Sunday, February 3, 2008

Can you feel it?

cross posted at

There is a lot of excitement surrounding the Democratic candidates for president. Can you feel it?

Consider the following points:

  • The participation of young people in primaries was unprecedented. Overall, Democrats had a much larger turnout (SC, NH)

  • Young people 17-29 in America resoundingly favor Democratic candidates for president by a margin of 52% to 32% - according to a NY Times Poll (pdf).

  • The CNN Democratic Debate was highest rated debate in television history with 8.3 million viewers, more than double the amount of viewers of the CNN Republican debate (and snoozefest ... ZZzzzz) . You can hear it in the crowd, feel it in the atmosphere. Dem debates were like rock concerts. Repub debates, boring, very little audience enthusiasm (except for Ron Paul's anti-war comments).

  • A record 70% of Americans think the country is going in the wrong direction. Change is the word.

The Democratic Party is the future of America. My 14 yr old niece and all her friends have memorized Pink's 'Dear Mr. President' - the poignant protest song of our time. (It's up to 6.2 million views on Youtube).

Who could possibly believe the future of America would be based on a stogy cantankerous old fart like McCain, a purveyor of war - with his jokes about bombing Iran and staying in Iraq for 100 years? You can't really believe, especially after the miserable failure of the Bush presidency, that any GOP candidate represents the future of America.

Forget it. Game over.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


OT, but there's a conversation about coffee going on over at MCB.