In defense of 2016 speculation

 In defense of 2016 speculation

Over at The Atlantic, Conor Friedersdorf mocks the breathless 2016 speculation with a post “gearing up for the 2048 presidential election.” It’s genuinely funny:Although it is still early, Mitt Romney, who has 16 grandchildren, is leading among the patriarchs of America’s dynastic political families, in part due to the present childlessness of George P. Bush and Chelsea Clinton, whose presence in articles on this subject is an apparent journalistic convention. Starting families now could give the hypothetical grandchildren of George W. Bush and Bill Clinton a head start on the theoretical grandchildren of Barack Obama, whose daughters are years away from having children if they decide to procreate at all.Continue Reading…


In defense of 2016 speculation

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