Wednesday, April 18, 2012

I'm At It Again

This was sent to the Wisconsin State Journal just minutes ago!  Not all that deep, just something I had to get off my chest.

Jonah Goldberg begins a recent column (Wednesday's WSJ), "President Obama's re-election largely hinges on his ability to play young voters for suckers--again-- ... "

Do young voters think they got 'played'?  I was a 49 year old 'sophomore' at the UW in November 2008.  Yes they were excited about a candidate who spoke their language, who saw the importance of 'green energy.'  Pass√©?  Hardly.  After four years of no progress 'green energy' is more of an issue than ever.  These 'kids' are going to be around for sixty more years; they aren't interested in kicking the can down the road for the next generation to solve.  They ARE the next generation.  Goldberg and Romney's only hope is that they will blame Obama for the lack of progress rather than seeing it as his opponents doing just what they promised: oppose him at every turn, for political reasons.  Sure they might turn their backs on the whole system, but don't bet on it.  I was pleasantly amazed at how engaged and perceptive they are already.  And this year there'll be four more years worth of them. 

Suckers they are not!


  1. Kevin,
    This election is all about the poor vs the rich and the Republicans are sending a clear signal as to whom they will support. I loved Obama's silver sppon in my mouth comment about Romney.
    As for a green energy - look who the GOP Senators who blocked ending the subsidies to the oil companies were taking money from - BIG OIL to the tune of $23 Million.

    But, we do need to get out and vote - especially you in Wisconsin so you can run the
    Governor up there out of Madison. Walker needs to go.

  2. Nice one Kev, glad you got in the paper again. Recent polls show the environment is growing again as a concern with public and voters. Most see the last couple of years of wild weather events and the reports of warmer temps around the globe as a sign the science is right, and the GOP and their owners are wrong. And, big and, they are willing to pay more for products and services to slow the warming process.

    1. Hasn't actually run yet, D, but I think it probably will. Once I figured out the 'formula' I started getting everything in that I submit.