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  •  Students also "unaffiliated" (9+ / 0-)

    Many university students, not wanting to be "labelled," have registered as unaffiliated but will vote Obama.

    Anecdotal, but I'm betting that it evens out the tea party effect.

    OTOH, there are Democrats in NC who vote Republican nationally.  Their numbers are fading but they still exist.

    Ryan lies; seniors die.

    by NCJan on Mon Oct 22, 2012 at 12:48:04 PM PDT

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    •  Exactly about students, many students prefer (7+ / 0-)

      to register as independents to start with but often vote for Democrats..quite a bit in fact.

      My best friend and her husband refuse to join a party but are liberals. They say it cuts down on phone calls and direct mail from political parties until the month before the election. They are not swamped with spam either.

      Follow PA Keystone Liberals on Twitter: @KeystoneLibs

      by wishingwell on Mon Oct 22, 2012 at 01:05:24 PM PDT

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    •  Not all of them, unfortunately (1+ / 0-)
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      I teach college freshmen and am surprised at the number of Romneyites in the bunch -- assume they come from tony suburbs in CT, Long Island, NJ, NY, and are following Daddy's lead. Or something. It's discouraging. But then there are the ones going, "Well, he doesn't support gay marriage and Obama does, so that's all I need to know."

      •  Do they register as unaffiliated? (0+ / 0-)

        Or Republican?

        Yes, we do have our share of Republicans coming in as freshmen here as well.

        I think you're right--they haven't completely separated from conservative parents yet. Some eventually do, some never.

        Ryan lies; seniors die.

        by NCJan on Mon Oct 22, 2012 at 03:50:02 PM PDT

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        •  Gott say (0+ / 0-)

          that some students have drunk the Koolaid that they are brilliant, got everything they have because they deserved it, etc. In other words, they think it's a pure meritocracy, or, why should they, their parents, and others like them help others? the ideology is that everyone gets their own, and tries to keep it, which is natural.

          But there are a LOT of students who are definitely still trying to do good and live a good life, with others at the center.

          I teach at a private, wealthy university in NC.

          You get what you deserve, even if you don't deserve it (Issan Dorsey, Zen teacher)

          by kayak58 on Mon Oct 22, 2012 at 04:36:59 PM PDT

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