When President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore were elected, the baby boomers were elated. These were two pleasant guys, smart guys and they were one of them. They were baby boomers. The boomers were taking over the country with their own goals and ambitions. In their heart they thought they rocked the world with what their generation had produced.
Today things are different. Those rocking boomers are grey haired and older, sometimes it seems they are much much older. Much of their music is now elevator music. They find themselves turning to smooth jazz because frankly they just can’t work up an appetite for much of the “new” music.
Those mini skirts and sideburns don’t work for them any longer. Their figures have refigured themselves and underneath that hair coloring hides a lot of grey. They are still fired up but many of them have gotten where they were going.
This presidential election shows us something. While Bill Clinton was the baby boomers rock star, today there is a generation who is looking for their own rock star. The boomers had their turn and they had a hell of a lot of fun, but today it’s someone else’s turn.
Hillary can’t be the rock star her husband was with the booming rockers because those booming rockers are just about ready for some time in a rocking chair. The boomers rock, but let’s face it, so do others.
No wonder Obama is rocking the nation. He represents the generation that is where the baby boomers were sixteen years ago. This generation is old enough to take things like elections seriously. They are ready for someone to speak for them and see things the way they do.
So what do the aging boomers go when they enter the voting booth in November? Those crazy baby boomers who still believe in sex, drugs and rock and roll. Those crazy people who are so unpredictable. How will they vote? Hell, they have never done what they were told to do before, why would we start now?