I’ve posted a couple of stories where people have given personal perspectives about politics that I thought were well considered. I recently discovered that NPR has a project called Get My Vote that is meant to allow people to share exactly these kinds o f personal perspectives.
NPR and public media want to hear about the concerns and convictions that motivate you in this election. Politics, as we say, is personal. Tell us about the issues that have touched your life. How have your experiences shaped your political beliefs and goals? What could someone do or say to get your vote?
I plan to look through things that are being posted over there to get a feel for what people are saying. If I get the chance I hope to share more stories of well considered personal perspectives.
Well considered is being defined as not blindly echoing a party line, but thoughtful and articulate in support of their position. Whether I agree with the position is not a requirement, although I honestly believe that there is less variance among thoughtful people (as opposed to reactionary ideologues) than the red/blue divide of media politics that we are constantly exposed to.