Hey everyone, I decided to try and liven things up here at the Cafe by sparking up something that hasn't been around since 2004. We're NOT bringing back politics to the Cafe, but we are going to try this as a trial. This thread is for talkback and discussion concerning the 2008 Elections, Presidential and otherwise. As someone very involved in politics, I will be the moderator of this discussion and take responsibility for everything that goes on here. This will be the ONLY thread dealing with politics on Toon Zone unless I or another Cafe mod says otherwise. If it gets out of hand, we're just never going to bring it back again. The rules for this discussion are as follows: 1) Do NOT start ideological debates. This means that that if someone differs on a certain subject with you, you cannot respond with a retort on their ideology. They believe what they want, and you probably won't be able to change their minds either way. If there is a back and forth on this I will give ONE warning to the thread and otherwise, you will GET a warning and this thread will be closed. 2) Do NOT go off on ideological RANTS. This means you can't just preach about, let's say, abortion, and how terrible it may be or how we need it. You can make a quick point like "I believe this," and have maybe a sentence or two max to back it up, but that's IT. Do not go crazy and spout your beliefs here. That's not what this thread is for or about. You will be warned if you do this, right away. 3) This thread is to discussion the election and election-related news. Please try and keep on topic so we can keep this thread around. I like politics, and I want to make it part of the Cafe again, but I won't hesitate to take it away if it goes off topic or of the aforementioned things happen too often. 4) Please keep things CIVIL. I don't want to have to warn people AT ALL, it's not what I like to do, but if you break a rule, or get nasty, I will do it. Be nice, polite, and follow the general Toon Zone rules. With that out of the way, discuss away. Talk about your favorite candidates, the election and how it will effect the country, who you think is going to win. Why you like or dislike certain candidates (you can argue politely about this), and so on. This thread is mainly to raise political awareness and to get all of you over 18 to the polls! Enjoy, but keep things under control. Thanks!