Now, I'm really not trying to be divisive, but -- what was it that made you decide to support the Democrats, Republicans, or some independent group? I mean for life, not just as applies to this election. Some recent discussions with friends have made me wonder what it is that determines peoples' political views. As I have said before, I know lots of highly intelligent and educated Democrats, and just-as-intelligent and educated Republicans and, for example, Libertarians. I suppose it's not just one simple thing that makes the difference, but I am curious... Did you decide mainly because of your parents' views? Other life experiences? Did one issue decide it for you (abortion/choice, guns, sexual preference, the environment, etc.)? Can you even pinpoint it? I'd appreciate it if we could stay away from "loaded" responses ("Because Bush is an idiot", or "Because Hillary is the devil incarnate", or even "Being ______ is just the logical choice", which doesn't help at all)... As I said, I'm just curious, not trying to stir up trouble (I think)... My apologies if this topic has been posted before (don't see it) or just seems stupid.