The Youth Vote Will Rock

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Raising money is one sign that a campaign is generating energy and enthusiasm. Another is having people actually show up at your events.

Here, Ron Paul is also doing well. Around the country, even on college campuses, he is drawing good crowds. On the campuses, a Florida International mock primary election poll of students found Ron Paul winning among Republicans, getting 27 percent to 23 percent for McCain, while a local paper reports that at the University of Pittsburgh the most active candidate organization on campus has been Paul’s.

These are not isolated cases. In the Iowa caucuses, where Paul got 10 percent overall, he received 20 percent of the vote of 17-24 year-olds. In New Hampshire, where he got eight percent overall, he got 19 percent of the young voters. In Michigan, he got six percent overall but 19 percent of young voters. In Nevada, where he got 14 percent of the vote, he got 19 percent of the young vote. There is a pattern developing here.


Cliff Kincaid is the Editor of the AIM Report and can be reached at . This item is excerpted from a column that he wrote for Accuracy in Media.