Ross does a Clinton post-mortem:
Clintonism represented a distinctively Boomer strain of politics, but Clinton-hatred did as well. For Boomer conservatives, it was a reaction to the Clinton personae, his and hers -- to the way Bill and Hillary embodied, in so many respects, everything that fortysomething right-wingers despised about their own peer group -- joined to an anger at the First Couple's facility for winning political battles (if not the war) in an era that was supposed to belong to Reagan's heirs. For Boomer liberals, it was a mixture of self-loathing, sibling resentment, and the inevitable disappointment at the Clintons' failure to live up to the idols of their youth, the brothers Kennedy ... and then, more unforgivably, their failure to get out of the way when a New Kennedy came along.
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