The generation known as Millennials, loosely defined as those individuals born between 1982 and 2004, have become a powerful voting block, with the population now exceeding the baby boom generation, with an estimated 75.4 million Americans now falling in the 18-34 age category.
And with that age shift calls for different questions to be asked of our leaders. Americans used to ask as one of their presidential screening questions, “Who would you rather have a beer with?” a question that resulted in at least the election of one president of recent memory, Bill Clinton, who some contend was pushed ahead of George H. W. Bush with his playing a saxophone version of “Heartbreak Hotel” on the Arsenio Hall Show in 1992. The move portrayed Bill Clinton as cool, relatable, and a guy you’d like to hang out with or even “have a beer with.”
Now, one company is asking an entirely different question.
The folks at RentHoop, an app that helps people find compatible roommates asked the crucial question, “Who would you rather share a dorm room with, Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?”
Some of the answers are pretty funny, including one that actually injects Bill Clinton.
RenthHoop posted the video on its Facebook page on Tuesday. Check it out:
Disclosure: RentHoop is a startup that was founded by my son, Paul Burke. It has been featured in media like GeekWire, CBS, and other media outlets as the “Tinder for roommates.”