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  •  Small Point - (2+ / 0-)
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    oldjohnbrown, Churchill

    If Bruce was born in 1914 -
    How could he have been a Republican
    BEFORE the Great Depression - i.e. before 1929?

    Since most states had a voting age of 21, it was 1935 - three years after FDR got elected - that Bruce registered to vote for the first time.

    Of course, all your main points are slam dunk.

    XOXO - Mr. Snarky

    •  my dad was a "repbulican" from the (0+ / 0-)

      age of 11 - after his teacher asked how many democrats  were in his class and all the kids raised their hands.  he waited.

      he always was one to raise the conttraian views to make people think. oh, he voted split tickets, but stayed registered a republican, when it still was honorable to BE a republican!

      and i liked ike, too!

      soon as i got arthritis, most of my caps ran away from home! those that remain, huddle together in fear!

      by edrie on Fri May 11, 2007 at 10:45:57 AM PDT

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    •  I left out part of the explanation, I guess (3+ / 0-)
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      johnnygunn, martini, DC Scott

      His family was all Republican, and he had Republican beliefs all of his life.  He could not vote yet, but he was Republican--Just as I was a Democrat as a teenager--make sense?

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