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Using Teen Peer Pressure to Take the Nomination

The brilliance of Bernie’s campaign to take the Democratic nomination away from an actual Democrat. His entire campaign is focused on turning out teens. He refers to it as a large or huge turnout. I’ve jokingly called him the Pied Piper of Vermont but today I’m offering up some research for those who have forgotten what it was like to be a teen.Peer Pressure

Those huge Bernie rallies we’ve been watching since he entered the race, they aren’t in the usual venues where candidates speak to the core of the Democratic Party. Instead, he speaks at High Schools and Colleges. He excites, much like his alter ego Trump, he excites the crowd mentality and relies on peer pressure to turn out the teen vote. And yes, I think Gloria Steinham was correct even though it’s not P.C. to say that girls follow the boys.

When I was 17 rallying for Gene McCarthy, all I knew was that he was against the war and Everyone I hung with wanted him so bad it hurt. I had absolutely no idea what, if anything he had done or believed in. I just knew he had to be President. My folks wouldn’t let me go to Chicago or I might have got my head bashed in by a cop. He might have been great. He may have been everything we thought. But my reasoning was actually not reason. My intense pain over Chicago ’68 was due entirely to my teen need to belong.

One study using MRI scans on adults and teens showed that their brains reacted very differently to the presence of friends when making a decision. It found that teens who would not take risks when alone or with an adult were far more likely to take risks when their friends were watching. The scans showed that the reward center of the teen brain became much more active in the company of their peers.” from Mentalfloss

Then there’s this from Scholastic

In a study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), teen volunteers played a video driving game, either alone or with friends watching. What the researchers discovered was that the number of risks teens took in the driving game more than doubled when their friends were watching as compared to when the teens played the game alone. This outcome indicates that teens may find it more difficult to control impulsive or risky behaviors when their friends are around, or in situations that are emotionally charged.

With an Ohio judge ruling that 17 year olds can vote in next Tuesday’s primary, the likelihood of Sanders stealing the Democratic nomination from Mrs. Clinton is now a very real possibility.

The Best of America

It wasn’t too long ago that the quiet heroes of this land walked tall with the pride of knowing that they lived in a country unlike no other. On this Independence Day, we celebrate that sense of American optimism and recommit ourselves to bringing that feeling back to us once again.

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Dismal

The Obama campaign recently released a Spanish-language web ad asserting that "we’re on the right path." Mitt Romney disagrees and believes that rising unemployment and more Hispanics in poverty is not the "right path" for our country. America can do better and, with Mitt Romney as president, we will.

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Symbol of Failure

Two years ago, President Obama went to Solyndra and touted it as an example of his initiative to create jobs. Today, the company is bankrupt and the building stands empty as a symbol of the failure of President Obama’s policies.

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Un Día Mejor

Desde el primer día de su presidencia, Mitt Romney se enfocará en reformas que crean empleos y hacen crecer nuestra economía. Mas importante aún, una presidencia de Romney será la señal de que nuestro país está nuevamente en el camino correcto.

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A Better Day

On day one of his presidency, Mitt Romney will focus on policies that grow our economy and create jobs. But more than that, a Romney presidency will signal that our country is back on the right track.

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Not Even Half

President Obama has given billions of taxpayer dollars to companies that later failed—many of them were run by Democrat donors. This is just another example of President Obama’s pattern of picking winners and losers and wasting taxpayer money.

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Thank You

"It’s time for us to come together and to carry our message across this country, we’re restoring those principles that made America the great nation that it is …. We’re going to keep America strong, and worthy of the great sacrifice of America’s veterans and those young men and women who put their lives on the line for us even today."

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Día Uno, Parte Dos

Durante su primer día en el cargo, Mitt Romney va a deshacer las políticas fracasadas del Presidente Obama poniendo fin a la era de gran gobierno, enfrentándose a China y revocando a los reglamentos que eliminan trabajos.

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