I am a self-confessed student and enthusiast of American history and government. As an idea and ideal, the American vision of equality, freedom and prosperity for all in a democracy was groundbreaking. It is an idea that has spread like wildfire across the world today. Yet, American politics is a continuing process that is always changing and that gives us ample opportunities for a great discussion.
Please join me in this forum as we explore the politics, campaigns and policies of today!
I get questions from friends all the time about politics - Sunday who do you think is going to win? What is a caucus? Is Barack Obama better at bowling or basketball? How many pantsuits does Hillary Clinton own? Is John McCain's social security number really eight? I am tempted sometimes to just say, hey why don’t you spend all your free time watching the news? then I remember other people have lives besides keeping up with the latest political happenings. So I usually give them my answers and analysis, and if I can’t find it, I research it. By no means would I consider myself a seasoned political commentator but if you’ve watched cable TV lately, anyone can be a talking head these days! Anyways, truth is I enjoy the questions and look forward to even more. Here is to hoping I can continue that tradition on the blogosphere! Please post your questions in the comments section or email it to me at AskAboutPolitics@gmail.com (Include first name, city and state)