The irony is that X-ers -- a sociocultural label typically used to describe those born between 1961 and 1976 -- have become invisible at a time when they are changing the face of politics. As Jerome Armstrong, founder of MyDD.com and best known as the Blogfather of the progressive netroots, says, "It's people drawn from Generation X -- the people who have gotten involved in politics this decade -- who have brought about the whole new movement of progressive Democrats."
Obama's one of us. As this article points out, he's moving us past the boomers, and he's talking to the millenials, but it's the Xers who are in there, doing it, taking over and changing things.
I recently read Jeff Gordinier's X Saves the World. Not to dwell on generational divides too much, but there's a lot to talk about here, and I think the topic will only become more visible with the election of the first Gen X president and the retirement of vast numbers of boomers. So this is a conversation that is only starting.