The most eye-popping statistic I saw from last night’s Iowa caucuses was that, of Democratic caucus-goers under 30, Sanders bested Clinton by a whopping 70 points, 84 to 14.
Which brought me back to 1972. I was a 16-year old McGovern supporter, but had to watch old morons re-elect Nixon. By the way they were voting, you’d have thought their lives would be lost if the Vietnam war wasn’t brought to a close, and they were willing to sacrifice them for such a noble cause.
Millennials have about 3 times as much at stake in this election as I do. They have about three-fourths of their lives left to live. I have about one-fourth of mine left. If there’s some crazy war, they’re the ones whose lives are at stake. If the economy continues to sputter, producing only low-end jobs, they’re the ones whose careers will never launch.
So, they get to make this call, at least as far as I’m concerned.
It’s mere coincidence that I happen to agree with them 100 percent. 🙂