The Seattle Times editorial board wants young voters to get more engaged in politics, and with hip, engaging prose like this, how could they not?
COME out, come out wherever you are. Experts predict younger voters, those pumped up, enthusiastic Millennials age 18 to 24 who helped propel President Obama to victory, will not participate so much in the 2010 midterm elections.
That is both predictable and a shame.
“Come out, come out wherever you are…” that’s your lede? What… did “olly, olly oxen free” come off as too sophisticated? Um, the minimum voting age is eighteen, for chrisakes, not eight.
I mean, perhaps young voters might get more engaged in politics if our political media didn’t constantly come off as a bunch of sclerotic, condescending scolds. I’m just sayin’.