I'd be curious to know more about your politics, though, Charles. I've always assumed that you were kind of a liberal guy, but the closest I see to some of these viewpoints comes across from some of my (many) conservative friends. I'm not judging. I have friends from both sides of the spectrum. I'm just curious where you fall. - +Dan Head*
A joke among my friends is that I'm the most liberal person any of them know. Personally I think of myself as financially conservative and socially liberal. Which means that I believe that we should do things like recognize gay marriage, provide medical coverage for everyone, fund the arts, invest heavily in education, and the like - BUT if we do anything that costs money we have to find a way to pay for it. There are no blank checks being written.
If you'd like to talk about any specific issues let me know and we can discuss them. I'm generally good with talking about most anything.
* Dan actually asked his question before the Q&A call went out but due to the large number of people who asked me about this I decided to use his version as it came first. I hope Dan doesn't mind.