Richard Baris and Charlie Discuss the Radicalization of Gen X

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It seems that there's this interesting demographic phenomenon. I want to explore with you Richard, it's happening across the country, which is the radicalization of gen X, where you just articulated something that baby boomer 70 plus, they tend to be more establishment Republican or comfortable with Joe Biden. Now, we're going to get a slew of emails, by the way. Charlie, I'm 70 8 and I hate Joe Biden. Yesterday. No, I know. But I do think it's demographically interesting. We never talked about this before, rich, that gen X, so think about Josh hawley that is Ron DeSantis, right? That's Donald Trump Jr. that's Tom cotton, that's Ted Cruz. That's gen X. They're kind of right in that middle group. They're not necessarily super young. They're definitely not baby boomers. But gen xers are people that have kids that are anywhere between 5 years old to 18 years old. They're becoming super right wing in more ways than one. Not only that, but in primaries, they are demanding and they are voting for the more conservative candidate. Is that correct, rich? Yeah, and if you look, we did by generation, Charlie, by age, Arizona is a great state for that. So is Florida, so is Texas. So is Nevada, by the way. You know, the bottom line is because we've asked this before and I really think what it comes down to is and we got those emails as well. And I understand if you have a mom or you are that age group and you voted for Carrie Lake, I'm not saying there's not going to be supporters in that age group. I'm saying we're talking about margins, statistics, polling. But the bottom line is the older voters. Tend to have this idea, Charlie, that how could I put this? They tend to have like faith still in authority and they grew up in this more stable America. And they have this view where you would ask them, you know, how bad do things can get. And they would say, you know, it's America in the end, things are going to be okay. That's how they talk to us, right? Whereas the younger generation, the younger generation is like, look, I have to live the rest of my life. And this is 30 40 years we can't survive this.

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