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deadparrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-04-06 11:47 PM
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4. Being about five years old...
watching Governor John Ashcroft on TV and thinking that he was one scary SOB.

In terms of a good memory, I was with my family at a Burger King during a stop in Hannibal, MO in '92 when we heard "Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow" blaring down the street. A Clinton/Gore campaign bus pulled in. My cousin was on German TV with Clinton, and I shook Gore's hand. :)
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  -First political memory? dorktv  May-04-06 11:43 PM   #0 
  - nixon-kennedy debate  kitp   May-04-06 11:45 PM   #1 
  - kennedy...my mother campaigned for him in miami...  ElsewheresDaughter   May-05-06 01:50 AM   #32 
  - ten years old  ginnyinWI   May-04-06 11:45 PM   #2 
  - Saw Kennedy in a San Diego parade when I was six. - 1963.  Liberty Belle   May-04-06 11:47 PM   #3 
  - November, 1963  dweller   May-05-06 12:20 AM   #19 
  - Being about five years old...  deadparrot   May-04-06 11:47 PM   #4 
  - Berlin Wall  kineneb   May-04-06 11:48 PM   #5 
  - Wow - you brought back a memory for me...  susanna   May-06-06 11:45 PM   #116 
  - I Like Ike!  Suich   May-04-06 11:48 PM   #6 
  - Everything happened that year, I never remember anything else until  dorktv   May-04-06 11:53 PM   #12 
  - Yep. 1952. Fourth grade, playing "king of the mountain" during recess.  TahitiNut   May-06-06 11:50 PM   #117 
  - The first one that comes to mind . . .  Brigid   May-04-06 11:49 PM   #7 
  - 1992 Election  Ignacio Upton   May-04-06 11:50 PM   #8 
  - Four years old  Jane Eyre   May-04-06 11:50 PM   #9 
  - That's adorable and so cute!...........n/t  Vadem   May-05-06 11:33 PM   #77 
  - Nixon resigning  Union Thug   May-04-06 11:52 PM   #10 
  - A school-wide Carter vs. Ford election  Autonomy   May-04-06 11:53 PM   #11 
  - Me too!  justice1   May-05-06 12:57 AM   #26 
  - Hah! I voted for Carter in 6th grade.  CPMaz   May-05-06 05:11 AM   #43 
  - I remember watching my mother throw away sugar stamps  JDPriestly   May-04-06 11:53 PM   #13 
  - Nixon resigning  salvorhardin   May-04-06 11:53 PM   #14 
  - common meme that a dem president meant a war  bobbieinok   May-06-06 03:08 PM   #94 
  - I also remember that, very early on, my grandmother explained  JDPriestly   May-04-06 11:55 PM   #15 
  - my mother's family blamed FDR because  xxqqqzme   May-05-06 01:24 AM   #31 
     - that is a bizarre reason to be annoyed at a president.  dorktv   May-06-06 12:06 AM   #81 
  - My mom & dad talking about their Union of Farmers, that is,  Blaze Diem   May-04-06 11:59 PM   #16 
  - Nixon-McGovern  low_phreaq   May-05-06 12:10 AM   #17 
  - Me too!  incapsulated   May-05-06 12:29 AM   #23 
  - My dad, the procrastinator, putting off registering after we moved  havocmom   May-05-06 12:16 AM   #18 
  - Senator Jack Kennedy, October 1960  rwenos   May-05-06 12:21 AM   #20 
  - Three years old!  janeaustin   May-05-06 12:24 AM   #21 
  - Robert Kennedy's Funeral  Va Lefty   May-05-06 12:28 AM   #22 
