The Democratic Party faces a quandary: Should they choose a younger nominee as more likely to attract younger voters?
Three times in the past half century, the Democrats picked a much younger nominee than the Republicans:
1976 Jimmy Carter 11 years younger than Gerald Ford
1992 Bill Clinton 22 years younger than George H. W. Bush
2008 Barack Obama 25 years younger than John McCain
All three of those Republicans were far less provocative and controversial than is Donald Trump.
Is nominating someone (Bernie Sanders or Joe Biden) who is older than Donald Trump a wise choice?
Is nominating someone only a few years younger (Elizabeth Warren, Jay Inslee, John Hickenlooper) a wise choice?
Or would it be far better to nominate someone much younger than Trump to attract younger voters, particularly millennials, someone in their 50s or 40s as a multitude of potential nominees are (ranging from Amy Klobuchar at age 60 down to Pete Buttigieg at age 39)–and including women, minorities, and a gay man to move the nation forward in the 21st century, with a greater guarantee that they will live out their one or two terms in the White House?
This is what Democrats in upcoming caucuses and primaries next year have to come to grips with, with no easy answer as to what should occur!