Tuesday, January 29, 2008

John Edwards participates in Political Courage Test

John Edwards and Mike Gravel participated in the Political Courage Test at (non partisan)Project Vote Smart. this amazing organization gives us citizens a chance to be armed with the facts as we try to make decisions about who should represent us and craft the policy our nation follows.

What is the Political Courage Test?
The Political Courage Test is a key component of Project Vote Smart's Voter Self-Defense system. Major leaders of the media, major parties and Project Vote Smart repetitiously ask candidates one central question: "Are you willing to tell citizens your positions on the issues you will most likely face on their behalf?"

The Political Courage Test is administered to all candidates for presidential,congressional, gubernatorial,and state legislative offices.The Political Courage Test asks candidates which items they will support if elected. It does not ask them to indicate which items they will oppose. Through extensive research of public
polling data, we discovered that voters are more concerned with what candidates would support when elected to office, not what they oppose. If a candidate does not select a response to any part or all of any question, it does not necessarily indicate that the candidate is opposed to that particular item.

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