  - Going to the 1960 Democratic Convention. n/t  Betsy Ross   May-05-06 12:38 AM   #24 
  - i voted for carter in grade school.  pansypoo53219   May-05-06 12:43 AM   #25 
  - about 5-6 years old, Reagan's re-election  JI7   May-05-06 12:57 AM   #27 
  - My friend's dad worked on campaign travel for the Bush campaign  Hippo_Tron   May-07-06 11:39 PM   #144 
  - Reagan's Inauguration..  flaminbats   May-05-06 01:11 AM   #28 
  - Governor Ronald Reagan's congratulatory letter to my late father...  BlueCaliDem04   May-06-06 12:13 AM   #83 
  - The day President Kennedy was assassinated.  Zookeeper   May-05-06 01:13 AM   #29 
  - I grew up surrounded by politics - my cousin  xxqqqzme   May-05-06 01:14 AM   #30 
  - watching Estes Kefauver being nominated for vp . . .  OneBlueSky   May-05-06 01:53 AM   #33 
  - 1968  Awsi Dooger   May-05-06 01:58 AM   #34 
  - hearing the weekly body count in vietnam in 1961 and thinking it was  niyad   May-05-06 02:09 AM   #35 
  - Mondale/Reagan  petersond   May-05-06 02:22 AM   #36 
  - I remember asking my parents who they were going to vote for...  Raksha   May-05-06 02:28 AM   #37 
  - With my folks, going to the polls in 1948.  Hardrada   May-05-06 02:34 AM   #38 
  - Did not grow in the States, so don't feel bad if you miss  nadinbrzezinski   May-05-06 02:34 AM   #39 
  - Argentina?  dorktv   May-05-06 08:22 PM   #65 
  - So where did you grow up?  liberalpragmatist   May-07-06 04:04 PM   #125 
  - My first full memory is of sometime in the summer of 1959  Husb2Sparkly   May-05-06 03:36 AM   #40 
  - Another" I Like Ike"  dg10348   May-05-06 03:45 AM   #41 
  - I remember that, too.  murielm99   May-05-06 12:26 PM   #63 
  - Hmmm...  CPMaz   May-05-06 05:07 AM   #42 
  - Cuban missile crisis  Debs   May-05-06 05:16 AM   #44 
  - The Watergate scandal.  Dulcinea   May-05-06 05:18 AM   #45 
  - I was in high school setting in class when the principle came in and......  Minnesota Libra   May-05-06 05:28 AM   #46 
  - My mom telling me she was voting for Ford  mrgorth   May-05-06 07:41 AM   #47 
  - The Carter-Reagan Debate  Connie_Corleone   May-05-06 07:59 AM   #48 
  - LOL I like that excuse  Hippo_Tron   May-07-06 11:35 PM   #143 
  - Looking at the pictures of the Nixons, their reactions to Nixon's  raccoon   May-05-06 08:00 AM   #49 
  - Bill Clinton's first inaugural. n/t  rockymountaindem   May-05-06 08:25 AM   #50 
  - 6th grade - cover of a Weekly Reader...1968  drthais   May-05-06 08:36 AM   #51 
  - ...when my white nursery school teacher reprimanded her black teacher's  1932   May-05-06 08:40 AM   #52 
  - Age 3, going with Grandad to the state capitol  OzarkDem   May-05-06 08:40 AM   #53 
  - Miners Strike Britain 1985. i couldn't understand why the police  bennywhale   May-05-06 08:43 AM   #54 
  - one of my NI friends hates Thatcher and he was not even alive  dorktv   May-05-06 08:23 PM   #66 
  - My first "in the news" memory is John Lennon being shot...  SteppingRazor   May-05-06 09:05 AM   #55 
  - Oliver North and Iran Contra...  one_true_leroy   May-05-06 09:22 AM   #56 
  - Kennedy getting shot  StopThePendulum   May-05-06 09:23 AM   #57 
  - WWII  donsu   May-05-06 11:05 AM   #58 
  - My Mom thought George Wallace was brilliant; I remember her  AzDar   May-05-06 11:12 AM   #59 
