For a period of time, I am for the idea. We won't know how it will turn out until we do it. If it degrades the forum, we can remove it.
We are going to be discussing politics, anyway. Sure, Steve has the authority to lock all of the Ron Paul threads, but if he isn't going to do that, let's isolate the discussions from the 'fun and recreation' forums and whatnot (or wherever they are).
I mean, c'mon. The Law of Attraction? Religion? What could be more controversial than that?