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  •  I'm guessing it's the 30 somethings with (1+ / 0-)
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    young kids.  They are exhausted and overly stressed with survival and juggling.  It's a missing demographic I think, but could be wrong.  We need to scare them to the pools.

    It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

    by War on Error on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 08:39:39 AM PST

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    •  There is still an understanding gap (3+ / 0-)

      Every single election counts. The results of elections shape narratives and policy outcomes that touch every life in the country one way or the other and yet a significant number of people still seem to think, 'whatever.'

      The amount of Republican overreach on unions and women's reproductive rights at the state level and the recklessness at the Federal level with the debt ceiling apparently was not compelling to 4 million voters.

      I am glad we won but we have some research to do on our side to figure out what it takes to get our folks to understand that not showing up means conceding public policy to folks that don't just differ with us but are often at war with us.

      The choice of our lifetime: Mitt Romney, It Takes A Pillage or President Barack Obama, Forward Together.

      by FiredUpInCA on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 08:49:05 AM PST

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    •  Not true (2+ / 0-)
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      the under 30 vote was larger as a percentage in 2012 than it was in 2008.

      The bitter truth of deep inequality has been disguised by an era of cheap imported goods and the anyone-can-make-it celebrity myth - Polly Toynbee

      by fladem on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 09:10:29 AM PST

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      •  I think I said the 30 somethings. (0+ / 0-)

        Did they turn out in droves this year?

        It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

        by War on Error on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 09:31:07 AM PST

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        •  or more specifically (0+ / 0-)

          people with young children/babies.

          Especially in those areas where there were long, long waits to vote.  I think this demographic of parents' votes are suppressed by life and lines.

          It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

          by War on Error on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 09:48:42 AM PST

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