Apparently, I am not the only one who feels that way. Older Democrats detect a lack of enthusiasm for Hillary among younger liberals. Debbie Wasserman Schultz was recently interviewed in the New York Times and she was asked about this issue.
Do you notice a difference between young women and women our age in their excitement about Hillary Clinton? Is there a generational divide?
So DWS is asked about enthusiasm or excitement over Hillary. It is a wide open question. She has a chance to list all sort of things about Hillary Clinton that people ought to get excited about.
Here is her answer.
Here’s what I see: a complacency among the generation of young women whose entire lives have been lived after Roe v. Wade was decided.
The interviewer hadn’t even mentioned abortion. Yet to DWS, that is the reason why women should be enthusiastic about Clinton as President. It is not about her experience as First Lady or as Secretary of State. It is about the need to defend abortion and Hillary’s commitment to do that.
Yet somehow this is not enough for a lot of young women. Life News reports on one pro-life leader:
Kristan Hawkins, the president of Students for Life of America, has said for some time that the leaders of the pro-abortion movement are in a panic because young Americans, including young women, are pro-life.
“The abortion industry is in a state of panic. They are at a complete loss on how to reach you – the younger generation who is more intensely passionate about ending abortion than your peers are about supporting it and who believe abortion is morally wrong,” she’s said. “They have tried winning you over by saying that they want abortion to be safe, legal and rare. Then they tried to throw out the term “pro-choice” because it’s no longer resonating with you. Then they tried to tell you that pro-life politicians and businesses wanted to take away your rights.”
“Then they tried to de-stigmatize abortion by saying it’s a hard decision but responsible one,” she continued. “Then they tried to de-stigmatize abortion, again, but by saying that it’s an easy decision.”
But none of it is working with many younger voters.