  - I am about half way through the Politics of Rage about Wallace...  dorktv   May-05-06 08:27 PM   #67 
     - sad death  LA lady   May-06-06 03:40 PM   #97 
        - She passed away from cancer right?  dorktv   May-06-06 06:42 PM   #103 
  - I lived in a suburb that was mostly for Nixon in '72.  Oregonian   May-05-06 11:16 AM   #60 
  - "You sir are no Jack Kennedy!"  Radical Activist   May-05-06 11:39 AM   #61 
  - Kennedy giving a press conference, Cuban Missle Crisis, Assassination  bklyncowgirl   May-05-06 11:41 AM   #62 
  - My dad shaking his fist at the tv and cussing Nixon  LiberalEsto   May-05-06 12:33 PM   #64 
  - I have a similiar memory of my Dad  dflprincess   May-05-06 10:16 PM   #72 
  - Political Memory....  GymGeekAus   May-05-06 08:37 PM   #68 
  - And it is a good one!  dorktv   May-05-06 08:56 PM   #69 
  - Kennedy Nixon Debates on TV - and then Kennedy's Inaugeration Speech  radio4progressives   May-05-06 09:01 PM   #70 
  - 1996 Election  NJ Democrats   May-05-06 09:09 PM   #71 
  - Presidential election 1980  Progressive4Life   May-05-06 10:43 PM   #73 
  - My fifth-grade class (in Texas) applauding that...  Mikimouse   May-05-06 11:12 PM   #74 
  - ...  Oregonian   May-06-06 12:04 AM   #79 
  - McArthur being fired, and the McCarthy hearings. The hearings  alfredo   May-05-06 11:20 PM   #75 
  - "I like Ike" was the first campaign slogan that I remember....  Vadem   May-05-06 11:31 PM   #76 
  - "Adelaide"????  CTyankee   May-06-06 04:19 PM   #100 
  - Desert One.  Fabio   May-05-06 11:44 PM   #78 
  - Going to see  thatsrightimirish   May-06-06 12:05 AM   #80 
  - The announcement in grade school that Nixon had beaten Humphrey  wiley   May-06-06 12:10 AM   #82 
  - Kennedy Election - My Mom Waited Until Morning  otohara   May-06-06 10:27 AM   #84 
  - Eisenhower re-election, My grandmother had a button with a string  Mountainman   May-06-06 10:31 AM   #85 
  - Kennedy running for President  jumptheshadow   May-06-06 10:49 AM   #86 
  - Going out of the main door of our elementary school for the first  coffeenap   May-06-06 10:55 AM   #87 
  - On our first TV in 1956 saw  POAS   May-06-06 11:01 AM   #88 
  - Wrestling in the dirt, at age 8, over Kennedy-Nixon race  Sisaruus   May-06-06 11:09 AM   #89 
  - Democratic picnic McNears Beach, Marin County, California 1959  BrotherBuzz   May-06-06 11:28 AM   #90 
  - Vauge memory: The Berlin Wall coming down  Odin2005   May-06-06 11:50 AM   #91 
  - Nixon resigning in 1974. I was 10. n/t  indie_voter   May-06-06 11:53 AM   #92 
  - Seeing Reagan on TV when I was five and feeling nauseous.  RandomKoolzip   May-06-06 02:51 PM   #93 
  - Seeing Ford on TV. n/t  Dr Fate   May-06-06 03:17 PM   #95 
  - I must have been about 4......I was at a friend's house; a woman friend  bobbieinok   May-06-06 03:31 PM   #96 
  - What a purely vile word ......  Husb2Sparkly   May-06-06 03:45 PM   #98 
     - Yes, vile. In Texas where I grew up (and left at age 17 for college  CTyankee   May-06-06 04:28 PM   #101 
  - We had a mock election in my Junior High  StephenB48   May-06-06 03:54 PM   #99 
  - I remember my parents had a lot of Kennedy-Johnson stuff in the house  lwcon   May-06-06 06:32 PM   #102 
