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Old 02-29-2008, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I was just thinking about this, and I think this is part of the reason I would be so happy to vote in a McCain vs. Obama general election:

I'm 38 years old. The first presidential election I could vote in was 1988, Dukakis vs. Bush. We all know what has happened since then...

So, at 38, I have never in my entire life been able to vote in a presidential election where one of the candidates wasn't a Bush or Clinton. Since that would include anyone that became 18 years old as early as 1985, there have got to be some people in their early 40s who also have never in their lives been able to vote in a presidential election without a Bush or Clinton.

How about you? Old enough to have participated in a Bushless or Clintonless election?
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Old 02-29-2008, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Land of 10000 Lakes + some
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Most definitely. Both.
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Old 02-29-2008, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Texas
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No, not at almost 32. Hopefully that will change this year.
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Old 02-29-2008, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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To my everlasting shame I voted for Nixon. I didn't realize his "secret plan for ending the vietnam war" required four more years and 50,00 more casualites.
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Old 02-29-2008, 12:35 PM
 
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I'm sick of this thing about having to have only a bush or a Clinton to vote for again! Why wasn't this an issue when the present bushy ran?????And ran AGAIN?

In case no one has noticed only one Clinton has been president....
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Old 02-29-2008, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Pendleton County, KY
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I was just thinking about this, and I think this is part of the reason I would be so happy to vote in a McCain vs. Obama general election:

I'm 38 years old. The first presidential election I could vote in was 1988, Dukakis vs. Bush. We all know what has happened since then...

So, at 38, I have never in my entire life been able to vote in a presidential election where one of the candidates wasn't a Bush or Clinton. Since that would include anyone that became 18 years old as early as 1985, there have got to be some people in their early 40s who also have never in their lives been able to vote in a presidential election without a Bush or Clinton.

How about you? Old enough to have participated in a Bushless or Clintonless election?
I turned 18 about a month after the 1984 election, and your post pretty much sums up my feelings, too.
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Old 02-29-2008, 12:40 PM
 
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Yes and it's downright scary to have two families essentially in the W-H for soooooooooooooooo long. Time for a change, don't you think?
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Old 02-29-2008, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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I was just thinking about this, and I think this is part of the reason I would be so happy to vote in a McCain vs. Obama general election:

I'm 38 years old. The first presidential election I could vote in was 1988, Dukakis vs. Bush. We all know what has happened since then...

So, at 38, I have never in my entire life been able to vote in a presidential election where one of the candidates wasn't a Bush or Clinton. Since that would include anyone that became 18 years old as early as 1985, there have got to be some people in their early 40s who also have never in their lives been able to vote in a presidential election without a Bush or Clinton.

How about you? Old enough to have participated in a Bushless or Clintonless election?
Hear, hear! Born in 1970.
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Old 02-29-2008, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Default Old enough to have voted in a non-Clinton/Bush election?

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I was just thinking about this, and I think this is part of the reason I would be so happy to vote in a McCain vs. Obama general election:

I'm 38 years old. The first presidential election I could vote in was 1988, Dukakis vs. Bush. We all know what has happened since then...

So, at 38, I have never in my entire life been able to vote in a presidential election where one of the candidates wasn't a Bush or Clinton. Since that would include anyone that became 18 years old as early as 1985, there have got to be some people in their early 40s who also have never in their lives been able to vote in a presidential election without a Bush or Clinton.

How about you? Old enough to have participated in a Bushless or Clintonless election?
Old enough to have voted for Nixon.


Looking forward to the best election since 1968.
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Old 02-29-2008, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Cast my first vote in 1982 for Tom Bradley as governor of California.
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