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Obama's Popularity With Young Voters

Bill1 Wrote: Aug 11, 2012 7:59 AM
WHEN OH WHEN will the so-called Conservatives understand that Ron Paul has the youth LOCKED UP IN HIS CORNER??? Denial reigns rampant as Mindless Mitt gets paraded as the 'candidate' months before Tampa and the youth (and many more of us) hurl in disgust. How much more backpeddling does it take before you wake up and realize RON PAUL IS THE REAL DEAL...the Constitution's best ally, the greatest hope to end this class warfare (If I hear 'middle class' one more time out of Romney I'll scream!) and the only candidate in this entire race to come up with REAL SOLUTIONS to our debt over a year ago! Get with it! Go to youtube.com and type in Ron Paul 2012 - he alone is the only one polling to BEAT OBAMA. Not Romney!
Eleanor32 Wrote: Aug 11, 2012 10:34 AM
What's done is done. So what is the best way to go forward? I have been a Ron Paul fan for a long time, i.e. longer than some of these young people have been alive, but I think the highest and best use of his talents would be as Secretary of the Treasury. I hope Romney will announce Ron Paul as his choice as Sec. of Treas. With Paul Ryan as V.P ( hopefully voted into office in November) we would have a chance to have two good fiscal heads in places where they may be able to do the most good getting our country back on track.

FYI, I have been one of the "anyone but Romney" crowd. But I am a much bigger "anyone but Obama" person. Another four years of Obama and the damage he would do to our country...unthinkable.

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared at Forbes.com.

According to a recent USA Today/Gallup poll, Americans under the age of 30 favor President Barack Obama over Mitt Romney by almost a two-to-one margin. This is a startling statistic. What explains the lopsided support for President Obama among younger Americans?

I think the two main reasons are ideological and personal.

It’s no revelation to say that young people tend to be more liberal about issues like the redistribution of wealth. You may have heard the old adage, “Anyone who is not a socialist when he is 20, has...