Question of the Day

I would imagine the vast majority of passers-by this little space of mine tend to be pretty passionate about politics, and today I want to hear some stories about the origins of those passions. When did your infatuation begin? Were you inspired by a person? A book? A film? Did you used to be in a different party and now find yourself on the other side of aisle? Did you study politics? Are you a news junkie? Do you, like me, have childhood memories of struggling to understand politics, feeling the draw, the importance, of the political realm, long before you even knew what a Democrat or a Republican was?

What has stirred in you that fervor for politics that’s brought you to my virtual doorstep?

[UPDATE: I'm moving this back up to the top, because there are lots of very interesting comments to read, and I'm hoping to encourage additional contributions, too.]

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