Obama and Boomers

A reader writes:

Obama's biggest problem with the Boomers I've spoken with is that they are truly a narcissistic bunch who, yes, rebelled against their parents' ways but so often did it on their parents dime and also still looked at their parents as "real adults." They still don't see themselves as "real adults."

And they have never, ever, voted for a Presidential candidate who was younger than them.  And when you bring that up to them, bring up how you think they might be afraid of supporting Obama not because he's young, but because he's younger than them (and not a father figure), it really freaks their shit out.

I'm sure there's some kind of truth here, but it's surely not decisive. Still, a generational struggle is an interesting dynamic of the Clinton-Obama race. Remember: Clinton's only five years older younger than Obama's mother.