The Madison County Record Jan. 5, 2016, 2:10pm


To the Editor:

There appears to be two distinct thoughts from young voters.

1. I voted for Mr. Obama but the experiment failed. Millennials are worse off than before.

2. I voted for Mr. Obama but he failed to go far enough left.

Group Two is filled with dreamers who believe the real world will (with the right leader) be something it has never been before.

Group One is open to reality. Those young people are the voters who might be reachable next November.

The political message to the young must be about protecting what they and their family have now, plus a realistic message about how we move America toward an expanding Middle Class of the young and the not so young.

Just about everyone is tired of being sold a Bill of Goods by the Political Class. The new message MUST ring true by being specific enough that everyone understands the route to success. The leader's job is then to "head 'em up and move 'em out." Rebuilding America's economy will be easier once the vast majority understands what we are attempting to accomplish and how that will benefit them.

Failing that, it is my opinion, the young will follow an autocrat over a cliff. By that I mean, the Republic, as we have known it, will end.

Lee A. Presser

Edwardsville

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