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Reflections: And the new President will be...

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By Thomas W. Ivines

The new President will obviously be the one who caters to the elderly because seniors will dominate this year's elections.

We are into the age of the baby-boomers. There are more baby-boomers voting than any other age. Their vote will be mighty and the one that will put the candidate they want in office.

Many of us are curious about the newness of women and black candidates running for election, but it is the candidate who will do the best job for the seniors that will be elected. That person has little to do with race, color, or creed.

This past week Obama won the primary election in South Carolina but so did Jesse Jackson not so very long ago. In retrospect Hillary Clinton is not the first woman to run for office either.

This year's Presidential elections will be interesting to say the least. The Democrats are stronger than ever, thanks to Bush, but there are some Republican contenders hard in the running, too.

I suppose in the end it is not the party who wins but the person himself, or in this case I should say maybe "herself." But for sure the President to come will have a lot to say about the social affairs of this country more so of those of other countries. And, too, this President will surely bring our troops back home.

The focus for our new leader will be the same as for our seniors: healthcare, social security, immigration, housing, and the overall economics of this nation. If a candidate wants to be elected, it will be these issues that will propel him to the Presidential seat.

No one knows for sure who the final victor will be, of course, but I can unequivocally say it will be the person who advocates what I have described above that will win. It is time for a President of the people. The seniors of this country with their majority vote will see to it that happens.

So, with this I close my prediction, but I will stick my neck out just a little further to say one more thing, "The person who wins will likely be a Democrat."

Anyway, when all is said and done you can write to the Beacon to say, "Tom, you were right."

If not right I can take the bashing. I've been wrong before. But, never before have I felt so right.