Daily Markos tries his best to put a positive spin on last night’s disaster in Wisconsin:
Second of all, young people didn’t turn out. Only 16 percent of the electorate was 18-29, compared to 22 percent in 2008. That’s the difference between 646,212 and 400,599 young voters, or about 246,000. Walker won by 172,739 votes. Turns out having the recall in the summer, when the universities were out, was among the biggest strategic miscalculations.
Ah, but youth turnout fell 60% from 2008 to 2010, when Walker was elected governor. So in fact, more younger voters participated in last night’s election than did in 2010. Please enjoy yet another Full Nelson Muntz when you realize that Walker increased his margin of victory, even with all those extra youth voters.
Blow it out your pie hole, Kos.