by Jonathan Singer, Wed Jun 10, 2009 at 10:39:22 AM EDT
Though I have (only) been here at MyDD as a front pager for the past three and a half years, for a year and a half before that I built my own site from the ground up with some insightful and a lot of not terribly insightful commentary about politics. My biggest contribution there, and perhaps here too, have been all of the interviews I have conducted with people involved in political life. Back then, it was mostly former politicians -- Gary Hart, Birch Bayh, Walter Mondale and the like -- while more recently it has included more current figures like Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, as well as candidates like Gavin Newsom. My conversation with John Kerry, in which he explained, much to the consternation of John McCain, that the Arizona Republican had approached him about running on the Democratic ticket in 2004, stands out as well.
In all, I have tried to say what I truly believe about politics and the world around us, and have strived advance the conversation, both at my blog of yore and MyDD, as well as now twittering @jonathanhsinger. Here's to hoping the next five years (and beyond) are as fun and enjoyable as the past five have been.