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Fri Oct 30, 2015, 10:29 PM

29. I'm Not So Sure ANYONE Can So Easily Dismiss

these young voters. Not sure what the numbers are here at DU of these young voters, but I've found that so many of "these" younger voters AREN'T similar than the OBAMA supporters.

Why do I say this? I have TWO grand kids who are no shrinking violets and are very Socially active. My grandson is a college graduate who majored in computer engineering and who landed his first job in this field about a year ago. My grand daughter is attending our local college in preparation for her first semester at either FSU or UF. Accepted by both, THESE two support Bernie Sanders and his policies because they think he's the only candidate who talks to them and their issues.

They've told me that they're fed up with the direction this country is going. WAR has soured them and economic issues are THE KEY! It's pretty simple to them because they see that unless the gap is closed from top down THEIR future is at stake. I know they're informed because as a long time political activist we discuss these things.

My grandson showed me something very interesting today, a surprise that impressed me. He pulled out his phone and showed me pics he downloaded onto it and guess what they were? They were pics from Woodstock and the politics of MY GENERATION! I was super surprised because he said he wanted to research how we were so much more effective at making changes that seems impossible right now. THIS impressed me.

Will it carry the day to elect Bernie I can't predict, but I can say they've told me they won't vote for Hillary no matter what! Then came a question to me. Did I plan on voting for her if I really didn't feel in my heart she represents my views. We talked about the Supreme Court issue because I told them what it would mean if it leaned even more to the right. I thought about it at the time and said something I didn't think I would say. I said, if this country was willing to elect a someone like those on the right or one who leans that way... then THIS country deserves to live with the consequences. I now don't know if I'll fall on my sword.

So now I'm at a crossroad. I'll just say this... QUESTION EVERYTHING!
JMHO

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