This forum was created in order to give the 2004 election threads a place to live, other than the main forum. As the process heats up, more and more political threads have been posted in the main room. Although we understand that politics IS news (to a certain extent), these threads were "taking over". The staff determined that the best way to handle this was to create a "Politics" forum, where members could proceed "hot & heavy". This forum should be considered "TIO-lite", in that pretty much anything goes except blatant flaming and profanity. Have fun, and please - TRY to keep it as civil as possible, okay?