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Will the Democrats nominate someone from Generation X for president in 2020?
According the this article in The Atlantic, the U.S. Census Bureau defines the Baby Boomer generation as people born between 1946 and 1964.
Even though that time bracket spans less than 18 years, a Baby Boomer has been included as a Presidential nominee on either the Democrat or Republican ticket every year since 1992. And unless President Trump leaves office early or decides not to run again in 2020, we’ll have a Boomer on the ticket again in two years.
Here’s the list of Boomers:
1992: Bill Clinton (D)
1996: Bill Clinton (D)
2000: Al Gore (D) and George W. Bush (R)
2004: George W. Bush (R) [John Kerry (D) is technically a member of the Silent Generation, since he was born in 1943.]
2008: Barack Obama (D) --- yes, Obama is a Boomer, since he was born in 1961.
2012: Barack Obama (D) and Mitt Romney (R)
2016: Hillary Clinton (D) and Donald Trump (R)
2020: Donald Trump (R) ← likely
Gen-Xers – dubbed “America’s neglected ‘middle child’” by Pew Research — seem left out in the cold, at least politically speaking.
Although only a VP nominee, Sarah Palin came close to representing Gen X. Born in February 1964, she missed the Gen X cutoff by less than a year.
Paul Ryan, by contrast, DID get the nod as the first Gen Xer to be nominated by either party for VP or President. Born in 1970, he qualified.
Gen Xers are ascending in other nations. Emmanuel Macron, for instance, won a stunning victory in 2017 to become the leader of France.
With these realities in place, what’s going to happen to the Dems in 2020?
Early surveys have Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders—both members of the Silent Generation (before the Boomers!)—leading early polls.
Will the Dems start a new tradition and nominate a Gen Xer for President the next go around?
Question resolve positive if the 2020 US Democratic Presidential nominee is born between 1965 and 1984, inclusive.
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