Saturday, November 06, 2004

The Kids Are Alright

"Despite long lines and registration snafus, voters under age 30 clocked the highest turnout percentage since 1972. The good news is that America's young people are more engaged in politics than at any time in two generations. Aging cynics have been quick to blame the kids for a host of political lapses, but the cynics have it wrong." -Music for America.

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Comments

Wait, are these the same exit polls that showed Kerry winning, and that finally the networks started ignoring?

I'm not sure if I trust these polls much.

Posted by: Tom | Nov 6, 2004 2:28:09 PM

@tom:
yeah, you´re right. i´m 51% sure nobody even got the idea of messing with those voting machines ;)
as nobody had the idea, there also wasn´t a need to leave a paper trail ...

Posted by: matt | Nov 7, 2004 7:20:26 AM

I'm glad it isn't just 18 to 29 year olds that decide who the president is. You do have to look at the whole picture and not just the youth. Kerry won Urban areas, and Bush won the Suburbs, that means those who pay for welfare are getting sick of Urban families taking nearly 30% of suburban income. There is that reality that people can't keep spending money on others at that level. That seems like slavery to a cause. Do what you are able, but don't completely sacrifice your income you have earned. Sacrificing for others hurts your own family and your goals. I'd start teaching younger people that they better figure out how to live as individuals or our minds will think we need help at every turn in our life.

Posted by: iowa | Nov 10, 2004 11:15:08 AM

iowa, do you have even the ghost of a clue? Surely you don't believe that 100% of taxes paid by suburbanites goes toward inner-city welfare. In fact, big chunks of it go toward servicing the national debt (increased under Bush) and military funding (ditto). Oh, but wait, that's not the important thing; the important thing is that the nice bachelor couple down the street might swap rings, and We Don't Want That. Never mind.

Posted by: The other Tom | Nov 10, 2004 1:55:39 PM

"Kerry won Urban areas, and Bush won the Suburbs"

In Connecticut, for one, Kerry won suburbs.

"that means those who pay for welfare are getting sick of Urban families taking nearly 30% of suburban income. "

And us Blue staters are getting tired of the red states not pulling their own weight and living off our economic productivity. Red states are welfare queens.

And, also, the Red Staters really need to get their act together and learn how to make a marriage work. Blue states are much better at being married.

Posted by: Jon H | Nov 10, 2004 8:52:42 PM

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