The Clintons have had a stranglehold on the Democrat Party since 1992. Older readers will remember how desperate the Dems were that year to win. Younger readers will not appreciate that the GOP had won 5 of the last 6 presidential elections, 4 of those in landslides. So throughout the 1990's Dems were extremely loyal to Clinton and stuck by him through his sexual assault problems.
The Democrat Party would have been far better off if Rudy Giuliani had never gotten bladder cancer and withdrawn from the NY Senate race. You could see it in his eyes that night in 2000 after Hillary! was declared the winner, 'I'd have beaten the bitch'.
So the Clintons hung around, and around and around...starving other Democrats of oxygen. The Dems had no choice but to turn to the next shiny object. This of course was Barrack Hussein Obama. After Barry Soetoro's Weather Underground inspired governance, the left turned absurdly to Bernie Sanders, who seemed new becuase he comes from the most isolated state in the Union, Vermont. Bernie is new if one thinks of Depression era NYC socialism is new.
Only a Millennial could think a 77 year old fossil is new.
Now Dems have turned to a pair of shiny objects. The first of these, is Texas congressman Robert Francis O'Rourke.* He's raising gobs of money but trailing Rafael Theodore Cruz by eleven. Then there's Yorktown Height's own Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ms. Venezuela.
In Bobby O'Rourke we have the technocratic bi-coastal elite. He may be from El Paso but Bobby-Francis attended Columbia, captained the Crew team and earned a BA in English Lit. You don't get much whiter than that. His ancestry is purely Irish and we bet he went to El Paso's Irish Catholic church**. We want to know if he prefers Bushmill's or Jamesons.***
With Ms. Venezuela we have the clueless elite Millennial. She knows nothing other than what she see's on her phone. For her past is truly unknowable. Which is why she's a socialist. We suspect she's read all the Harry Potter and Twilight books, and her favorite movie is LOTR. She probably likes the Star Wars prequels.
*Bobby renamed himself 'Beto', in which case I rename myself Lance Dickson.
**Traditionally, though not exclusively, in a Northeast town one finds an Irish Catholic Church (say St. Patrick's) and an Italian Catholic Church (say, St, Buenaventura). A good introduction to this divide is Sean Connery in The Untouchables 'You're running with the bloody Dego's!) or Maureen O'Hara in John Candy's Only the Lonely, 'Please tell me Jimmy, she's not Sicilian. You know what your father always said about Sicilians!')
***We drink either, but prefer Tullimore with good reason.