We are a political family. Living in Vermont right next door to New Hampshire just makes the presidential season all the more exciting. And this year the politics are the hottest they have ever been in my lifetime. This is the first year since Herbert Hoover in 1928 that there is no incumbent vice president or president running for the job, thus producing a wide open and exciting field. (Some people cite the race in 1952, but even though Truman withdrew, his vice president Alben Barkely lamely ran for a short time.)
Add to that the glamour of a first ever viable female, African American, and Hispanic American running, and you couldn’t keep us out of New Hampshire.
Benjamin and Eli skipped this one, and boy did they miss out. And yes, that’s Bill with our daughter Hannah..We chatted with him, and Hillary and Barack.
We are a family divided in our political preferences right now, but even the Hillary supporters were mesmerized by the electrifying Obama. His speech, and the enormous reaction of the crowd brought Bobby Kennedy to mind.
We feel certain we have met the next president of the United States….even if we don’t quite agree on who he or she