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A Better East Texas: Baby Boomers Wake

There are some who say the next presidential election will be the last opportunity for those of us in the baby boom generation to be a significant force in a national election.

In 2008 we are expected to comprise 39% of the voting age population. After 2008 that percentage will continue to drop.

From where I sit this is our last chance to get it right.

So far there have been two boomers elected president. The first was Bill Clinton, the second George Bush.

 They have arguably been the two most divisive presidents in our nation's history.

Unfortunately "divisive" is one characteristic our generation will forever be remembered. For the first time in a long time the Texas primary will have a significant influence on who the final candidates will be from each party.

This will also be the last chance baby boomers will have to be a significant influence on a presidential election. So it's time for us to "grow up" and instead of complaining about "the man" do our part in electing and supporting him....or her.

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