This blog post from DailyKos deals, by neccessity with generalizations but offers a fascinating take on the coming realignment of American Politics.
America stands on the verge of a new political realignment. The baby boomers who used the overwhelming numbers of what been until now the largest American generation in history, ushered in the previous Idealist Realignment that flipped the Dixiecrat, racist southern white vote toward the Republicans, while making the Democratic Party the bastion of civil rights, equality and personal freedoms. This Idealist boomer generation, like Idealist generations before it that engaged in the Temperance and Suffragist movements, was marked by an obsession with social issues such as substance abuse, cultural issues, race, and the role of women in society. Like other Idealist generations, it was also marked by a distrust of government, a pattern of decreasing voter turnout, a marked preference for divided government, and rising numbers of Independents and split-ticket voters.
Boomers beware, the picture painted of our generation will surprise you.
Read it here.