TLP: Wait, Does This Mean College Students Are Thinking Ahead?
So, it seems that job-hunting college students may think that a resumé requires a little more on it than, "Yes We Can!"
The college vote is up for grabs this year — to an extent that would have seemed unlikely two years ago, when a generation of young people seemed to swoon over Barack Obama.Could be the recession and the realization that they'll have to be looking for work soon in this economy. Those with lesser degrees from accredited online schools will probably struggle the most. Of course, it could just be what college students have always been able to corner the market on: apathy, boredom and laziness.
Though many students are liberals on social issues, the economic reality of a weak job market has taken a toll on their loyalties: far fewer 18- to 29-year-olds now identify themselves as Democrats compared with 2008.
“Is the recession, which is hitting young people very hard, doing lasting or permanent damage to what looked like a good Democratic advantage with this age group?” asked Scott Keeter, the director of survey research at the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan group. “The jury is still out.”
How and whether millions of college students vote will help determine if Republicans win enough seats to retake the House or Senate, overturning the balance of power on Capitol Hill, and with it, Mr. Obama’s agenda. If students tune out and stay home it will also carry a profound message for American society about a generation that seemed so ready, so recently, to grab national politics by the lapels and shake.
Not that there's anything wrong with that.