November 06, 2008


Ha. When I read this, I couldn't help but think of that Winston Churchill quote: “If you're not a liberal at twenty you have no heart; if you're not a conservative at forty you have no brain.”

Exit polls show 66 percent of voters ages 18 to 29 preferred Obama and 32 percent preferred McMain. The gap closed among those ages 30 to 44 who preferred Obama 52 percent to McCain’s 46 percent. Among those ages 45 to 64, the vote was fairly evenly split between the candidates. Fifty three percent of voters 65 and older leaned toward McCain, compared to 45 percent who supported Obama.

I remember the moment of wonder a few months ago when I realized I am older than The Youth Vote. Three cheers for growing up!

Incidentally, it may be argued that I never had a heart, even though I have voted for a Democrat or two.

Posted by Sarah at November 6, 2008 11:29 AM | TrackBack

LOL! Yeah, I think we could get our own "heartless" support group going... it's just amazing (and ironic), though, how deeply we *do* feel the things that motivate us - it's just principles over programs!

Posted by: kannie at November 6, 2008 11:45 AM

I'm still technically part of the "youth" vote; I turned 18 shortly after Bush was elected the first time, and while I had some slightly leftward leanings for a couple of years (due mostly to college friends and knowing nothing about politics myself), I had figured out by the 2004 election that I was really a conservative (albeit a libertarian-conservative) in my principles. I guess I'm "heartless", too.

Posted by: Leofwende at November 6, 2008 01:06 PM

I never had a heart

Transplants will be cheaper than ever.

Obama will lower health care costs.

Posted by: Amritas at November 6, 2008 01:31 PM

Yeah, no shit. Face it sarah, you got old. We don't want your vote.

Posted by: Will at November 6, 2008 01:40 PM

Bwahahaha. Nice, Will.
I know you've been reading long enough to know that "old" is not an insult to me.

Posted by: Sarah at November 6, 2008 01:46 PM

I've noticed that Will has posted something vulgar, inflammatory, and lacking any intelligent content in every one of your posts today, Sarah.

This must mean that what you've written is true! Kos-kids can't handle the truth. They turn into third graders. And foam at the mouth a little.

Don't they make Ritalin for that?

Posted by: Deltasierra at November 6, 2008 04:30 PM

The quote is usually attributed to Churchill, but I think I saw it in something earlier by Clemenceau.

Thing is, I'm afraid many of today's "progressives" are lacking in *both* heart and brain. People with hearts wouldn't be so untroubled at the prospect of abandoning the people of Iraq to mass murder, or condemning even more generations to dysfunctional public schools, or destroying the dreams of small businessmen.

Posted by: david foster at November 6, 2008 04:59 PM

My dad took me to visit the Reagan Library when I was 14. I don't think I ever entertained liberal ideas seriously...maybe I've never had a heart. :(

Posted by: Nicole at November 6, 2008 06:02 PM

I heard on the radio today that the percentage of 'youth' who voted this year was lower than in 2004.

I found that interesting given all the hype surrounding it this go 'round.

Posted by: Guard Wife at November 6, 2008 08:24 PM

Heartless and incredibly happy about it!

Posted by: MaryIndiana at November 6, 2008 09:55 PM

heartless ... 19 years old and ain't voted for a single liberal yet!

although, I considered myself a moderate two years ago ... Maybe I'm just an early bloomer. heh heh.

Posted by: TW at November 6, 2008 10:36 PM