I really want to understand: Why did you vote for Bush? Not snark at all -- a sincere question. I voted for Kerry. 51% of the people in this country think differently than I do and I'd like to try to get past my usual filters and biases and hear your point of view. If you voted for Bush/Cheney I'd appreciate you taking the time to explain to me what issues, beliefs, hopes, and fears motivated you voted the way you did, if you're willing.
Lobbying -- I'm a political idiot. How exactly does lobbying work? Is it as simple as 'Big Corporations give Big Bucks to make sure they get what they want, politically?' Who does this money go to, exactly? [more inside]