It is roundly assumed that President Trump will be the last of the Baby Boomer presidents — and that one small debate slip-up in New Hampshire prevented Marco Rubio from becoming the first GenXer.
Both because Boomers are aging out and because Millennials are coming of age, the demographic shift is massive.
Millennials are already the largest voting bloc now that they’re of voting age.
And, as we’ve recently reported, a super-majority of them aren’t keen on either the Democrat or the Republican Party.
With issue positions that are a sort of hodge-podge from both parties’ platforms, the biggest event in 21st-century politics may be the formation of a viable third party.
Attempts were made in the past, but the numbers didn’t support the trend.
With GenX and Millennial leaders coming to the helm in countries around the world, it may be an inevitable event as early as 2020.
Here’s more from Washington Examiner…
A worldwide movement among younger voters to create “millennial political parties” is taking root in the U.S., where the “youth” bloc is now the biggest and is ready to toss older politicians engaged in partisan warfare out on their ears.
New signs emerged in a Harvard University Institute of Politics poll that said millennial voters feel abandoned by warring Democrats and Republicans and are eager for the style of “community” politics last seen during President Bill Clinton’s two terms in the 1990s.
And while younger voters told Harvard that they overwhelmingly favor Democrats in the upcoming 2018 election, Democrats aren’t feeling a big millennial bump at the polls.
“You would think that generally Democrats would be doing better,” said John Della Volpe, director of polling at the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics. But, he said, his poll found that just a third of young voters believe the parties cares about them.