On Nov. 4, the hope and happiness seemed boundless for supporters of President-elect Barack Obama, leading some to speculate, with a wink and a nod, that in nine months there would be a virtual Obama baby boom — a celebratory uptick in the national birthrate.
But now, 40 weeks later — the average human gestation period — MSNBC is reporting the prediction has largely been nothing more than, well, false hope. In reality, experts said, a generation is not borne from one night.
Well, duh. The people who would celebrate the election of The One are the folks using birth control and having abortions. The folks who actually make, raise and support babies were in no mood. So it all cancelled out. But there are now too many babies named Barack…which should reduce the supply of Tyrells and Antwons.