Formerly Lettters From A Young American

Thursday, September 6, 2012

The DNC Has An Age Problem

I haven't spent a ton of time watching the DNC, but what I have seen looks like a denture cream convention at a retirement home. Speaker after speaker, crowd shot after crowd shot, I just kept thinking "Old, old, old, old, old."

Strange, for a party that's supposed to have a stranglehold on the youth vote.

So I got curious. And did some math (not my area of expertise, but hey, I was curious.) Out of all the speakers at the DNC thus far this week--I'll revise this after tonight--the average age was almost 60 (59.7195).

And the speakers at the RNC? Over a decade younger! (48.8889)

More number crunching to come later.

UPDATE: Instalanched!!!

UPDATE II: Thanks to Ann Coulter for the tweet, and for all the RT-ers!

UPDATE III: Thanks to Stacy for the link in his article at Spectator!

UPDATE IV: Thanks for the link Zeta Woof!

UPDATE V: Indirect link from Camp of the Saints.

UPDATE VI: Latest numbers I've crunched on age and the conventions.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is that median age average or mean age average?

Inquiring minds want to know.

Anonymous said...

OVER a decade older.

CH said...

A1- The mean. I'll give you the median after tonight when I update.

A2- Thanks for the catch. Fixed it.

You New said...

Anon #1,

One thing for sure, they are both older and meaner.

Anonymous said...

The New Left looks like the Old Left. Don't trust anyone over 30.

Ritchie The Riveter said...

Yes they are getting older ... and more desperate, in the knowledge that their window to impose their dys-, er, Utopian legacy is closing fast.

Martin said...

Well, the left really hasn't had an arguably good idea since the early 1960s, and hardly any ideas at all for at least 25 years, so it stands to reason they would have as leaders people who stopped thinking at least 25 years ago, and that will by its nature be an older group.

Richard Forty said...

Another thing I noticed about the dem lineup is a lot of them started with Former, as in Former Governor, former Senator, etc. The repubs had a huge infusion of new blood in 2010, giving them a very deep bench for 2016, and they put that deep bench on display.

Anonymous said...

Some of u are racist which is a sickness, to think you are amongst the few that should live in America & have all the rights to everything that suits you. Everyone in America came from an immigrant, those who disagree should leave this great country and live in some other country where people don't want to see improvement and they fight amongst each other. Some members of congress are to blame for our economy not improving, they are selfish & I say vote them out!

CH said...

Some of u are racist which is a sickness, to think you are amongst the few that should live in America & have all the rights to everything that suits you. Everyone in America came from an immigrant, those who disagree should leave this great country and live in some other country where people don't want to see improvement and they fight amongst each other. Some members of congress are to blame for our economy not improving, they are selfish & I say vote them out!


Where the heck did that come from? Did I say anything even remotely racist?

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