The younger generation is decidedly leaning to the Democratic Party... Pew Research says so.
Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
19 points - Young Democrats
A significant generational shift is occurring in the political allegiance of young voters, with a 19-point gap in party identification favoring the Democrats among those under age 30. Almost half of voters ages 18-29 identify as Democrats (45%) compared with 26% who identify as Republicans and 29% as independent. Such a sizeable gap -- or any gap -- has not always existed among younger voters. As recently as 2000 -- as well as in 1992 and 1984 -- party affiliation was split nearly evenly within this age group. Read more
But it's not time to get cocky.
John Amato of Crooks & Liars recorded part of Howard Deans talk at the Netroots Nation "Yes We Can" party. [Howard Dean at Netroots Nation: Don't put politics on the shelf].
In his talk, Howard Dean pointed out how liberal Baby-boomers won big and then rested on their laurels, which lead to Conservatism getting a grasp on our Nation and nearly destroying it. Howard urges the younger generation to stay involved.
Clearly Howard is right about staying involved. The Right/conservatives may be out of power, but they haven't given up and they're not going away.
A post-partisan era is a nice dream, but both Party's have to decide to work together before that can really happen... And Republicans/conservatives aren't having any of that post-partisan stuff:
[Republicans Begin Building Up A New K Street Project]
[Kyl calls Obama’s inaugural address ‘low-brow.’]
[Limbaugh: ‘I Hope Obama Fails’]
[BillO: 'This is not the time for ideology' -- so we must destroy the evil socialists of the left]