Tuesday, June 10, 2008

How the New Generation is Voting

With the November election approaching the presidential candidates know that a new generation may well decide the next President. The Millennials constitute the first generation to come of age in the 21st Century.

Reader's Digest commissioned a poll that asked the Millennial's political and personal views. I shouldn't be surprised that they are more liberal than their elders. I shouldn't be surprised that 32% of those asked considered themselves liberal. I am surprised, thou, because we live in a era of information and never was a time when we had more information at our fingertips than today. Still, we are not able to learn from other nations that embraced communism, fascism, socialism, in one word "dictatorship".

Why 63% of the Millennials favors Obama because he's black and 35% want a woman in the office? Since when we vote based on the color of the skin or a vagina? Shouldn't we vote based on the principles and morals the candidates stand on?



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4 comments:

Me said...

Here, here!

Project said...

I don't know a single person who voted for Hillary because she's a woman or Obama because he's black.

I know people who are voting for them because 8 years of a republican president have led us into unwinnable wars and economic hardship. It's time for a change and a wake up call.

I hope some day you eat your words.

Cristina M. said...

I know a lot of people that will vote for Obama because he's black, hoping to give them extra incentives. Others said that will be nice to have a woman in the House.
For so long the unemployment rate was 4.8% in war time, under Clinton was 5.2% when he left office. Which economy was better? Thanks to Clinton we had 9/11. He did not get Bin Laden when got the chance, and did nothing to stop the planning for 9/11 which the terrorists started planning 6 years before it happened.

Project said...

You can't blame any one president for Bin Laden. The US knew he was a threat going back to Regan.

I suppose I just know more intelligent people than you do. Doesn't really surprise me.

FYI, as of 5/2008 the unemployment rate is 5.5%. In fact, over the last 10 years, the highest unemployement rates have been under this administration:

http://data.bls.gov/PDQ/servlet/SurveyOutputServlet?data_tool=latest_numbers&series_id=LNS14000000