>I clearly remember walking around on my school bus on election day in 1984, trying to convince my classmates to get their parents to vote for Mondale since Regan was “bad for working people.” I was nine.

The point here is that nine year olds do not usually get involved in campaigning like that. My parents are not political people, although I am sure I heard them say shit about Regan and that is where I got the idea that he was bad. It is one of the first signs that I was destined to be frustrated in life.