Re "Just give me the keys," Opinion, Oct. 13
There is one generational difference between John McCain and Barack Obama that Russell Baker didn't mention. McCain offers the last chance to elect a member of a forgotten generation -- mine -- to the presidency.
We went straight from the generation of World War II leaders (Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower) and the generation that fought the war (John F. Kennedy, George H. W. Bush) to the baby boom generation (Bill Clinton, George W. Bush), skipping over the Depression babies and World War II children.
We were the generation of the baby boom's cultural icons (Elvis) and the generation that built and traveled on the spacecraft that went to the moon, but we never had a president who was one of us.