personally, i voted a straight democrat ticket even though i live in a state that will probably go to romney (North Carolina). i don’t like the amount of moral policing that comes with the republican party, especially in regards to the abortion issue. obama made romney look like a prag in the last debate, much to my delight. i’d really like to see obama get another term to finish what he started. i also think that he’s generally just a more likeable fellow than romney. romney tailors his personality and his views based on who he’s talking to at the moment and would be a wishy-washy leader with no real direction beyond protecting his millions.
I got interested in late 2010 after seeing A) the episode of Top Gear UK in which Richard Hammond drove one of Alonso’s championship-winning cars, and B) the Ayrton Senna tribute in series 15 of TG(UK). I have to credit Jezza, Hamster, and Cpt Slow for sparking my interest in cars, despite the fact that i’m in my late 30′s (better late than never, eh?). Anyways, that sparked the tinder. I got Speed TV just so I could watch the 2011 season. The first race I watched in it’s entirety was a replay of the 2010 Abu Dhabi GP. I was awestruck just by the sheer beauty of the circuit, despite that fact that it’s not the most exciting track on the calendar. Since then, I haven’t missed a practice/quali/race.