I’ve written a lot lately about choosing candidates based on their merits, based on their positions on the issues. I’ve just found a tool that can help you do that in the presidential election: Electoral Compass.
You answer several questions about the issues, then about your feelings about the candidates themselves, and it tells you if you’re more closely aligned to Barack Obama or John McCain on the issues. It just takes a few minutes. Maybe it will help clarify things for those mysterious “undecided” voters.