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That Vanity Fair article was one of the best analyses I've read in a mainstream publication. I find most political analysts (print, online or broadcast/cable) do not add any value at all and mostly repeat each other's cliches. This reporter made some excellent points, like capitalize on strengths vs focus on how to be like everybody else, especially when it comes to all things social media.I ended up subscribing for 1 year to Vanity Fair, which I hope I don't regret!

I do believe Biden is the best person to lead us through this particular era.

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I agree. nice to see mainstream writers willing to break from the pack

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There is another consideration here.

People who turn 65 were born in 1955. They certainly remember the anti-war protests and were well aware of Watergate. In fact, those aged 66 voted for the first time in 1972. Are these people suddenly to forget Nixon & jump on a Republican/Trump bandwagon?

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good pt. I think it’s also that generation has seen past presidents deal w/ crisis abd they see Trump has utterly failed w/ pandemic

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I was born 1952. My first vote was for McGovern 72 and I have never voted for a Republican in my life. Many of us over 65 are not Foxwatchers or trumpists.

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I am like you but the vast majority of our generation never went to college (only about 30% of us have degrees) but the majority of baby boomers have always been invisible to the media. I would be they were not liberal and most did not vote for McGovern like we did. Today the percentage of college grads is higher but not by much - about 35% - but the media still reports on college kids as if they represent all “young people”.

http://www.newstrategist.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/BB8.SamplePgs.pdf

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That is very interesting. I had no idea! I thought that the media catered to the college crowd in the mid to late 60's which fed my illusion that we college kids were the majority. But when I graduated (1971) and started working at a major corporation in 1976 most people my age had joined the company right after high school so they already had 6-8 years of service. I do believe I was in the minority in terms of having a degree.

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I graduated that year too. Paul Manafort was in my class. UGH!! I grew up in Appalachia so I was aware that a lot of people our age were not represented in the media. A lot of them were already married and had kids by then. They were not your typical hippies....

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UGH indeed!!!!

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