Venting; getting it off my chest.
Bashing those with oppositing points of view.
Pep-rallying those on my ideolgical team.
Reaching silent observers who are not pursuaded either way.
Winning over the hearts and minds of those with opposing views.
No real objective other than shpening my communications skills.
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Yes, I am a Keynesian.
I'm here for the cappuccino machine.
So...the rest is just a bonus.
I am also here to work on my bumper sticker philosophy.
Let's ditch the drug war.
I voted reaching silent observers.
Winning over those with opposing views is a bonus. I would've voted that also, if this were a multiple choice poll.