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pstokely Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:49 AM
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when will there be a Gen X candidate?
I mean someone from that Generation
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:53 AM
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1. what year do you have to be born in to qualify
I may qualify as Y lol
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LearnedHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:55 AM
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2. 1967
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 01:56 AM by nm3damselfly
A person must be 36 years old in order to run for president.

On edit: Maybe Will Pitt's old enough!
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HFishbine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 04:46 PM
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15. Ummm
The originator of the term, Doug Coupland, the author of the book "Generation X", was born in 1963.
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Sean Reynolds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:56 AM
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3. Good question
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 01:56 AM by Sean Reynolds
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ArmchairActivist Donating Member (246 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 02:23 AM
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4. It'll be quite a while...
... we've got a couple loooong decades of baby-boomer rule to look forward to first. As somebody who is a member of that tiny demographic slice sandwiched between the 'X-ers' and the Boomers, let me tell you that following the Boomers through life has been like walking through a pristine alpine meadow about 6 hours behind a herd of 100,000 sheep. Everything's eaten down to a nub and there's dust and there's crap all over the place. :hangover:

-AA
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JHB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 07:35 AM
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7. Sing it, brother!
...or sister, whichever is appropriate.

Generation Jones, reporting in.

http://generationjones.com /
If you were born between 1954 and 1965, ask yourself this question: "Do I feel like a member of The Baby Boom Generation, Generation X, or neither?" Ask other people of this age which of the two generations they feel a part of. You will quickly find that the vast majority of people in this age group do not feel like Boomers or Xers.
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 04:40 PM
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13. Thanks for the heads up about the site...
I've always called us the Blank Generation (thanks to Richard Hell)
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JanMichael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 07:27 AM
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5. 2008? Perhaps but I doubt it. 2012? Better.
Most likely is 2016.

I'm an older X'er, and currently 35, and I'd be 48/49 right around then.

There are still waves of Boomers to get past over these next two cycles...They still haven't shot their proverbial "load" yet politically.
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JCMach1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 07:35 AM
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6. Yes GEN Xers are now becoming eligible...
However, look how few of us are in office...


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birdman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 07:43 AM
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8. 2012 is probably the earliest
Your oldest members would be in the mid to late 40's by then
and, of course, you would need a young hot shot candidate to
emerge.

I'm a baby boomer (and, yes, in fact it is all about me) and
Clinton was the first of my generation to get nominated (I was
44 at the time).

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mandyky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 07:49 AM
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9. Since most of the candidates running now are 50+
That would make 2016 or 2020 the most realistic guess. Unless one starts in politics at a tender age (mid 20s), they wouldn't have much of a record before age 45.
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bobd Donating Member (473 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 07:50 AM
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10. Speaking as a Boomer ....
All I can say is not soon enough. We boomers are the cause of the current spate of woes. Given our utterly abysmal record thus far, I think the best thing to do is pronounce ourselves incapable of effective leadership and hand the reins over to the next generation.

Bring on the 4th Turning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bob D.
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noonwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:04 AM
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11. As someone who is in between the generations
it will be a while before an Xer will be president. They only reached the age that they are eligible in the last couple of years. I was born in 1964, which makes me technically a boomer. I'm not of the "hippie" times, more like "That 70s Show" time.
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tlcandie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:06 AM
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12. Will there be anything left for them to oversee?
:shrug:
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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 04:43 PM
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14. A Moribund, Cowed, Third World Empire
with a crumbling infrastructure and 1% of the populace safely hidden away in Techo Castles with Cameras and Guards.

"Those Imperial Serfs are scary. They'll kill ya' for a quarter!"

Go to it, Xers (though you'll have to go through Emperor Ahnold and then Emperor George P. Caligula to do it).
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mkregel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 04:49 PM
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16. Jeanene Garafolo for Prez!!!!!
Yea!!!!

I'm all for a Garafolo/Vedder ticket in 2012....
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