OK, this is a bit of a tangent, but when I hear Hillary talk about change, I think about Dennis Hopper. Dennis Hopper — who started out in Rebel Without a Cause, Easy Rider, Apocalypse Now, was dubbed New Hollywood’s first “drug burnout”, who probably coined the phrase “don’t trust anyone over 30” — now pushes mutual funds for those wild-eyed, idealist… Wall-Streeters(?) His commercials for Ameriprise Financial pretty much concede on behalf of his whole generation, “yup, we sold out” (or grew up, not that I blame them).
Didn’t anyone tell Hillary that her generation already had their stab at fixing America from the comforts of the White House? It was almost a generation ago, 16 years, that the Clintons were elected the first time. I can’t imagine anyone is stirred by “change” pitched by idealistic boomers anymore; that she doesn’t understand why people don’t see her as the Change candidate just shows how far out of touch she is.
While Obama may technically be a boomer, he’s 14 years younger — a young father, not an AARP card-carrying near-grandparent. If you asked her in 1991 if a 60 year-old U.S. Senator, who spent 8 years in the White House as a special advsior (her experience argument, not mine), would represent “change” in Washington, what do you think she’d say?
[not that I buy Obama’s vision of change either.]
[omg, she just said she “found her own voice” in New Hampshire — like she didn’t know who she was until this week. and she’s cracking her voice again. I think I’m going to cry. ugh.]
[35 years of change in photos]