I was one of four kids in Mrs. Wells' class at Hamilton Elementary School No. 236 to cast my vote for Adlai Stevenson in our fourth-grade straw poll. Everyone but my three fellow Democrats and I wore "I Like Ike" buttons. Nobody wore a button that said "I Like Adlai." Although my grandmothers, both staunch Republicans, liked Ike, I did not. I especially did not like his running mate, Dick Nixon. But then, I got my politics at the dinner table, from my dad.