Why I’m not a Republican

I’m very slowly and deliberately starting the process of building my own political career, and in exploring every option, I looked at the Republican platform through the lens of a new recruit. I was curious because I like to be contrarian. I will need to stand out, and being a fairly normal, pretty moderate, left-leaning… Continue reading Why I’m not a Republican

Open the gate

I’ve thought a lot about running for office. I studied it in college and in graduate school but I decided to take a detour through the private sector to get some practical experience and financial cushion. Three years ago I started a family and just recently decided that I should prioritize a lifestyle that lets… Continue reading Open the gate

Don’t vote your conscience

The essence of my argument is this: don’t expect too much of your public officials. Yes, I say this as someone who hopes to run for office himself some day. Don’t expect the world of me either. I’ll be fallible, influenced by powerful friends, subject to emotional whims, and vote for things I regret. I’ll… Continue reading Don’t vote your conscience