Tuesday, October 18, 2016

My Favorite Political Pic

Or, … Let’s Pretend it’s 1980!

Yeah, I know the picture was taken when Reagan was duking it out with Ford in the Bicentennial Year. I have very vague recollections of the period, mostly from hazy TIME magazine covers observed in my grandparents’ house. But I came across this picture … oh, maybe ten years ago or so, in, of all places, an issue of a magazine about Inventors and Inventions. Since then it’s always resonated me – the buoyant hope, the aggressive optimism Reagan epitomized, personalized, and common-man philosophized, and would later gift our country with four years later. Quite a contrast to the vile choices we’re faced with in three weeks.

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