College Students Choose Kerry

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    I've been reading a lot of articles about how teenagers choose Bush. Well, here are the young people of voting age, and they have spoken....

    ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- College students say they are much more interested in politics this year, more likely to identify with a party and more likely to vote, a new Harvard University study shows.

    The 10-point lead that Kerry held over President Bush in a March survey has grown to 13 percent.

    While Bush's support among students has remained consistent, many undecided voters have moved into the Kerry camp.

    In swing states, Kerry's lead is even higher, about 16 percent. Swing-state students also are saying they are more likely to vote than students in non-swing states.

    The National Center for Education Statistics estimates there are more than 10.2 million students enrolled at four-year schools this year.

    King predicts more than half of them will vote in the presidential election, a significant increase from a turnout of about 42 percent in 2000.

    Curtis Gans also expects a big jump in student voting.




    Attaway kids!! Lets rock this vote!
     
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    Goes to show you that the propaganda machine of collegiate campuses still needs reform. Somewhere between High School and college kids go from conservative values of their parents to radical hippy values of their teachers.
     
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    Yeah, the indoctrination in college is horrible. There are books on how to stay Christian through college, and it is quite a chore. I know I have all kinds of people all the time telling me how if I'll come to this party, they know I could 'hook up' with this girl if she got drunk enough. I always tell them something to the effect of 'the 'I do' comes before the 'go to.'' There are teachers who regularly challenge that anyone who believes in God is childish (I guess it's only o.k. to persecute Christians under the 1st Ammendment) and who attempt over and over to shake everyone's faith under the banner of making everyone "think for themselves." I even got into an argument with someone because their Arabic Studies teacher claimed the Iraqis never wanted us in their country and want us to leave a.s.a.p. while everyone I ever knew who had been there said the Iraqis, for the most part, celebrated our deposing of Saddam. I felt like I was talking to a wall. It would be like a person believing somebody was innocent of a killing because a vague psychological examination done a decade ago shows that they don't fit the profile, while on the other side there are a dozen eyewitnesses that say he did it.

    The public education indoctrination scam has been around forever. I remember when I was growing up that I was indoctrinated with environmentalism. I thought factories were all run by fat, greedy, evil men and that driving cars would kill the planet. I remember thinking the ozone layer was on the brink of collapse and thinking global warming was going to kill us all in ten years. It took a long time for my parents to "deprogram" me, too. They sat me down, gave me an objective view of the situations, showed me facts, and expected me to think for myself. Eventually, I came around. I remember Captain Planet, and looking back, it was just propoganda. Before long, there's be a superhero show called "The ACLU League," in which the heroes protect child molestors, cultists, homosexuals, and pregnant women looking for the easy way out from evil Christians and their bowing puppet, the Republican Party.
     
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    Just give 'em a few years of paying taxes and seeing the what liberal taxation does to their paychecks. They'll be conservative before you know it.
     
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    I disagree. I think it depends on what college you attend. I attend LSU, and LSU is very Bush. Just from the bumper stickers, I would say 60%+ support Bush. I think it depends on what college and the geographic location of the college. I would assume Harvard, for example to be more liberal, while I would assume most colleges down here in the south to be conservative.

    Plus, from what I understand, Bush has really imroved his base with young voters aged 18-25.
     
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    Nah. He's stayed baseline, according to the report. Kerry, on the other hand, has jumped almost 20% in 1 year.
     
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    This "indoctrination scam" is vastly overblown to me. The argument that "hippie teachers" and secular academics brainwash susceptiple, eager college students is so lame. This seems like a case of reverse logic here-- the informed, knowledgable, and intelligent somehow become subversives and LESS in tune with what is true or good for the country, and spout their propaganda to the young.

    How about, when people become educated and in tune with the nature or things, they become liberals, rather than the other way around?

    Possible? Probable?

    Damn books and their ideas...
     
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    Emperor ? You're in college now aren't you ? maybe grad school ? never had a real job, everyone you know is a student, or a teacher. Don't know any soldiers, certainly never been one. Most of the people you who actually work, work for the university, spending grant money to research fish populations or aquifer contamination.

    Have you noticed that the intellectual/academic idols of the Left try to explain the big picture and long view to the rest of us even though, they, like you, haven't really ever left the campus, except to "go abroad " to hang with other academics ?

    And , excuse me please for getting personal, but you are a gay man as well, aren't you ? Without putting a value judgement on your life, you travel and associate with an even smaller world of people who see things your way.

    face it, college students don't know a fucking thing about the world. No 18 to 24 year old does, (except perhaps our young marines and soldiers). The reason why 21 was the age of adulthood, is because we couldn't get away with making it 31.
     
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    As a 24 year old i would say i get it. i got it when i was 18 i just couldnt articulate myself well back then. but then im not the typical student either:)
     
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    Undecided...uneducated... Same thing, in this case.. This isn't 'Eenie Meenie Miney Moe".. This is a Presidential election. If you're undecided, don't pick the moron by default.. Put your education to use, and do some *research*.
     

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