Good afternoon everyone, new to the boards and excited to be here. Seems I've found a good place to have thoughtful political discussion. I am 23 years old, in my final semester of undergrad at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. Grew up in a house of true independents in my parents, people who don't vote by party, but rather by person. 2008 was my first opportunity to vote in a Presidential election. I would say I identify as one of those "young Obama Democrats" and fall on the left side of the aisle. That's not saying I don't disagree with him or the left on issues from time to time. Just because I generally feel progressive, doesn't mean I agree with the entire progressive agenda. I'm pro-choice, pro-death penalty, anti-gun, pro-tough immigration, pro-big government, pro-defense cuts, and do believe the rich deserve to be taxed more, just to name a few things. I look forward to meeting everyone, and hopefully become a good part of the discussion around here!