Wow, I cannot count the number of times before this election that I heard about the impending failure of young people to vote, how little they care, and how they fail their country.
And it was always bullshit. Not only did they turn out in numbers substantially larger than the general populace, they have for a long, long time. In 8 of the last 9 elections, folks under 30 turned out in higher numbers than the population at-large. The apathetic young person is a dangerous myth, because it keeps radical folks with power from even attempting to create their own change, because they believe they will be stifled by their own peers.
This election tore down powerful myths about American politics, lets do away with the myth of the unmotivated, demobilized college student as well.