Young voters vote for Democrats by large majorities—when they vote. The question for the Democrats is whether any candidate will generate enough enthusiasm among Millennials to make a difference.
As Chuck Bodd pointed out on Daily Kos, voters under 30 gave Barack Obama his margin of victory in both 2008 and 2012. My own opinion, like Bodd’s, is that Bernie Sanders is the only Democratic candidate with a chance of doing that.
The difference between Sanders and Obama was that Obama was the candidate supported by idealistic young people, but he also was the candidate of Wall Street and Silicon Valley. When forced to choose, he went with Wall Street and Silicon Valley.
Maybe there are a couple of millionaires who support Sanders, but he has burned his bridges with Wall Street. His only sources of support are the middle class, working people and liberal idealists, and he knows it.
The Millennial perspective: Why Bernie gets it and why it matters by Chuck Bodd for Daily Kos.
Millennials are the key to Democratic success and overwhelmingly, they want Bernie by Chuck Bodd for Daily Kos.
Bernie Sanders’ Millennial backers help close the gap versus Hillary Clinton by Jeff Zeleny for CNN.