by user Gw1122
The youth vote clearly always leans toward the Democrats. But Facebook.com, the social networking site, is becoming a battle ground for all politicians. During the 2006 mid-term elections, every candidate had an account where students could see their viewpoints and possibly become Facebook friends. Despite the general idea that most college students lean far to the left, many of the political 2008 groups which I have been invited to favor a moderate stand.
While I am listed as a College Republican and a Moderate on Facebook, I can guarantee that the admins of these groups don't specifically look at who they invite but rather send an invitation to every one of their "friends"... all 700 of them, then those friends invite theirs until the group becomes "If 100,000 join this group, John McCain will be our next president."
The non-partisan theme is clear. Some of the specific groups are McCain/Lieberman 2008 and Unity 2008 which also wants to pick a candidate from each major party, onto one ticket. Many of these groups are also created by people who I personally consider very liberal, it seems to me based on a College student social networking site that the young vote is looker for more of a moderate in 2008 rather than a died-in-the-wool Democrat.