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In early March of 1988, I was a young (well, 23 years old) voter living in Western Mass where I was attending University.  At that time, Michael Dukakis was running for the Democratic nomination and was pretty much guaranteed to win Massachusetts. (other Dems running included Jesse Jackson, Al Gore, Dick Gephardt and others).

So, since that was the case, I decided to vote in the Republican primary.  The Republicans running that year included George H.W. Bush, Bob Dole, Pat Robertson, Jack Kemp and others...  I had a maniacal dislike for George Bush (who was the front-runner, and eventual winner), so I decided to cast my vote for Bob Dole.  I sort of had liked Pat Robertson early on, but probably more as a quirky fascination rather than serious support.

Here are journal entries from the time:

Jesse Jackson, 1988

Here's a political cartoon I had in my journal from the 1988 primary season.
 


With regards to Barack Obama...  Jesse Jackson doesn't support his candidacy.  Didn't I hear that he said Obama was "not black enough" ?

U.S. politics 20 years ago

I used to have some old journal entries and other info on a website which is now defunct, so I wanted to now save it here... it's about the Democrats in 1987 and 1988...  bear with me, it's not all that interesting...

 

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