In addition to bolstering party support, the convention season allowed the nation to consider important issues. From the historic acceptance speech of the nation’s first African American on a major party ticket, to the acceptance of the Republican’s first female vice presidential candidate, both conventions were full of historical moments. Another issue to make this political season one to remember is the importance of the youth vote. While Barack Obama seems to draw in huge numbers of young voters, McCain’s camp realizes their importance too.
While in Denver, we asked Alicia Froio, chair of the Young Democrats of America High School Caucus, about the youth vote. She told us that she believed this election was our time in history.
For audio, click here: Alicia on Youth Vote
Also in Denver, Cory Struble, the president of College Dems at GW, said that the youth demographic will be powerful in this election and we will make a difference.
For audio, click here: Cory on the Youth Vote
While he was in St. Paul, we spoke to president of the College Republicans, Brand Kroeger. He agreed that the youth vote was enormously important, saying, “we’re making our presence known, even if we have a smaller number than the Obama camp.”
For audio, click here: Brand on the Youth Vote
- Mallory Thompson