If you scroll down a little ways you can read my thoughts regarding political appeals to young voters, prompted by the appearance and performance of the Bush twins at the Republican Covention Tuesday night. I sent a copy of the post to World Magazine, and received an emil from Marvin Olaskey (editor) that he had published it on their blog. By now you have to scroll down a ways to read it under the heading Letter of the Day on September 2. It garnered 30 comments from readers, some positive and some negative. In fairness, some misunderstood what I was trying to say – namely, that political parties are patronizing to younger voters when they assume that general references to popular bands, TV shows and the like are enough to engage young voters. Such an approach is patronizing because it seems to think that those are the only kinds of things that young voters care about and that we are naive enough to choose a candidate on such merits. I tried to argue that young voters do, in fact, have brains (many do, anyway) and care about substantive issues.
But it’s nice to get some pub on a big blog like that (which I frequent while at work).