After watching both Democratic Presidential debates this week, one has to ask the question:
It is time for a new generation of leadership for the Democrats?
The Democratic Party, historically, has regularly gone for younger candidates for President than the Republicans.
Witness Franklin D. Roosevelt, age 51; Adlai Stevenson, age 52; John F. Kennedy, age 43; Lyndon B. Johnson full term, age 56; Hubert Humphrey, age 57; George McGovern, age 50; Jimmy Carter, age 52; Walter Mondale, age 56; Michael Dukakis, age 56; Bill Clinton, age 46; Al Gore, age 52; Barack Obama, age 47.
Compare this to Dwight D. Eisenhower, age 62; Gerald Ford, 1976, age 63; Ronald Reagan, age 69; George H W Bush, age 64; Bob Dole, age 73; John McCain, age 72; Mitt Romney, age 65; Donald Trump, age 70.
So nominating Bernie Sanders, age 79; Joe Biden, age 78; or Elizabeth Warren, age 71—all of whom would be the oldest first term nominated Presidential candidate—might be the wrong way to go!
Might it NOT be better to nominate, at their ages at the time of the Presidential Election of 2020?
Pete Buttigieg age 39
Tulsi Gabbard age 39
Eric Swalwell age 40
Julian Castro age 46
Beto O’Rourke age 48
Cory Booker age 51
Steve Bullock age 54
Kirsten Gillibrand age 54
Kamala Harris age 56
Amy Klobuchar age 60