The shortfall in young voter turnout is a result of what happens when campaigns fail to engage young people. It's like throwing a dinner party, not inviting someone to come, and then getting mad when they don't show up.
One thing hasn't changed: if we allow the Republicans to sit in the driver's seat, they'll legislate with the same social Darwinism disguised as economic policy that sowed the seeds of our near collapse.
Republicans are confident they are poised to build a wave as large as the one that swept them into power in 1994. Yet, just as in 1946, the party is poised to regain the majority while still weak, and without a strategy for going forward.
In January, 2011, the Koch Boys and their rightwing ultra-rich comrades will gather for a secret meeting to discuss what to do with the Congress they just purchased. First on the agenda: kill and bury net neutrality.
Just as students fought for President Obama in 2008, the president and his Democrats have fought tirelessly on behalf of college students. That's why students continue to stand by their president today.