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....Each and every day, take just a moment of your precious time to pray for Peace and Justice.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Shades of future past... Bush/CheneyCo drives young voters to Democratic Party

From the Seattle Post Intelligencer
President Bush has made a strong impression on younger Americans; it's not the one Republicans wanted.
Faster than you can say "Facebook," the under-30 set is moving toward the Democratic Party. That is forcing Republicans to redouble their appeals to these voters, who are heading to the polls in bigger numbers, reversing years of declining participation. The shift may have implications for Republicans beyond 2008.

"Younger voters are critical," said Whit Ayres, a Republican pollster who isn't affiliated with any candidate. "There's a good deal of evidence that partisan inclinations reached when you first go through your formative political years tend to be reasonably stable."
Forty-four percent of 18-to-29-year-olds consider themselves Democrats, while 23 percent identify with the Republican Party, according to a Bloomberg/Los Angeles Times poll. It wasn't always this way: President Ronald Reagan won 59 percent of the youth vote in his 1984 bid for a second term.
"It cannot help your party if you're a Republican to have had many people come of age in an administration that has so botched so many enterprises," said Michael O'Hanlon, director of Opportunity 08, a broad study of the electorate by the Washington-based Brookings Institution.
The Republican party can not buy, beg or bequeath themselves the future, as long as they aren't willing to be good stewards of the present day. And here is th beginning of their demise, they are the only ones to blame for their own undoing.

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