Originally Posted by Polishshooter
SO even though in my life I HAVE voted for a FEW (VERY few...)Democrats in my life, LOCALLY...
EVERY time I'm in the booth I remember my Dad, and MANY times I've UNAPOLOGETICALLY voted "Straight Republican..."
The first vote I ever cast was for Ronald Reagan as governor of California! Like you, the only Demcrate I ever voted for was in a local election, and that only because he was a Republican too lazy (or too cagy in a county with largely Democratic registration!) to change his party affiliation from Democrat! I'm dating myself, but the first election I remember being emotionally involved in (though I was much too young to vote) was the 1960 contest between Kennedy and Nixon. When Kennedy won (by counting the Cook County Illinois Democratic votes twice, and the "voters" with tombstones over their heads three times
) I thought my Dad was gonna have a heart attack! I've often wondered how history might have been changed had Nixon won in 1960, of if Kennedy had not been assassinated in 1963 and Johnson elevated to the presidency. Maybe Viet Nam would never have happened, or if it had, Nixon would have simply nuked the bastards!