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.'
Passé? 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!