I’ve followed politics most of my adult life. It started with the Newt Gingrich revolutionary sweep in the 90’s. I was enamored with their Contract With America spiel. As I remember it didn’t finish well. Through that period and a while after I was very Republican. I even attended a George W. Bush rally while I was living in El Paso, Texas. This was 1998 and Bush was campaigning for his second term for Governor of Texas. I already had him pegged for the Republican nominee for POTUS in 2000.
I think somewhere around 2004 became disinterested in politics. My pragmatic center leaning conservative hero became an oil guzzling war monger. That’s where I lost my passion for politics. You can never count on those people to ever live up to your expectations. That’s just a long way of saying I tend to stay in the center as far as my political thinking goes. At least that’s what I believe.