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Question: After the economy, the #1 issue for young voters is the War in Iraq. What do you think is the best way to bring the war to a close?On June 12th, 2008 JimSlattery says:
I think it is disgraceful that we went to war in Iraq based on inaccurate intelligence data. Since then we have lost the lives of more than 4,000 of our best, brightest, and bravest men and women. The war continues to cost over $10 billion a month. I think that within the next year we need to begin to responsibly withdraw our troops from Iraq and refocus our attention on fighting a smart war on terror.
Question: What do you feel you would bring to your office that differs with most older leaders?
On June 12th, 2008 mikeslattery says:
Thanks for your question. I believe being raised in the technology age gives young candidates a more hopeful perspective on life. Watching technology do the "impossible" repeatedly in our lifetime gives us the ability to dream about changing our future.
Furthermore, I believe our generation is focused on the future much more than previous generations. We are focused on making peace across party lines to make a difference for the people we represent. Previous generations get too caught up in "big party" politics, as opposed to caring for their constituents.
Question: When you are talking to young voters what do you tell a young person that is not registered to vote and why they should register?On June 12th, 2008 JimSlattery says:
Bottom line. If we are going to turn this country around, we can't do it if young people aren't involved in the process.
Every young American has the duty to register to vote and vote. We all have to assume our responsibilities as citizens if we expect to change our country.