How disappointing. I loved the last article I read by Lakshmi Chaudhry. But this article is nothing more than desperate flailing and self-centered wankery trying to define the Gen-X zeitgeist (as though this wasn't accomplished by the feeding frenzy of analysis ten damn years ago). And to conflate this with support for Obama is laughable. If we've learned anything about Gen-Xers, it's that they don't stand for anything but their own interests. The irony abounds that the generation that wanted to stick it to the Baby-Boomers is now just as self-absorbed and corpulent as they were. Progress? I think not. Sadly, the disaffected youth are now the disaffected middle-aged, and their politics are as uninspiring as ever.