by Il Fettucinni
Bellingham, WA January 30, 2012
I have watched many presidential campaigns since I was born. The first one was Ike vs Adlai in 1952. I was seven and I remember Stevenson’s hole-in-shoe picture and the “I Like Ike” buttons, and that my mother was for Adlai Stevenson, and my father, Ike. Perhaps it was this internal and constant examination of issues from two opposite sides that contributed to making me think as I do today. My father and mother drove to the polls every four years and always voted for opposite candidates. They never came to an agreement.
Now 60 years later I have spent most of my adult life studying this kind of confrontation. (more…)