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I Support...None of the Above.
. A lot of his support is coming from younger voters: Look, you can twist numbers however you want, but the overwhelming political fact is this: Older Americans vote much more consistently, and in larger numbers, than younger Americans. Earlier I mentioned that 41 percent of Democrats wouldn’t support a candidate who identified as a socialist, meaning that 59 percent would. Well, when that poll was broken down by age, the numbers get even worse for Sanders. The largest demographic of voters who support a self-described socialist is the 18-29 crowd at 69 percent. But that’s also the demographic least likely to vote in 2016 no matter how “energized” they are. Now, when you get to Americans aged 50 and older, the support for a self-described socialist drops to 34 percent. In the end, while 59 percent of Democrats say they would support a candidate who calls themselves a socialist, the majority of that support is coming from a demographic that votes in the smallest numbers.
Read more at: www.forwardprogressives.com...
The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.
We are literally scraping the bottom of the barrel...
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: Metallicus
This is interesting. I wonder if in this day and age of the media's microscope on every facet of these politicians' lives there could ever be an "ideal" candidate to vote for again. When you expose every politician to be human, you expose the myth of the benevolent politician. We all like to pretend we are holding out for this mythical creature, the benevolent politician, but we all know deep down no such thing exists. So at the end of the day, you have to suck it up and hope for the best.
As a corollary, I think this exposure is directly linked to the rapid decrease in voter participation in elections. The politicians haven't gotten crappier; they've always been crappy. We are just able to see their flaws more clearly now.
originally posted by: VP740
a reply to: enlightenedservant
Why aren't you running?
originally posted by: Leonidas
I am letting the debates do their job. I don't know who I would vote for yet, but - like the debates - I am eliminating candidates.
We'll see in six months who is still around worth considering.