There is an 80 year gap between the youngest and oldest delegate at the Democratic National Convention. Sam Gray is a 17 year old from the great state of Iowa. His counterpart, Elzena Johnson of Mississippi, turns 98 this month. These delegates serve as a powerful reminder of the multigenerational voters who both the Republicans and Democrats expect to turn out for November’s election. Whether you are a baby boomer or a millennial, both parties are strategizing to appeal to all generations of voters. Mitt Romney chose Generation X’s Paul Ryan to perhaps help grab the Gen Xer vote, however, the age gap between the GOP vice presidential candidate and President Obama is not wide.
Who do you think will have the edge when it come s to getting multi generations to come out and vote? Will it make a difference come November?
Stephen Sherman, California’s oldest delegate, 91 years old, African-American WWII vet
Trestan Fairweather, California’s youngest delegate; he will turn 18 on the day before Election Day