Where do the leading presidential candidates stand on video game issues?
Ben Silverman of Yahoo! Games summarizes the positions of the top three candidates from both parties. Included in the recap is Democrat John Edwards, who announced yesterday that he is dropping out.
Of the remaining candidates, Silverman writes:
Compared to his more conservative opponents, [John] McCain is a viable option for Republican gamers, although his ties to [frequent game critic Sen. Joe] Lieberman are worth noting.
Obscenity laws? Societal cesspools? Unless you’re wracked with gamer guilt, [Mitt] Romney is one hard sell.
[Mike Huckabee is] no Mitt Romney. That’s gotta count for something.
Despite her good intentions, Hillary’s scary track record might be enough to dissuade gamers from putting another Clinton in office.
[Barack] Obama is more skeptical of how violent games affect behavior than his rivals, and in turn seems less inclined to legislate right off the bat. That should ring true with gamers.