by Andrew Hoffman
It’s early Saturday morning – and I do mean early – and I have a lot to say, about a great many things. I’ll try to be as brief as possible – but irrespective, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. Starting with a brief description of my “voting history” – starting with November 1988, when I had just turned 18 years old. A freshman at SUNY Albany in upstate New York, I was still living in Long Island – in a broken, but decidedly Democratic household. I didn’t know much about anything; and thus, the decision to vote for Michael Dukakis was a no-brainer.
In 1992, the beginnings of “Ranting Andy” were evident – as I not only voted for Ross Perot, but passionately so. And anyone that doesn’t realize just how great a man Perot was, I strongly urge you to read Ken Follett’s On the Wings of Eagles – about how, during the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis, Perot snuck into Iran, at great personal peril, to visit imprisoned EDS employees in Iranian jails.