August 15, 2012

"For the first time since he began running for president, Republican Mitt Romney has the support of over 40% of America's youth vote..."

"... a troubling sign for President Obama who built his 2008 victory with the overwhelming support of younger, idealistic voters."
[Pollster John] Zogby speculates that Romney's selection of 42-year-old Rep. Paul Ryan helped turn more younger voters to him. "It could be his youthfulness," said Zogby of Ryan. Plus, he said, more younger voters are becoming libertarian, distrustful of current elected officials and worried that they are going to get stuck with the nation's looming fiscal bill.

"They want change," said Zogby.
Change!

35 comments:

rehajm said...
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rehajm said...

They want change because they've lost hope..

a psychiatrist who learned from veterans said...

cOOL

Seeing Red said...

They have change. That's the problem, they want Benjamins.

Matthew Sablan said...

"They want change." Zing, Mr. Zogby. Well, good and done on that zing.

Sorun said...

It would be too funny if Romney's campaign slogan became "Hope and Change."

campy said...

They're racists.

Ken said...

"a troubling sign for President Obama who built his 2008 victory with the overwhelming support of younger, idealistic voters."

More rubes self identify...

Sloanasaurus said...

As a young person in 1992, I was frustrated with the economy, the recession at the time and how it was going, so I ended up voting for Perot, because he seemed to be the only one really talking about the budget, debt etc... But for Perot, I would have voted for Bush I.

This year's Perot is Paul Ryan.

Roger J. said...

Sloan--not sure I agree with your forulation that Ryan = Perot. Had it not been for Perot, I suspect that GHW Bush would have won. And Ryan, it seems to me, knows much more how government operates than did Ross Perot--Anyway--I take your more general point.

gerry said...

This year's Perot is Paul Ryan.

Hmmm. That may be quite an insight.

Matthew Sablan said...

An author at Bloomberg agrees with the Ryan-Perot connection (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-13/paul-ryan-should-be-the-ross-perot-of-2012.html)

Alex said...

Go Ryan! He's our future. Don't use the seed corn.

Colonel Angus said...

Interesting that while the signs are looking bleak for Obama, USA Today has an editorial speculating if Romney is another Dewey.

It's as if the media cannot conceive the possibility that Obama could possibly lose. But November is a ways off. Much could happen.

Alex said...

The sad thing is the best Romney can do is win 270-280 electoral votes, while Obama could win 300+.

Roger J. said...

Colonel Angus--dont read USA Today although they might be right--agree, that November is a long way away.

As for Romney being another Dewey, I will suggest that Mr Obama is no Harry Truman. And there, I think, their editorial fails.

dreams said...

"Hope and Change."

Some hope for change.

The Crack Emcee said...

Younger voters are becoming libertarian, distrustful of current elected officials and worried that they are going to get stuck with the nation's looming fiscal bill.

It's a good thing he said "becoming," because they won't actually BE libertarian until they take the word "current" out of that sentence,...

Geoff Matthews said...

Sloan makes a great point. And it's exciting that this year's Perot is within the party, rather than outside.

I still maintain that Ross Perot bears some responsibility in moving the Republican party to the right.

Colonel Angus said...

It's entirely possible that youth vote realizes they are the ones who will be paying off the $15 trillion and counting debt because there are not enough millionaires and billionaires to pay it off.

They may realize they are the ones who will be footing the bill for the 65 and over crowd because there are not enough millionaires and billionaires to pay for it all.

They may be upset that they are now competing for already scarce jobs with a few million illegal immigrant who just received an amnesty and work permits.

Call it a hunch.

The Crack Emcee said...

gerry,

This year's Perot is Paul Ryan.

Hmmm. That may be quite an insight.

Not really. I read it in the press, somewhere, last night,...

Tarzan said...

Sorry, just have to hijack this thread to give Sarah Palin a virtual high-5 for her suggestion to the Obama campaign to ditch Biden for Hillary.

1. Now they can never do this and save face

2. Just by chirping up she puts the issue of Biden's gaffe front and center for all to see and admire for as long as she wishes

The Thrilla' from Wasilla strikes again!

Colonel Angus said...

As for Romney being another Dewey, I will suggest that Mr Obama is no Harry Truman.

Indeed. I liken this race more along the lines of 1980 where if memory serves, Carter enjoyed a lead in the polls right up to the last debate. I'm not suggesting a Reaganesque landslide but it is clear Obama is going to have to actually work to win this time.

Jon said...


"The sad thing is the best Romney can do is win 270-280 electoral votes, while Obama could win 300+."

If Romney flips Indiana, North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, and Colorado, that's 275.

If he also adds Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada, that's 291.

Add Wisconsin, and that's 301.

Penn and Michigan might be winnable too.

alan markus said...

Tarzan

The Thrilla' from Wasilla strikes again!

Funny how it's the VP's (Palin, Ryan, Biden)that impact the narrative about Obama. It's almost as if being President is above his pay grade.

alan markus said...

since the tag is "these kids today", I'm repeating something I posted earlier today in an older thread:

There are 7 Governors under the age of 50, and 6 of them are Republicans.

As Romney & Ryan campaign, I wonder what the impact will be when they share the stage with "rock stars" like Scott Walker (thank you WI for elevating him to that status) & Chris Christie. Then you have Nikki Haley & Bobby Jindahl - showing diversity in race & gender.

Downticket, who are the faces of the Democratic Party? Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Al Grayson?

MadisonMan said...

He's only 42. (sigh)

Crap, am I old.

Original Mike said...

"... and worried that they are going to get stuck with the nation's looming fiscal bill."

No shit, Sherlock.

edutcher said...

If Choom does drop Joe for the Hildabeast, people will find in short order why she lost last time out, even though she was the Anointed Nominee.

Remember "It Takes A Village", "I pledge allegiance to the United States that is yet to be",...?

That Hillary?

Don't worry, if Joe goes, it won't be Hilla that takes his place.

Jay said...

Romney said the President was "intellectually exhaused" yesterday.

I think that fits.

creeley23 said...

The young will be catching on, if not in this election cycle, the next.

Coming up ... age warfare!

Whatever demographic advantages the Democrats reap, as white voters die off and non-white voters increase, will be counterbalanced by a wave of young adults realizing that Democratic entitlement policies are shackling them to an indentured future.

Carnifex said...

P.T,Barnum is alive and well, and dwelling in the voters conscience.

Carnifex said...

I like the way Crack thinks!

Maxim 30: A little trust goes a long way. The less you use, the further you'll go.

Methadras said...

Change? Change?

(Change zombies from southpark)

SH said...

Progress! ;)