March 13, 2016

100 Words -- I Still Like Ike

I’ve been following presidential campaigns since 1956, a rerun of the 1952 campaign when retired General Dwight D. Eisenhower defeated former Illinois Governor Adlai Stevenson. I remember my father calling Stevenson an egg-head. That’s about as bad as the name-calling got. That was then. Now, Donald Trump is cheapening public debate and tarnishing America’s reputation, in the process resurrecting the evil that Ike worked so hard to defeat. I can only guess what Eisenhower would say. This might do for starters: "... bad officials are elected by good voters who do not vote." Guess that puts the load back on us.

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