I am a member of PBL, and post occasionally there. Was wandering around Spark today and found this team. If I join here I'll have to DC another team, as I try to participate in the teams...
About me, I am a 66 y/o life long political junkie. Observed but really didn't participate much. I retired a few years ago and found wandering around the internet was good mental therapy. I found Daily Kos (early, I have a low user ID), and became hooked.
I was devastated when Kerry lost. Emotionally it was tough. I stuck with Kos and other Dem blogs. Decided to go to the DK Convention in Chicago and got to see one of the earliest Dem Debates. Everyone was there but Dodd.
I went to two smaller breakout sessions while there, Edwards and Clinton. Was much more impressed with Hillary than I thought I would be, she is one smart lady for sure. Was much less impressed with Edwards than I thought I would be. (At that time I was a strong Edwards supporter.) I must have had a gut reaction that later turned out to be his affair.
At lunch one day my friend and I were sitting at a table next to the one where Wesley Clark was. Was much less impressed with him in person, arrigent and loud.
To make a long story short, even though Obama was not that much of a debator at that time (this was the 2nd debate I think), since I gave up on Edwards and wasn't comfortable with the idea of another Clinton, I decided to learn more about Obama.
I came to be a true believer. I sent money, much more than I should have.
I'll try to check in to this team when I can. I have a team of my own, The Last Timers, and I have responsiblity to go there first.
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