Here's what I don't understand. Why is it a matter of wonder about why "nice" people would be ANY political persuasion, except maybe Nazi? I happen to be a registered Democrat, not because I agree with every Democratic party platform but because it's the closest description of many imperfect choices. Also, my favored candidates tend to be Democrats so if I want to vote for them in primaries I need to be D. Now, Risen is probably polar opposite to me politically but there's no question in my mind he's a decent guy and I've had a lot of fun talking to him on vent. So we disagree, pretty strongly even, about political issues. Why does that mean "niceness" is at stake? I just don't get that cross-pollination at all.