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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 11:07 AM

11. Funny how they view political processes,

I have had a handful of fellows in their 70's express confusion about the current presidential campaign. I had one very nice man ask me to explain what a caucus was during the Republican primaries. And some are as sharp as any political pundit, often informing me of things said on the campaign trail before I have a chance to absorb the news for myself. This is at my work, front desk at a gym, in Queens, New York. I chat with these fellows daily, they seem to enjoy hashing out issues with a 40ish female liberal. These conversations are wonderfully informative on what the other side is thinking. Although we have fun, I suspect they would be just as delighted with a talking animal!! The majority of my older male acquaintances are Republican. And boy, do my older White, male friends love Fox News! They like the ladies on that channel quite a lot!

Interestingly, the liberals in the Silent Generation age group I run across tend to be about 80% female, by the way. These gals are wonderfully kind to me, and have turned me on to ideas & information sources I would not have found otherwise on my own.

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