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Another Counterpoint: "Generation Y Welcomes GOP"


A columnist argues that the Millennial generation will vote in favor of the GOP. He lists a few candidates that might do well with Echo Boomers, such as Mitt Romney or Ron Paul. While Ron Paul would attract Echo Boomers, who favor isolationist policies, I'm not sure how many older Americans like Ron Paul. Romney, on the other hand, seems more like a liberal candidate than a conservative candidate.

Of course, I argue (see Generation Y and the 2012 Election) that Democrats have the major edge. The 2012 election is Obama's to lose, though the economy will definitely play a large factor. Obama still will remain on top among Echo Boomers since he has favorable moral views to the Millennial generation and good economic rapport with Echo Boomers (in that the majority of Echo Boomers think that he wants to turn the economy around). In elections, intentions matter.

Still, I'm proud that Echo Boomers have helped return America back to its historical isolationist roots. While no isolationist candidate will win because of the former American generation's views, at least the pendulum is finally moving against global interventionism. After all, if we can't correct our own problems, what are we doing overseas?

The preceding article is from one of our external contributors. It does not represent the opinion of Benzinga and has not been edited.

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