The list of presidents I have survived.
Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Baines Johnson, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, William Jefferson Clinton, George Bush, Barrack Obama.
The first presidential election I was eligible to vote in, 1976, pitted Gerald Ford against Jimmy Carter. I picked the winner. Since track records are so important in selecting a candidate, I thought I’d share mine. You’ll see I often cross party lines in support of the candidate I believe most qualified.
In hindsight, I may not have always made the best choice but I am on a winning streak and you cannot argue with success.
1980 Reagan V. Carter (Picked the winner)
1984 Reagan V. Mondale (Picked the winner)
1988 Bush V. Dukakis (Picked the winner)
1992 Clinton V. Bush V. Perot (Picked the winner)
1996 Clinton V. Dole V. Perot (Picked the winner)
2000 Bush V. Gore (Missed this one courtesy of the United States Supreme Court)
2004 Bush V. Kerry (Missed this one)
2008 Obama V. McCain (Picked the winner)
2012 Obama V. Romney (Picked the winner)
2016 Clinton V. Trump (I will pick the lesser of two evils.)
I bet my winning percentage continues. I consider my record to be 8-1-1. 8 wins, 1 loss, and 1 forfeit.
As of today, I am 80% successful in for voting for the winner. After Tuesday, I expect that to climb to 82% and my record to go to 9-1-1. Perhaps that’s the best we can hope for. A 911 for America, rescue us from the abyss.