Sunday, April 7, 2019

Generational challenges lie ahead for Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg

By lMT Online, April 06, 2019

Sometimes the confluence of unrelated events provides a moment of clarity in politics. So it is with the recent travails of former Vice President Joe Biden and the recent emergence of Pete Buttigieg in the 2020 presidential race. They highlight the challenges that generational politics will play as Democrats select a nominee to run against President Donald Trump.

The two men are virtually bookends in the Democratic race. At 76, Biden is more than twice the age of Buttigieg, who at 37 is just two years past the constitutional requirement to stand for the presidency. Americans have never elected a president as young as Buttigieg, just as the nation has never elected a president as old as Biden.
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