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Where Were You In 1976?
Me

Posted on 10/17/2004 7:52:00 PM PDT by bjcoop

It was Carter Vs. Ford, so where were you during the course of that election and when Carter claimed his victory(unfortunately). It was a pretty close race.


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1 posted on 10/17/2004 7:52:01 PM PDT by bjcoop
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To: bjcoop

Uh, I was potty training.


2 posted on 10/17/2004 7:52:56 PM PDT by AdamSelene235
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To: bjcoop
If you were a husband, you were carefully watching your wife, lest the President-Elect set his eyes on her. That's just my guess. I'm only 20.
3 posted on 10/17/2004 7:53:13 PM PDT by republicanwizard
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To: AdamSelene235

Me too, but I was eight.


4 posted on 10/17/2004 7:53:54 PM PDT by Senator Pardek
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To: bjcoop

I was in 6th grade and I remember we didn't know until the next day when Ohio finally was projected to go to Carter. Even as a young boy I was disappointed and knew Carter would screw up the country.


5 posted on 10/17/2004 7:54:01 PM PDT by Illinois Rep
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To: bjcoop

Well lesse I was a sophomore at Alemany High School in Mission Hills, California. I believe it was one of the least memorable years of my life.

(NEXT....)


6 posted on 10/17/2004 7:54:17 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Santorum 2008)
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To: bjcoop

LOL, during the course of that election I was in my Mom's belly. :)


7 posted on 10/17/2004 7:54:20 PM PDT by Stellar Dendrite (These Commies are ruining our country...........WAKE UP AMERICA BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE)
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To: bjcoop

I was boarding the Freedom Train. Anyone remember that going around the country?


8 posted on 10/17/2004 7:54:30 PM PDT by trashcanbred (Anti-social and anti-socialist)
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To: bjcoop

MCRD San Diego. Then to MCAS Millington.


9 posted on 10/17/2004 7:54:36 PM PDT by wrbones (Where'd I put my tin foil hat....)
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To: bjcoop

I was teething.


10 posted on 10/17/2004 7:54:37 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (John Kerry mispoke, he meant to say she was a thespian.....)
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To: bjcoop
On an undercover mission in Olongapo.

Heh heh...

11 posted on 10/17/2004 7:54:37 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: AdamSelene235
Me too, 'cept I was 11. (j/k)
12 posted on 10/17/2004 7:54:43 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (Anagram of my screenname: TRUE UNCLE TRUER COCONUT)
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To: bjcoop

I had other things on my mind (like riding my lime green banana bike) but I do remember the 1980 election when I was in the 5th grade.


13 posted on 10/17/2004 7:55:11 PM PDT by Pali
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To: republicanwizard

I was halfway through a professional school and trying on new ways to live.


14 posted on 10/17/2004 7:55:30 PM PDT by mlmr (The End is Near.)
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To: bjcoop

Utica, N.Y.


15 posted on 10/17/2004 7:55:32 PM PDT by deadhead (God Bless Our Troops and Veterans Bush/Cheney '04)
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To: republicanwizard
If you were a husband, you were carefully watching your wife, lest the President-Elect set his eyes on her. That's just my guess. I'm only 20.

Ah, well, he only committed adultery in his heart.

As for me, I was probably potty-training and tormenting my baby sister.
16 posted on 10/17/2004 7:55:32 PM PDT by GoBucks2002
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To: bjcoop

Why do you ask???


17 posted on 10/17/2004 7:55:52 PM PDT by AmarilloMorning
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To: bjcoop

I wasnt a twinkle in my daddy's eye yet LOL (born in 1980)


18 posted on 10/17/2004 7:55:54 PM PDT by MikefromOhio (Rudi Bahktiar is hot!!!! Too bad she works for CNN.....)
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To: Billthedrill

6th grade and I remember think it was neat there was a president who liked peanut butter.


Hey, I was just a kid.


19 posted on 10/17/2004 7:55:57 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: bjcoop

Cast my first vote for President in 1976. Cast it for Ford. I was out of college just a few years and wasn't very political at that point. I just thought the Republicans represented mature grown-ups and the democrats just seemed to idealistic. Funny how those first impressions based on relative ignorance turned out to be right.


20 posted on 10/17/2004 7:56:08 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: bjcoop

I choose not to think about the 70s.


