I love politics. I’m what you might call a political junkie. I grew up in Illinois – a state that practically invented political shenanigans – and was fascinated by talk of politics at our dinner table. Members of my extended family have run… and won… local political office. Half of my family is Republican and the other half is Democrat. It makes for an interesting Thanksgiving.
My family is pretty polite with one another. We debate, but don’t name call. Our hope is to make you think, not question your parentage.
As of late, politics has become a pretty rough neighborhood. Respect for what others believe seems to be going by the wayside.
So, here is the question… should authors get political? If an author posts something political on Facebook, should he/she be worried about losing readers? Do readers actually even care what political bent their favorite author is? Would you stop reading someone if they had political beliefs polar opposite of your own?
Personally, I have tried to stay low-key this election season. I may “Like” something on Facebook but I’m not posting too many things.
What are your thoughts?