Thursday, May 01, 2014
What do youg people want?
Bud Norman at Central Standard Times sums it up neatly:
Our experience of young folks suggests that the lure of hope and change and free stuff has a powerful effect on them, and the next Democratic candidate could still convince them that despite whatever disappointments they’ve experienced in the past the next time is going to be different. Republicans still suffer from a reputation as sexually repressed squares, too, and the only things young people seem to desire more than hope and change and free stuff are sexual license and being thought hip.
I think that's part of the reason that Rand Paul has such appeal among the college age crowd: he's boldly transgressive and distances himself from the Republican establishment. Unfortunately, his foreign policy is a problem for many who worry about this a a key issue.