21 posted on 10/17/2004 7:56:18 PM PDT by MisterRepublican
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To: bjcoop

I was nine and remember watching it with my father on TV.


22 posted on 10/17/2004 7:56:33 PM PDT by Lancer_N3502A
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To: bjcoop
Don't know why you asked a question about an election that took place back when ice covered the Earth. But during that election, I was General Counsel to Gene McCarthy, who was running as an independent. If we had gotten Gene on just a few more state ballots, most importantly New York, we could have drawn enough votes to cost Carter a few states and get Jerry Ford elected.

How's that for arcane behavior in 19 and 76?

Congressman Billybob

Latest column, "Mein Fuhrer, I Can Valk!"

23 posted on 10/17/2004 7:56:54 PM PDT by Congressman Billybob (Visit: www.ArmorforCongress.com please.)
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To: bjcoop

I was in The Honor Guard in DC when Carter won. Lord help me I hated that man.


24 posted on 10/17/2004 7:57:01 PM PDT by chesty_puller (USMC 2D Combined Action Group Viet Nam 70-71)
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To: bjcoop

Junior in High School before summer, senior by the time of the election.

I campaigned for Ford, debated in mock elections against Carter. I didn't like Ford but I knew Carter was going to be a disaster.

I also campaigned for J. P. Hammerschmidt against Bill Clinton in a US Congressional race. Clinton lost big time.


25 posted on 10/17/2004 7:57:09 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Kerry is a Nuanced Nusiance!)
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To: bjcoop
I was on the Reagan team. I wasn't too disappointed.
26 posted on 10/17/2004 7:57:10 PM PDT by bayourod (Old Media news is poll driven, not fact driven, not event driven, not newsworthy driven.)
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To: bjcoop

Freshman in college. I would laugh as SNL made fun of both sides.

I was exploring my politicism -- I think I took a fly at Socialsim about then. It took me a little while to figure out just how stupid a political philosophy that is, and understanding it well, develop a lifetime emnity towards it.


27 posted on 10/17/2004 7:57:11 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (The cool points are out the window, and you got me all twisted up in the game)
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To: bjcoop

I wasnt alive. :)


28 posted on 10/17/2004 7:57:18 PM PDT by GOP_Raider (Conservative, Republican, Raider fan, Yankee Hater)
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To: Stellar Dendrite

Stationed at Ft Riley Kansas, 1st infantry division, and busy doing what I could to help Mr Ford. We knew Carter was going to be really bad for the military. AND HE WAS!!

John Danforth
SFC USA (ret)


29 posted on 10/17/2004 7:57:32 PM PDT by JohnD9207 (Lead...follow...or get the HELL out of the way!)
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To: republicanwizard
If you were a husband, you were carefully watching your wife, lest the President-Elect set his eyes on her. That's just my guess. I'm only 20.

Ah, well, he only committed adultery in his heart.

As for me, I was probably potty-training and tormenting my baby sister.
30 posted on 10/17/2004 7:57:38 PM PDT by GoBucks2002
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To: bjcoop

I was a newlywed at the age of 19. Gee was I stupid.


31 posted on 10/17/2004 7:58:06 PM PDT by Clintons Are White Trash (Helen Thomas, Molly Ivins, Maureen Dowd - The Axis of Ugly)
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To: republicanwizard
Working in Manhattan near the WTC. Out of the service by a year and a half. I got sucked into the zero based budget plan by Carter, and the fact he served on nuclear submarines (which he never did) and the SNL skits about Ford being a pathetic athlete. Turns our Gerald Ford is considered the most athletic president in history, based on his college football career.
So yeah, I have some responsibilty for the peanut farmer. Ford earned some of it with his WIN (wip inflation now) buttons. He was way over his head.
32 posted on 10/17/2004 7:58:22 PM PDT by ProudVet77 (Flush "John Fonda Kerry")
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To: bjcoop

I was 17, not old enough to vote. I wish I had saved my "WIN" button. :-)


33 posted on 10/17/2004 7:58:57 PM PDT by JellyJam (Headline of the year: "The Painful Truth: All the World Terrorists Are Muslims!")
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To: Billthedrill
"On an undercover mission in Olongapo."

it hasn't been 50 years; we can't release that info yet...

