After spending some time working to register young voters at the UW. Bush fans better hope the get the GPTB and Swift Boat Vote out cause the young kids I talked to are for Kerry in large numbers. I would say at least 2 to 1.
Actually at the University of Washington, where most kids come from middle class families unlike some private southern California schools. These kids have seen the economy go from prosperity during the Clinton years to recession of the Bush years. Most of them understand that Bush gave the rich a tax cut during an unnecessary war causing the largest federal deficit in history
Bush has created a pessism among young voters:
[*]Most see the deficits as something they will have to pay for
[*]Most are worried about outsourcing, because younger workers are most affected by it
[*]Most are worried about the war in Iraq, cause they are fighting it
The more I am around these kids the more optimistic I am. The more I am around Bushies like you the more piiiissed off I get. That makes me work harder for change.
P.S. Unlike San Deego State UW students are very intelligent and it shows by their higher test scores.
Politics, Governments, and Economics for Dummies and San DeeEggo grads.
[*]"Presidents can't wage war. Congress does."
-True but President's have staff that make up stories of WMD which overstate the case for war.
[*]"Companies outsource, not governments."
True but governments through tax policy can promote outsourcing
[*]"Most soldiers and reservists support the their role in Iraq. "
Traditionally early in a conflict that is true. As the conflict wages on that changes. Bush's support among miltary families has dropped 5 % since July
[*]Creating a whole new branch of homeland security and increasing already existing measures of homeland security costs money. (Unless car bombings and airplanes flown into buildings is something voters want).
Yes it cost money then why give the rich a tax cut
[*]Presidents inherit economies, they rarely have much affect on them one way or the other
Yes Bush inherited a budget surplus and record employment. Now due to his irresponsible tax cuts we have a large budget deficit. Millions have been added to the welfare roles and Millions more now are without health insurance"
The economy is controlled by monetary and fiscal policy. Also Clinton did not inherit a good economy from Bush Sr. Remember the pharse "It's the economy stupid" Clinton got elected cause the economy was bad.
17:12:21 ET // UPDATE: Exit poll mania spread through media and campaign circles Tuesday evening after exit data from big media sources claimed Kerry competitive in key states.... FL Kerry +1 PA Kerry+2-4 OH Kerry+1 WI Kerry+4 MI Kerry+2 NH Kerry +4 from drudgereport