March 17, 2015

100 Words -- My Three Presidents

Half of all Americans were born after 1981, the year Ronald Reagan took office. Their vision of the American presidency was defined by Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama: three highly polarized presidencies … back to back to back! The only giant since Reagan was … well, no one. The first three presidents I remember were Eisenhower, Kennedy and Johnson. So yeah, if the under-35 generation’s political worldview was as influenced by their first three presidents as much as mine was, then I guess that explains a lot. Makes you wonder what they’ll remember 35 years from now.

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