Tuesday, October 24, 2006

When was your first time?




JBelle
Bellemaison
The 'Kan EWA

19 comments:

toadman said...

1988. I had turned 18 the May before the election in November of that year. That was the only time I ever voted for a Bush. What a mistake.

treespotter said...

i can't decide whether that was smart or a new low really.

i never vote. for ideological reasons. Oh my holy trees!!!, i am a VIRGIN!

treespotter said...

and uh, toadman, glad you found the light.

jb3ll3 said...

It was produced by women for women. I loved it but...I can see either one of your reactions, Randolph. what are your ideological reasons? can you get into them without a full litre of GG?

curtcon said...

I worked as a canvasser with the Bridgeport young dems for McGovern. He won Bridgeport and handily lost the nation...I remember this campaign worker saying that election night.."That bastard Dick will go down for Watergate"

Since then I have backed more 'losers' than the losers that actually won.

McGovern
Carter
Carter
Mondale
Dukakis
Clinton
Clinton
*Gore
Kerry

3 outta 9

*OK, well 4 outta 9

raymond pert said...

I voted for the first time in the Kellogg High School gymnasium in 1972. I was eighteen. Eighteen year olds had never voted in a pres. election before. I would become a long-time admirer of McGovern as I later became committed to my Silver Valley Democratic Party roots, but for some reason I don't now understand...probably the power of incumbency, I voted for Nixon in 1972. My voting record since:
Carter
Anderson
Mondale
Dukakis
Clinton
Clinton
Gore
Kerry

I don't think Shoshone County is the Democratic stronghold it once was now that the unions are gone. I may be wrong. But, I have become a steadfast Democrat. I broke ranks and voted for John Anderson in 1980 as a protest against the failed Iranian hostage rescue attempt. I'm surprised, looking back, what a strong negative impact that decision by Jimmy Carter had on me. I don't know if it still would today.

treespotter said...

you guys voted for carter??? WOW! I'm making friends with history buff!!

jb3ll3: my ideological reasons prevent me from voting. With a healthy dose of GG (or equal amount of No10), i'll be a proper anarchist/utopist/hedonist and abandon all other ideologies.

treespotter said...

as for my ideological reasons for not voting, let me try to explain. Keep in mind that i live in different part of the world and therefore a good 22 years of my life was spent under a singular role of one man with a joke for an election.

The 8 years after that involves hastily assembled banana democracy thru which democracy was reassembled from its dysfunctional imported spareparts, involving too many idiots, including one ubersmurfette, one blind man, one nerdy geek. None of these managed to go thru their mandated expiration period. Once you take democracy a step too far, then the people really get too trigger happy with this whole changing the rule/ruler business. By the time that we get a proper quasi election, we had 43 parties to choose for and i can't remember a single thing.

that's where the pale goose came to rescue.

Beside, didn't you hear, ideology is dead, even God is dying. We're all in for profit this year and Q3 looks bright.

the psycho therapist said...

I can't see a picture, only a question so here goes...

I was 16 and had spent the evening riding around in the country with a bunch of my guy friends. As the sun came up I asked the one I'd had my eye for a few months to take me back to my car and we wound up going to his place instead.

jb3ll3 said...

oh dear. dear. dear. dear.

the psycho therapist said...

Plus, I was on acid at the time.

the psycho therapist said...

Heh.

jb3ll3 said...

:D

Bre said...

I was 20, I was saving myself for a Presidential election. It was the battle of Bush #2 and Gore. My broadcasting teacher split us up to go cover each partys election party. I was sent to cover the Republicans. While interviewing one gentleman, he slapped me on the back, Uh I mean gently patted my back and said "You voted fer Bush right!" and I, having voted for Gore, lied and said I hadn't voted that day. He then pointed out the "I voted today" sticker on my hand, being the good Dem that I am, lied again and said that someone just stuck that on me. When Bush "won" they broke out the champagne and handed it out to us, none of us 3 college reporters were 21, they didn't bother to check.

Oh how I wished I'd been covering the Democrats, they were partying it up at a Mexican restarant while we camped out in the empty hallways of a shopping center.

toadmaster said...

Since we're talking voting records, here goes:

Bush (blind)
Perot (still almost blind)
Clinton (waking up)
Gore (awake)
Kerry (wide-freakin'-awake baby)

Anonymous said...

Eisenhower
Kennedy
Johnson
Nixon
Ford
Carter
Reagan
Bush
Clinton
Bush

green libertarian said...

Oh my.
This is rather the provocative post, eh what?

Carter
Carter
Mondale
Dukakis
Clinton
Clinton
Gore
Kerry

First time? Woman who became my wife (much later, like '85) in '79.
I don't get around much.

green libertarian said...

Oh, and well said, Treespotter.

tivish said...

November of '72. Made the trip up from Moscow, had dinner with the folks (it was Dad's birthday), and voted.
Contrary to popular belief, I didn't vote a straight party ticket--I voted for Dr. Wood for coroner!
I've never voted for a "loser" for president...I have always voted for Democrats!
;-)