03 November 2008

 

Olden Times

1992: Andrew (my ex) and I waited an hour and a half in Boston's South End (just across the street from where we lived) to vote for Bill Clinton. It wasn't going to change the outcome in Massachusetts: it was just important.

1980: We were at Rick Champion's, and when Tom Holzemer told Rick that he'd voted for Reagan, I thought Rick was gonna die of disappointment. I understood the impulse, even as I'd argued for and worked for Carter. Many of today's McCain supporters are fixing to understand tomorrow how many of us Carter supporters felt that night.

1972: Sarah Palin, you might know in 2012 just how George McGovern felt. Was it worth having?

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