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'Hot summer' doesn't bode well for Republican or Democratic national conventions, Esquire essay predicts



“Get ready for the summer. It's going to be hot.”

So writes Stephen Marche in the April issue of Esquire magazine. Marche contends that the Baby Boomers have gamed the system in their own favor economically, and at the expense of younger generations who are beginning to take notice.

He concludes: “The protesters, the occupiers, the kids who screamed themselves hoarse in the parks of New York and Oakland last year have spent the winter nestled underground nurturing their strategies. Has there ever been a movement so full of people who don't want to be there, who would rather be working? … By bus and train and car pool, they will follow the gerontocracy to Tampa and Charlotte, the cities with the utter misfortune of hosting the presidential nominating conventions. Then we'll see if the people inside the convention centers can find the youth anything better to do.”

[Last modified: Monday, March 26, 2012 4:54pm]


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