- Posted October 2, 2012 by
Highland Mills, New York
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Final presidential debate: Unanswered questions
The Young Vote
Both candidates would like to secure the young vote but I believe it is impossible for either. The young generation of voters does not believe in "democrat" or "republican." Political parties have, on average, an 80-100 year lifespan, and if you look at the current system, the election of 1860 was the last time a major shift in political ideology took place. Young people do not conform to the policies of either party, making it difficult for either candidate to procure a vote. There needs to be a major change in the policies of both parties, in particular the Republicans, of which I am registered. The Republican party is dying because the people who hold their ideals are themselves, dying. The time for another political party to rise is on us. Right wing ideals are archaic and outdated. Nobody under the age of 35 believes that abortion is a monstrosity, it is a necessity of modern life. The same goes for exorbitant military budgets, and to play the other side, the value of currency and the impact that money has on everyday life is simply too great for the Democratic Administration to be throwing it around like candy in a pinata. People need to work for the money they earn, that is the only way to maintain a 1st world, competitive economy. As for health care, I believe both sides have bungled this issue so badly that it is impossible to prognosticate a solution (at least for me.)
In closing, the "middle" and "independent" voters have become such a large bloc that an official identity needs to be formed because the more that either wing extremists pull their parties away from each other, the more the majority feels left out and helpless. There are sensible democrats and sensible republicans, and in my mind the only way to save this country is to unite the two into a new and immensely powerful political party. As for a name, I'm open to suggestions.