Oh Great GR Masters, Every time I post in this forum (all two of 'em) I'm asking for something. So to waste no time I won't be evasive in requesting what I want. Will GR in some way, shape, or form please endorse Barack Obama? I know, I know. You're thinking "What?! Where did that come from? You've got to be kidding me." But let me explain how I brought my capricious request to this site. I'll make it as quick as I can, just the same way I slap bumper stickers on cop cars. Here goes. I can't imagine many people think video games and politics in the same train of thought very often. I know in your latest podcast you talked about Obama buying some ads in EA games but even considering that occurrence the extent of games and government to me only brings memories of angry parents (one former lawyer in particular) shouting about bringing censorship and lawsuits against people like the DOOM boys Carmack and Romero. I guess what I'm thinking for this site involves a different type of relationship with politics. Newspapers everywhere have long been involved in backing or trashing political candidates. They hold tons of sway in how they influence people to look at an election. So what about this site? In addition to many others things GR is most definitely a news source, and you get about, what, over 3 million hits a month? I know I'm botching that number but whatever the case you've got a hell of an audience here. Either way you post a view here an assload of people are going to see it. So that's one reason I see this place as so viable to move this race along in a good direction. People flock here. No doubt about it. But why make a political statement at all? Enough people are doing that, right? Yes, but even so I still think GR doing it (in any way at all) would still be truly, really sweet. This gaming site taking a stand while all the others as usual still have their heads shoved up corporate sphincters. It just seems so awesome an idea. The user Blackstar and a couple others really got the ball rolling in talking about politics around here so I guess I'm just continuing what they've started- maybe just a bit less subtly. And I won't sensationalize Obama here either. Like anyone on this planet he's got flaws but he's definitely in a HUGE way got far more intelligence and diplomacy going for him than McCain. But I've exceeded my time limit, haven't I? In the end this is nothing but a request. If you can in any way, in whatever way you feel like, please do something to show GR has Obama's back. So at last I give you what I've failed to in my other posts: an offering. Your 30th post was right on so, inspired, I grabbed a camera, sign, and friend to show my appreciation. Enjoy. and http://suckstop.ytmnd.com/ Again, not so subtle but I've gotta have my fun somehow. Cheers.