Prominent Presidential Memories

I remember sitting on the floor in front of the TV and watching Nixon get on the helicopter and fly away.

I remember watching Gerald Ford be sworn in.

I didn't understand why my dad made us watch that at the time, but I understood by how my father was acting, that what I was seeing was important.

I remember my dad and step brother getting out to push our car because we had run out of gas in the line while we were waiting to get gas. My father cursed President Jimmy Carter for the gas crisis.

"We have to do whatever we can to get Reagan elected!"
I remember overhearing my father tell someone.

I remember my mother picking us up from school and telling us that President Reagan had been shot but was alive.

"Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" 
I remember watching the news and seeing Reagan say this at the Berlin wall.

I remember watching George Bush Sr debate Bill Clinton and Ross Perot and thinking how George looked bored.

I remember crying when Bill Clinton won the election, thinking this would usher in the Apocalypse and quadruple abortion rates.

I remember watching him look at us all and lie to us on national TV.

I remember Bill Clinton running against Bob Dole and I didn't understand how anyone could vote for Bill Clinton. Certainly no Christian could vote for such a man.

I remember always loving George W Bush from the minute he declared his candidacy. I loved him because I had such great admiration for his father.

I remember being so proud of him after 911.

I remember being so disappointed in him for his response to Katrina.

I remember changing my political party to Independent after being a Republican for over 20 years. 

I remember voting for John McCain but not being sad that Barak Obama had been elected president.

I remember prospering, being happy and growing as a person in Obama's America.

I remember crying when he left office because I thought he was such a class act. 100% grace and dignity, diplomacy and humility. He was someone my boys could be proud to call their president.

I remember changing my political party to Democrat just so I could vote for Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary.

I remember watching Trump go up against 16 decent Republicans, act like a two year old narcissistic brat, and still win the Republican nominee.

I remember watching him stalk Hillary at the debates, talk about pussy grabbing, act like something out of a bad episode of Punked and still go on to become the 45th president of the United States.

And I remember weeping, mourning, getting angry, protesting, fighting, trying, resisting...

I am still.

These are my prominent presidential far.



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