Dynamo_Politics has been a dream of mine for some time.
Really, a high school kid like you dreams about starting a political blog?
Well… sort of. I’ve always been kind of interested in politics. My family always talks about what’s going on out there, trying to guess how this or that policy will affect them and whether or not this or that politician will get re-elected. I guess I kind of tapped into that “subconscious inclination” (if such a thing exists) when I started reading the CNN politics tab on my new iMac. That was the catalyst to transform my participation in politics from listening to people wag their tongues about the game to becoming a player in it.
It wasn’t something that happened overnight though. At first I “lurked,” just reading political blogs, watching and reading the news (I read several hours a day – no life, am I right?), arguing with friends and, well… waiting. Waiting for someone or some cause I could really throw myself behind. It had to be something I was 100% sure I wanted to support, because I really detest the idea of not committing to something completely.
So wait I did. Waited and watched. Watched Obama and Hillary fight it out in the primary. Watched McCain bring Sarah Palin into the national spotlight. Watched the national debt hit $10 trillion… $12 trillion… $15 trillion.
And then suddenly two thoughts hit me like a crate of freshly-printed Obama 2012 bumper stickers. First, I’m going to end up paying for this. This generation is getting royally screwed-over by the people our parents put in office, and we’re going to be left holding the bag. We can’t afford not to get involved and do something, because it’s clear no one else is going to be doing us any favors from here on out. Second, this Mitt Romney guy seems like the perfect candidate to turn things around. He has experience in both business and government, success in both, a platform that presents realistic solutions, and, perhaps best of all, he can win.
So I decided to start this blog, rather than sit on my hands and leave it to other people to mold the putty of public opinion. I like writing (about some things) and I think I’m pretty good at it – though not perfect, that’s for sure. I like politics too. I also like logic, which is why I’m sure a lot of Republicans will appreciate this blog, and a lot of Democrats will want to tear some hair out over it. For too long, the GOP has been seen as the party of ignorance, not ideas. With Dynamo, I hope to change that.
But I need your help! Tell your friends, your friends’ friends, your parents, tell whoever! Tell them to come check Dynamo out. Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, do whatever you can to get the word out. Because we’re up against some pretty long odds here, but if we work together, maybe… just maybe… we can come out on top.