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Paul Ryan’s Plan for the Youth

Posted on the 31 August 2012 by Candornews @CandorNews

Paul Ryan’s Plan for the Youth

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On Wednesday Republican Paul Ryan stood on the podium and introduced himself to the nation. At the National Convention, the theme of the night was “We Can Change It”. Ryan is the first member of Generation X to be in the co-presidential campaign. Ryan said, “of my generation to give our children the America that was given to us with opportunity for the young and security for the old… I know that we are ready.”

Ryan talked about Obamas campaign being “a nasty campaign”. He then talked about the president’s failures saying, “Without a change in leadership, why would the next four years be any different from the last four years?” The six-term congressman really emphasized the past and what he wants for the future. Romney is winning with most of the older Americans; however, he needs the youth to win the campaign. One of the main reasons that Romney picked Paul was because he focuses on the struggling economy.

The Republicans hope that younger voters will be able to identify with Paul Ryan, who is younger than the incumbent vice-president, Joe Biden.

Ryan proceeded to say in his speech that he would repeal Obamacare if Romney were elected. Ryan's clear focus throughout the whole speech was the economy. Even with all of this pro-youth propaganda, Obama is still up in the polls compared to Romney. At the end of Ryan’s speech, the VP-hopeful said, “College graduates should not have to live out their 20s in their childhood bedrooms, staring up at fading Obama posters and wondering when they can move out and get going with life, Everyone who feels stuck in the Obama economy is right to focus on the here and now. And I hope you understand this too, you’re feeling left out or passed by: You have not failed, your leaders have failed you.”

The 2012 presidential election seems to be a bigger one than any other before. Democrats feel stuck as Republicans wistfully root for a “savior”.

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