I’m the first to tell ya that I’m new to this whole gig. I’m 42 and for the first 38 years of my life I couldn’t care less about politics and politicians.* Not until I realized we were going to see a double primary did I really begin to pay attention. And even then, it was cursory.
As they began to heat up, I can remember saying to colleagues of mine at the office that if Romeny didn’t win the Republican nomination, I could support this guy Obama. Something new I told myself. Then I listen to what he was saying.
And I’ve been hooked.
But if I’ve learned one thing, it’s not so much HOW to defend your positions; it’s WHERE:
If I’m slow to respond/blog, it’s not that I don’t love you. It’s that I love me more.
* Though, to be fair, I remember crying as a very young child watching Nixon resign. Clearly I had no idea what was going on, but I could feel the sorrow.
I wrote a letter to Ford after he was defeated by Carter. The White House sent me a “Guide to the White House” catalog post marked on Carter’s inauguration.