America Awaits Millennial President 2024by Jan Stephen James Cavanaugh, Ph.D. on 06/13/19
America Awaits Millennial President 2024
May 8, 2019
In my lifetime the elections of John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan represented sea changes in American body politics. Kennedy building on New Deal to become Johnson’s Great Society. Make America great again refers to that time when voters had a tax structure to pay for WWII, to rebuild Europe and Japan, the money to build first class infrastructure and world class educational system and a booming middle class, the envy of humanity. Tragically Lyndon Johnson wasted his moment for greatness and emptied the treasury on an unnecessary war. If he had stayed true, his head now on Mt Rushmore. Instead voters turned to Reagan’s vision which proclaimed the New Deal a Bad Deal … our great grandparents the greatest generation had it all wrong. Government and taxes and international agreements were all bad things. Profit is supreme. War is good. The results of that deal are in. 2020 electorate faces a government that can’t figure out how to pay the bills. Paralysis on resolving major issues of political divide, debt, climate change and war. To date in this election cycle both pollical parties stuck in their story which means it does not matter much who wins 2020, they’ll just change roles. Meanwhile millennials, fearing for their futures, seeing the mess we boomers and our children are leaving them, they lean into socialist and communitarian values. In 2020 lead up we see younger leadership testing their wings to catch the tide. Shall it bring a New Deal II Millennial Presidency 2024?