Tuesday, November 4, 2008


David Brooks has some sobering thoughts in the New York Times today, even assuming "our guy" wins. The points he raises are relevant, though I think he's a bit precipitous in ending "the Baby Boom's" watch. By most calculations, the Baby Boom includes everyone born from '44 to '64 and Obama fits into that span, if toward the tail-end, unlike Hillary and Bill and W. who are at the start of that span. Once again, my cohort (born in the '50s) seems like "the lost generation." Oh well.

Brooks' comments remind me of the end of the 1972 Robert Redford film The Candidate when hip underdog Bill McKay actually wins the presidency ... as the adoring multitudes break in, he tries a last time to convey his question to his Svengali-like campaign manager (a savvy Peter Boyle): "what do we do now?"

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