Slashdot is actually center left to left. Only HuffPo is farther out there in crazy land on the 'left'. CNN is slightly to the right of Slashdot, while PSB and MSNBC are slightly left of Slashdot. CBS is about even with Slashdot. Fox News is of course quite right for the Slashdot perspective, being slightly to the right of Center. Out further to the Right (about as far as Huffington Post is to the Left) is Newsmax, and even further right is Front Porch Politics, which is for folks who think rednecks are too Liberal.
That's for here in the US. Fox of course belongs to Rupert Murdock, who doesn't really have any political opinions, but uses polling to find where the center of the market is, then positions the Editorial Board to be at that Middle. In England, it means his publications are quite 'left wing' for the US. In the US, that means Fox News, with Bill O'riley and all of his friends.
If you see from this, you can pick out where you are on the scales. But a simple one dimensional number doesn't really reflect reality. It's actually more of a three dimensional space. Left to Right is Fiscal, are you concerned about things like inflation and paying your bills? Front to back is then Centralist verses Local government. Or totalitarian verses Anarchist. Up and Down would be more Rational verses Emotional. Science is largely Rational, while popular movements like environmentalism are largely emotional. Religions fall almost anywhere on the RE scale.
Oh, and by the way, Rational doesn't mean right. For right, you have to compare your positions to reality. Many times in the history of Science (or religion) people have found that what they had proven didn't match reality. Emotional reasons also can correspond to reality at times.
Personally, I fall to the right on preference to paying verses woing. I see the advantages from the capacity for a National Debt, but I also see the dangers. We are close to the limit right now. I am also closer to the Anarchist side than the Totalitarian side though not by a whole lot (People and personal freedom is important for society and should have preference over conformity, but 'total freedom' is destructive to the people around you. We need some limits, not many, but some.), and much closer to the Rational than the emotional side. On personality tests, I come out as extreme rational.
Neither major party is a true fit for me. In minor parties, the Libertarians are to me pushing an unworkable system. It's a grand idea, but they have no way to make it work without hurting a lot of people, so, I take the best of a collection of poor choices.
Barak Obama, I knew 4 years ago would be a repeat of the catastrophic Carter presidency. so far, he's right on target for that 'honor'. I am registered as a republican, as they usually do less damage than the Democrats do. I don't see any ideal candidates, but Mitt Romney is the best of the bunch. That includes Santorum and Obama. It's too bad that both parties are dominated by their particular extremists.
It's not as bad as the G W Bush years were. Bush was always just the least bad of the final candidates. So, it isn't ideal, but Romney is a good choice.