I think I’m a generation younger than you so for me Carter was “peanut farmer President” I did a book report for in the 3rd grade. I was 8 years old in 1980 but I was glued to the TV set. My family had no interest in politics but I did. I liked “John B Anderson”. He sounded smart, looked a little like me. I was annoyed he didn’t get to debate the others. I’d done a book report on Jimmy Carter earlier that year so that’s how I knew about him – whatever 3rd grade propaganda materials they give about Presidents for reading. But I didn’t think much beyond that. Reagan was, to me, a John Wayne wannabe, at least in my 8 year old mind. I’d hear him talking and think “he’s pretending to be John Wayne!” and found that ridiculous. The stuff he talked about made no sense. I can’t say I remember anything John B Anderson said either though. But I remember him.

 I think I’m a generation younger than you so for me Carter was “peanut farmer President” I did a book report for in the 3rd grade.
I was 8 years old in 1980 but I was glued to the TV set. My family had no interest in politics but I did.
I liked “John B Anderson”. He sounded smart, looked a little like me. I was annoyed he didn’t get to debate the others.
I’d done a book report on Jimmy Carter earlier that year so that’s how I knew about him – whatever 3rd grade propaganda materials they give about Presidents for reading. But I didn’t think much beyond that.
Reagan was, to me, a John Wayne wannabe, at least in my 8 year old mind.
I’d hear him talking and think “he’s pretending to be John Wayne!” and found that ridiculous. The stuff he talked about made no sense.
I can’t say I remember anything John B Anderson said either though. But I remember him.
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