Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Memories from an endless campaign

Only one week to go, thank God. Looking back on this endless campaign, I can't help but feel a bit nostalgic.

Can you remember when...
  • John Kerry seemed like a viable candidate for '08?

  • Pundits thought Newt Gingrich might actually run?

  • Rudy Giuliani took a phone call from his wife while giving an NRA speech?

  • People cared about what Iowa voters think?

  • Hillary Clinton (sort of) cried in that New Hampshire diner?

  • Mike Huckabee seemed like he might just pull it off?

  • Fred Thompson asked, "Can I have a round of applause" - for himself?

  • The media endlessly looped Reverend Wright shouting, "God damn America"?

  • Joe Biden challenged Barack Obama to try and take his guns?

  • Barack and Michelle shared a "Fist Bump?"

  • The media first described Sarah Palin as a "Hockey Mom?"

  • The media first described Sarah Palin as "going rogue?"
And now some personal reflections. Do you remember when...
  • You first heard of the "my friends" drinking game?

  • You first realized that Sarah Palin reminds you of a girl you couldn't stand in high school?

  • You started saying well-worn speech lines like "There's no Red America. There's no Blue America. There is only the United States of America" right alongside the candidate?

  • You thought that November 4, 2008 seemed like a long time to wait for an election?

  • You first heard folks talking seriously about the 2012 race?

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