The Youth Vote in 2008

For better or worse, it's been a Baby Boomers' world for so long it's hard for many Americans to imagine it otherwise. In presidential politics, this may be the year to think again.

A new generation of American voters — young, with its own perspective, and newly engaged — is locking in deep and early on the '08 campaign. They've already profoundly shaped the competition. And they're just getting started.

This hour, On Point: new visions, new voters, new politics — we're talking with young American voters about what they want in a new president in 2008.Guests:

Matthew Yglesias, Associate Editor at the Atlantic Monthly. He is 26 years old.

Steven Spruiell, staff writer for National Review and National Review Online. He is 28 years old.

Anna Couturier, a sophomore majoring in women in gender studies and politics at Columbia University.

Rachel Zelkowitz, a senior majoring in political science and journalism at Emory University, where she is Executive Editor of The Emory Wheel.

This program aired on February 4, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.


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