This blog, WWWJR’s Political Commentary, is a forum for expressing opinions regarding political issues and candidates (Bet you couldn’t have guessed that from the title). It was started in 2008 during the John McCain/Barack Obama presidential election. Most of my post in those early days supported John McCain, the Republican nominee. I am what one might define as a Libertarian Republican. I have flirted with the idea of changing my registration from Republican to Libertarian, but some of the Libertarian Party principles are farther away from my views than the Republican ideas which I may disagree with. Hence, here I am spouting my own version of what is best for America.
Since this blog began years ago it has gradually transformed. For instance, after many rants about the damage Barack Obama is doing to the nation, I finally moved on. In 2011 I spent considerable time developing unofficial (and unbiased) candidate pages regarding the St. George City Council race. One issue seemed to grab the headlines for a a short period, so I conducted an in depth analysis of the facts behind the issue (with extraordinary assistance from St. George city employees) and posted that here for residents to examine. I also personally host a meet-the-candidate forum, which with just minor bragging turned out to be very enjoyable and enlightening.
One transition for this blog was a series of online debates between supporters of 2012 presidential candidates. The format was somewhat formal, and was also intended to be informative. Not only did the debaters present their arguments (limited wordage for those less inclined to read lengthy stuff), but readers were also able to voice comments about the debates. Civility prevailed!
The blog has come full circle to expressing political viewpoints. Your views are welcome.