  - In 1964 when I was 7 years old and I remember telling kids  ArnoldLayne   May-06-06 06:59 PM   #104 
  - Bwhaha!  JohnLocke   May-06-06 07:13 PM   #106 
  - Maybe we should try that in '08  Hippo_Tron   May-07-06 11:31 PM   #142 
  - "Iron Curtain"  TheCentepedeShoes   May-06-06 07:07 PM   #105 
  - Election returns in Carter vs. Reagan  MountainLaurel   May-06-06 07:15 PM   #107 
  - I was six when Ike was elected  Radio_Guy   May-06-06 09:20 PM   #108 
  - Newt Gingrich, in a political cartoon.  leyton   May-06-06 09:43 PM   #109 
  - Two real, real early memories  Lydia Leftcoast   May-06-06 10:06 PM   #110 
  - I remember the assasination....  WCGreen   May-06-06 10:22 PM   #111 
  - Fifth grade  Tinksrival   May-06-06 10:24 PM   #112 
  - Kennedy Era  Hidden Stillness   May-06-06 10:27 PM   #113 
  - JFK assassination and the days following, I was really pissed...  mitchum   May-06-06 11:20 PM   #114 
  - Nixon's resignation speech. I was a little kid.  susanna   May-06-06 11:36 PM   #115 
  - probably my mom voting in 1976 - for Carter...  nickinSTL   May-07-06 01:25 AM   #118 
  - 1st Grade- Carter vs. Ford  loyalsister   May-07-06 03:41 AM   #119 
  - Kennedy's assassination.  Vidar   May-07-06 06:54 AM   #120 
  - The Bush Clinton race where I wondered where the horses were..  Tiggeroshii   May-07-06 07:34 AM   #121 
  - Almost dying in a nuclear war  Pigwidgeon   May-07-06 09:26 AM   #122 
  - Carter-Ford Debate, 1976, San Francisco  Don Claybrook   May-07-06 09:32 AM   #123 
  - My father thrusting a "Hubert Humphrey" sign into our front  PassingFair   May-07-06 11:32 AM   #124 
  - Mine  Carbon Tiger   May-07-06 04:39 PM   #126 
  - Ed Muskie & me  MethuenProgressive   May-07-06 05:31 PM   #127 
  - My father didn't like Ike.  union_maid   May-07-06 05:36 PM   #128 
  - Truman did not like him either.  dorktv   May-07-06 07:06 PM   #130 
  - Remember this ad by any chance?  Hippo_Tron   May-07-06 11:24 PM   #139 
     - Don't recall that ad  union_maid   May-08-06 05:18 PM   #146 
  - Kennedy's assassination  yardwork   May-07-06 05:36 PM   #129 
  - Democratic National Convention 1976  Bariztr   May-07-06 07:54 PM   #131 
  - Iran hostages and Raygun getting elected  GreenPartyVoter   May-07-06 07:57 PM   #132 
  - Nixon impression for my family at age 3-4 with the "V" for victory pose.  ihelpu2see   May-07-06 08:50 PM   #133 
  - Nixon resigning  AllieB   May-07-06 09:07 PM   #134 
  - army McCarthy hearings  annabanana   May-07-06 09:28 PM   #135 
  - Dad took me into the voting booth with him in 1992  Hippo_Tron   May-07-06 09:37 PM   #136 
  - JFK's Inauguration...  dajoki   May-07-06 11:19 PM   #137 
  - JFK assassination  MassLiberal   May-07-06 11:21 PM   #138 
  - late night discussions with my father in the kitchen  peacetheonlyway   May-07-06 11:26 PM   #140 
  - Falkland Islands Conflict, Margaret Thatcher vs Michael Foot.  mwooldri   May-07-06 11:31 PM   #141 
  - Passing money to the police from a brothel for a judge's election campaign  APPLE314   May-08-06 05:43 AM   #145 
  - "Watergate" headlines.  Peake   May-08-06 05:34 PM   #147 
 

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