Skip to comments.Zogby: Disillusioned young voters dropping out
Posted on 06/11/2012 6:54:33 PM PDT by dynachrome
Nearly four years after enthusiastic younger voters poured into polling booths to help push Barack Obama over the finish line and into the Oval Office, their hope has turned to fear and pollster John Zogby says that they are ready to give up on politics.
I truly am worried about today's twenty-somethings, he frets. They are our global generation and I have seen them move from hope and grand expectations for themselves and their world to anxiety and disillusionment. We can't afford to lose them, he adds.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...
These young idiots were stupid enough to fall for obama’s garbage. Therefore not only can we afford to lose them, we need them to not vote until they wise up.
Pooping on police cars, just, isn’t the thrill it use to be.
Maybe they should read more than Twilight Series or Facebook before they vote?
Operative phrase dubiously attributed to Churchill:
“If you are not a liberal by the age of twenty then you have
no heart. If you are not a conservative by the age of forty
then you have no brain.”
Well, the hippy generation was bad. My mom protested ‘nam, today she is a strong conservative.
You never know, it looks bad now but people can grow up. S they struggle to pay the bills and raise kids they will probably stop caring about queer rights and things like that.
They won’t be voting Republican in 2012 though, hope they stay home.
I am very CONFIDENTthat they will.
“Isn’t our side full of people who are saying they aren’t going to vote because they can’t get exactly the right kind of conservative? Like last time—they didn’t vote, or they voted for Obama so they could teach the Republican Party a lesson?”
I challenge you to find ONE PERSON on this site who isn’t going to vote!
“I really doubt that from what I have seen of this generation.”
Think older generations (like Baby Boomers) thought for themselves when they were in their 20s?
I think there is certainly a lot of ignorance on the part of today’s young voters. HOWEVER, the GOP has been absolutely terrible at reaching out and educating that voting block.
“Sure... If you can turn them into real Conservatives first. ...then tell them they have to vote for Romney. That will certainly “reillusion” them. #gopfail”
Great point... how can we educate my generation on conservatism when our own party has no idea what it means???
“Well, the hippy generation was bad. My mom protested nam, today she is a strong conservative. You never know...”
That’s true and I agree.
However, I really like your “...hope they stay home” line. Me too.
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