In the after-concert socializing last night a friend whose classes have resumed shared this bit with me re his freshman students.
Somehow or other he used Romney as an example of something in one of his classes. He recalled that one cannot take for granted anything that one of his age knows as a matter of course. So he asked the class, "You know who Romney is?"
A lot of blank stares, then one student asks, "Isn't he one of those white dudes who wants to president or something?"
His freshman are so young and thus non-historical that a lot of them take the office of the POTUS being held by a black person as a matter of course.