Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Imagine There's No Boomers

Another reason to like the idea of an Obama-McCain race: For the first time in 16 years, an election with no baby boomer baggage being slung around. No night-sweats of Camelot claustrophobia. No panic at living in a "Groundhog Day" hippies vs. squares flashback. I know Obama is technically a boomer by three years. But those of us born in 1960 and after are only statistically, not culturally, aligned with that generation. When Teddy Kennedy endorsed him, he talked about JFK's administration as something he knew by virtue of how older people talked about it.