Paul Ryan & the GOP Establishment Won’t Win Young Voters

On the heels of GOP Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan’s appearance before an audience of college students where he asked millennials to give the GOP a chance, a conservative millennial author says Ryan and the rest of the party establishment are the wrong messengers to make the case for freedom and prosperity to young people.

Speaker Ryan spoke before an audience of students at Georgetown University this week and asked for students to consider the message of the Republican Party.

But conservative columnist Kristin Tate, herself a millennial, says the messengers, not the message, are the GOP’s problem. Tate said:

If Paul Ryan wants millennials to give the GOP a chance, he — along with all of the other GOP establishment bureaucrats — need to remove themselves from the scene,” Tate said. “If there’s one thing that’s clear in this election, it’s this: it’s advantageous to be both an outsider and authentic. These GOP establishment wonks like Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney, and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) are the antithesis of that. Their stuffy, written-out speeches will never spread the conservative message to the millennial generation effectively.

Tate, a journalist whose work has been featured by Breitbart News, National Review, The Washington Times, and Fox News, is the author of the new book Government Gone Wild: How D.C. Politicians Are Taking You for a Ride — and What You Can Do About It. The millennial author continued saying that a fresh approach is needed if the GOP expects to get the support of young Americans.

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