34 posted on 10/17/2004 7:59:32 PM PDT by hoot2
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To: bjcoop

I was in first grade, I think.


35 posted on 10/17/2004 7:59:53 PM PDT by wingnutx (tanstaafl)
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OK...I'll admit it...I voted for Carter...needed a drastic change...but before you beat up on me...I voted for Reagan the next time around and vowed never to vote Democrate again...and thank God...I never had a reason to...


36 posted on 10/17/2004 8:00:01 PM PDT by Hotdog
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To: bjcoop

I voted for Carter. What an embarrassment.


37 posted on 10/17/2004 8:00:03 PM PDT by Jorge
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To: bjcoop

I had just entered Kindergarten in September. White milk was 10 cents, chocolate milk was 15 cents. That's pretty much what mattered at the moment.


38 posted on 10/17/2004 8:00:15 PM PDT by rocky88 (" John Kerry has no such clear, precise and consistent vision." - Rudy Guiliani)
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To: bjcoop

I was in the 2nd grade I believe. I remember one of my classmates was running around the school telling everybody that if Ford was elected he was going to make us kids go to school 365 days a year - no summer break! She got a lot of other kids saying the same thing. Damn, the Democrats sure do start their kids young on the fear mongering!


39 posted on 10/17/2004 8:00:28 PM PDT by Avenger
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To: Lancer_N3502A

I was nine, all jammin' all year to K.C. & Sunshine Band at my grandma's washateria in Dallas. (I made a mint pulling currency out of the dryer filters).


40 posted on 10/17/2004 8:00:30 PM PDT by txhurl (...it would NOT tilt the election one way or the other.)
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To: bjcoop

On a Submarine.


41 posted on 10/17/2004 8:00:32 PM PDT by SmithL (Vietnam-era Vet: Still fighting Hillary's half-vast left-wing conspiracy)
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To: bjcoop

I voted for Carter for the second time actually that year. I also voted for McGovern years earlier in 1972.

I am sorry now, but then again, my vote for president here in this state has never really made a difference.

I promise that I will never do that again, vote stupid I mean.


42 posted on 10/17/2004 8:00:33 PM PDT by Radix (What turns orange in Sept., is carved up in Oct., and is thrown out in Nov.?)
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To: bjcoop
It was a pretty close race.

So said the polls. They actually had Carter ahead. I can remember very clearly talking to a friend and say, how could these polls be right? How could Carter be ahead? Impossible.

Where was I. I was right where I am today - Conservative!

43 posted on 10/17/2004 8:00:37 PM PDT by BJungNan (Stop Spam - Do NOT buy from junk email.)
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To: chesty_puller

I was in College in California working to get Carter elected. It was my first election and I've grown up since then and voted straight conservative since Reagan.


44 posted on 10/17/2004 8:00:38 PM PDT by rossusa
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To: bjcoop

I was getting drunk in college and chasing girls. Laughing that the US was almost certainly going to elect a peanut farmer to be President.


45 posted on 10/17/2004 8:01:04 PM PDT by Kirkwood (I think, therefore I am Republican!)
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I was 3. I think I cast a ballot for Carter.


46 posted on 10/17/2004 8:01:04 PM PDT by AmishDude (Nobody reads taglines.)
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I was in my senior year of college and half-assed supported Carter. Until I graduated in May, went job hunting, and was told on every level that they had to hire minorities per Carter's "affirmative action" policy. Went to then Senator Metzenbaum's office, complained to his secretary and was told "no one ever told you that". In a moment of perfect enlightenment I saw how the world works and walked out of the office a Republican.


47 posted on 10/17/2004 8:01:37 PM PDT by fat city (Julius Rosenberg's soviet code name was "Liberal")
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To: bjcoop

In my 6th year with the LAPD.


48 posted on 10/17/2004 8:01:38 PM PDT by ExtremeUnction
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To: bjcoop

I was in medical school in New Jersey. I voted for Ford.


49 posted on 10/17/2004 8:01:44 PM PDT by patriciaruth (They are all Mike Spanns)
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To: MisterRepublican

Working my tail off as a contractor, member of the L.A. County Central Committee, 43rd Assembly Committee, and State Central Committee, and working on local and state campaigns.

At age 39 I had more energy than I do now!


50 posted on 10/17/2004 8:02:03 PM PDT by dalereed
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