Rock the vote in 2008!
|By Matt Mayer in Green Politics | January 8, 2008|
The possibility of young people finally getting their act together and rocking the vote is intoxicating. I think young people fail to understand that voting in primaries and caucuses is more important than the actual vote in November. In a primary or caucus you can vote to get a candidate elected as the party rep. In the general election in November you are stuck with whoever is your party’s candidate.
It sounds like this election year will be an exciting one. It looks like we’ll have record participation overall and record participation with young voters. I make no bones about my representation that America needs change in our check and balance system, in the White House and in Congress, and I would say the Court system too, although that doesn’t seem as likely. It sounds like this year might be the year we get it!