Obama Not Beloved by the Elderly
So, Barack scored a decisive victory tonight, unless you look exclusively at the old people vote. While he kicked ass in nearly every age group except those over 65, his support goes down progressively as the voters get older and he really, really doesn't do well with the old people (CNN says he only got 18% of old people's votes). Pundits are already pundit-ing that he needs to improve among old people because otherwise that whole "breaking down barriers" thing he's pontificating about doesn't count if all the old people don't vote for him because he's black. Then again, November 2008 is kind of far off. A lot of 'em will prolly kick the bucket by then.