Do you remember the good old days? Yeah, there never were any good old days. Everything has always been a struggle, leadership has never really been what the legends tell us, and people have always been just people. Yet in narrow little areas it’s sometimes possible to look back and find that maybe we didn’t know just how good we had it. I was going to write a piece called “Where have all the good Republicans gone?” but somehow Tip O’Neill’s book “All Politics is Local” was calling to me instead. No, I’m not going to dump on Republicans here. We all bad.