The word boomer strikes fear in the hearts of many of the middle-aged, a word implying their inability to be in touch with the zeitgeist. None, however, are more fearful of this dreaded word than the Democratic presidential candidates. This fear has led to an extreme limitation of students attending the Democratic presidential debate being held on campus later this year.
With the rise of the use of the word "boomer," presidential campaign analysts believe that there will be a rise of the word used in the debate setting, especially on a college campus.
“Not many people know this,” says Cam Paigner, a representative of the Bernie Sanders election campaign. “But, during the 2016 debates, Bernie was referred to as a boomer after responding to a question from the audience. He cried in the green room as soon as he was allowed offstage.” Paigner was relieved, however, that it did shift the conversation away from candidate Sanders' uncanny resemblance to that of a muppet.
These verbal attacks on older candidates are expected to rise this election, many of the campaigns already preparing for the worst. In a joint decision between the Biden, Harris and Sanders campaigns, they agreed to limit the amount of what they deem “boomer-accusers." Out of fear, the debate held on campus later this year will not be made up of many LMU students.
Many are unsure of what this means for future elections, given the age range of typical presidential candidates. What is certain, however, is future candidates growing up with a fear of the dreaded b-word.
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