While of course it is absurd to assume that ALL young adults are liberal, there are some very interesting points here.
As millennials mature, we’re learning that education and jobs and capitalism and presidents and life are presented to us much differently than they are in reality.
That’s a general evolution in the early twenties, granted, but, again, I just don’t see the Republicans appealing to my generation by fervently maintaining the same tired Bushisms of the past and hoping no one notices. Honestly, why are all young adults “liberal?” Because there’s no real conservatism anymore. We’re not old enough to remember any kind of Republican other than Bush. What are we supposed to think?
Like any generation before us, millennials have been defined by a series of landmark events: experiencing 9/11 as a preteen or teen, the colorful and diverse corruption and murderous deceit exposed throughout the Bush administration, the Glenn Beck Show’s fomenting of political paranoia and unimaginable partisanship, the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, the burgeoning global powers overseas, the advent of the internet, the availability of thought leadership channels like MSNBC, Huffington Post, Fox News, and NewsMax rather than journalism and intelligent, measured debate.
We are 80 million Americans who will be defining politics for decades to come and we’ve grown up in a world where politics has become increasingly harder to define. Whatever it is, it’s apparently not a system of thoughtful leaders seeking compromise for the betterment of all.