One thing about being "in" politics (or whatever it is I do), is that you see wave after wave of people join in for their own reasons, with their own starting place in history. When the olds (to me!) used to talk about McGovern, or whatever, my eyes would glaze over. I figure The Kids Today aren't too impressed with my encyclopedic knowledge (ok, even that's faded) of Bush v. Gore. Times change, the issues move on, the past recedes. Good to know the history, just not so good to dwell in it.