I got this message from MoveOn:
In 2008, young people voted—and voted progressive—in huge numbers, and it helped swing the election. There’s alarming evidence that this year, they may not.
But Mitt Romney just gave us a big fat gift. When asked why young people are angry at Wall Street, he said it’s just because they “haven’t had the opportunity to really understand how the economy works, and what it takes to put people to work in real jobs, and why we have banks.”
(Why do we have banks again? Oh right—to take our money and gamble with it, then stick us with the bill when the economy crashes. Thanks for clarifying, Mitt!)
Young voters need to know Mitt Romney thinks they’re idiots—that if they’re angry Wall Street got a bailout but they’re still living in their parents’ basements, well, it’s just because they don’t get how the economy works.
We want to put Romney’s quote on the Facebook page of every young voter in America. And link it to a site where they can register to vote. We can do it if we raise $185,000. Can you chip in?