I wasn't political at all as a kid. In fact, I wasn't even into politics when I was in college. Some of my friends were, and I respected them for it. But if there was a meeting of the Young Democrats or Republicans or Libertarians or whatever, I was miles away.
It was only when I started working as a journalist that I got exposed to all this stuff - from the rhetoric to the strategy to the tricks the parties use to get or take away votes - and that's when it got interesting. I'm not saying I'd ever want to BE a politician, but it's fun to watch them go after jobs and each other.
You, on the other hand, are more informed than I was. If you're reading this blog, it's because you watch CNN Student News. You've seen the DNC this week and will see the RNC next week. You know who the candidates are and, hopefully, a little bit about what they stand for.
So I wonder if it surprised you at all to see the sixth-grade girl cover the DNC or the 11-year-old political Web site creator. And on a slightly more important level... I'd like to know if you care about politics.
Carl Azuz, Anchor