Thursday, August 16, 2012
My column today for the Daily Banter takes a look at Paul Ryan's age -- and whether his experience jibes with the traditional definition of "Gen X."
Here's the opening shot:
"There’s an entertaining little column currently running at CNN.com that I have to admit made me do a double-take, mostly because it focuses on something about Paul Ryan that I should have picked up on but which I’ve strangely overlooked: he’s my age. The piece posits that Ryan’s 'Gen X sensibilities' will be an asset to him as he attempts to ascend to the second-highest office in the land and trumpets the fact that he’s the first person of his generation — my generation — to run on an American presidential ticket. Obviously, he won’t be the last since the Baby Boomers are on their way out as the dominant cultural force and, well, we’re next in line..."
Read the Rest Here