Saturday, December 6, 2008

Good stuff: Obama & Generation Jones

Althought I don't agree with EVERYTHING in this video (for instance, I absolutely think Obama is an Xer - he's the king of the Xers - he's the poster boy for Xerness), I find one theme right on track: The Obama victory was a generational shift in politics. We can call it post-Boomer politics if that makes people feel better.

I realize Obama is black. I realized that it's a big deal that he's the first black president. Yet, that's not why he is so appealing. There are many of people of color in this clip that talk about generational impact on Obama's candidacy. It's because the race and generational issues are intertwined here. Xers are more racial diverse.

1 comment:

Kristina said...

I love this. I totally agree that generational politics made all the difference.