Who am I? I am a 40 year old, married, white man who lives in the Chicago area. I am a fiscal conservative and a social liberal. I am a veteran of the Gulf War and Kosovo. I am a man without a party. There doesnt seem to be room for me in either party these days. The GOP: pushed me out with their on stances on social conservatism. With the Democrats, they have started leaning way too left in their fiscal beliefs so it appears their tent is shrinking as well. I have always voted for the individual and not the party, but here in Chicago, you are forced to vote in the primaries for one party or the other so I am forced to find a candidate I like and want to vote for, then select that primary to vote in, even if there is only one person on that ballot I have any interest in giving my vote. I have been told I should follow the libertarian party, but that too seems impossible since as of late, they seem to be the party of the truther. As an architect I laugh at all of the 9/11 conspiracies since I have first hand experience in the demolition of buildings. Sorry truthers, the twin towers were not imploded, it just isnt possible. I have been all around the internet over the years since I am a political wonk, but it seems most sites I have found, my personal beliefs have gotten me into a bit of trouble. I have been banned from some political forums for reasons I am actually proud of: Free Republic and other Conservative sites: Too liberal and agnostic. Democratic Underground and the Ed Shultz websites: Too conservative and anti-union. Well have to see how things go here, but it does appear that the site is more open than those on the far left or right.