Posted on June 13 2012 – 10:00 PM – Posted by: Doug Brady
This could be big. Via Meadia has long covered what we call the blue model’s “War on the Young”, and we’ve often wondered why the kids haven’t yet caught on. In Wisconsin, Big Blue needed votes to maintain the high costs (and pensions) that reduce services for young people and that, for example, keep incompetent teachers in their jobs for life no matter how many kids suffer.
The youth vote has swung left in recent years. This is a natural response for a generation that grew up under George W. Bush — a man whose presidency did more to re-energize the American left that Saul Alinsky could have dreamed. The vote in Wisconsin — if the Crossroads Generation analysis holds up — could be a sign that this trend is beginning to change.