FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 3, 2012 file photo, supporters cheer for Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., while he speaks at East Carolina University in Gree

 

              FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 3, 2012 file photo, supporters cheer for Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., while he speaks at East Carolina University in Gree
FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 3, 2012 file photo, supporters cheer for Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., while he speaks at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C. In 2008, Republican pollster Kristen Soltis says she watched disappointedly as her party "really let the youth vote go." "This election is such a huge opportunity for Republicans," says Soltis, who, at age 28, is also a member of the millennial generation. But it remains to be seen whether Republicans can win over these young voters on social issues, especially when the economy rebounds. "Either the party will have to persuade more young people _ or the party will adapt. I don't necessarily know which way that's going to go yet," Soltis says. (AP Photo/Sara D. Davis)