22 February 2013


Mark me down as permanently absent in this ongoing blogosphere conversation about how Americans like their presidents' ideology.

Five of the last six elections have been won by the younger major-party nominee.  (In the case of 2000, Gore and Bush were and are less than two years apart in age).  It may be an unbearable thought for political scientists that it really all boils down to choosing the younger face, but having grown up with cable TV and a political mass media driven by superficialities, this is my tentative conclusion.

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