I've come almost full circle...
At the height of my dubdum, I was pretty neutral. Oh, I had opinions but never really took the time to learn the issues or take enough interest to consider myself left-leaning or right-leaning. I kept my opinions to myself, knowing that "we" weren't even supposed to have an opinion. Which is a good thing since I was ill informed.
Once I considered myself free of the WT influence I took an interest in politics. I expressed opinions more freely and was able to carry on conversations having done more research on the issues. I even kept up with local politics better. I attended some city council meetings, took sides on local issues and spoke up when I felt the need to do so.
Over the last two or three years though, I lost interest again. Or maybe I just got it out of my system. I got to join in something that previously I was not allowed to. After joining in for awhile, I kinda got tired of the same old BS from most politicians. As much hope as one can have for their candidate, be it prez, mayor or dog catcher, there's only so much one person can do against a government out of control. I felt like I was spinning my wheels trying to be involved. I have hope for Obama as prez, but after the hoopla dies down, it's obvious that it's just business as usual.
Putting too much hope in politics is kinda like being a JW. Promises and lies, false hope and dissappointment. I don't waste anymore time or energy on it. I'm not really neutral, I just don't care anymore.