Thursday, January 3, 2008

The Good Old Days Revisited

Posted By on Thu, Jan 3, 2008 at 9:14 AM

As the day breaks on this first--and certainly important--election event, I am glad to see there is no frontrunner in either party. It reminds me of what the presidential election was like before Internet with polls, up-to-the minute coverage and the petty sniping among the candidates.

Used to be that everyone would gather around the television (black and white, of course) and watch as the numbers came in. Often, you'd go to bed not knowing the winner. This was more so during the conventions, but I can remember during the Kennedy/Nixon race, we really didn't have any idea when we went to bed at midnight just who our president might be.

It was exciting and fun, and made the whole process real.

Of course, that's when only white men were candidates, and voting was done on gigantic machines that at the time were considered modern and high-tech (but that word wasn't in the lexicon yet).

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