As a member of the massive collective of millennial voters, I should be treasured by the GOP. I should be their darling. At the very least, I should be on their radar.
I believe in limited government, fiscal conservatism, and personal responsibility – all defining Republican principles. I’m exactly the kind of voter the GOP needs in order to avoid becoming the dying, geriatric party of yesterday.
Republicans fell flat with America’s youngest voters in both 2008 and 2012. This collapse was no coincidence. Rather than wooing millennials with its fiscally conservative platform, the GOP alienated us by focusing and making a stand on issues like abortion and gay wedding cakes. Ignoring younger sensibilities – beliefs that could form the nation’s largest voting bloc in 2016 — prevented Republicans from expanding their appeal.
GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump can change all of that. As a relatively secular candidate who has focused his campaign on the economy, he is a new brand of Republican that millennials could embrace. As such, here are a few facts Trump and the GOP should keep in mind ahead of November.
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