Thursday, August 30, 2012

Obama, Romney and the Poster Child Vote

Move over soccer moms and NASCAR dads, a new demographic has just arrived.

Last night, Paul Ryan offered a perfect description of the unemployed or underemployed college graduates living at home with Mom and Dad. In Ryan’s honor, we will call them: poster children.

In his words:

College graduates should not have to live out their 20s in their childhood bedrooms, staring up at fading Obama posters and wondering when they can move out and get going with life.

You can’t get more high concept than that.

Last year they were Occupiers; this year they are poster children.

Supporters of the Occupy movement, whether Democratic politicians, labor union organizers or media mavens, were trying to make America’s disaffected young people a leftist force in American politics.

In that they failed.

This year the budding Occupiers are back home with Mom and Dad, waiting and wondering.

Four years ago they followed the Pied Piper of Chicago off the cliff.

This year, they can take a step toward a better future by getting up off the couch and voting to correct their mistake. 

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