First Election?Can you remember the first time you followed a presidential election? I do. It was the 1980 race between Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. I certainly wasn't following what was happening in the world. If it wasn't Chicago Cubs or Star Wars related, it wasn't a priority. I was, after all, in second grade. My teacher, Ms. Schulz, kept bringing in photos and newspaper clippings covering the race. She kept saying things like:
"This is President Jimmy Carter. He comes from Georgia. This is Ronald Reagan and he comes from California."
At one point, I recall that she asked me who I would vote for. I scratched my head and answered.
"I like Jimmy. He is our President right now. We should keep him."
Which is the first election you remember?