Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Elections Weren't Always Like This

Christine Lynch, a fellow South Bay Writers Workshop member, "got" (our reference) the Daily Breeze "My Turn" column this morning.  It is titled "Election season strikes up fond memories of campaigns." 

The first line of her piece will shock you, especially if you are less than 50 years old:  "Presidential elections used to be festive and friendly."  Not since JFK vs. Nixon.  And that was a long time ago.

Lynch wrote that the first election she remembers was the Eisenhower-Stevenson engagement.     I remember politics as a clearer, cleaner event back then.  Men were still wearing hats with their suits!  Women peeled off their white gloves to vote!

It's a good read and I recommend it as a calming, soothing bit of nostalgia that can perhaps -- only perhaps because the next thought might be, "How the hell did it come to this?!" - refresh.
"My Turn"   Christine Lynch
"Election season strikes up fond memories of campaigns"


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