College Student 4 Kerry - October 22, 2004
Despite rumors that there is some kind of conservative tide washing over American college, College Students Overwhelming Support Kerry and they totally plan to vote, dude.
It should be no real surprise that the people who are going to have to live longest under the crushing failures of the Bush administration are more pro-Kerry than older folks. Older people might still be able to enjoy their social security benefits, a planet with some trees left on it, and the memory of America being a great international leader. The college kids, what do they have to look forward to? An outsourced economy, a hostile international environment, a government that spies on them, and debt (on the personal and national levels) out the friggin' wazoo.
// posted by aaron at 12:46 PM
who is tim ryan? - October 08, 2004
tim ryan is a house rep from ohio. and he's the winner of the best speech i've ever seen from c-span, about why young people are afraid of the draft despite republican assurances we'll maintain an all-volunteer army:
// posted by aaron at 11:54 AM
another good video - October 04, 2004
here's some wishful post-debate thinking: perhaps w's miserable failure of a performance will signal the end of the kind of robotic, mind-programming, talking point repetition that has passed for national discourse for the past four years.
in my heart of hearts, i'm hoping that people watching the debates not only thought "hey, kerry looks more presidential" but they also thought "hey, kerry is making logical arguments, and the other guy is just repeating the same words over and over no matter what the question is-- he isn't actually saying ANYTHING AT ALL!"
if you don't know what i'm talking about, you need to watch this amazing video from the GOP convention. it's all talking points, all the time. (and guiliani looks like a total psycho-- watching this, his presidential aspirations look dim. the guy couldn't be less "presidential" if he wore a clown nose).
// posted by aaron at 05:28 PM
Plan a trip to register swing voters in swing states.