July 14, 2012
Can Republicans Woo Former Obama Youth?
The generation consisting of 18 to 29 year-olds is up for grabs in November. Republicans hoping to lure these young people to the conservative side are facing an uphill battle. This demographic has consistently voted Democratic the last three election cycles. but the failed policies of Obama has created an opening a mile wide for the Republicans. Rising unemployment numbers and Obama's proximity to his own 1% fat cats like GE's Jeffrey Immelt can work to the GOP's advantage. However, Republicans are already missing an opportunity to pummel Obama on the staggering 16.5% youth unemployment figure, while far left nonprofits like Young Invincibles set the narrative. The group just released a report, "No End in Sight? The Long-Term Youth Jobs Gap and What It Means for America." The study outlines the "bleak" outlook for young people trying to enter the job market. The unemployment rate for 16- to 24-year-olds now stands at 16.5 percent, more than double...(Read Full Article)