The media has treated us to an unending parade of bad news regarding how Millennials are voting—who are supposed to represent the future.
And the lead paragraph is even better than the headline!
In a stunning turnaround, likely voters in the so-called millennial generation prefer a Republican-led Congress after next week’s elections, and young Hispanics are turning sharply against President Obama.
A new national poll of 18-to-29-year-olds by Harvard’s Institute of Politics shows that young Americans are leaving the new Democratic coalition that twice elected Obama. The news is little better for the GOP: These voters, who more than any other voting bloc represent the future of the American electorate, generally hold Republicans in the lowest regard.
The effort to make this a bad-news-for-all story falls flat. We already knew Millennials hated the GOP, perhaps even more than conservatives too, and often for the wrong reasons. But so what? We already knew that. We’ve been told over and over again how we must change in order to win Millennials. The Republican Party must transform itself to win Hispanics. Blah. Blah. Blah.
The fact that the Republicans don’t own Millennials isn’t news. What is news is that we are getting them in this election anyway. Remember, this is the Republican Party associated with the Tea Party that shut down the government. All that and Millennials still want to use the GOP to lock the Democrats out of power. Despite (or because of?!) Tea Party opposition to amnesty, young Hispanics want the Republicans to be able to obstruct the White House.
This isn’t 2012 anymore.
What about 2016? It is completely possible the Millennials might go Hillary’s way, but the Republicans have a shot. This is yet another reason why we would be better off running a real freedom and peace advocate (like Rand Paul or Justin Amash) rather than a war-monger like Peter King.