"History is a wonderful thing, if only it was true"
-Tolstoy

Friday, March 07, 2008

Just read it

Excellent piece on one of the candidates
Marc Andreessen on Barack

An hour and a half with Barack Obama

"He's a post-Boomer.

Most of the Boomers I know are still fixated on the 1960's in one way or another -- generally in how they think about social change, politics, and the government.

It's very clear when interacting with Senator Obama that he's totally focused on the world as it has existed since after the 1960's -- as am I, and as is practically everyone I know who's younger than 50."

1 comment:

ElectionObserver said...

Interesting piece about Andreessen and Obama; relevant to know re. his comments about "Post-Boomers" that numerous major media outlets, including The New York Times, NBC, The Wall Street Journal, and Newsweek Magazine, have all concluded in recent weeks, that Obama is specifically part of Generation Jones, and is not a Boomer or Xer. I recently heard a panel of generational experts on a radio program discuss this specific question for around an hour, and they overwhelmingly concluded that Obama is a GenJoneser (lost generation between Boomers and Xers). This isn't surprising, given that Obama was born in the middle of the GenJones birth years (1954-1965), and those born toward the middle of a generation tend to most personify it. As experts have shown, Barack's bio and political worldview is quintessential GenJones.