Sure, I chime in once in a while, mostly for the opportunity to make a dumb joke. But I vote for the people who I think represent my views. I don't care to try to convert anyone else. I don't care to have anyone else do the same to me. My vote does not mean much on the national level because 1) Rhode Island will always vote Democratic and 2) RI's electroral votes are a tiny fraction of a big state like FLA or NY or CA. So who I vote for in local and state elections is more meaningful in my daily life than the President, and what I do has more relevance there. I can't affect how the lunatics in Florida vote. So I don't really care to discuss them.
This is the open forum but I like music. Most of the stuff I would prefer to read about are music related. But I like sports and gossip and motorcycles and personal stories and boobs also. So all those things are pretty nice to discuss here. I would prefer to have just one forum but unless I get off my ass and volunteer to be a moderator there is not much point in bitching about it. This is their playground so we play by their rules.
Anyway, I was going to make some of these points in the thread where mhaverty is talking about one candidate "losing" to some other candidates although the actual election is a year away. I was also going to take the opportunity to make some joke about him obviously being threatened by strong women because of his obsession with these news items. But really, I don't care enough to want to read more about politics in that thread. And it would get nasty with ad hominem attacks and name calling like it always does. So I thought it would be better to have a separate thread.
To be fair, I am just as uninterested in terrydactyl's ranting about Bush and how he lost his retirement savings in NASDAQ. I disagree violently with some of my friend's political views. I just don't see the point of rehashing it endlessly on here. Maybe some people have changed their minds as a result, I don't know. So carry on, political guys. I don't care.