"This election was the perfect opportunity to win back a large portion of the youth vote. Young people were notably less enthusiastic about President Obama because of his failed policies and broken promises that have left young people economically devastated."
I think that this may not necessarily have been true, judging by the overwhelming portion of the youth vote Obama got. There were many youth in the AA and Hispanic votes too. It was wishful thinking on the part of the some in the GOP. In order to get the youth vote the GOP is going to HAVE to infiltrate the media to a huge degree, starting with Sesame Street. Either infiltrate or offer very attractive alternatives to each current popular show on television, video games, movies.