This guest post is from Rena Korb.
Rena is a professional writer and editor, and one of many extraordinary volunteers working with #DemCastUSA to get out the vote.
Ronald Reagan plays a starring role in my political awakening.
Believe me, I take no pride in these words.
My first memory of Reagan dates back to seventh-grade sewing class. A voice breaks across the loudspeaker, over the clacking of 30 machines, to announce an attempt has been made on the president’s life. He has been shot and injured, taken to a hospital in Washington, D.C. To this day, I can recall my crushing sense of disappointment.
Fast forward two years. Now it’s ninth grade and I’m sitting at the back of the Los Angeles city bus with my friends, a group of smart but cocky misfits. We are scheming to kill Ronald Reagan. We whisper possible ideas and plots. Every one…
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