Election 2012

The GOP Presidential Primary Online Dating Game


Not sure who to commit to in the Republican primary race? Let Reason help you out. 

Picking a presidential candidate is like sorting through online dating profiles—nobody's quite right, but once a meet-cute is out of the question, the best you can hope for is to pick a mate out of a self-selected digital lineup.

Thus our handy candidate profiles and dating quiz. We've got the candidates' horoscopes, their nick-names, and catalog of flip-flops. (Here's looking at you, Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney.) Is Rick Perry the real deal when it comes to small government? We can tell you. What are Herman Cain's hang-ups? We've got those too.

Take our quiz to help select your ideal whatever-in-chief, or just prowl through the offerings by checking out our profiles of all the GOP wannabes.

The quiz!

The candidates:

Gary Johnson

Ron Paul

Rick Perry

Rick Santorum

Mitt Romney

Michele Bachmann

Herman Cain

Jon Huntsman

Newt Gingrich

Sarah Palin (not a candidate, but just in case!)  

Bone up before tonight's GOP debate in Las Vegas!