Some things about power don't change. Those have to do with helping shape public policy in Washington D.C. That remains a gray game. Sure, the techie kids could blow in and have their say but soon enough they're gone and he told men and women stay on and on. They're the ones who never leave Inside the Beltway.
In POLITICO, Anna Palmer looks at the demographics of K Street. Old carries clout because old represents the contacts, knowledge where the bodies are buried, and insight into how things get done from a lifetime of experience. The lobbyists come from serving in Congress, law firms, trade associations, and corporations.
While tech might lead to instant riches and the fun of being part of disruption it's an unstable world. Entrepreneurs and those associated with them are hot one day and not the next. Lobbyists are forever. They have the animal instincts and skills to make it through changes of administrations, national attitudes, communications technologies, and scandals. Parents might encourage their children to not only learn Mandarin and get into Harvard. In addition, they might plant the "L" career path into their dreams about being in the big time.