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    Who was President when you first became politically aware?

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

    Bush 2.


    I used to be the most stereotypical Republican dunce you ever met. Just carried over my parents views completely. Then I entered the working world and had more formal interactions with my far wealthier top 1% family members who I'd grown up with and started to learn the realities of socioeconomic class and hence developed strong Democrat leanings and generally Leftist Esq slants politically with some holdings of rightism here and there.

    Basically I grew up and based on my interactions with rich family members realized "Oh wow, the GOP rich really do see you as basically pond scum". That definitely ended my naivety about being a Republican.

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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.
    I'm going to say early in the Bush II years. There is an argument to be made that the seeds were sewn in the Clinton era, but I simply wasn't old enough to have a legitimate understanding of what politics was, precocious as I may have been.

    Once I started understanding the concept of politics properly, I REALLY got into, REALLY quickly. I was extremely active by the time I started high school, which was 2 or 3 years into Bush II's first term.

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

    in 1st grade my school doing a mock election on the presidential election . I thought it was a bit "dumb " as most of us at that time didn't really know who was running and it was silly that we would even mock elect something I didn't really know about so I asked my dad about it and he explained them and the Republican and Democratic party
    after he finished his spiel I said something on the lines of them both being terrible isn't there any other option. He answer was a yes but in a odd tone.

    In the next year I became aware of the social aspects of government during a long car ride from a drive in my grandparents at the time had owned.
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    Re: Who was President when you first became politically aware?

    Right about when the 2008 election was starting up, when I was 14.
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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.
    Reagan. Though I didn't start forming my own opinions until Bill Clinton.
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    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 .
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    Re: Who was President when you first became politically aware?

    Quote Originally Posted by Un biased View Post
    in 1st grade my school doing a mock election on the presidential election . I thought it was a bit "dumb " as most of us at that time didn't really know who was running and it was silly that we would even mock elect something I didn't really know about so I asked my dad about it and he explained them and the Republican and Democratic party
    after he finished his spiel I said something on the lines of them both being terrible isn't there any other option. He answer was a yes but in a odd tone.

    In the next year I became aware of the social aspects of government during a long car ride from a drive in my grandparents at the time had owned.
    Seriously? You're going to leave off with that? What happened man!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Seriously? You're going to leave off with that? What happened man!
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    Eisenhower.

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