In the late 1970's when my dad was still in high school he attended the Idaho Republican Convention in Moscow. The keynote speaker at that time was "then Governor" Ronald Reagan.
My dad, who was raised in a Democrat leaning household (that was back when Democrats had some shred of moral value left in them), went because he wanted to see what the GOP was all about.
He heard Governor Reagan speak, was so moved by Reagan's vision that he signed up to help with the party and has been a Republican ever since.
Little did he know that when he married my mom he would marry a Democrat - thus leaving me in an "inter-party" relationship. Luckily, his beliefs made more sense to me and that is why I'm a Republican now and will be a Republican in 2005.
DFO: I appreciate the Christmas card that Henry sent, with the Christmas letter, and the note that he'd made a contribution in my name to the "Human Fund." Since I, too, am a Seinfeld fan, I realize how much that cost this poor struggling UI student. Still, it cracked me up. A Festivus for the Rest of Us, Henry.