Dave says, below:
“McCain and Kennedy are very old men to be emblematic of the world circa 2008 and their careers since 1981 could not be more ironic.”
This just now hit me:
In our age, every big change has been preceded by a gerontocracy. The USSR, just before it died, appointed leaders who were on the respirator weeks after taking “power.”
In China, the new “leaders” died off as fast as they were elected. To get this out of Communism, the Vatican kept electing popes who died as fast as they were elected just before John Paul.
You don’t have to be old to be a gerontocrat. The establishment just gave us a Bush after a Bush. Now it offers us a Clinton to replace a Clinton. I don’t think there is a precedent for this in American history.
They’re running out of SOMETHING.