Young people disenchanted with Obama and the Democrats

Barack Obama and the Democratic sweep in 2008 was powered in part by legions of young people - among them many first time voters - coming out in droves to campaign and vote for him. Buyers' remorse seems to have set in as the young see the error of their ways and wise up to reality: they put in place people who have wrecked the economy and damaged their futures. The New York Times reports: The college vote is up for grabs this year - to an extent that would have seemed unlikely two years ago, when a generation of young people seemed to swoon over Barack Obama.Though many students are liberals on social issues, the economic reality of a weak job market has taken a toll on their loyalties: far fewer 18- to 29-year-olds now identify themselves as Democrats compared with 2008."Is the recession, which is hitting young people very hard, doing lasting or permanent damage to what looked like a good Democratic advantage with this age group?" asked Scott Keeter, the director of...(Read Full Post)