Sunday, March 1, 2009
The Lost Generation?
The New York Times is afraid that the Republican party is about to lose a generation. They cite a series of surveys through the years that show a decline in Republican voters in general and a sharp decline in young Republican voters in recent years.
I am always suspect of such surveys. Especially coming from the New York Times.
However, this reminded me of the article Meghan McCain did for The Daily Beast about how Republicans are not good with technology. "The Republican party isn't exactly Internet savvy," she said. Meghan blogged her father's campaign throughout the election.
Robert Stacy McCain seeks to disprove the NYTimes theory today with a series of photographs of young up and comers at CPAC. There are plenty of other young Republicans as well - Mary Katharine Ham for one. Go check out his photos of the faces of the future!
I disagree with the survey in general but don't disagree with the fact that Republicans should amp up the technology, and I think we are. There is a huge following on Twitter with the TCOT group - conservatives are making their presence known. One admirable thing about the Obama campaign was their web presence. Does this go hand in hand with the youth thing that NYTimes is referring to? Probably to a certain degree.
I don't think The Times should fret about us getting lost or dying out. We're here!