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I'm really excited to see that we already have some members, and hopefully we'll continue to grow! Feel free to tell your friends about this community. Larger membership will mean greater diversity in perspective, which can only help to enrich the community.

astraevirgo and I have a bunch of ideas in the works for posts to make, including a listing of "wanted" posts that members can volunteer to put together. Also, if you have ideas or suggestions please let us know!

This seems like a great time to have our first community discussion. It will give us a chance to find out where to direct our energies and hopefully generate some new ideas.

What factors do you consider when deciding to back a candidate? *AND* What issues are important to you in the upcoming election?

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What factors do you consider when deciding to back a candidate?
I don't trust anyone who isn't smarter than I am to run the country, so I look for a candidate who could kick my ass in chess & Trivial Pursuit. Ok, so that's not entirely serious, however I do think that a candidate's intelligence (proven through more than just a degree or an endorsement) is the one of the most important factors. I also look for a candidate who represents my view points, obviously, which I usually find within the democratic party. However, I'm kind of an old school democrat and have a hard time getting my viewpoints to mesh with the current democratic attitudes. Or something. Oh, and I'd like to look for a candidate who isn't heavily influenced by religion.

What issues are important to you in the upcoming election?
Foreign & Military Policy (GTFO of Iraq, plz). Domestic policies that support the lower classes and senior citizens (social welfare programs). Equal rights for all people, regardless of sexual orientation.

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