As Young American Voters, We Will be Heard! — Game On!

We Pick Mitt

16.4% unemployment rate, double the national average. Record amounts of college tuition debt and loans by students. A national debt nearing $16 trillion, with zero plans to curtail. Healthcare, that is now a requirement and being forced upon us. These are just a few examples my generation, Generation Y, has to look forward to in years to come.

Shane Bias

Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Shane Bias, and I am a young conservative in need of a new president. I come from a small retirement town on the East coast of Florida. Growing up in a predominately Republican county, I was often surrounded by Democrats. That’s because most of my immediate family were registered Democrat. Nonetheless, I was able to see through the propaganda and false promises at a very young age.

Fast forward to today; I am currently 21 years of age and attending school at Marshall University, majoring in Public Relations with a minoring in Political Science. I am the product of a blue collar family and would say I am pretty average at best. My dad is a nurse and my mother is disabled. Let’s just say we know what it is like living pay check to pay check and most importantly, we know the value of hard work. Our country has traveled down a path of destruction due in large part to the conductor or President if you will. Obama’s failed policies have ultimately failed America, failed the working class and most notably, have failed the youth and young adults.

The young adult is often an untapped resource and voting block in many elections. Normally the young adult voter gets the least amount of attention and the least amount of money directed to it. Not this year. This year is the year that the young adult will decide which path our country travels down. This is the year my colleagues and I take back our country. The GOP hasn’t won the young adult vote since Ronald Reagan and this is the year that we return as a voting block to the GOP.

So far in this campaign cycle, I have made a few major contributions to the Republican Party. In my efforts to further educate and organize students in campaigns, I assembled and managed the second most successful students’ campaign in the primaries: Students for Rick Santorum. The success of this campaign was immense, but ultimately Senator Santorum ended up dropping out.

Republican Presidential Debate, February 22, 2012 (AP Photo / Jae C. Hong)

A lot of people might have given up after their candidate dropped out; not us. We knew the true importance of the mission at hand. We grouped together and continued the march forward behind the candidate we felt was prepared to defeat Barack Obama. We formed, and ultimately partnered with, Young Americans for Mitt Romney.

There are a countless number of reasons why Mitt Romney should be President of the United States. Mitt Romney, to me, stands for real hope. Romney gives my generation hope that the future will be brighter. The future will have more jobs available, less college debt, balanced budgets and a healthcare plan that is constitutional and not forced upon us. This time the youth won’t be fooled by the Obama administration’s smoke and mirrors.

Mitt Romney has an impeccable record of creating jobs and managing budget; you can’t say the same for President Obama who has failed to pass a budget his whole time in office. Mitt Romney has more to offer us than just jobs. Mitt Romney has a message that resonates with all Americans of all stripes. Romney is truly a principled leader and understands the importance of family in society.

We, the young adults, look forward to getting our first jobs and contributing to society. Young adults want to be a part of their communities in positive ways. And only Mitt Romney can allow young adults to gain independence and start working once again. We simply cannot afford to travel down the path of Obama for the rest of this year, let alone four more years!

As young adults, we will fight hard in this election and we will be heard. We have one of the largest coalitions the GOP has seen and we will stop at nothing to make sure our man, Mitt Romney, gets elected in November! We will work night and day alongside the campaign and other grassroots organizations to ensure our victory. We have a team of the most intelligent, hardworking, self-motivated Young Americans in the nation and we have a message to send the people of America.

Young adults will no longer put up with the failed policies of the Obama administration. We are ready to make good on your promise to lower the unemployment rate below 7 percent Mr. Obama. The promise you made to the American people in order to be reelected to a second term. We are here to collect. We are here to guarantee America never again gets a Liar in Chief, but instead, we get a Commander In Chief. Mr. Obama, I leave you with some famous last words, “Game On!”

God bless you all, God bless Mitt Romney, and God bless The United States of America!

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Shane Bias is a junior at Marshall University. He entered politics at a very early age, holding his first executive position at age 16, on a congressional campaign. He also played a pivotal role in the primaries and election cycle this year. Shane built and managed the second largest student movement in the primary behind the label, Students for Rick Santorum. Days after Santorum dropped out of the race, Shane was contacted by Young Americans for Mitt Romney and was elected president of that organization, his current position. Also, a couple months after accepting the position as president of YAMR, Shane was voted in as President of Students for Romney.

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12 Responses to As Young American Voters, We Will be Heard! — Game On!

  1. David Parker says:

    Thank you Shane!

  2. Lyn says:

    Great message, Shane. If we have more young people like you, then we will again have a great country with great leaders.

  3. Cathy says:

    I’m very impressed with you Shane. You young people are our future and for you to see the great need that we have, to get our country back working, gives me great hope for the future as well as the present. The jobs will be there for you if Mitt is elected. If Obama gets back in, there is no promise. Young people want a “celebrity” because he’s cool. But we are not in need of a “rock star” that talks a good talk but can’t deliver or lead this country. We need a leader that knows how to get people back working and provide hope for the future. Mitt is that man.
    Keep working hard for Mitt, Shane, and hopefully young people will see the light and it will shine bright for them too.
    Much success to you. You make us all proud and hopeful.

  4. AfricansforRomney says:

    Intersting, very moving article. I can feel the energy. It’s very comforting to hear the young conservative kids voices for future America. I hate to be pessimistic, but It is not pretty what’s out there for all age groups these days so, the future depends on all of us. Get involved. Let Jah reward you more success!
    Conservatism Rules!!

  5. shane says:

    I want to thank you guys for your comments!! But this is just the beginning.. the opening.. Setting the scene.. Over the next few articles I will be fundamentally tearing down Obama’s youth movement and politics. The youth will be more informed this election than ever before!

  6. Victor Lundquist says:

    Excellent Shane!

    Thank you for the article and keep up the great work!

  7. Diane Godbout says:

    I agree with Cathy,we don’t need a celebrity in chief,but many of the college aged kids are as dazzled today by Obama as they were in 2008.

  8. Melissa Dimond says:

    Wonderful article! Definitely refreshing and well written; gives me hope! :)

  9. Renna says:

    Thank you Shane. We need your energy and enthusiasm during this campaign. I hope your message resonates around the country. We would like to share your efforts with our readers at The College Press.com. Our audience is primarily high school and college journalism students. If you are reading this comment, please visit http://www.thecollegepress.com and contact Daren.

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  11. Annette S says:

    I am so impressed with your intellect and passion for the Republican ideology. We need people like you!

    I too came from a very staunch Democratic family. My mother talked about socialized medicine and my father believed Republicans only cared about the rich. I grew up believing only the Democrats cared about the poor and middle class. But as a young adult I didn’t know how to defend being a Democrat. I couldn’t talk about solutions or how issues and events affected the bigger picture. I only knew left wing propaganda and class warfare. I finally crossed over to the Republican party in my late twenties.

    If young people still think that Barack Obama is a rock star, wait until the debates. I don’t think he’ll being looking like a rock star. Obama is NO match for Mitt Romney. Romney 2012!

  12. shane says:

    Thank you all for your kind words! And Renna, I will look into that thank you! God Bless you all!