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November, 20th 2007

Rudy and the youth vote

– Liz Mair

Check out this interesting piece at Politico about Rudy's appeal to younger voters.

The question I have, arising from the piece, is to what degree support from younger voters for Rudy will matter. Younger voters, historically, have not tended to vote in the legions expected by some pols (e.g., John Kerry). But, according to some, today's youth are more politically active than say my (barely) Generation X was in its prime (yeah, yeah, I'm admitting that as a near-30-year-old, I'm past my prime-- laugh all you want). Will Rudy, and on the Democratic side, Obama, benefit from this? Tough to tell. But it's one of the aspects of the primaries that I'll be watching closely.

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