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    Re: Who was President when you first became politically aware?

    Obama and more relevant to me, Stephen Harper. I see I am alone.

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    Re: Who was President when you first became politically aware?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Oh okay. I was wondering if at the ground level the 68 convention was one of those big moments for the family.

    My folks moved from Right to Left in a similar manner as your mother, it seems (cultural issues and their political meaning). Except theirs occurred by the mid-to late-1990s.
    its when abortion became Legal and the GOP-or parts of it-tried to reverse Roe v Wade
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    Re: Who was President when you first became politically aware?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Who was President when you first became politically aware?

    ETA: "Aware" in a non-partisan sense. Just aware of the political realm in general.

    For me it was Nixon, though I didn't really start forming my own opinions and studying politics until Carter.
    GWB around 9/11 when I was 13. Used to be hardcore Republican and conservative up until about two years ago.

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    Re: Who was President when you first became politically aware?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Being in 5th grade on Nov. 22, 1963 on Travis USAF Base in California.
    Sent home early from school, my Parents were already home from work--Crying.

    Though I understood Dad's vote in 1960 when he was stationed in Morocco, Africa .
    Quite the coincidence .. I too was stationed in Sidi Slimane during 1960 .. That year, there was an earthquake in Aguidear(note the butchered spelling) . Our first lieutenant was Walter Williams .. 8th Air Force , 822 Medical group ?? .. I remember little..

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    Re: Who was President when you first became politically aware?

    I was a liberal democrat when Nixon won. I changed my view of him when Vietnam ended. I still considered myself a liberal and I really liked Carter. He had the right idea about a lot of things but he was not a great orator. Master Bull$hitters make better presidents so it seems by their popularity. As I got older and wiser my liberal views slowly changed to more conservative views. I still vote for both parties but have failed miserably. I voted for Bush the first term and Obama the first term. It is quite obvious I am a terrible judge of presidents. I am absolutely disgusted and disappointed by both of them.

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    Re: Who was President when you first became politically aware?

    Johnson

    I was born in December 1960, so I was very young during the 60s, but I opposed the Vietnam War and supported the civil rights movement. Of course I was just a dumb kid and didn't have an informed opinion about either of those issues, but I haven't changed my mind about either of them.
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    Re: Who was President when you first became politically aware?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Quite the coincidence .. I too was stationed in Sidi Slimane during 1960 .. That year, there was an earthquake in Agadir . Our first lieutenant was Walter Williams .. 8th Air Force , 822 Medical group ?? .. I remember little..
    Need more time and a better keyboard ..

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    Re: Who was President when you first became politically aware?

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    Obama and more relevant to me, Stephen Harper. I see I am alone.
    Not only a Canadian, but a young one. Do the kids in Canada wear their pants hanging off the bottom of their fannies like they do in the US?

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    Re: Who was President when you first became politically aware?

    I can remember hearing on the radio, back before we had the old B and W TV, that the federal budget had reached the astounding figure of $200 billion dollars.

    Eisenhower was president.

    When Eisenhower's second term was up, I'd turned 18, but the voters still hadn't lowered the voting age, so I couldn't vote for Kennedy.

    When they shot Kennedy (I still am not sure that THEY is the improper pronoun for that one), I had just turned 21. That's one political event that still sticks in my mind.

    When Lyndon Johnson ran against Barry Goldwater in '64, I was finally able to vote. I voted for Johnson, as I was afraid Goldwater would get us into a war. How's that for an introduction to irony? If I had it to do over again, I'd campaign hard for Goldwater.

    But, since I was just a kid, no one would have listened anyway, so the war in Vietnam would have still happened.

    I remember Sputnik very well. That's when we suddenly had to get serious about math and science. I was in high school at the time.

    I can also remember seeing my first jet contrail. The year was 1954 or so, and the thought was, "Wow! That's a jet plane up there!"
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    Re: Who was President when you first became politically aware?

    For me it was Carter and the 444 days that engrossed the US at the time. I think the actual point it hit me was when the Delta Force chopper crashed in the desert, part of the elaborate and failed rescue attempt of Carter who basically was milquetoast up to that point and then became a laughing stock milquetoast. It's at that particular point I started to dislike the man and continue to this day after finding out more about him both in office and out.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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