Last week I was literally at sea – on a cruise. For the last 48 hours, I’ve been immersed in the stormy seas of Democratic politics.
The first thing that struck me is the generational divide.
Many older Democrats (i.e. – older than me) see Perdue’s decision as a potential disaster and Erskine Bowles as the only reliable lifeboat.
Younger Democrats (many much younger than me) see this as an opportunity to get new faces and new blood into the party’s leadership. They’re talking about Richard Moore, Grier Martin, Brad Miller and, until today, Anthony Foxx and Cal Cunningham.
Two groups won North Carolina for the Democrats in 2008: young voters and African-Americans. Now they’re saying: Don’t we deserve a seat at the table?