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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Something about that list....

Brendan Loy (h/t Instapundit) talks about how the current political class is unserious in our current national crisis, but then he points out that there really isn't much alternative out there:

[...] there seems to be a total dearth of political leadership in this country right now, on both sides of the aisle. It isn't just that McCain and Obama are flawed candidates; it's that there aren't really any better alternatives. Who would you rather see up there? Hillary Clinton? Mitt Romney? John Edwards? Mike Huckabee? Joe Biden? Sarah Palin? Nancy Pelosi? John Boehner? Harry Reid? Mitch McConnell? George W. Bush? John Kerry? Dick Cheney? Al Gore? Please. Our political class is totally failing us, almost as much as we're failing ourselves.
Reading the list, something struck me. They are all (for the most part) Baby Boomers. Born in post war America, coasting through history as it were. Bill Clinton was our first Baby Boomer president, and he got to coast from the end of the cold war.

Has there been a serious Baby Boomer politician?

Don't worry, there are some GenXer's (Paul Ryan, Bobby Jindal, etc) coming up the ranks that will provide political leadership in the coming years, if, like in all things it seems, our Baby Boomer parents let us.

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: Brian

Comments (2)
St Wendeler said...

Will the Gen Xers save the day?

Or will we see a growing number of Millenials who'll jump into the political ranks (along with their coddling boomer parents, telling us that if they don't get elected, they'll be very, very upset)?

St Wendeler said...

What I keep asking myself is this....

Who is the Milton Friedman of the 21st century?!?!

we're doomed.