Monday, October 27, 2008
Today I thought about various politicians I have seen in my lifetime. The first one I remember was U.S. Senator Robert Taft, nicknamed "Mr. Republican." He made an appearance at the Jefferson Fair when I was about 7 years old. He shook my hand. A few years later I saw Adlai Stevenson on a sidewalk in downtown Cleveland. It was in the fall, and I am pretty sure he was running for President. I attended the Rose Bowl with Richard Nixon with a few thousand people sitting between us. Here I am pictured with the current Mayor of Stow, who actually is a friend. The most recent politician I've seen is Barack Obama, as I attended his speech in Canton, Ohio this afternoon. It was an exciting event, and I'm glad I made the effort to go.