It would be easier if we didn't care, if this didn't matter to us. But we care, it matters. The political world seeps into ours and it feels personal. So personal that we've had to make rules to keep ourselves in check and when I tell people that I am "passionate" about politics, I really mean that I become so angry during light-hearted debates with Mike that I regress to name calling and whimpered pleas of "just think like me and everything will be better". We are already making wagers on the political leanings of our future children (other people can make bets on how warped those future children will be because of this). Mike is pretty confident that he will be the winner here but I can't imagine giving life to an Alex P. Keaton. It's a little frightening to think that one day I may be outnumbered. Thankfully, I have a few years to work on my campaign strategy, I mean, child rearing techniques.
**Interesting. I say this now. Ask me in November 2012 how "interesting" things are in the lead up to a Presidential election and I'm sure I won't say the same thing.