Mitt Romney scored four stars on Geekiness. Romney said in 2007 that his favorite novel was “Battlefield Earth” – a 1,000-page sci-fi yarn spun by Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard.

The Scientific American article notes Romney, has a “corny sense of humor,” but that “being socially awkward is not a sufficient qualification for ascendance to the rank of geek.” Lose one geek star.

Ron Paul, says the article, might be better described as a Constitutional “nerd” or a “wonk,” but not a geek. Still, author Christopher Mims notes, that many of Paul’s libertarian supporters are Bona fide geeks.