House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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The Democrats’ Growing Generation Gap

There are many issues facing voters born after 1980 that should be natural issues for the Democratic Party. These include the cost and crushing debt associated with getting a higher education, technology related issues including net neutrality but also improving the internet infrastructure to keep the U.S. competitive, draconian criminal penalties for drug use and even climate change. The leaders of the Democratic Party, however, rarely place any emphasis on these issues, and are even less frequently able to discuss them fluent and naturally. Instead the leaders of the Democratic Party generally choose to focus on the same battery of economic and social issues that the baby boomer generation has been discussing for several decades.

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