Saturday, January 05, 2008

The Best Part Of The Iowa Caucuses

I completely forgot to note this in my post yesterday, but there was one aspect of the Iowa caucuses that regardless of party I found to be uplifting and just great news. Young people turned out in large numbers to vote.

Overall turnout for the caucuses was at about 12 percent for Iowa, but the turnout for the age group of 17 to 30 was at 17 percent. I don’t know of anyone, except maybe a few crotchety old people, who aren’t excited to see that young people are getting involved in the political process.

And what makes this even more amazing is the fact that since the caucuses were held so early this year the large turnout meant that a number of college age students made the effort to get out and vote while on their winter breaks.

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