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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Another Screw-up from the Clinton Campaign

The Clinton campaign (as well as the Dodd Campaign) is receiving a backlash when they stated that non-Iowan citizen University students should not be able to participate in the Iowa caucus. Why would Clinton suggest this when younger people tend to be liberal and vote Democrat? Because these young liberal Democrats are not voting for Hillary, they’re voting for Obama and will hand Iowa to him at Clinton’s expense. At a time when young voter turn out is at an all-time low, the caucus is a great way to get involved in the political process (it worked for me personally when I was a teenager going up in Iowa.) Read story here: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1207/7378.html
Some interesting quotes from the article:

“I’m very worried about the caucus-day implications of this,” Acker said, concerned that discouraging students from caucusing will make an existing problem worse. “Students are disenfranchised at higher rates to begin with.”

Rock the Vote issued a statement encouraging students from out of state to vote. Student PIRGs Young Voters Project put out a release from a number of its student leaders in Iowa saying, “We live here in Iowa for the majority of the year. … To say that students who didn’t grow up in Iowa, but who now live here, shouldn’t have the choice to participate in the caucuses is blatant voter disenfranchisement.”

They going to vote in the general election, they currently live in Iowa and it’s legal…one more example of Hillary trying to manipulate the vote to win instead of just coming up with great ideas to earn the vote.

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