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Marl Penn contends that Active Grannies are the new Scoccer Moms

Much as I hate those demographic Madison avenue pronouncements, this one I enjoy. Sounds a bit like Maxine’s platitudes:

….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. The seniors of today may not be the so-called Greatest Generation, but they sure are the biggest generation

but numbers are always good

with oldsters having a 4-point edge over those under 45 in the 2010 census projection.

and contend it’s why Florida and Ohio have been decisive in the last 2 elections (theft had something to do with that too)

This is from the Toe Sucker, but he has some numbers:

According to the latest Fox News survey, Obama is winning among women under 40 by 13 points, but McCain is winning among women aged 41-45 by four points. Among women 50 and over, McCain is three points ahead. Obama’s 48-35 lead among women under 40 is normal for a Democrat, but to trail among women in their 40s by 45-41 and by women over 50 by 38-35 is extraordinary.

What could be the explanation? Dick goes further:

The problem is that older women don’t like Obama as much as younger women do. While 70 percent of women under 40 have a favorable opinion of the Democratic candidate, only 58 percent of women in their 40s feel the same way, and only 52 percent of those over 50 see him favorably

What’s their problem? as Michael Kinsley would ask. Dick doesn’t know but:

For a Democrat to be losing among women over 40 is without precedent in the past 20 years

Any clue? A bit:

Part of the problem may stem from Obama’s defeat of Hillary Clinton during the primaries. Hillary drew her strongest support from older women who still remembered the sexism of their youth and their struggles to pierce the glass ceiling

Some implications that we are racist

But a bigger problem may be a cultural alienation older white women feel toward Obama. The Rev. Jeremiah Wright may linger as a worry in their increasingly gray heads as they contemplate an Obama presidency. This fear of the unknown and the gap they seem to feel with Obama is so strong that it is overcoming their normal proclivity to back Democrats.(see Obama’s Grandma and the rest of typical white persons)

Silly VP speculations follow. So, there you have it, PUMAS – you’re racist Clinton supporters angry about sexism. the good news is – that while they still don’t want to recognize us, or what we stand for


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