President Elect Barack Obama is perceived as symbolizing the end of the Baby Boomer Era.
Wired PR News.com – The election of President Elect Barack Obama has been described as symbolic of many things. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), many are now viewing the impending White House transition as an end to the Baby Boomer era.
As noted in the AP report, Obama’s age puts him in the category of being classified as a baby boomer, however, the significant contrasts in the kinds of views that are typically associated with individuals of the generation and his are what some believe set him apart. Steven Cohen, a Columbia University professor, is quoted in the article as stating, “Obama is one of those people who was raised post-Vietnam and really came of age in the ’80s… It’s a huge generational change, and a new kind of politics. He’s trying to be a problem-solver by not getting wrapped up in the right-left ideology underlying them.”