Sunday, June 13, 2010

Yesterday was an anniversary

Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!

Dave says How many of you are old enough to remember when you thought "he's insane"?

On June 12, 1987 I was 27 years old. And I thought Reagan was bonkers, with this speech.

I was 29, and I thought something along the lines of 'Bleep-DAMN, I'm glad I voted for him!' And it amazed me how many people had the same reaction as Dave; I wondered "How can you say you believe in freedom, in the individual, and NOT want that damned wall down?"

I still don't have a real answer to that. And I'm still glad I voted for him.

Both times.

3 comments:

Jennifer said...

Unfortunately, I wasn't old enough to vote for him. But I remember that. I thought it was awesome. I was 8 years old. Blows my mind that so many people that, like me, grew up with that and still turned out liberal.

BobG said...

I remember when they built the damn thing. I was 35 when Reagan made his speech.

curtislowe said...

Proud to say he was my only Commander-in-Chief when I served under the flag...