With Obama’s landslide victory in 2012 and the recent wave of marijuana and gay marriage legalization, it appears that America’s future is a blue one.
 

Millennials vote overwhelmingly Democratic and lean left on issues of gun control, abortion, immigration and healthcare.
 

Republicans are failing to connect with a growing Hispanic and non-white population – a trend that, for now, appears permanent.
 

And while the economic turmoil of the Bush years and the fiasco of the Iraq War may have soured young Americans’ view of the Republican Party, the millennial ‘lean-left’ attitude may be short-lived.
 

Americans under 18 were too young to remember the economic heydey of the 1990s and the turbulence of the Bush administration. They, instead, have come to age in a time where a Democratic president presided over a shaky economy and controversial foreign policy.
 

Thus, the years ahead will prove pivotal. Though Democrats will undoubtedly hold power for some time to come, they have little more than a decade to prove to young voters that their economic, social and foreign policies are effective.
 

Read more about this on The New York Times…
 

Thomas Freeman is Texas-transplant and aspiring journalist trying (but often failing) to navigate New York City. A current NYU student, Thomas also writes articles and manages media content for 20to30.

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