Ryan Pick Targets Key Demographic

A staggering 51 percent of those who graduated from college since 2006 don't have a full-time job, according to a recent study.  Ironically, these are the same voters who mobbed the polls for Obama in 2008, giving him a significant part of his winning margin. Mitt Romney could have gone black, Hispanic, or female with his vice presidential pick.  Instead, he did something smarter.  He went young. The Paul Ryan pick was a naked bid for the votes of the Survivor Generation -- college grads under 40 whose goals are no longer those of their parents, who sought to thrive.  Many of these young people now live from month to month, hoping merely to survive. Normally, they are unreachable for the GOP, which hasn't made a serious bid for their votes, much less their attention, in years.  But with Ryan at his side, Romney will be able to do just that.  The Ryan pick is not mainly about shoring up Romney's base, although it will be spun that way by the media. ...(Read Full Article)

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