Watching politics used to be fun

My first political memory was a song. You may remember the old Oscar Mayer jingle — it was sung to that.

“My baloney has a first name, it’s J-I-M-M-Y…”

It was the late 70s and one of the kids on the school bus must have heard it somewhere. We all had a laugh about it, but I couldn’t say at that age I was any kind of political animal. I remember the day Reagan was shot, I was more…