible, cold
Numerology: (6, 3) -- Protector with affection for others
INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE -- Ralph Nader
Platform: Consumer protectionism, reduce corporate influence in government, environmentalism
Personality type: Generous Heart -- Very active, nervous, independent, belligerent, irritable
Astrology: Pisces (2/27/34) -- Compassionate, devoted, oversensitive, insecure
Numerology: (7, 8) -- Deep thinker seeking wisdom and perfection
DEMOCRATIC PARTY -- Barack Hussein Obama II
Platform: Tax & spend on social engineering, large government will solve all problems
Personality type: The Grasper -- Desire for power and influence, self-assertive stubbornness, controlling
Astrology: Leo (8/4/61) -- Confident, ambitious, pretentious, vain
Numerology: (1, 9) -- Individualist with a desire for philanthropy
GREEN PARTY -- Cynthia McKinney
Platform: Protect the environment, promote social justice, nonviolent resistance, anti-corporate
Personality type: Dazzling Seductress -- Idealistic, expressive, goal-oriented, materialistic, inner conflicts
Astrology: Pisces (3/17/55) -- Compassionate, devoted, oversensitive, insecure
Numerology: (3, 4) -- Expressive speaker with tenacity of purpose
CONSTITUTION PARTY -- Charles Baldwin
Platform: Repeal the income tax, oppose abortion, state's rights, nonintervention in foreign affairs
Personality type: Tenacious Champion -- Self-control, melancholy, cold, not moved by the plights of others
Astrology: Taurus (5/3/52) -- Persistent, patient, stubborn, self-indulging
Numerology: (4, 6) -- Practical builder with a desire to give advice to others
Name characterology, astrology and numerology may not be a very scientific approach for choosing a leader but it's probably better than believing empty campaign promises or going along with the voting herd.
We live in a hostile world governed by imperfect people trying to guide an imperfect populace through an uncertain future. Choosing an imperfect person to guide us through the uncertain future is an opportunity that only comes along every four years.
And there are plenty of imperfect candidates to choose from.
Quote for the Day -- "The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, its an instrument for the people to restrain the government." Patrick Henry
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Bret Burquest is a former award-winning columnist for The News (2001-2007) and author of four novels. He has lived in Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Miami, Atlanta, Kansas City, Memphis and the middle of the Arizona desert. After a life of blood, sweat and tears in big cities, he has finally found peace in northern Arkansas where he grows tomatoes, watches sunsets and occasionally shares the Secrets of the Universe (and beyond) with the rest of the world.