February 26, 2016

Generation Gap

Much has been made of young voters flocking to support Bernie Sanders. It’s ironic that the three likeliest nominees -- Sanders or Clinton and Trump -- are all senior citizens. Hillary would be seventy when her first term ends. Trump, seventy-four. Bernie, seventy-nine. I’ve lived long enough to get to the other side of the generation gap. I know that the four years after fifty are very different from the four years after seventy. This needs to be my generation’s last hurrah. To paraphrase JFK, it’s time to pass the torch to a new generation of Americans. God knows, there’s plenty to do.

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