History Shmistory

I’m at a Personal Democracy Forum conference about technology and politics right now at Jazz at Lincoln Center, where Ben, Ana Marie Cox and a few other folks were discussing the impact technology had on journalism and politics this year.

Ben got a hearty-ish laugh from the audience with a counter-intuitive analysis of this year’s history-making Democratic nomination fight, which he repeated to me afterwards: "What’s older than a young candidate sweeping away the older, establishment candidate?"

He said it was an old line, but whatever — it was new to me.