Pot initiative in California designed to turn out youth vote

George Soros is a major funder of the Democratic Party. The party sometimes has problems motivating young people, who vote overwhelmingly Democratic, to get to the polls. One way Soros has helped drive them to get into the voting booth is to stoke up their enthusiasm with efforts such as MoveOn.Org - give them a sense of involvement. Barack Obama uses the same strategy: meetups, basketballs games, Organized for America, the internet: make it fun for young people to become Democrats. But over the last year, the young have grown disaffected with Democrats; midterms always pose a problem with voter turnout. Young people are tuned out and thus don’t turnout. Soros has a solution. Soros may have figured out one other way to get the young to the polls: promote ballot measures to legalize marijuana. Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of the left-wing magazine The Nation, gets it: From her weekly column in the Washington Post: With all the hand-wringing over...(Read Full Post)