I recently asked the question What US 2016 presidential candidate meets my criteria? based on the precedent set by the highly upvoted question Given my list of convictions, which US party(ies) should I consider? @blip suggested that to ask these questions, we invite a whole class of questions which could flood the site and which are too narrow and individual specific. I think he makes a reasonable argument.
I also see the counter-argument that these kinds of questions actually provide a useful service, linking people to parties and candidates which they might not have otherwise known about. Additionally there are probably many people with roughly the same views who would all be interested in the answer to each one. I don't see us getting hundreds of these these kinds of questions, and they are nice in that they don't invite opinion.
I can see both sides of the issue, but I'm curious what others think. Should these questions be considered on topic?
UPDATE:There seems to be a pretty strong consensus that these questions are not appropriate for this site. I went ahead and deleted mine, but Given my list of convictions, which US party(ies) should I consider? should be a fairly clear example of this kind of question.