Wednesday, February 20, 2008

I Just Figured It Out

I've been bugged for a while about Barack Obama. I knew there was something about him that I didn't like (over and above his politics), but couldn't figure out what it was.

It's not that he's black.

It's not that he talks without saying anything concrete.

It's not that he just got endorsed by the AFL-CIO.

It's that he's younger than me.

Yep, he is the first legitimate presidential candidate that's younger than I am.

Seriously, I've noticed that I don't feel old on birthdays. Not even the big ones like 30 or 40 or, well 50 is almost here. No those don't bother me. I feel old when certain events occur, and never see it coming. I felt old the day the first child started school. I felt old the day my last child graduated from high school. That kind of thing.

Today, I feel old.