Who is the first president you remember?

posted 8 months ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Who is the first president you remember being in the White House in your lifetime?
    Obama : (0 votes)
    Bush II: George W. : (10 votes)
    10 %
    Clinton : (45 votes)
    47 %
    Bush I: George H. : (15 votes)
    16 %
    Reagan : (11 votes)
    11 %
    Carter : (5 votes)
    5 %
    Ford : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Nixon : (3 votes)
    3 %
    Pre-Nixon (Johnson, Kennedy, etc.) Poll won't let me add additional choices, so please specify : (6 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 16
    3754 posts
    Honey bee

    DanaWeddingGuest :  The loss of their child spurred great innovation and changes to the care of premature/neonatal intensive care. It’s presumed likely that had Patrick been born today he would have survived. His death was sad, but he helped many other infants reach maturity.

    Post # 17
    2844 posts
    Sugar bee

    I’m Canadian, but the first American president I was aware of was Clinton – and more specifically the Monica Lewinsky/Clinton scandal lol. I was about 11. Excellent introduction to American politics! 


    Post # 18
    1399 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2018 - Location

    I remember the Bill Clinton scandal from when I was about 10 but am not from the US so not as much exposure to your politics. 

    Post # 19
    1460 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    Clinton but I was born during Reagan.

    Post # 20
    656 posts
    Busy bee

    2nd bush but was born right before Clinton became president. I don’t remember Clinton’s presidency at all, but I remember the 2000 election on the TV while my dad was cursing out Florida LOL. Then in the 6th grade, I wrote an essay on why we shouldn’t go to war with Iraq. At that age, I was just parroting what my dad was saying. He also took me to my first protest, and anti Iraq war protest 

    Post # 21
    9662 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: City, State

    Not a president but Bob Dole. They used to make fun of him on the sketch comedy shows and I always remember them making fun of his talking in third person. 

    Post # 22
    1379 posts
    Bumble bee

    I remember when Reagan would be on ALL the television channels (we had, like, 5 channels total in the ’80s and no cable), and it SUCKED. 

    Post # 24
    6311 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 1997

    I remember Carter’s inauguration. I think we had a snow day and I distinctly remember working on a poster on the floor in the den with the telly on. But I was home that day. I honestly don’t remember most of Carter’s presidency, and the only reason I had any idea who he was was because of that inauguration. Reagan was president for most of my formative years, especially since he had two terms. I was in middle and high school then, and I was in forensics where I competed in Extemporaneous speaking, so I was very well-versed in current political events at the time.

    Post # 25
    11449 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I was born during the Kennedy administration and remember talking about the Nixon vs. Humphrey election in school and Lyndon Baines Johnson being president. I remember hearing about Lady Bird Johnson when I was a little girl, and the fact that she had the word “bird” in her name confused me, haha.

    Post # 26
    10651 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Clinton, although before the whole scandal thing.  For Canadian PM – Mulroney although I did have to take a look at the order to make sure.

    Post # 27
    884 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 1983


    Post # 28
    5013 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2018

    Clinton. Barely. I was technically born during Bush Sr, but Clinton was elected days later. 

    Post # 29
    573 posts
    Busy bee

    Clinton but I was born in 91 so… 

    Post # 30
    741 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    I was born during Reagan but first was aware of Clinton (UK bee here) – as with PP probably more due to scandal than politics

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