Active Grannies


Mark Penn yesterday:

In the relentless quest to find the soccer moms of this election, perhaps the answer will be found in the “active granny” vote — empty-nesters who have found a new freedom in their lives after the kids have left and who look at the world very differently than do their kids graduating college.

Not to rehash the entire Mark Penn debate, but has he missed the point that most people whose kids have just left home aren't grandparents? Surely having grandchildren should be a necessary condition for "active granny" status. Meanwhile, I'm surprised he's not encouraging candidates to play for the sniper vote.