President Clinton’s Speech

I’m feeling a little nostalgic today.

On my way to school this morning, I listened to some 1992 Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, R.E.M, and Alice in Chains on my iPod. Hearing that music this morning, took me back to the fall of ’92 was when I was getting ready to leave the ELS school near Kangnam subway station in southern Seoul and begin the next chapter of  my life in Korea at Yonsei University’s Foreign Language Institute (FLI). Once again, music has taken me on another journey back in time.

So, what’s this music, this journey in time, ELS and FLI all have in common with President Clinton? His speech at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte reminded me of when he was running for president.

It was also 20 years ago when Clinton was running for president which was also going to bring about a lot of change.

My roommate in the apartment we shared in Chamsil was a die hard Republican and he said that if Clinton was elected the country would be in serious trouble.

That’s what I was hearing from a lot from people at the GOP convention last week in Tampa about will happen if President Obama is re-elected.

Watching President Clinton give his speech brought me back in time, back to a time when there was a lot of hope for the future.

I can’t believe it’s been 20 years. It seems like yesterday.

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